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COVID-19 vaccine study involving volunteers in Los Angeles

A study of the vaccine is pending in Los Angeles County, with a focus on enrolling people most affected by COVID-19, officials said Wednesday. Health officials have highlighted how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected colored communities and people with major diseases. “We need a broad representation of the populations most affected by COVID that have the most benefit from the …

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Georgia will see little impact from Hurricane Laura

The storm rose by nearly 70% in just 24 hours to what the National Hurricane Center called “extremely dangerous.” Take a lookLaura predicts a “huge storm” as a catastrophic category 4 Laura had maximum steady winds of 140 mph per hour as she killed about 200 miles from Lake Charles, Louisiana, moving northwest at 16 mph. However, tropical storm conditions …

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666 new cases of COVID-19, another 19 virus deaths were reported

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 11:02 p.m. By: LeighAnne Manwarren Nineteen new virus-related deaths and 666 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state on Tuesday, according to daily data released by the Oklahoma Department of Health. A total of 54,838 Oklahoma tested positive for COVID-19, and the total number of deaths rose to 763, the state health ministry said on …

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Coronavirus update on Wednesday: 17,656 tests, 97 UI cases; seven-day positivity rate: 0.5% in Champaign County, 0.6% on campus; state reports 37 victims Coronavirus

Graphics by Ben Sigterman A teenager and a resident of their 50s were lonely new cases Wednesday in Vermilion County, health officials said Wednesday. The local health department also removed a case from Vermilion’s total after it was discovered that the man was not a resident of the county. This leaves Vermilion with 298 confirmed cases, 26 of which are …

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MIT develops a synthetic coating for the gut that can block glucose absorption for the treatment of diabetes and obesity

Postdoctoral fellow Junwei Li, the study’s lead author, cites an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image of Melanie Gonik / MIT C engineers create a temporary film that can deliver drugs or aid digestion and can help treat diabetes, infections and other conditions. Using enzymes found in the digestive tract, MIT engineers have devised a way to …

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“We need to do better”: Photos of young people coming together disappoint Austin’s best doctor

AUSTIN (KXAN) – At Austin Public Health’s weekly COVID-19 briefing for members of the press, the Austin-Travis County Provisional Health Administration, Dr. Mark Escott, addressed the latest footage posted on social media showing that young people gather outdoors in Austin. Escott said he was “disappointed” yesterday when he saw photos of “young people on the streets of Austin.” Until Escott …

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Coronavirus reinfections occur in the Netherlands, Belgium

Two coronavirus patients in Europe have been re-infected with COVID-19 in a confirmed development, which one scientist called “not good news”, according to a report on Wednesday. One Belgian patient experienced mild symptoms after being caught with COVID-19 in March and then again in June, health officials said on Tuesday, according to Sky News. A second patient – an elderly …

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Coronavirus: Obesity “Increases Covid-19 Risks”

Copyright Getty images A global analysis shows that obesity doubles the risk of hospital treatment with Covid-19 and increases the risk of death by nearly 50%. Obesity makes other diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure more likely, say US researchers. Along with a weakened immune system, this can make these people more vulnerable to severe Covid-19. They also …

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Maryland confirmed 440 new coronavirus cases, 10 new deaths

Although 59% of the total population of Maryland is white, this group represents only 26% of the total number of cases in the state and 42% of the number of deaths for cases in which race is known. Black Marylanders, 31% of the state’s population, account for 38% of cases and 41% of deaths. The proportion of Hispanics in the …

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