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Renewed Push for Coronavirus Origin

Once push aside a “lab leak theory” promoted by former Pres. Trump, now there seems to be renewed push in the US (Congress and White House0 as well as major World leaders (G7 nations). In a recently concluded G7 meeting in England, a joint G7 communique leaders once again agreed to call for the country […]

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Gov. Walz Thanks Minnesotans

As Minnesota is nearing to 70% of vaccination of 16-yr and older by the end of July 1, Gov. Tim Walz thanked Minnesotans for pandemic efforts but still encouraged “unvaccinated people to get their free shots and vaccinated people 21 and older to pick up free or discounted drinks as a reward”. It’s those vaccines […]

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G7 Nations Commit 1B Vaccine Doses

According to the Associated Press (AP), the Group of Seven nations, which are currently meeting at UK, are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K.. The G-7 includes US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. […]

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Vaccines Inequity Creates Two Track Pandemic

According to Reuters, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros reportedly said that because of the vaccine distribution inequality, the World is facing “two-track pandemic”. In the CNN, quoting WHO director general Tedros, Kara Fox writes “While rich countries with high rates of vaccinated people are starting to talk about ending restrictions, many nations […]

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Covid ‘Delata’ Variant Becomes Powerful

In The New York times, Carl Zimmer writes that the Alpha variant first identified in UK has become most dominant virus in the US since it was identified. It has also spread to many other parts of the World. Citing a new study Zimmer writes that the Alpha variants learns to hides from the human […]

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Nepal Seeking Global Community Help

In The Conversation magazine, Katharine Rankin (Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), David Citrin (Affiliate Assistant Professor, Departments of Global Health and Anthropology, University of Washington), Galen Murton (Assistant Professor of Geographic Science, James Madison University) and Sienna Craig (Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College) write that “Nepal has […]

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COVID-19: Delay in Returning to Normalcy

In the CNN Health, healthy reporter Hollie Siverman writes that though coronavirus cases in the country are slowing down and vaccination rates are lagging in some groups including adolescents which could further delay in returning to normalcy. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, an epidemiologist told in a CNN interview “As we’ve gotten more and more of our […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Teens

Referring to a recent study from the Us Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), The New York Times‘ reporter Apoorva Mandavilli writes “The number of hospitalizations related to Covid-19 among adolescents in the United States was about three times greater than hospitalizations linked to influenza over three recent flu seasons.” According to the CDC […]

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COVID-19: The Prognosis is Good

In a wide ranging interview on CNN’ New Day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told that while the Covid-19 prognosis is good for the United States, vaccinations need to continue. The prognosis is good, if the patient continues to do what the patient is doing, and that […]

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Record Low Covid Positivity in MN

In Star Tribune, Jeremy Olson writes that Minnesota’s Coronavirus positivity rate for newly reported cases was down to 3.4% seen first time since almost a year ago. Quoting state health officials, Olson writes “vaccination has limited transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus — with nearly 3 million Minnesotans 12 and older receiving at least some vaccine […]