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Minnesota Surpass 13,000 Covid Deaths

The local Star Tribune’s recent headline reads as COVID deaths in Minnesota surpass 13,000, the risk profile has a twist. This death roll was reportedly hardest “on the elderly, unhealthy/unvaccinated, and women reportedly comprising 55% of the deaths reported so far. Responding to the reported death trend, Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the University of […]

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Monkeypox Virus

WHO Planning a New Name for Monkeypox

According Associated Press reporting, the World Health Organization (WHO) plans to change the official name of the monkeypox due to “stigmatization concerns” through open forum. The world agency is reportedly said in a statement “it has also renamed two families, or clades, of the virus, using Roman numerals instead of geographic areas, to avoid stigmatization. […]

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Monkeypox Virus

Monkeypox Deaths

Because monkeypox is not a deadly disease, scientists around the globe are reportedly trying to understand why monkeypox can be serious and, rarely, fatal. This is probably prompting global health experts are reportedly racing to understand rare cases when monkeypox leads to death, CNN writes. Quoting the latest World Health Organization (WHO) data, CNN writes […]

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CDC Ends Social Distancing Recommendations

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released yesterday new guidelines for Covid-19 ending social distancing recommendations which states “the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19”. Quoting CDC’s Greta Massetti, head of the Field Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, […]

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COVID Vaccines

Comparing Covid Vaccines to iPhone

According to CNN Business reporting, one of the popular Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna is is hoping to develop a “single-dose annual booster” vaccine with “three to five years” that would reportedly cover the Coronavirus, the flu and other common respiratory viruses. In an interview with CNN Business, its CEO Stéphane Bancel reportedly told “as Covid-19 […]

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Monkeypox Virus

Monitoring Monkeypox in Sewage Water

The MPR News writes that San Francisco and some other US cities around the US are using the same wastewater surveillance techniques that was efficiently utilized to monitor the Covid-19 during the pandemic. “Before the COVID pandemic, wastewater sludge was thought to hold promise as an early indicator of community health threats, in part because […]

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COVID Vaccines

Search for Longer Lasting Covid Vaccines

The CNN Health has a detailed article on the quest for longer-lasting Covid-19 vaccines, which has been discussion recently due emerging variants of the Covid-19 around the world. It writes “to maintain durable protection against the virus that causes Covid-19, scientists are working around the clock to develop next-generation vaccines. But some of the nuances […]

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Covid Plateau – a New Normal in MN?

The MPR News writes in a recent headline Minnesota’s COVID plateau – a new normal? “Unlike earlier parts of the pandemic, characterized by recognizable peaks and valleys, this phase seems characterized by an ongoing medium-high plateau. The ‘dog days of COVID‘ as we characterized it in early July, are still upon us. Perhaps this plateau […]

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Covid ‘Rebound’ after Paxlovid

According to updates, Pres. Biden is reportedly testing positive for Covid-19 for straight seven days after his ‘rebound’ infection. Quoting White House physician Dr. O’Connor, The Hill writes “Biden ‘continues to feel very well‘ despite his rebound COVID-19 infection. Such rebound infections have been seen in some patients who take the antiviral treatment Paxlovid. In […]

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Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency in US

According to Politico, the White House and US public health experts “plan to use public health emergency authorities to speed up the distribution of the monkeypox vaccine”. Quoting senior administration officials, Politico writes “A decision memo created by the Department of Health and Human Services has circulated through U.S. health agencies over the past week […]