The absence of a 2020-21 flu season shows how effective simple public health measures are at limiting virus transmission — ScienceDaily

If you did not catch the flu this year — and there is an overwhelming chance that you did not — you have COVID-19 to thank. It’s a small consolation, given the enormously disruptive scope of the pandemic. But it’s the focus of a new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health by […]

Low-cost biosensor test could extend reliable COVID-19 testing to remote and disadvantaged areas — ScienceDaily

A low-cost, rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by Penn Medicine provides COVID-19 results within four minutes with 90 percent accuracy. A paper published this week in Matter details the fast and inexpensive diagnostic test, called RAPID 1.0 (Real-time Accurate Portable Impedimetric Detection prototype 1.0). Compared to existing methods for COVID-19 detection, RAPID is inexpensive […]

Low-dose, four-drug combo blocks cancer spread in mice — ScienceDaily

Low doses of a four-drug combination helps prevent the spread of cancer in mice without triggering drug resistance or recurrence, shows a study published today in eLife. The findings suggest a new approach to preventing cancer metastasis in patients by simultaneously targeting multiple pathways within a metastasis-promoting network. They may also help identify people who […]

US could see lowest Covid death rate since pandemic’s early days by JUNE

The U.S. is on track to hit the lowest Covid death rate since the pandemic took hold in America in March 2020.  New COVID-19 deaths may fall as low as 1,500 in a week by early June, according to new predictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That would be the fewest […]

CDC chief is worried four variants of global concern could set the US back on road to recovery 

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that coronavirus variants could set the U.S. back on the road to recovery. Testifying on Tuesday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on national efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Rochelle Walensky said she was happy to see case […]

Covid: UK could be ‘back to normal by the end of the year’ if vaccines continue to work, says SAGE

Britain could be back to normal by the end of the year if vaccines continue to work and no variants emerge that can bypass immunity, one of the Government’s top scientific advisers said today. Professor Graham Medley, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and chairman of the SAGE subgroup SPI-M, said the country […]

Researchers have determined the virus’ protein-coding gene set and analyzed new mutations’ likelihood of helping the virus adapt — ScienceDaily

In early 2020, a few months after the Covid-19 pandemic began, scientists were able to sequence the full genome of the virus that causes the infection, SARS-CoV-2. While many of its genes were already known at that point, the full complement of protein-coding genes was unresolved. Now, after performing an extensive comparative genomics study, MIT […]

Study in animals identifies a potential way to build vaccines to fight future pandemics — ScienceDaily

A potential new vaccine developed by members of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has proven effective in protecting monkeys and mice from a variety of coronavirus infections — including SARS-CoV-2 as well as the original SARS-CoV-1 and related bat coronaviruses that could potentially cause the next pandemic. The new vaccine, called a pan-coronavirus vaccine, triggers […]

Coronavirus: Almost HALF of all Covid cases in London are now the Indian variant, data suggests

Real name: B.1.617 — now divided into B.1.617.1; B.1.617.2; B.1.617.3 When and where was it discovered?  The variant was first reported by the Indian government in February 2021.  But the first cases appear to date back to October 2020.  Its presence in the UK was first announced by Public Health England on April 15. There have since been […]

Coronavirus: Indian variants on the rise in some parts of England

Indian Covid variants are on the rise in parts of England and now make up one in 10 cases in London, figures suggest. Data from the Sanger Institute, which analyses positive swabs for different variants, suggest the mutant strains spread widely during April. Nationally the three different variants — which are all genetically similar — […]

Covid strain first found in India will likely become ‘variant of concern’

One of the three Indian coronavirus variants is likely to be upgraded to become ‘of concern’ after clusters were found in several areas of England, it was claimed today. Cases of the mutant coronavirus have been found in schools, care homes and places of worship in the North West, London and the East Midlands. Up to […]

Indian delegation to G7 summit in London ‘goes into self-isolation’

Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab today tried to shrug off the Indian delegation to the G7 foreign ministers’ summit in London going into self-isolation after positive coronavirus cases. The Foreign Secretary said ‘we are all having to adapt in agile ways’ as he kicked off the second day of the gathering after the dramatic news. […]

