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B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus more transmissible but does not increase the severity of the disease, two new studies show

The findings are confronted with separate studies that previously suggested that the option may be associated with a higher risk of death from Covid-19. One study published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found no evidence in a sample of hospitalized patients that variant B.1.1.7 was associated with severe Covid-19. However, the option is associated with an increased viral load, …

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Statistics for COVID-19 | April 12, 2021 | Lost coastal outpost

Press release from the Humboldt Joint Information Center: Thirty-five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Humboldt County since the last report on Friday, resulting in 3,553 total county residents who tested positive for the virus. The daily and weekly data on the Humboldt Dashboard have been updated. Some highlights include: The confirmed incidence is 2,603 ​​per 100,000 inhabitants. State …

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Vaccine approval for children over 12 is expected before May

Pfizer is applying for emergency use of vaccines in children as young as 12, and researchers expect approval by the end of April. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this happens in the next week or two that it’s allowed,” said Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Robert Frank. Frank led the initial adult experiments for Pfizer in Kids and did the same …

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BMC cancels vaccine appointments for those who have used an expired connection

Boston Medical Center has canceled COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people who have registered through a non-public planning system. The system is a pilot program for BMC volunteers to schedule appointments for patients in Boston communities who are disproportionately affected by the virus, a Boston.com spokesman said in a statement. The link to the system is “inappropriately shared on social media,” …

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The Pentagon reveals a microchip that senses Covid in the body

Pentagon scientists have invented a microchip that, once placed under the skin, will detect if a patient is developing Covid-19. And they have also developed a revolutionary filter that can remove the virus from a patient’s blood through a dialysis machine. Researchers from the Agency for Advanced Defense Research Projects (DARPA) say they have been working for years to prevent …

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