This sites offers the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccination doses administered per country. The data on COVID-19 vaccinations is updated each morning (London time), with the most recent official numbers up to the previous day.
Doctors across the country have been seeing a striking increase in the number of young people with the condition Braden had, which is called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children or MIS-C. Even more worrisome, they say, is that more patients are now very sick than during the first wave of cases, which alarmed doctors and parents around the world last spring.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official guidance is that vaccinated people need to keep masking, physical distancing and basically following all pre-vaccine precautions. Those eager to fly across the country to see loved ones might hesitate because they are warned against viewing vaccination as a “free pass to travel.”
I caught this virus before anyone had even died in Illinois. That was like a century ago, right? Now we’re talking about Year Two, vaccines, new variants, a new administration, but for me it’s still exactly the same. I’m always in this bed. I’m always in this room. I’ve been sick for the last 330 days.
Skin temperature isn't a reliable measure of whether someone has a fever, furthermore infected people don't always have a fever and forehead temperature is not the most reliable measure! Scans should instead focus on other parts of the body.
The coronavirus may remain in people’s brains after infection and trigger relapses in patients who thought they had recovered, according to a new study published in the journal Viruses.
There’s evidence from several small, and not-yet-peer-reviewed, studies that mutations in the South Africa variant — known as 501Y.V2 and already present in at least 23 countries — may have a higher risk of Covid-19 reinfection in people who’ve already been sick and still should have some immunity to the disease.
The research by Leicester University and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also found that up to one in eight die of Covid-related complications. It found that out of 47,780 people discharged from hospital in the first wave, 29.4 per cent returned to hospital within 140 days and 12.3 per cent died.
As viruses replicate, they change, or mutate. Some mutations give these viral variants an edge, such as being better able to latch on to and infect human cells. That’s what scientists think happened with the coronavirus variant that swept through the U.K. recently and which is now showing up in states across the U.S.
Immunity to the novel coronavirus may last eight months or longer, according to a new study authored by respected scientists at leading labs, which found that individuals who recovered from the coronavirus developed “robust” levels of B cells and T cells (necessary for fighting off the virus) and “these cells may persist in the body for a very, very long time.”
Monoclonal antibodies — described as “unbelievable” by President Trump, who received the treatment this fall — are designed for patients newly diagnosed with covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, who have a high risk of developing complications and becoming seriously ill.
Early in the pandemic, people were advised to disinfect everything they touched. But now that scientists understand more about how COVID-19 spreads, all that scrubbing down may have been overkill.
Although the coronavirus was initially thought primarily to cause respiratory distress, there is now ample evidence of many other symptoms, including neurological, cognitive and psychological effects, that could emerge even in patients who didn’t develop serious lung, heart or circulatory problems.
World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a virtual briefing Monday people who've been vaccinated for COVID-19 "need to take the same precautions" as those who haven't "till there's a certain level of herd immunity."
Although most pediatricians believe the eventual vaccination of children will be crucial to subduing the Covid virus, they’re split on how fast to move toward. Much of the debate centers on two issues: the degree of harm Covid-19 causes children, and the extent to which children are spreading the virus to their friends, teachers, parents, and grandparents.
British researchers said the new mutation can spread 70 percent faster than other variations of the coronavirus. Variations to the virus are nothing new, and experts say the novel coronavirus does not mutate as much as influenza, meaning it is less likely that a vaccine would need to be developed every year to keep up with the new strains.
Just as vaccines begin to offer hope for a path out of the pandemic, officials in Britain on Saturday sounded an urgent alarm about what they called a highly contagious new variant of the coronavirus circulating in England.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said at least 60 different local authorities had recorded Covid infections caused by the new variant. He said the World Health Organization had been notified and UK scientists were doing detailed studies. He said there was "nothing to suggest" it caused worse disease or that vaccines would no longer work.
This post answers some questions about vaccine safety. There are groups of people like pregnant women, lactating people, people with allergies and children and teens under 16. Click to learn more.
Dramatic levels of “friendly fire” from the immune system may drive severe Covid-19 disease and leave patients with “long Covid” – when medical problems persist for a significant time after the virus has been beaten – scientists have said.
The new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness. But it’s unclear how well they will curb the spread of the coronavirus. That’s because the Pfizer and Moderna trials tracked only how many vaccinated people became sick with Covid-19.
A new study of airflow patterns inside a car's passenger cabin offers some suggestions for potentially reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission while sharing rides with others.
It appears science may have found the Covid-19 pandemic’s off-ramp, but if we’re not careful, we could fail to take full advantage of it. This article discusses what could go wrong and how to prevent it.
The very first doses of any approved COVID-19 vaccine should go to both front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, a committee of expert advisers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in an emergency meeting Tuesday evening.
