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February 27, 2021
Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed thumbnail

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Pharmacist Mike Ruane, of Scranton, talks to patients who signed up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine during a drive-thru clinic at Scranton High School in Scranton, […]
February 27, 2021
New Zealand's largest city back in lockdown as COVID lingers thumbnail

New Zealand’s largest city back in lockdown as COVID lingers

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered New Zealand’s largest city back into lockdown on Saturday as COVID-19 cases continued to be detected in […]
February 27, 2021
Czechs impose the tightest lockdown amid UK variant surge thumbnail

Czechs impose the tightest lockdown amid UK variant surge

An elderly woman receives Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a sports hall in Ricany, Czech Republic, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. With new infections soaring due to a […]
February 27, 2021
US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J thumbnail

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

This September 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows a pharmacist preparing to give an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. The nation is poised to get […]
February 27, 2021
German commission may do U-turn on AstraZeneca jab for elderly thumbnail

German commission may do U-turn on AstraZeneca jab for elderly

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Germany’s vaccine commission is considering reversing course and recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 jab for those over 65 after a study showed it to […]
February 26, 2021
Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis thumbnail

Research reveals how bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis

UM researcher Laura Jennings helped discover a strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to fight infections caused by cystic fibrosis. Credit: […]
February 26, 2021
New tools find COVID patients at highest risk of mechanical ventilation and death thumbnail

New tools find COVID patients at highest risk of mechanical ventilation and death

Two novel calculators for predicting which patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 are at greatest risk of requiring mechanical ventilation or of in-hospital death have […]
February 26, 2021
US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data thumbnail

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data

The United States praised Tanzania on Friday for finally acknowledging the resurgence of COVID-19 after claiming for months it had defeated the pandemic through prayer. But […]
February 26, 2021
Blood tests offer early indicator of severe COVID-19 thumbnail

Blood tests offer early indicator of severe COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When patients with COVID-19 arrive in emergency rooms, there are relatively few ways for doctors to predict which ones are more likely […]
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