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The restarts mean testing of two of the most advanced Covid-19 vaccines in development can get back on track after their testing had been sidetracked. The testing is crucial for regulators to evaluate whether the vaccines safely protect against the virus and should be given widely. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had wrapped up …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department reported an additional six deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday. They report 60 deaths in the month of October. Since the pandemic, 137 in Greene County have died from the virus. The seven day rolling average of cases in the county is down 16%. For more …

ASHEVILLE As 2020 moves into flu season and colder weather amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccine and stay diligent as cases are expected to rise and people start to tire of safety measures.   With the ongoing pandemic, this flu season will be unlike previous ones, said …

Data on the Covid-19 drug remdesivir show that it has only modest benefits and isn’t a “home run,” former US Health and Human Services official-turned whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright said Thursday. The US Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir Thursday to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients — the first drug to be approved for coronavirus.  Bright said it’s not an …

There comes a moment in many relationships where the partnership is no longer viable, and where separation — or, for married couples, divorce — is the unavoidable next step. And while divorcing or going separate ways is rarely easy, couples dissolving their households during Covid-19 are facing new woes. The jury is still out regarding …

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Midwestern State University canceled its spring break for the 2020-2021 academic year on Wednesday. University administration believes it will minimize travel for students and faculty and hopefully prevent further spread of COVID-19. This came as a bit of a surprise as faculty members were aware this could happen, but were not …

The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a …

The drafted plan outlines two main scenarios for COVID-19 vaccination by: Suzanne Roig | Oregon Capital Bureau/Portland Tribune Posted: Oct 21, 2020 / 11:42 AM PDT / Updated: Oct 21, 2020 / 11:50 AM PDT SALEM, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — State health officials could distribute the first doses of COVID-19 vaccinations as early as the …

The advantage of breath testing is that it is non-invasive and non-intrusive,” said Dr. Dweik. “It does not have a dose limitation like x-rays, an amount limitation like blood or saliva tests, or a timing limitation like PCR, blood and urine tests. So, breath testing can be performed repeatedly as needed. This technology has the potential …

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A growing number of colleges and universities are adjusting their spring break plans in response to COVID-19. Several universities are still planning to give their students time off from classes but it won’t look like your typical spring break. How to stay safe: CDC guidelines for traveling during pandemic At VCU, …