Germans Clamor for Covid Vaccines, but Shun AstraZeneca’s Offering

Hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca doses are sitting unopened as many Germans reject the vaccine over fears it is “second-class” compared to the one developed by BioNTech and Pfizer.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #koch-robert-institute, #medicine-and-health, #pfizer-inc, #politics-and-government, #steinmeier-frank-walter, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply, stark inequalities remain.

#accra-ghana, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tedros-adhanom-ghebreyesus, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #world-health-organization

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Where a Vaccination Campaign Faces Skepticism, War and Corruption

A half-million doses arrived this month in Afghanistan, where many insist the virus isn’t real and vaccines aren’t needed. Those who want the vaccine fear that only the well-connected will receive it.

#afghanistan, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corruption-institutional, #india, #poverty, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taliban, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #gounder-celine, #infections, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #michaels-david-1954, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #walensky-rochelle, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science, #zients-jeffrey-d

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Guinea Declares Ebola Outbreak With at Least 3 Deaths

Health officials promised rapid delivery of vaccines and other epidemic-fighting measures after confirming seven cases in the country’s southeast.

#africa, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #ebola-virus, #guinea, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #west-africa, #world-health-organization

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W.H.O. Researcher on His Trip to China Seeking Virus Origins

An interview with Peter Daszak, an animal disease specialist, just after his return from an investigative research mission to Wuhan, the site of the original Covid outbreak, and surrounding areas.

#animals, #bats, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecohealth-alliance, #politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-healthcare

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On W.H.O. Trip, China Refused to Hand Over Important Data

The information could be key to determining how and when the outbreak started, and to learning how to prevent future pandemics.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daszak-peter, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china

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China Scores a Public Relations Win After W.H.O. Mission to Wuhan

Experts with the global health agency endorsed critical parts of Beijing’s narrative, even some parts that independent scientists question.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lucey-daniel-r, #politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china

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It’s Time to Trust China’s and Russia’s Vaccines

They, too, work, and they can help fill shortages everywhere.

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Pregnant Women May Receive Covid Vaccines Safely, W.H.O. Says

The change aligns the organization with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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As Virus Variants Spread, ‘No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe’

Rich countries are cornering the market on coronavirus vaccines, leaving poorer regions as potential breeding grounds for variants, like one found in South Africa, that could make vaccines less effective.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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It’s Been 10 Months, and I Still Don’t Know When to Replace My Mask!

Practical pandemic guidance is still a huge problem.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #world-health-organization

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Pregnant Women Get Conflicting Advice on Covid-19 Vaccines

The W.H.O. and the C.D.C. provide differing views, and experts partly blame a lack of data because expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials.

#american-college-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #medicine-and-health, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Governments Sign Secret Vaccine Deals: Here’s What They Hide

Multibillion-dollar contracts give drug makers liability shields, patent ownership and leeway on delivery dates and pricing — and promises that much of it will not be made public.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coalition-for-epidemic-preparedness-innovations, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #moderna-inc, #national-institutes-of-health, #novavax-inc, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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China Wanted to Show Off Its Vaccines. It’s Backfiring.

Delays, inconsistent data, spotty disclosures and the country’s attacks on Western rivals have marred its ambitious effort to portray itself as a leader in global health.

#china, #china-national-pharmaceutical-group-corp-sinopharm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

Shortages of shots for yellow fever, polio and other diseases have led to innovative solutions even in very poor countries.

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The World Deserves Answers From China

Hampering the work of the W.H.O. puts lives at risk.

#communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization

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Covid Response Was a Global Series of Failures, W.H.O. Panel Says

An interim report from the World Health Organization is both a bleak recounting of deadly missteps and an early blueprint for repairs: “We have failed in our collective capacity.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #medicine-and-health, #world-health-organization

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China Bars Entry to 2 Members of W.H.O. Team Investigating Covid in Wuhan

Beijing has repeatedly impeded the global inquiry into the emergence of the coronavirus. Two scientists on the team remained in Singapore after testing positive for antibodies.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china

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Disappointing Chinese Vaccine Results Pose Setback for Developing World

Brazil says CoronaVac has an efficacy rate just over 50 percent, much lower than previously announced. More than 380 million doses have already been ordered.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #sinovac-biotech-ltd, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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After Quick Vaccine Success, Israel Faces New Virus Woes

Israel imposed a tighter lockdown as coronavirus infections soared, the variant spread, vaccines were running out and a debate erupted over the country’s responsibility to the Palestinians.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #edelstein-yuli-1958, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #moderna-inc, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #segal-eran, #shutdowns-institutional, #west-bank, #world-health-organization

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Timeline

The outbreak of the virus has sickened more than 80 million people. At least 1.7 million people have died. Here’s how the year unfolded.

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As Virus Resurges in Africa, Doctors Fear the Worst Is Yet to Come

The coronavirus killed far fewer people in Africa than in Europe and the Americas, leading to a widespread perception that it was a disease of the West. Now, a tide of new cases on the continent is raising alarms.

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One Vaccine Side Effect: Global Economic Inequality

As Covid inoculations begin, the economic downturn stands to be reversed, but developing countries are at risk of being left behind.

