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A medical worker injects a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine into a man at a hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana on May 19, 2021.Seth | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesTop health officials in Europe and Africa said Wednesday they were concerned about the possible emergence of new variants of Covid that could render current vaccines...
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb pointed out the highly transmittable Covid-19 variants on Friday as a possible cause of an increase in adolescents hospitalized with the virus in March and April. "It's worrying the trends in hospitalization" among teenagers, said Gottlieb, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration during the Trump administration. "I think it's a reflection...
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The main concern of B.1.1.7 is that it is highly contagious and that it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated, potentially overwhelming hospitals in areas where cases are soaring.Do the vaccines work against B.1.1.7?All of the main vaccines used - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sputnik, and Novavax - have been shown to be effective against B.1.1.7. ...
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In January 2020, just a few weeks after the first Covid-19 cases appeared in China, the full genome of the new coronavirus was published online. Using this genomic sequence, the scientists developed a wide range of diagnostic tests for the virus.But the virus has mutated since then. And with the development of the coronavirus, the test landscape...
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Seit Wochen ist die Stimmung in weiten Teilen der USA lebhaft. Fälle, Krankenhausaufenthalte und Todesfälle durch das Coronavirus sind stark von ihren Höchstständen gefallen, und täglich werden Millionen von Menschen neu geimpft. Restaurants, Geschäfte und Schulen haben wieder geöffnet. Einige Staaten, wie Texas und Florida, haben die Vorsichtsmaßnahmen ganz aufgegeben.Auf messbare Weise gewinnen Amerikaner den Krieg...
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