This chart tracks each states progress towards its reduction in symptoms and cases, health system readiness and increased testing. Learn about the precent of test target, ICU occupied, number of cases per million per day and the COVID+ rate in the state
The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting all communities the same way. The COVID Racial Data Dashboard helps us track this inequity by publishing topline racial data compared with state demographic data.
Using this interactive map you can see the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location. You can reduce the risk that one case becomes many by wearing a mask, distancing, and gathering outdoors in smaller groups.
Scientists have found that a specific mutation, known as 614G, which was first spotted in China in early January and then spread quickly throughout Europe and NY city, made the pandemic harder to stop.
A new study on Duke University’s coronavirus testing and surveillance strategy highlights the importance of widespread testing of asymptomatic individuals to prevent transmission and provides support for the feasibility of a pooled testing approach, in which multiple samples are combined in a single test.
The drug maker Pfizer said on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine had no serious side effects, the first step of complete results from a late stage vaccine trial. The data showed that the vaccine prevented mild and servere forms of COVID-19
It is important that you wash your hands after you handle food packaging. The Chinese city of Jinan said over the weekend it had found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected it on packaging on pork from Argentina.
Dr. Christiane Northrup went viral with some interesting claims about the mRNA COVID vaccines. This video debunks her claims and explains that the COVID19 vaccine is not a conspiracy to control you.
Even Though there is promising news about vaccines, and Pfizer has announced a vaccine that is 90% effective, scientist say what the vaccine is effective against is going to matter a lot for the timeline of the pandemic.
Most tests to determine if somebody has already been infected with COVID-19 check for antibodies, but a new study in Italy found that those tests are much less accurate than a new type that looks for a type of immune cell called a T cell.
The study by Arizona University has shown that high-quality antibodies are still being produced five to seven months after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Learn about how the immune response works.
A new simulation from the Fugaku supercomputer in Japan demonstrates how the seating arrangement can make a difference to how easily the coronavirus is transmitted to dining companions at the same table. Humidity seems to make a difference in transmission.
More people have died from the pandemic than initially reported. Looking at the excess deaths in the US during the first five months of the Pandemic we find excess deaths as a result of heart disease, alzheimer's and dementia not directly related to coronavirus.
WHO says the lockdowns are a good tactic in situations where the transmission is spiralling out of control and a threat that the health system will be overwhelmed. But they should not be used as the main strategy and the decision should be considered carefully.
Scientist have pinned down common gene variants that are linked to the most severe cases of COVID19 and the reason why some people get very sick and others show only mild symptoms. This discovery leads to discovery of existing drugs that could be repurposed to help sick patients.
A 25-year-old was infected twice with the coronavirus earlier this year, scientists in Nevada have confirmed. It is the first confirmed case of so-called reinfection with the virus in the U.S. and the fifth confirmed reinfection case worldwide.
Epidemiologists reviewed 25 studies of cloth face masks. Here’s what they found out about how well they work, why they work, who they protect and why the mosquito and chain-link fence analogy is wrong.
The virus responsible for Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as glass, steel, vinyl, paper and polymer banknotes, Australian researchers said on Monday, reinforcing the importance of effective cleaning and handwashing to curb the spread of the disease.
This post answers some important question about long haulers. In essence some people experience symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, joint pain, chest pain, cough. These symptoms are not related to the severity of the infection.
South Korea's response to Covid-19 has been widely praised. The reason for their success is contact tracing. They have been able to quickly identify people exposed to the virus and the citizens comply with a 2 week quarantine to stop the spread.
It’s still a way off, but a feasible, fast, at-home SARS-CoV-2 test is on the horizon. This new device being developed by Caltech will be able to detect coronavirus in ten minutes by analyzing a drop of your blood.
They made an experiment by releasing droplets in a room to see how it spreads. They found that people in front of the room are more susceptible and at higher risk in a properly ventilated room. In a poorly ventilated room the entire room is at risk.
Passengers sat in window seats in the middle of an economy class cabin on a Qantas Airways flight in March were most at risk from contracting coronavirus, according to research by Australian scientists into that particular trip.
To date, the range and scope of verifiable research data linking cannabinoids with COVID-19 prevention is highly limited; however, novel approaches to the prevention of COVID-19 include a single study examining the possibility of incorporating CBD into oral solutions, such as mouthwashes and throat gargling liquids, with a view to ‘lowering or modulating ACE2 levels in high-risk tissues’.
A flurry of recent studies has shown that people with extra weight are more susceptible than others to severe bouts of disease. And experiments in animals and human cells have demonstrated how excess fat can disrupt the immune system.
Looking at the records of over 73 million patients in the US, of whom 12,033 had Covid-19, the study found those who had recently been diagnosed with a substance use disorder were significantly more at risk of Covid-19 than the average population.
Months after recovering from COVID-19, some college athletes are showing signs of heart inflammation brought on by a rare condition called myocarditis that may be linked to SARS-CoV-2 exposure, doctors reported September 11 in JAMA Cardiology.