Covid UK: Boris Johnson pledges ‘absolutely ruthless’ tracking of India’s coronavirus variant

India’s mutant coronavirus strain is now officially a ‘variant of concern’, British health chiefs announced today. Public Health England say the variant — linked to an explosion of cases in India — is ‘at least’ as infectious as the current dominant Kent strain. Cases of the variant, scientifically called B.1.617.2, have more than doubled in […]

Studimi, doza përforcuese e Modernës forcon imunitetin ndaj varianteve të COVID-it

Kompania Moderna tha të mërkurën se të dhënat e hershme të siguruara nga disa prova të kryera në njerëz tregojnë se një dozë e tretë e vaksinës aktuale kundër COVID-19-s apo një vaksinë e re eksperimentale forcojnë imunitetin ndaj varianteve të virusit, që u ndeshën për herë të parë në Brazil dhe Afrikën e Jugut. […]

Coronavirus: Indian variant cases in the UK rise to 400 and there are now three types

The proportion of UK Covid cases caused by the Indian variant spiked eight-fold in a fortnight at the start of April, MailOnline can reveal. Four hundred cases of the strain – linked to an explosion of cases in India – have now been detected in Britain since it was first spotted in February. While it accounted […]

Rate of Americans skipping second shots doubles as first shots fall by half

The number of Americans skipping their second doses of two-shot COVID-19 vaccines has more than doubled since February, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.  Meanwhile, the number of people getting a first dose is falling off even faster than the decline in the number of people completing their vaccine regimens, a […]

Coronavirus: UK orders 60million more doses of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine

Britain has bought another 60million doses of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine as part of plans to launch a booster jab rollout this autumn, Matt Hancock revealed tonight. Ministers hope the extra supplies — which will take No10’s total order to 100million — will start to be delivered from September through to early 2022 so everyone in […]

Matt Hancock gets his Covid jab from Professor Jonathan Van Tam

Matt Hancock gets his Covid jab… from Professor Jonathan Van Tam: Health Secretary, 42, reveals he was ‘in and out in eight minutes’ and it ‘didn’t hurt at all’ Matt Hancock received his first Covid vaccine at the Science Museum in London He described having the vaccine as a ‘privilege’ and says he ‘didn’t feel […]

Pse ka mungesë të oksigjenit mjekësor?

Vështirësia në frymëmarrje është një nga simptomat më të rënda të sëmundjes COVID-19. Po të shikojmë fotografitë nga spitalet në Indi dhe anembanë botës, ku shihen njerëz që presin në radhë të gjata për të siguruar bombola të oksigjenit, atëherë kuptohet se furnizimet me oksigjen mjekësor s’ janë aspak të lehta kudo në botë. Pamjet […]

Covid India: Second wave ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’

India’s Covid second wave is being driven by a ‘far more infectious and probably far more deadly’ strain of virus that has pushed hospitals ‘beyond crisis point’ in just a matter of weeks, a top medic has warned. Dr Zarir Udwadia, a physician in hard-hit Mumbai and a government advisor, said India is now ‘in […]

Brazilian coronavirus variant likely to be more transmissible and able to evade immunity, study finds — ScienceDaily

Even though more and more vaccines against the coronavirus are being administered all over the world, many countries are still battling with outbreaks and face difficulties providing help to those in need. One of those countries is Brazil. Here, they are facing a massive second wave outbreak, many daily deaths and instances of the health […]

How deadly is India’s Covid variant and is it REALLY behind explosion of cases?

India‘s coronavirus variant may not be fully to blame for the country’s devastating second wave, according to scientists who say a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid complacency, a disregard for social distancing and lack of preparedness by the Government has fuelled the crisis.  Doctors on the frontline claim the B.1.617 strain is responsible for the raging second […]

How a SARS-CoV-2 variant sacrifices tight binding for antibody evasion — ScienceDaily

The highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 variant that recently emerged in South Africa, known as B.1.351, has scientists wondering how existing COVID-19 vaccines and therapies can be improved to ensure strong protection. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry have used computer modeling to reveal that one of the three mutations that make variant B.1.351 […]

