by on July 21, 2022
Some coronavirus vaccine candidates currently under development could increase susceptibility to HIV, a group of researchers has warned. A modified virus being used in four COVID-19 vaccine contenders — called adenovirus 5 (Ad5) — has been shown to increase transmission of the AIDS virus in the past, the researchers wrote in a “cautionary tale” published in The Lancet medical journal Monday. Adenoviruses — a group of common viruses which can cause a range of illnesses, including the common col...
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by on October 23, 2021
The deputy secretary at the US Treasury has said that the only way to end the plague of empty shelves and high prices around the country is for every person in the world to be vaccinated. In an interview to ABC on Thursday, Wally Adeyemo, the Biden administration’s second-highest official in the Treasury Department, has commented on the ongoing shortages of consumer goods that have led many to mock the president as ‘Empty Shelves Joe’. Despite viral photos depicting thousands of cargo ships lin...
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by on August 27, 2021
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) — Patricia Seemann runs her own medical practice in St. Cloud, providing health care services to homebound patients. She said, up until two weeks ago, she was able to successfully treat every patient who contracted COVID-19. But, since then, she said seven fully vaccinated patients died from complications, such as pneumonia or stroke, caused by the virus. Florida hospital ‘stacking patients in hallways,’ report says ...
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by on February 23, 2021
Nipah virus infection is a zoonotic illness that is transmitted to people from animals, and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly from person-to-person. In infected people, it causes a range of illnesses from asymptomatic (subclinical) infection to acute respiratory illness and fatal encephalitis. The virus can also cause severe disease in animals such as pigs, resulting in significant economic losses for farmers. Although Nipah virus has caused only a few known outbre...
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by on February 23, 2021
A California couple says they were lowballed on a home appraisal because of a their race. Paul and Tenisha Austin say the value of their renovated home skyrocketed 50% after a white friend met with the appraiser. The Austins purchased their Bay Area home from another Black couple in 2016. After completing $400,000 in renovations, including adding 1,000 square feet to the home, they decided to put the house on the market in 2020. The appraiser, an older white woman, told the Austins the hou...
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by on February 9, 2021
By Frances Robles and Nicole Perlroth Hackers remotely accessed the water treatment plant of a small Florida city last week and briefly changed the levels of lye in the drinking water, in the kind of critical infrastructure intrusion that cybersecurity experts have long warned about. The attack in Oldsmar, a city of 15,000 people in the Tampa Bay area, was caught before it could inflict harm, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County said at a news conference on Monday. He said the level of...
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by on February 7, 2021
B.1.1.7 COVID Strain Continues to Infiltrate the U.S. Aside from being more contagious and deadlier, the B.1.1.7 strain of COVID-19 seems to pose a greater threat to children, some experts believe. ...
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