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Herd (Immunity) Today, Gone Tomorrow

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 on the rise. Studies looking for antibodies in community surveys …

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COVID-19 linked to heart damage in healthy people, small study suggests

COVID-19 linked to heart damage in healthy people, small study suggests

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) People who recover from COVID-19 may have lingering heart damage and inflammation months after their initial infection, even if they were not hospitalized, a small new study suggests.The study, published Monday (July 27) in the journal JAMA Cardiology, involved 100 adults ages 45 to 53 in Germany who had recently…

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Vietnam back on COVID-19 alert after first local infection in 3 months

Vietnam back on COVID-19 alert after first local infection in 3 months

Asia A health worker sprays disinfectant inside a bus to protect from the recent coronavirus outbreak, at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb 21, 2020. (File photo: REUTERS/Kham) 25 Jul 2020 01:18PM (Updated: 25 Jul 2020 01:29PM) HANOI: Vietnam was back on high alert for the novel coronavirus on Saturday (Jul 25) after medical officials…

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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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Victoria COVID-19 increase of 317 cases isn’t ‘too concerning’

Victoria COVID-19 increase of 317 cases isn’t ‘too concerning’

Victorians might be alarmed to hear today that 317 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours.It’s the single highest day-to-day increase for the state since the pandemic began.Health Minister Jenny Mikakos labelled it a “very concerning number” but a leading epidemiologist isn’t willing to go that far.He says there was always…

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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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