The fastest vaccine ever developed was four years. With billions of dollars invested so far fast tracking the development of the vaccine, it has allowed the vaccine makers produce doses, before knowing of the vaccine works. The idea is that if a vaccine is shown to be protective, use of it can start immediately.
Seventy-six wealthy nations are now committed to joining a global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to help buy and fairly distribute the shots, the project’s co-lead said on Wednesday.
Losing the ability to smell or taste are two of the symptoms associated with Covid-19. But while many have regained their senses, for others it has turned into a phenomenon called parosmia, leaving them trapped in a world of distorted scents.
As the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, an unknown number of seemingly recovered patients are experiencing what is being called post-Covid syndrome — weeks or months of profound fatigue, fevers, problems with concentration and memory, dizzy spells, hair loss, and many other troubling symptoms.
Scientists are studying a phenomenon called "disease tolerance." Understanding it in humans, if it exists, could revolutionize medicine. According to various estimates between 20 and 45 percent of people who get Covid-19, and possibly more - sail through the infection without realizing they had it.
Is it safe to fly with the coronavirus still circulating? That depends partly on where you are. But while hard evidence is scarce, it appears the risk of being infected with covid-19 during a flight is relatively low.
Researchers have found the viral load in infected children to be very high, especially in the first 2 days of infection. We know that transmissibility or risk of contagion is greater with a high viral load.
State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers are trying to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims.
Singing does not produce substantially more respiratory particles than speaking at a similar volume, a study suggests. But it all depends on how loud a person is, according to the initial findings which are yet to be peer reviewed. The project, called Perform, looked at the amount of aerosols and droplets generated by performers.
Scientists who have been monitoring immune responses to the virus are now starting to see encouraging signs of strong, lasting immunity, even in people who developed only mild symptoms of Covid-19, a flurry of new studies suggests.
The global global misinformation dubbed infodemic – an oversupply of information, carrying with it fake news, rumours, and conspiracy theories has put people in harm's way. Bad ideas and poor advice, shared amongst friends, family, and total strangers alike.
Across the United States, at least 200,000 more people have died than usual since March, according to a New York Times analysis of estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is about 60,000 higher than the number of deaths that have been directly linked to the coronavirus.
A growing number of nations and companies are either trialling or rolling out systems that monitor sewage, and they may provide the key to ensuring that future Covid-19 outbreaks are kept under control.
Inspired by a unique kind of infection-fighting antibody found in llamas, alpacas, and other camelids, a research team at the University of California, San Francisco, has synthesized a molecule that they say is among the most potent anti-coronavirus compounds tested in a lab to date
New research has found that people with a SARS-CoV-2 infection who are asymptomatic carry just as much virus in their throats, lungs, and noses as those who have symptoms. Some experts believe that asymptomatic people have caused the virus to spread more readily in communities.
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California showed that infection with common cold coronaviruses can generate an immune response that resembles key pieces of the immune response generated by SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19. This raises the possibility that previous infection with one of the milder coronaviruses could make COVID-19 less severe.
The vaccines will be put into the general population for the first time in phase 3, after previous trials have focused on safety, immunogenicity and immune response in a small number of humans, said the WHO official. The phase-3 trial will test whether the vaccines can "protect large numbers of people over a prolonged period of time."
The most compelling argument against human challenge trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, though, is that it might not actually be any faster. In order to infect people with the virus, we have to have a tested viral dose — one that is strong enough to infect people, but not so strong it gives an infection worse than natural spread — which can take up to a year to develop, according to Weijer.
The 5 myths answered are, will my oxygen level drop, wearing a mask? Do I need a mask, If I am not unwell? A mask won't stop a wearer getting ill. You don't have to wear a mask if you have a medical condition and its enough to just wear a mask.
A new report in the Journal of the American Planning Association concludes that density doesn’t make a city sick; crowding and connectivity do. It’s important to disentangle those concepts.
For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded Covid-19: obesity.
The more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier reopening schools for in-person learning appears to be, at least in areas with high caseloads. There have already been many reports about the virus spreading through schools and summer camps, and evidence has begun to support the notion that children can play a key role in community transmission.
While the world is transfixed by the high-stakes race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, an equally crucial competition is heating up to produce targeted antibodies that could provide an instant immunity boost against the virus.
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has sickened more than 16.5 million people across six continents. It is raging in countries that never contained the virus. It is resurging in many of the ones that did. If there was ever a time when this coronavirus could be contained, it has probably passed. One outcome is now looking almost certain: This virus is never going away.
Research already shows that germicidal UV can effectively inactivate airborne microbes that transmit measles, tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-1, a close relative of the novel coronavirus. Now, with concern mounting that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be easily transmitted through microscopic floating particles known as aerosols, some researchers and physicians hope the technology can be recruited yet again to help disinfect high-risk indoor settings.
One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?