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Sameer P. Sethi

Russia will start testing vaccine later this year

(REUTERS) – Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko stated on Monday that mass vaccination of high-risk groups in the nation against COVID-19 would start in November-December this year, Russian news agencies reported. Russia this month became the first nation to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two weeks of human testing, prompting

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Sameer P. Sethi

The US Midwest hits 6 million COVID cases

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed six million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections. Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota have recently reported record one-day increases in new cases while Montana and Idaho are seeing record numbers of now hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Nationally, metrics on new cases, deaths,

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Sameer P. Sethi

COVID-19 and its affects on Global Health Services

More than 90% of countries have seen ordinary health services disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with significant gains in medical care attained over decades vulnerable to being wiped out in a short period, a World Health Organization survey showed. The Geneva-based body has frequently warned about other life-saving programs being affected by the pandemic and

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Sameer P. Sethi

Common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

(REUTERS) – The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for decades, but are still not widely utilized. The altered adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) viruses used in these vaccines were first created by Canadian researcher Dr. Frank Graham at a Dutch laboratory

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Sameer P. Sethi

Vaccines from China and Russia based on Common Cold

(REUTERS) High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a possible shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that a lot of individuals are exposed to, possibly limiting their effectiveness, some experts say. A vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, approved in Russia earlier this month despite limited testing, is based on

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Sameer P. Sethi

Asthma and COVID-19

A new research letter published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society assesses whether asthma is an important risk factor for developing COVID-19 that’s severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with asthma are at greater risk for hospitalization and other serious effects

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Sameer P. Sethi

Almost 3.3 million US coronavirus cases and over 130,000 deaths

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 3,296,599 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 60,469 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 312 to 134,884. The CDC reported its tally of cases of the respiratory illness known as COVID-19, caused by

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Sameer P. Sethi

Coronavirus Deaths in Mexico Rise Past 30,000

Mexico reached 30,000 COVID-19 deaths overtaking France as the country since the Coronavirus outbreak started. Officials reported 523 more confirmed deaths bringing the total of the nation. The total of Mexico confirmed infections rose with Spain. Saturday, about 200 street sellers blocked big avenues to demand they be permitted to the market amid the pandemic.

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Sameer P. Sethi

Hospitals Prep for COVID-19 Surge in South Africa

The nurse began crying when describing her job in a Johannesburg hospital:  20 of her colleagues have tested positive.  “A lot, a lot, a lot of people are coming in daily.” South Africa’s Coronavirus instances that were reported quadrupled in June — the rate of growth of new cases is picking up although some of

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Sameer P. Sethi

Inmate Coronavirus Cases Reach 50,000

As recent outbreaks threatened to reverse control measures earlier in the pandemic the number of prison inmates testing positive for the coronavirus soared well past 50,000 this month. Of those, at least 35,796 have recovered, and at least 616 offenders have passed, the data showed. Among the employees, more than 11,180 instances of coronavirus have

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