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3 mRNA vaccines researchers are working on (that aren’t COVID)

The world’s first mRNA vaccines—the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna—have made it in record time from the laboratory, through successful clinical trials, regulatory approval and into people’s arms. The high efficiency of protection against severe disease, the safety seen in clinical trials and the speed with which the vaccines were designed are set to […]

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Got your COVID vaccine? Don’t stop being cautious, experts say

(HealthDay)—Just because you’ve had your COVID-19 vaccination doesn’t mean you can stop taking steps to protect yourself and others, experts say. So far, only about 16% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, and on March 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 6.7% increase in the seven-day average number of daily […]

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Why Covid temperature tests aren't just pointless – they're dangerous

Busting Covid myths: Top international experts explain why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous Businesses last year required anyone who entered to have temperature taken But top experts now say the tests are, at best, ‘futile’ and at worst, ‘dangerous’ Some even call scanners ‘random number generators’ due to their inaccuracy […]

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Mumbai logs most Covid cases since start of pandemic

India’s wealthiest state Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai recorded on Friday the most daily coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, stoking a new nationwide wave. The Asian nation of 1.3 billion people was this month overtaken by Brazil as the country with the second most infections after cases dipped in December and January. But recent […]