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Covid-19 Overwhelms Rural MN Hospitals

According to MPR News, hospitals in rural Minnesota are struggling with the surge of Covid-19 patients where most peoples are reportedly remain unvaccinated. Often rural hospitals are short staffed and not enough beds and spaces to handle large influx of sick patients. Dr. Ulrika Wigert of CentraCare’s hospital and clinic in Sauk Centre, near St. […]

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The History of mRNA Vaccines

In the journal Nature, science writer Elie Dolgin writes in his recent article ‘the tangled history of mRNA vaccines‘ untangles the recent breakthrough Coronavirus mRNA vaccines, which was the result of many hundreds of scientists that had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before. In late 1987, Robert Malone performed a landmark experiment. He mixed […]

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Covid-19 Positivity Reach Highest in MN

In Star Tribune, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jeremy Olson writes that Covid-19 testing and positivity rate have reached the highest level in Minnesota. “A key barometer of pandemic activity has matched a 2021 high in Minnesota, where the positivity rate of diagnostic testing has increased to 7.6% and indicates broad spread of the coronavirus that causes […]

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US Vaccine Mandates Are Working – Data Shows

In The Washington Post, Aaron Blake writes that even as some people (even states) are trying to make a splash against coronavirus vaccine mandate, “the reality, though, is far from as dire as it might have seemed. And the totality of the anecdotal data we have so far on coronavirus vaccine mandates points to one […]

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Waning Immunity from Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine

In the Washington Post, Andrew Jeong writes referring to results of a recent study that ‘antibodies against the coronavirus among vaccinated people fell briskly up to 80 days after receiving the second dose, while the pace of decline slowed thereafter’. According to study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), peoples ages 18 […]

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Flu and Covid Booster shots Together

In The Washington Post, Allyson Chiu writes that because the flu season is approaching in the mist of another wave of Delta variant fueled Covid-19 pandemic in the US and around the World, health experts in US are reportedly urging “Americans to avail themselves of any and all vaccines they are eligible for — whether […]

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Tridemic? A Winter With Covid-19 and Flu

In the PBS News Health section, Helen Branswell writes what to expect from Covid-19 this winder? Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for the Seattle and King County public health department, who has been reportedly mired in the COVID response since the earliest days of the U.S. outbreak, told PBS “The bottom line is, I think, uncertainty”. […]

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Covid mRNA Researchers Win “America’s Nobel”

Two University of Pennsylvania researchers, Dr. Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó, who were involved to develop the technology used in the both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines won a prestigious medical prize Friday often known as “America’s Nobel.“ For the discovery of a new therapeutic technology based on the modification of messenger RNA—enabling rapid […]

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About 1Million MN Eligible for Booster Shot

According to Star Tribune, about I million Minnesotans would be eligible for Pfizer vaccine booster shot. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation, those who are 65 and older as well as those 50 to 64 who have underlying health conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 infection, […]

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CDC Recommends Booster Shot for 65 and Older

On Thursday, advisors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed Covid-19 booster shots for older and vulnerable Americans older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. This reportedly includes peoples in long-term care facility residents and certain people with underlying conditions, as well. According to CNN Health “The CDC advisers voted unanimously to recommend a […]