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Monday, 27 September 2021

France reports lower daily virus toll, hospital numbers fall

France reported 339 more coronavirus deaths on Thursday, a drop of nearly 100 from the previous day, as well as another decline in the number of patients in intensive care. Top health official Jerome Salomon said the increase brought the country’s total death toll to 24,376, the world’s fifth highest…

Oxford university, AstraZeneca partner over coronavirus vaccine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca has partnered with the University of Oxford to develop and distribute a coronavirus vaccine being trialled in the UK, the pair announced Thursday. Human trials of the vaccine developed by the university’s Jenner Institute began last week, with hundreds of people volunteering…

Pediatric brain cancer outcomes worse for black, hispanic patients

Treatment disparities may explain worse outcomes for pediatric black and Hispanic brain cancer patients, according to a study recently published in Scientific Reports. Robert Fineberg, from University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database to identify patients (aged

“Prevention Paradox”: Drosten warning sent to all Lockdown critic

The intensive stations are not German filled hospitals even half. The triggers in many people the feeling that the Virus was so bad, measures such as Lockdown pointless. Virologist Drosten explains why these people are wrong. Behind them is the “prevention Paradox”. It determines the scientific Corona-debate like no other:…

Expert: Let’s talk about social distancing

The need for social distancing will continue into the summer as an important public health tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic acknowledges the hardships of public safety measures and says they important. “The nature of social distancing, isolating ourselves,…

Gene mutations and the clinical presentation of myeloproliferative neoplasms

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are blood diseases that affect the normal production of blood cells in the bone marrow. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, myeloproliferative neoplasms are divided into 4 major types. These include chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, and primary myelofibrosis. Over the last several years,…

Dutch gamble on ‘intelligent lockdown’ to beat coronavirus

The shops are open and families cycle along in the sunny spring weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an “intelligent lockdown” to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In contrast to most other European countries where people are virtually housebound, the Dutch authorities have merely advised people…