Why experts say there’s no need to panic about Covid variants… at least for now

It has been nearly two weeks since Britain’s pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and shops reopened and, so far, things appear to be going according to plan. Covid-19 cases are continuing to fall and deaths are below 40 a day. Last week, Government data showed that only 32 fully vaccinated people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19. […]

The truth about the theory that Covid is a winter disease

A summer third wave: it’s the nightmare scenario we all are hoping won’t happen when Britain opens up for business on June 21. But predictions of surging Covid-19 infection rates by the Government’s scientific advisers would suggest it was almost inevitable. According to a report last month from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), […]

Just 6% of beds at England’s busiest hospital are occupied by Covid patients

Just 6 per cent of beds are taken up by coronavirus patients at England’s busiest hospital, according to official figures which could pile more pressure on Boris Johnson to speed up his roadmap out of lockdown.  Analysis of the latest NHS statistics by MailOnline shows just 19 beds — or 6.4 per cent — at […]

Study of ‘breakthrough’ cases suggests COVID testing may be here to stay — ScienceDaily

In rare cases, people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID and are immune to the virus can nevertheless develop the disease. New findings from The Rockefeller University now suggest that these so-called breakthrough cases may be driven by rapid evolution of the virus, and that ongoing testing of immunized individuals will be important to […]

Rare variant infected 25% of vaccinated residents at one nursing home

More than a quarter of fully vaccinated residents at one Kentucky nursing home still contracted a rare variant of COVID-19,  one of two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies reveal. The studies trace how coronavirus tore through skilled nursing facilities in Chicago and Kentucky. In Chicago, only about four percent of infections […]

Heathrow told dedicate terminal to red list arrivals amid claims airport is Covid ‘breeding ground’

Ministers want Heathrow to dedicate a terminal to passengers arriving from ‘red list’ countries amid fears the airport has become a Covid ‘breeding ground’.  The Home Office is keen for Terminal 4 — which has been shut since last year — to process travellers from coronavirus hotspots with troublesome virus variants.  Officials are bracing for […]

Coronavirus may NEVER be eradicated expert predicts

The light at the end of the pandemic tunnel may be in sight with more than half of American adults vaccinated against COVID-19, but now experts say the virus will never be truly eradicated.  Instead of ending, COVID-19 will step down to an endemic disease, that circulates the globe annually, but less fatally, predicts Dr […]

Boris Johnson to hold 5pm Covid press conference amid growing concerns over Indian variant

Boris Johnson will hold his first press conference in two weeks tonight amid growing concerns about the Indian coronavirus variant.  The Prime Minister is due to appear in Downing Street‘s new briefing room at 5pm after coming under fire for taking too long to ban travel to India.   No10 only announced India was being added […]

US State Department will issue ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisory for 80% of countries

BREAKING NEWS: US Department of State will issue ‘do not travel’ advisory for 80% of countries due to COVID-19 risk The U.S. Department of State announced it will be issuing ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisories for 80% of countries In a statement on Monday, officials recommended that Americans ‘reconsider all travel abroad’ Level 4 is […]

Moderna’s vaccine booster shot that protects against South African variant will be ready by FALL

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine booster shot that protects against South African variant will be ready by FALL, CEO says Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said the company has been testing three coronavirus vaccine booster shots in parallel Two-thirds of the volunteers will be given two different dose of the third dose, which codes for the spike protein of […]

Infections of South African and Kent variants in those vaccinated have already been recorded

Infections of South African and Kent coronavirus variants have already been recorded in vaccinated people, NHS expert warns Cases of people getting South Africa and Kent variants after vaccine recorded Dr Susan Hopkins said vaccines acted as ‘primer’ for the immune system She said the cases were to be expected as vaccines aren’t 100 per […]

Indian Covid variant ‘poses a threat’ to UK’s lockdown-easing plans, expert warns

The Indian coronavirus variant could ‘pose a threat’ to Boris Johnson‘s roadmap out of lockdown, an expert warned today.  It is feared the B.1.617 strain spreads more easily than older versions of the virus and scientists say it has mutations which may help it evade vaccines. Professor Danny Altmann, an Imperial College London immunologist, said […]