#european-union, #income-inequality, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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Covid-19: How Much Herd Immunity is Enough?

Scientists initially estimated that 60 to 70 percent of the population needed to acquire resistance to the coronavirus to banish it. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci and others are quietly shifting that number upward.

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In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl

Legal and environmental experts hailed a coroner’s ruling that, for the first time in Britain, directly linked a specific person’s death to air pollution.

#air-pollution, #great-britain, #world-health-organization

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The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy

The northern Italian province became one of the deadliest killing fields for the virus in the Western world. But a Times investigation found that faulty guidance and bureaucratic delays rendered the toll far worse than it had to be.

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Trump Gave W.H.O. a List of Demands. Hours Later, He Walked Away.

When President Trump quit the health organization, he left a list of seven demands on the table. Here they are.

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Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World

The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?

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W.H.O. Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as a Covid Treatment

In a review of several trials, the World Health Organization found that Gilead’s drug did not improve survival rates for patients nor did it help them recover.

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World Health Organization Rejects Antiviral Drug Remdesivir as Covid-19 Treatment

In a review of several trials, the World Health Organization found that Gilead’s drug did not improve survival rates for patients nor did it help them recover.

#academic-and-scientific-journals, #bmj-journal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #remdesivir-drug, #trump-donald-j, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Congo’s Latest Ebola Outbreak Declared Finished

The disease killed at least 55 people in an outbreak that began June 1, the 11th bout of Ebola to strike the Democratic Republic of Congo.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #ebola-virus, #world-health-organization

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Measles Deaths Soared Worldwide Last Year, as Vaccine Rates Stalled

The new data, from the W.H.O. and C.D.C., alarmed public health experts, who fear the effect of the coronavirus pandemic this year could bring more bad numbers.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-healthcare

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Mink and the Coronavirus: What We Know

Mink are the only animal known to both catch the virus from people and transmit it to them.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #denmark, #italy, #minks-animals, #netherlands, #spain, #sweden, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern

Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #minks-animals, #monkeys-and-apes, #tufts-university, #university-of-calgary, #university-of-wisconsin, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-healthcare

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In Hunt for Coronavirus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

As it praised Beijing, the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China and may have sacrificed the best chance to unravel the virus’s origins. Now it’s a favorite Trump attack line.

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In Hunt for Virus Source, W.H.O. Let China Take Charge

As it praised Beijing, the World Health Organization concealed concessions to China and may have sacrificed the best chance to unravel the virus’s origins. Now it’s a favorite Trump attack line.

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Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Hurt American Alliances

It has become impossible for democracies to believe it is in their interest to take Trump’s America seriously.

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After Trump, Will International Relations and Trade Ever Be the Same?

And it won’t come back even if and when he’s gone.

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The US now seems to be pinning all of its hopes on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines

Almost eight months after the White House first announced it would move from containment to mitigation efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Administration is now pinning its hopes on vaccines to inoculate the population and therapies to treat the disease.

Months after announcing it would be working with technology giants Apple and Google on a contact tracing app (and nearly two months after Google and Apple rolled out their exposure notification features) and initiating wide spread testing efforts nationwide with the largest national pharmacies (which never received the coordinated support it needed),  the Administration appears to be giving up on a national effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.

In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said that the US is “not going to control the pandemic… We are gonna control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation.”

The admission is a final nail in the coffin for a federal response that could have involved a return to lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus, or national testing and contact tracing and other mitigation measures. Meadows statement comes as the US experiences a second peak in infection rates. There are now over 8.1 million cases and over 220,000 deaths since the first confirmed infection on US soil on January 20. 

Now, the focus is all on the vaccines, therapies and treatments being developed by large pharma companies and startups alike that are making their way through the approval processes of regulatory agencies around the world.

The vaccines in phase three clinical trials

There are currently 12 vaccines in large scale, late-stage clinical trials around the world, including ones from American companies Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Therapeutics, and Pfizer who are recruiting tens of thousands of people in the US and UK to volunteer for testing.

In China, the state run pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has filed its application to China’s regulatory commission for the approval of a vaccine and hundreds of thousands of civilians have already been vaccinated under emergency use approvals from the Chinese government, according to a report in the New Yorker. Meanwhile the privately held Chinese pharmaceutical company, Sinovac, is moving forward with phase three trials for its own vaccine in Brazil, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Another private Chinese company, CanSino Biologics developed a vaccine that was already being distributed to members of the Chinese military in late July,

A collaboration in the U.K. between the University of Oxford and European pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is also recruiting volunteers in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom, the US and South Africa. And, in Australia, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is trying to see whether a vaccine used to prevent tuberculosis could be used to vaccinate against the coronavirus.

Finally in Russia, the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in partnership with the state-run Russian Direct Investment Fund have claimed to have developed a vaccine that the country has registered as the first one on the market cleared for widespread use. Russia has not published any data from the clinical trials it claims to have conducted to prove the efficacy of the vaccine and the World Health Organization still considers the treatment to be in the first phase of development.

Therapies in phase three clinical trials

If vaccines can prevent against infection, a slew of companies are also working on ways to limit the severity of the disease should someone become infected with Sars-Cov-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The Milken Institute lists 41 different therapies that have made it through to phase three of their clinical trials (the last phase before approval for widespread delivery).

