Coronavirus

Biotech company says surface testing is effective way to monitor for COVID in group settings

While the concerns over the coronavirus on surfaces has mostly died down, one biotech company says testing surfaces can be an efficient way to monitor congregant settings.
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Woman has no sense of taste or smell 6 months after COVID diagnosis: ‘It's miserable’

In August, Tamika Parrish tested positive for COVID-19. Several months later, the mother of 4-year-old twins, is still suffering from two of the most common symptoms, loss of taste and smell.
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CDC: Schools can reopen amid pandemic with strict safety protocols in place

New guidance announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says schools should reopen as soon as possible, with proper social distancing and mask wearing protocols in place.
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Walmart, Sam’s Club ‘ready’ to administer COVID vaccine at 5,000 locations — Here’s how to schedule

Retail giant Walmart is poised to administer the coronavirus vaccine at thousands of locations, the company announced on Wednesday. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Dr. Osterholm contradicts Dr. Fauci's double-masking recommendation

Infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm isn’t jumping onboard with Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recommendation to double-mask as a safety measure against the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Osterholm says double masking could actually create a bigger risk.
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X-ray tech dies after receiving 2nd Pfizer vaccine

The Orange County coroner is investigating the death of a Santa Ana health-care worker after receiving his second dose of the corona-virus vaccine. The X-Ray tech had an upset stomach and problems breathing before going to the hospital.
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How quickly can US ramp up vaccinations?

President Biden announced Tuesday that his administration is increasing the vaccine supply to states starting next week by about 16%. But one expert says there is a limit to how much more vaccine the U.S. can make.
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Airline will stop running controversial COVID vaccine-themed ‘Jab & Go’ ads

Low-cost airline Ryanair has agreed to pull its controversial “Jab & Go” advertisements. The ads began running at the end of last year and insinuated that once COVID vaccines were administered people could begin flying freely as soon as the spring.
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‘Paramedic of the Year’ arrested for allegedly helping steal COVID vaccines

A Florida paramedic who recently received praise for his work in the medical field has been arrested for allegedly helping steal doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
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102-year-old receives 2nd dose of COVID vaccine: ‘I feel as though I'm free’

Ruth Anderson was born during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 and lived through the polio epidemic. The 102-year-old just received her second dose of the COVID vaccine.
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