One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution — ScienceDaily

A number of SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, research has identified. It is thought that variants of concern — including B.1.1.7, a variant first identified in Kent — were a result of long-term infection in people with a weakened immune system. Persistent infections in immunocompromised people could cause the virus to mutate more […]

Australia won’t open its borders even AFTER everyone is vaccinated against Covid

Australia’s pursuit of a ‘Zero Covid’ strategy could see its borders remain shut even after the entire population is vaccinated, the country’s health minister has revealed. Greg Hunt said he was not confident the jabs alone were good enough to keep the virus out, which meant there could be ‘no guarantees’ that Australia will reopen […]

Covid Canada: Outbreak of Brazilian variant defies even strict quarantine hotels

An explosion of cases of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in Canada shows how even strict quarantine hotels cannot completely block troubling strains from crossing borders, experts warned today.  Scientists told MailOnline it was ‘inevitable’ when dealing with highly infectious new variants that they find a way to ‘leak’ out of the isolation scheme – which is […]

Why nations relying on China’s Covid vaccines are at risk of more waves

Countries relying on China‘s Covid vaccines may be vulnerable to future waves of the disease, scientists warned today. Experts told MailOnline the spiralling crisis in Chile should send a warning to the rest of the world that Chinese-made jabs are too weak to halt the spread of the virus, even with a successful immunisation programme. […]

Tube that props open blood vessels could conquer impotence

A tube that props open tiny blood vessels may offer a new way to tackle impotence.  The wire tube, or stent, is implanted inside the tiny arteries measuring just 1mm wide that supply blood to the penis. The stent is designed to widen arteries that have become furred up as a result of atherosclerosis, where […]

The structural revelation could have implications as a therapeutic target in all SARS-CoV-2 variants — ScienceDaily

A tiny protein of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that gives rise to COVID-19, may have big implications for future treatments, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a novel toolkit of approaches, the scientists uncovered the first full structure of the Nucleocapsid (N) protein and discovered how antibodies from COVID-19 patients interact with that […]

China admits its Covid jabs are not very effective in major blow to global health battle

China has admitted its Covid vaccines do not work well – which could explain why Chile is suffering a resurgence despite having one of the best rollouts in the world. In an extremely rare confession, the head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Gao Fu, said the jabs ‘don’t have very high […]

Covid US: At least three fully-vaccinated Hawaiians caught infection

At least three Hawaii residents have been infected with COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated against the disease.  Vaccine trials showed that the three vaccines approved in the US prevent between 66 and 95 percent of symptomatic infections, but we still do not know how well the vaccines prevent people from catching or spreading coronavirus.  So it’s little […]

Covid: Experimental drug cuts risk of hospitalized patients needing a ventilator by 54%

Experimental drug cuts the risk of hospitalized COVID-19 patients needing a ventilator by 54%, trial data show Lenzilumab is a monoclonal antibody that targets a protein known as granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) GM-CSF is believed to be responsible for cytokine storms occur, which when the body doesn’t just fight off the virus but also attacks […]

How Chile’s new Covid spike proves England’s cautious roadmap is the right route out of this crisis

Things are going according to plan. Despite a few wobbles about vanishingly small blood-clot risks, our vaccine rollout charges forward. And tomorrow we will enter the next phase of our roadmap to freedom. But at the Downing Street press conference last Monday, England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty was circumspect. Moving ‘steadily’ was key, he […]

UK’s real Covid death toll hits 150,000, according to the Office for National Statistics

More than 150,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Britain since the pandemic began, official figures revealed today. Announcing the grim milestone, the Office for National Statistics revealed 150,116 death certificates between the first cases being recorded in the UK and March 19 mentioned the virus. But other promising figures showed weekly Covid deaths fell […]

Covid UK: Daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week to 56 while new cases fall 25% to 4040

Britain’s daily Covid death toll has halved in a week, official figures revealed today amid mounting calls for Boris Johnson to lift lockdown restrictions quicker. Department of Health bosses posted 56 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 4,040 coronavirus cases — down 25 per cent on last Tuesday. It comes after the Office for National Statistics today […]