These therapies come in one of five primary categories: antibody therapies, antivirals, cell-based therapies, RNA-based treatments, and repurposing existing treatments that may be in pharmaceutical purgatory.

Antibody therapies use the body’s natural defense systems either taken from the blood of people who have recovered from an infection or manufactured in a lab to neutralize the spread of a virus or bacteria. Antivirals, by contrast, stop a virus from spreading by attacking the viruses’ ability to replicate. Cell-based therapies are designed to boost the immune system’s ability to fight pathogens like viruses or bacteria. Meanwhile RNA-based treatments are another method to stop the virus from replicating by blocking the construction of viral proteins. Finally, several companies are mining their libraries of old drug compounds to see if any might be candidates for COVID-19 treatments.

So far, only three therapeutics have been approved to treat COVID-19. In the U.K. and Japan dexamethasone has received approvals, while favilavir is being used in China, Italy and Russia; and — famously thanks to its use by the President — remdesivir has been approved in the United States, Japan and Australia.

The US is also using convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized patients under emergency use authorizations. And special cases, like the President’s, have had access to other experimental treatments like Regeneron’s cell therapy under emergency use authorizations.

And there are several US-based startups developing potential COVID-19 therapies in each of these areas.

Adaptive Biotechnologies, Cytovia Therapeutics, and SAB Biotherapeutics are all developing antibody treatments. Applied Therapeutics is using an understanding of existing compounds to develop treatments for specific conditions associated with COVID-19. Cellularity has a cell-therapy that could reduce a patient’s viral load by stimulating so-called natural killer cells to attack infected cells. Humanigen has developed a new drug that could reduce fatalities in high-risk COVID-19 patients with severe pneumonia. Meanwhile Partner Therapeutics is working on a drug that could improve lung function in COVID-19 patients — and potentially boost antibody production against the virus and restore damaged lung cells. Finally, Sarepta Therapeutics has been working with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases to find ways for its RNA-based treatment to stop the spread of coronaviruses by attacking the ability for the virus to replicate.

Beyond therapies, startups are finding other ways to play a role in helping the nation address the COVID-19 epidemic.

“At this point the U.S. doesn’t have the best public health system, but at the same time we have best-in-class private companies who can sometimes operate a lot more efficiently than governments can,” Carbon Health chief executive Eran Bali told the audience at TechCrunch’s Disrupt 2020 conference. “We also just recently launched a program to help COVID-positive patients get back to health quickly, a rehabilitation program. Because as you know even if you survive it doesn’t mean your body was not affected, there are permanent effects.”

Indeed the drive for more effective at-home tests and remote treatments for consumers are arguably more important when the federal government refuses to make the prevention of viral spread a priority, because consumers may voluntarily lock down if the government won’t.

“This is an opportunity to take a technology that naturally is all about detecting viruses — that’s what CRISPR does in [its native environment] bacteria — and repurposing it to use it as a rapid diagnostic for coronavirus,” said the Nobel Prize-winning co-inventor of some foundational CRISPR gene-editing technology, Jennifer Doudna. “We’re finding in the laboratory that that means that you can get a signal faster, and you can also get a signal that is more directly correlated to the level of the virus.”

#astrazeneca, #covid-19, #jake-tapper, #jennifer-doudna, #johnson-johnson, #moderna-therapeutics, #pfizer, #pharmaceutical, #tc, #vaccine, #world-health-organization

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Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid-19 Misinformation

The health agency will license much of its material to the online encyclopedia, allowing the information to be reposted widely into almost 200 languages.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #language-and-languages, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #wikimedia-foundation, #wikipedia, #world-health-organization

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Europe Wonders if It Can Rely on U.S. Again, Whoever Wins

America’s deeply polarized politics have marked foreign policy, too, undermining Washington’s authority and reputation for reliability.

#europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources

The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs.

#asbest-russia, #asbestos, #canada, #cancer, #france, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #mines-and-mining, #names-geographical, #names-personal, #quebec-province-canada, #russia, #strikes, #world-health-organization, #world-war-i-1914-18

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Remdesivir Fails to Prevent Covid-19 Deaths in Huge Trial

Critics said the study, sponsored by the W.H.O., was too poorly conducted to be definitive.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #remdesivir-drug, #united-states, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #united-states, #world-health-organization

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With Russia’s Coronavirus Vaccine, Putin Jumps Ahead of Trump

As America retreats from world affairs, Russia is promising other nations help on the pandemic.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #general-assembly-un, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

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The Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air, CDC Acknowledges

After removing guidance from its website acknowledging “airborne” transmission, the agency cited evidence that indoor air can carry virus-laden particles.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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Far Right Sees ‘Miracle’ in Trump’s Outing. Medical Experts See Recklessness.

Some of President Trump’s supporters viewed his appearance in an S.U.V. to greet supporters as a sign that he was overcoming his illness.

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When Invasive Species Become the Meal

Is dining on nature’s predators an act of environmentalism — or just a new way for humans to bend the world to our will?

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Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight

The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them.

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