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Pandemic rages in Eastern Europe leaving hospitals struggling to cope

Source:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-easteurope-idUSKBN2BG2GY Pandemic rages in Eastern Europe leaving hospitals struggling to cope By Krisztina Than, Jan Lopatka 5 MIN READ BUDAPEST/PRAGUE (Reuters) - Hungary’s hospitals are under “extraordinary” pressure from rising coronavirus infections, its surgeon general said on Wednesday, as the country became a hotspot in the third wave of a pandemic that has hit Central [...]
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Growing evidence links COVID-19, hearing loss, researchers say

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/health/growing-evidence-links-covid-19-hearing-loss-researchers-say Researchers say there is mounting evidence suggesting that hearing loss and other auditory issues are strongly associated with COVID-19 infection, according to a systematic review. At least one clinical study is ongoing, but using data from 24 concluded studies that mostly relied on self-reported questionnaires or medical records, researchers from the University of [...]
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Virus Expert Issues Stark COVID Warning

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/virus-expert-issues-stark-covid-warning/ss-BB1eXbRY?li=BBnb7Kz#image=1 Virus Expert Issues Stark COVID Warning Despite the welcome acceleration of COVID-19 vaccinations, Americans might be facing the worst weeks of the pandemic soon, warns epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. After several weeks of steep drops, then a plateau, the number [...]
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Younger adults drive uptick in COVID-19

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-headed-in-the-wrong-way-as-younger-adults-drive-uptick-in-covid-19-cases-health-commissioner-warns/ar-BB1eToqj?ocid=uxbndlbing Chicago ‘headed in the wrong way’ as younger adults drive uptick in COVID-19 cases, health commissioner warns Alice Yin, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago public health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady warned the city, particularly its younger adults, on Tuesday that coronavirus metrics were once again creeping into a danger zone that resembled a [...]
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Death rate 64% higher with B117 COVID variant, study finds

Source: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/03/death-rate-64-higher-b117-covid-variant-study-finds Death rate 64% higher with B117 COVID variant, study finds Filed Under:  COVID-19 Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News | NIAID The 28-day risk of death for the B117 COVID-19 variant was 64% higher than for previously circulating strains in people older than 30 years, a UK studyfinds. The study, [...]
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AstraZeneca Pares Covid Vaccine Efficacy Data After U.S. Criticism

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-25/astra-reports-lower-efficacy-for-covid-vaccine-after-criticism AstraZeneca Pares Covid Vaccine Efficacy Data After U.S. Criticism By James Paton Michelle Fay Cortez, and Suzi Ring March 24, 2021, 8:11 PM CDT Updated on March 25, 2021, 5:51 AM CDT AstraZeneca Plc reported a slightly lower efficacy rate for its Covid-19 vaccine after the results of an American clinical trial were [...]
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Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/10/americas/brazil-variant-covid-icu-crisis-intl/index.html Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals By Flora Charner and Marcia Reverdosa, CNN (CNN)A second wave of Covid-19 is ripping through Brazil, pushing hospitals and ICUs toward collapse and claiming record numbers of daily deaths. While a new variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout the [...]
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Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Source: https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/ Covid-19 has killed at least 542,359 people and infected about 29.8 million in the United States since last January, according to data by Johns Hopkins University. Cases and deaths per 100K residents, by county Values represent the seven-day moving average of daily reported cases per 100,000 residents for the period of March 15–March 21. [...]
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Utah woman, 39, dies 4 days after 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; autopsy ordered

Source: https://kutv.com/news/local/utah-woman-39-dies-4-days-after-2nd-does-of-covid-19-vaccine-autopsy-ordered SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — During a KUTV investigation into COVID-19 vaccine side effects and where to report them, we found four reported deaths, filed by Utah families and their caregivers to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System. Alfred Hawley, a retired Hill Air Force Base fighter pilot, is a military man [...]
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‘U.K.’ variant of COVID-19 up to 100% more deadly, study finds

Source: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/03/10/coronavirus-uk-variant-deadly-study/2271615385436/ By Brian P. Dunleavy (0) The "U.K." variant of COVID-19 is between 30% and 100% more deadly than the original strain of the coronavirus that started spreading across the world from Wuhan, China, in late 2019. Photo by iXimus/Pixabay March 10 (UPI) -- The "U.K." variant of the coronavirus is up to 100% [...]
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