New York health officials are worried South African and Brazil Covid variants will REINFECT people

New York health officials are worried that some coronavirus variants will reinfect people who have had COVID-19 before. At a press conference on Tuesday, Dr Dave Chokshi, the city’s health commissioner, said that reinfection appears to be rare. However, he noted that the coronavirus variants that were first identified in South Africa and Brazil have […]

Covid variants will make vaccines ineffective within ONE YEAR, 66% of disease experts believe

Two-thirds of disease experts believe coronavirus variants will render vaccines ineffective within one year, a new survey finds. Conducted by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, about 66 percent of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists say they think that within 12 months, the virus will mutate to such a degree that first-generation vaccines will be useless […]

Coronavirus: Pfizer vaccine ‘WILL protect against the Brazilian and South African Covid variants’

Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine still works against the South African and Brazilian variants of the virus and protection lasts for at least six months, studies suggested today. The jab prevented 100 per cent of infections in a study run by Pfizer in South Africa and UK lab tests on the P1 Brazilian strain of the virus […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment

The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive […]

Covid US: 15m doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine ruined by ingredient mix-up by its contractor

The Biden administration knew more than a week ago that 15million doses of Johnson & Johnson had been ruined by its contractor – potentially causing significant delays in the vaccine rollout, senior administration officials said.   Two senior officials on the government’s Covid-19 response team told Politico that it was clear there were serious problems at the […]

Chris Whitty warns Britain will be vulnerable to Covid for another two years

Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today. England’s chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new […]

CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel internationally safely

Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely travel both domestically and internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.    Fully vaccinated people of any nationality arriving to the U.S. from other countries no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, and Americans can leave the U.S. without testing negative before boarding an international fight.  […]

Johnson & Johnson begins testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 12 

Johnson & Johnson is now testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children and teenagers between ages 12 and 17.  U.S. regulators have authorized the firm’s one-dose shot for adults 18 and older.   The trial expansion will first test J&J’s shot in teens aged 16 to 17. If the vaccine appears to be safe and prompt an […]

More than 100 MILLION Americans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 shots, a historic milestone in effort to end the pandemic.  Almost a third of American adults now have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19.  About 17.5 percent of Americans are now fully vaccinated against […]

Government must invest in adequate water systems to reduce mosquito habitats — ScienceDaily

Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health. The research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling […]

Brazil coronavirus variant is now second most common in the US

PFIZER WHEN WAS IT APPROVED? December 11, 2020  WHO CAN GET IT? Anyone 16 or older DOSAGE: 2 doses, given 21 days apart  HOW DOES IT WORK? Uses messenger RNA to deliver a tiny bit of genetic code from the virus to ‘teach’ the body to make a protein that provoke antibody production   HOW EFFECTIVE […]

Fauci: One-dose vaccination could be ‘tenuous’ protection against variants

Dr Fauci warns that delaying second doses of Covid vaccines would give only ‘tenuous’ protection against variants that may weaken the shots UK health officials allow second doses to be delayed up to 12 weeks Dr Fauci has stood against this strategy in the U.S., buy Monday said there is not a ‘right or wrong’ […]

First US case of more infectious ‘double mutant’ Indian covid variant is identified in California 

The first case in the U.S. of a coronavirus variant that emerged in India has been found in California. Researchers at Stanford University’s Clinical Virology Laboratory confirmed one case last week and have seven presumed cases that are being screened. The variant, which has been called a ‘double mutant’ by India’s Ministry of Health, has […]

An oral vaccine against coronavirus is being developed an owner of the LA Lakers 

One of the owners of the Los Angeles Lakers is developing an oral coronavirus vaccine that would ease the process of giving shots by ditching the injections.  Lakers co-owner and drug inventor Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong and his team of researchers are testing whether oral pills could work in conjunction with – or even better than […]

Covid Brazil: Death rate TRIPLED among people in their 20s in February

Brazil‘s coronavirus death rate tripled among people in their 20s in February as the country’s dangerous new variant took over, a study has found. Researchers investigated the ratio of Covid cases to deaths in Brazil last month and found it surged in young people. Even though the numbers of cases across the country were declining […]

