Italy extends regional coronavirus lockdowns

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Italy’s health minister announced Friday that another region would be subject to lockdown measures due to worsening pandemic numbers fuelled by the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants. The new clampdown came after the ISS health institute said the R number—which measures the rate at which the virus is spreading—had risen…Continue Reading

LIVENHS pay rise is what we can afford minister

Summary Unions have reacted angrily to the government recommending a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England The British Medical Association says it is a “kick in the teeth” But ministers have defended the proposal at a time when the economy is under “huge pressure” People with asthma areContinue Reading

Texas to end coronavirus restrictions with upcoming executive order

Texas will end its coronavirus restrictions next week with an upcoming executive order, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Tuesday during a press conference in Lubbock.Why it matters: After Abbott signs the new order, which rescinds previous orders, all businesses can open to 100% capacity and the statewide mask mandate will be over, though large parts…Continue Reading

If you fall into this category, you might need 3 coronavirus vaccine shots

January began with mixed feelings about the pandemic. On the one hand, vaccination campaigns had already started and were ramping up in various countries. On the other hand, several SARS-CoV-2 mutations were discovered around the world, prompting concerns that vaccines might not be as effective as they were in clinical trials and that COVID-19 survivors…Continue Reading

Of Passengers On Flight Carrying Brazil Variant Havent Been Traced Officials Admit

Public Health England pleads for travellers on flight LX318 from Sao Paulo to Heathrow, via Zurich, to get in touch. Surge testing at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, one of two sites in South Gloucestershire, after two cases of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus were identified in the area. OfficialsContinue Reading

This is the coronavirus vaccine data everybody needs to see right now

More than 20 million people in the UK have received at least one vaccine dose as of today. The UK mutation drove a record COVID-19 wave that peaked on January 8th, a few weeks after the nation’s vaccination campaign first started. A variety of studies show that both the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines effectively prevent…Continue Reading

Wake County to receive doses of Johnson Johnson vaccine as early as this week

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina. <iframe width=”476″ height=”267″ src=”″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> SUNDAY 7:30 p.m. A joint statement from the president of Duke University Hospital and senior vice president of Duke University Health System said itContinue Reading

Key dates and everything you need to know in coronavirus fight

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Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others

A representation of the SARS-CoV spike protein structures. Credit: Mahmoud Moradi. Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, have discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus…Continue Reading