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Small bottles labeled "Vaccine" stickers are placed near a medical syringe in front of the words "Coronavirus COVID-19" displayed in this April 10, 2020 illustration.Given Ruvic | ReutersThe World Health Organization warned of counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines being sold on the internet during a press conference on Friday."We urge all people not to buy vaccines outside of government vaccination...
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Liesbeth Stoeffler's doctors had to make a courageous decision in 2009. Ms. Stoeffler was on a ventilator and deeply sedated after cystic fibrosis destroyed the lungs that had once given her the ability to run and hike.She needed a double lung transplant, but doctors feared that prolonged ventilatory time could make her too weak or malnourished to be...
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dr-vin-gupta-slams-covid-reopening-policies-of-arizona-florida-and-texas
The intensive care unit and the pulmonologist Dr. Vin Gupta have beaten up Republican governors of Arizona, Florida, and Texas for reopening prematurely, particularly as new variants are taking hold across the country. "What the governors of Arizona, Florida, and Texas are doing is not good public policy," Gupta said. "From a scientific point of view,...
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Lots of new ads showing sloppy kisses. Air traffic is ticking again. And the upcoming vaccination may seem like a ticket to normalcy for 20-year-olds in the US, many of whom are desperate to get back to their social lives in 2019. Tight parties. Strobe-lit dance floors. The ability to text a friend spontaneously:...
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eu-steps-up-vaccine-exports-rules-and-pressures-astrazeneca-over-deliveries
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.Thierry Monasse | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesLONDON - The European Union has tightened strict rules on the export of Covid vaccines while putting pressure on AstraZeneca to deliver more shots to the area. It is because the sluggish introduction of vaccines in the region is under scrutiny,...
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Following controversial comments from a deputy editor at JAMA on racism in medicine, the editor-in-chief of the renowned medical journal was put on administrative leave on Thursday.An American Medical Association committee that oversees the journal said Dr. Howard Bauchner will be replaced by an interim editor pending the results of an independent investigation. The decision was announced...
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rutgers-university-to-require-covid-vaccine-for-students-returning-to-campus-in-the-fall
Rutgers University is requiring students to return to campus this fall to prove they have been vaccinated against Covid-19. This makes it one of the first institutions in the USA to commission the vaccinations.Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced the change on Thursday, saying in a statement that the university plans to update its vaccination requirements for students on...
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LONDON - This week's announcement that the AstraZeneca shot, the workhorse of global vaccine adoption, was nearly 80 percent effective in a gold-standard American study was facilitated by the many countries that rely on it."If you get the call, get the bump," urged UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, part of a campaign by European lawmakers to calm people's nerves...
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mississippi-will-remove-misleading-language-about-covid-19-vaccine
Bobby Wayne, a retired minister with prostate cancer and leukemia, had called health officials in his Mississippi county for a week to find out where to get the Covid-19 vaccine.But when Mr. Wayne, 64, called the state helpline on Monday, he said an operator whose job it was to help residents schedule vaccination appointments had given him annoying and...
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