Covid US: Army starts clinical testing trial for its OWN vaccine

The U.S. Army has launched clinical testing for its ‘next-generation’ COVID-19 vaccine that’s designed to protect against the pandemic virus, its variants and other coronaviruses.  In early tests, the shot appears to prompt high levels of antibodies that should block the older ‘wild-type’ coronavirus, three major variants and even SARS-CoV-1, the similar pathogen that triggered […]

Mbi 100 milionë të shëruar nga COVID-19 në mbarë botën

Numri i personave që janë shëruar pas infektimit me koronavirusin e ri (COVID-19) në mbarë botën ka tejkaluar shifrën 100 milionë.  Sipas “Worldometer”, e cila përpilon të dhënat mbi pandeminë, 100.369.788 persona në botë janë shëruar pas infektimit me COVID-19. Katër vendet e para me numrin më të lartë të rasteve në botë në të […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne

Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë më […]

Vaksina e “Pfizerit” efikase në neutralizimin e variantit brazilian të virusit

Vaksinat kundër COVID-19 e kompanive “Pfizer”/”BioNTech” kanë rezultuar e suksesshme në neutralizimin e variantit të ri të koronavirusit të përhapur shpejt në Brazil. Kështu ka treguar një studim i fundit laboratorik, i publikuar të martën. Studimi është kryer me gjakun e marrë nga personat e vaksinuar dhe është bërë nga shkencëtarët e kompanive që e […]

Variantet e Covid-19 po përhapen me shpejtësi në Evropë

Virusi përfshiu një çerdhe dhe një shkollë fillore ngjitur në periferi të Bollate të Milanos me një shpejtësi të mahnitshme. Për vetëm disa ditë, 45 fëmijë dhe 14 anëtarë të stafit ishin testuar pozitivisht. Analiza gjenetike konfirmoi atë që zyrtarët dyshonin: Varianti shumë ngjitës i coronavirusit i identifikuar për herë të parë në Angli po […]

Opinion: Without a global vaccine plan, coronavirus variants could lead to untold number of deaths

Contrary to those who believe “herd immunity” — the point at which a significant percentage of a given population cluster has, either by infection or vaccination, acquired antibodies necessary to stave off the virus — is right around the corner, a new, more worrisome scenario is emerging. Epidemiologists are of the opinion that the longer […]

These international destinations are open to US tourists

Editor’s Note — CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on February 27. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance. Before you make any international travel plans, check these sites first and again before you depart. […]

Coronavirus vaccines: How J&J’s is different from the others

Two vaccines are already being distributed in the US — one made by Moderna and another made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech. The new vaccine, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine division, is a little different. Here’s how. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is designed to be given as a single dose. That […]

Vaksina me një dozë e kompanisë Johnson & Johnson merr mbështetjen e specialistëve

Një panel këshillimor ekspertësh i Administratës Amerikane të Ushqimit dhe Barnave (FDA) votoi të premten në favor të autorizimit të vaksinës me një dozë ndaj COVID-19 të kompanisë Johnson & Johnson për përdorim emergjence, duke e afruar atë një hap më pranë shpërndarjes në Shtetet e Bashkuara. FDA-ja ka të ngjarë të autorizojë vaksinën për […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching back […]

Fully vaccinated people can gather individually with minimal risk, Fauci says

A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the Ministry […]

“We still have too much vaccine in the fridge,” says German health minister

A medical worker inoculates a municipal worker with a Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, on February 22. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images India has supplied more than 36 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to various countries, of which 6.75 million doses have been provided as grant assistance, a spokesperson for the Ministry […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials

Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it […]

The week in 43 photos

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

Why have India’s Covid-19 cases plummeted?

