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Herd Immunity Today, Gone Tomorrow

corona herd immunity

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay By ALEX WELTE As of the time of writing (mid-October 2020), there is much talk in South Africa about a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. In Europe, it is much more than talk, with COVID-19 diagnoses, hospital admissions, and deaths, not to mention ‘restrictions’, all …

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How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last After Recovering? : Shots

How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last After Recovering? : Shots

Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections. Simon Dawson/AP hide caption toggle caption Simon Dawson/AP Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections. Simon Dawson/AP So many people are counting on a vaccine to…

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US COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations rise, crisis could worsen

US COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations rise, crisis could worsen

REUTERS: The United States has revisited the grim milestone of recording more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, while infections and hospitalisations are rising in many states, forcing President Donald Trump to acknowledge the crisis could get worse.More than 142,000 people in the country have died from the illness caused by the novel…

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First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. shows promising results

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in U.S. shows promising results

Biotech firm Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine for COVID-19 showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered…

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COVID-19 fails to stop the march of the unicorns

COVID-19 fails to stop the march of the unicorns

Q2 2020 venture capital totals for the US are down but not out We’re digging into Q2 2020 venture capital results this week. Today we are exploring U.S.-specific results after taking a broader perspective yesterday. As with every quarter, our goal is to understand how strong, or not, the domestic and global VC markets are…

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Covid-19 reaches ‘doorstep of the judiciary’

Covid-19 reaches ‘doorstep of the judiciary’

Judge Patrick Jaji. (Patrick Jaji, Facebook) An Eastern Cape high court judge has died days after testing positive for Covid-19.Judge Patrick Jaji died on Sunday.  Eastern Cape Judge President Selby Mbenenge said the effects of the pandemic had now reached the doorstep of the judiciary.  Eastern Cape High Court Judge Patrick Jaji has died of Covid-19, the…

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