This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals — but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has resumed, and […]

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective, FDA analysis finds

The efficacy of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against moderate to severe/critical Covid-19 across all geographic areas was 66.9% at least 14 days after the single-dose vaccination and 66.1% at least 28 days after vaccination, according to the analysis, which is meant to brief the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee. The committee […]

Vaksina “AstraZeneca” më efikase Po qe se intervali mes dozave është më i gjatë

Shkencëtarët që zhvilluan vaksinën “AstraZeneca/Oxford” dolën në përfundimin se ajo është më efikase Po qe se ekziston një interval prej të paktën 12 javësh midis dozave të para dhe të dyta. “Një interval tremujor dozash mund të ketë përparësi ndaj një programi me një interval të shkurtër dozash përsa i përket shpërndarjes së një vaksine […]

US Coronavirus: Experts worry variant-fueled surge of Covid-19 could be weeks away but cases will likely fall again by summer

Several experts predicted Tuesday the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant that was first detected in the UK is likely to fuel another surge of cases in just a matter of weeks. “It could result in more of a wave in, say, April or May than we would have expected otherwise,” Trevor Bedford of the University of […]

Fauci says CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people could come soon

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock is seen during a visit to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, on February 17. Molly Darlington/WPA Pool/Getty Images “New variant” cases of Covid-19 are falling across the UK, according to the country’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, who credits extra border measures for the drop. British people arriving home […]

FDA lehtëson procesin e miratimit të vaksinave për variantet e reja të COVID-19

kurse Shtetet e Bashkuara po punojnë intensivisht për të vaksinuar më shumë se 300 milion njerëz ndaj COVID-19, Administrata Amerikane e Ushqimit dhe Barnave (FDA) ka lëshuar një sërë udhëzimesh të reja, që heqin një kusht kryesor për miratimin e vaksinave. FDA njoftoi të hënën se prodhuesit e ilaçeve s’ do të kishin nevojë të […]

Soccer: US women’s team ‘past the protesting phase’ of anthem debate

The entire US team, clad in their warmup jackets with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front, stood for the national anthem ahead of their SheBelieves Cup game on Sunday after some had knelt in the tournament opener last Thursday. US defender Crystal Dunn said no vote was taken to stop the kneeling gesture […]

US coronavirus: ‘We’ve done worse than most any other country,’ Fauci says as US marks grim Covid-19 death toll

“I believe that if you look back historically, we’ve done worse than most any other country and we’re a highly developed, rich country,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday. “It’s so tough to just go back and try and do a metaphorical autopsy on how things went. It […]

US coronavirus: Officials are hopeful the US is getting closer to the end of the pandemic. But there are road bumps ahead

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Sunday Covid-19 hospitalizations dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16 and are now down by more than half from their January peak. “With each day we are moving one step closer to eliminating and eradicating this pandemic,” Hogan said in a statement. “But we need to remain […]

Autoritetet shëndetësore të Kosovës pa fokus ndaj variantit të ri të COVID-19

Kosova s’ po arrin të mbikëqyrë apo të monitorojë raste të mundshme me variantin britanik të koronavirusit. Autoritetet shëndetësore në janar të këtij viti, kanë konfirmuar se varianti i ri është prezent në Kosovë. Sali Ahmeti, infektolog në Klinikën Infektive të Shërbimit Spitalor Klinik Universitar të Kosovës (SHSKUK), tha se testimet për rastet e tilla […]

New York City’s indoor dining capacity will increase by next Friday, governor says

The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension earlier […]

Schools can open at any stage of community spread of virus, CDC director says

The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension earlier […]

It’s too risky to go to a single-dose coronavirus vaccine regimen, Fauci says

The tiny remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean could “become the first island to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19,” the British Military said Friday. The island – a UK overseas territory – has a population of just over 800 inhabitants. At least 1,950 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine arrived at Ascension earlier […]

A drop in Covid-19 cases can be deceptive, official warns. Here’s how the US can stay ahead of a variant-driven surge

“We are used to mutations with the flu. This is a much higher percentage of success than the flu,” Slavitt, who is responsible for the Covid response, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. The US has witnessed a 26% decline in new cases from this time last week, continuing the trend of the steepest decline […]

Serrana, Brazil will vaccinate all adults against Covid-19 to study efficacy on infection rate

The study will involve the city of Serrana, in the southeastern State of Sao Paulo, the research institute said “The entire adult population, estimated at 30,000 people, will be immunized in three months, in an unprecedented action,” the Butantan Institute wrote via Twitter on Wednesday. The idea to vaccinate the largest number of people will […]

New CDC reports warn that variants could lead to “rapid rise” in Covid-19 cases

Two new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that new coronavirus variants could lead to a rapid rise in the numbers of Covid-19 cases. In one report released Wednesday, researchers from the CDC and Minnesota health department detailed cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. Earlier […]

How Russian vaccine Sputnik V spread through Latin America

Eduardo Valdes, a former diplomat and member of government coalition Frente de Todos, who now serves in as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies, says there’s a clear line between vaccine negotiations and external factors. “Now is not the time to do ideology. Our goal is for the Western Hemisphere […]

Vetmia – sëmundja e modernitetit

Vetmia mendohet të jetë universale, e pashmangshme, e mundimshme dhe psikologjike. Jo vetëm Britania e Madhe, por edhe segmente të mëdha të popullsive post-industriale në të tërë Europën, Shtetet e Bashkuara dhe Japoni, raportojnë nivele të larta të vetmisë, me pasoja serioze për shëndetin publik. Gjetjet e një sondazhi të kohëve të fundit të BBC […]

Identifikohen shtatë variante të reja të Covid-19 në ShBA

Shkencëtarët kanë identifikuar shtatë variante të reja të koronavirusit që janë shfaqur në Shtetet e Bashkuara, sipas një studimi akoma në pritje për t’u miratuar.Të shtatë variantet përmbajnë një mutacion të ngjashëm dhe kanë qenë të shfaqura që në korrik të vitit 2020. Shkencëtarët thonë se s’ është për t’u habitur që ata po identifikojnë […]

Identifikohen 7 variante të reja të koronavirusit

Shkencëtarët kanë identifikuar shtatë variante të reja të koronavirusit që janë shfaqur në Shtetet e Bashkuara, sipas një studimi akoma në pritje për t’u miratuar. Të shtatë variantet përmbajnë një mutacion të ngjashëm dhe kanë qenë shfaqur që në korrik të vitit 2020. Shkencëtarët thonë se s’ është për t’u habitur që ata po identifikojnë […]

Edhe pas infektimit me koronavirus, rrezik për ri-infektim

Po shtohen provat se infektimi me koronavirus s’ e mbron individin nga një infektim tjetër në të ardhmen, tani që në botë po përhapen variante të reja të këtij virusi. Studimet tregojnë se një person mund të infektohet për herë të dytë edhe me variantin fillestar të virusit Po qe se infektimi për herë të […]

Variantet e reja të COVID-19 të shpjeguara me pak fjalë – cilat janë ato dhe çfarë dihet rreth tyre deri më tani?

ndërsa variante të reja të coronavirusit shfaqen dhe infektojnë më shumë njerëz, pyetjet shfaqen mbi efektivitetin e vaksinës. SARS-CoV-2, virusi që shkakton COVID-19, vazhdon të ndryshojë, duke gjeneruar versione të reja dhe më të transmetueshme ndërsa bota përpiqet të qëndrojë përpara një pandemie që ka vrarë më shumë se 2.3 milionë njerëz deri më tani. […]

Vaksinat ekzistuese kanë efekt edhe tek variantet e reja

Në pamje të parë, lajmet për vaksinën e koronavirusit të Janssen Pharmaceuticals ishin zhgënjyese. Më 29 janar, kompania, një divizion i gjigantit farmaceutik Johnson & Johnson, njoftoi se vaksina e tij ishte 66% efektive ndaj rasteve të moderuara deri të rënda të COVID-19. Është një rezultat i dobët krahasuar me nivelin 95% të efektivitetit që […]

SHBA mbeten prapa në garën për të zbuluar mutacionet e rrezikshme të koronavirusit

NJU JORK – Pavarësisht sistemit mjekësor të klasit botëror mjekësor dhe Qendrave të saj të shquara për Kontrollin dhe Parandalimin e Sëmundjeve, (CDC) Shtetet e Bashkuara mbeten prapa në garën për të zbuluar mutacionet e rrezikshme të koronavirusit. Dhe vetëm tani kanë filluar të arrijnë nivelin e duhur. Problemi s’ ka qenë mungesa e teknologjisë […]