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Bolsonaro Tells Brazilians To Stop ‘Whining’ And ‘Move On’ After Record COVID-19 Deaths

BRASILIA (Reuters) — After two straight days of record COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday told Brazilians to stop “whining” and move on, in his latest remarks attacking distancing measures and downplaying the gravity of the pandemic. Brazil has the world’s second-highest death toll over the past year, after the United States. […]

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Transmission After 1 Dose, Study Finds

A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech’s COVID-19 vaccine could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, a U.K. study has found. Researchers analyzed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, England. Mike Weekes, an infectious disease specialist at Cambridge University’s […]

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CDC Urges Stricter Gym Precautions After COVID-19 Outbreaks Linked To Facilities

Federal health officials are urging gymgoers to wear a mask at all times while exercising indoors after two separate reports published Monday found high coronavirus transmission during high-intensity exercise classes at gyms in Hawaii and Illinois. COVID-19 outbreaks in both states late last summer were linked to fitness centers that were not reliably enforcing physical […]

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Tiger Woods Is Recovering From Multiple Bone Fractures After Car Accident

Tiger Woods is in recovery after undergoing emergency surgery for injuries sustained in a serious single-car accident on Tuesday, February 23.  Orthopedic trauma specialists at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level one trauma center in Los Angeles County, operated extensively on the golfer’s lower right leg and ankle to treat several significant orthopedic injuries, according to […]

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Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving COVID-Infected Lungs

A Michigan woman contracted COVID-19 and died last fall after receiving a double-lung transplant, doctors said. The organs were infected with the coronavirus, even though the donor initially tested negative and showed no signs of illness. It appears to be the first confirmed U.S. case of donor-to-recipient transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, […]

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Dr. Fauci: Trump Let ‘Terrible Things’ Happen After Our COVID-19 Disagreements

Dr. Anthony Fauci continues to open up about his experiences working under the Trump administration, revealing the moment he began to lose influence with former President Donald Trump.  In a wide-ranging interview with The Telegraph, the infectious disease specialist recalled a marked shift in his professional relationship with Trump in April or May of last year, […]

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Man Offered COVID-19 Vaccine Early After Medical Records List Height As 6.2 Centimeters

A journalist in England was mistakenly offered the COVID-19 vaccine early after an administrative error saw his height listed in his medical records as just 6.2 centimeters. Liam Thorp, the six-foot-two-tall political editor of the Liverpool Echo, was incorrectly deemed to have a body mass index of 28,000 and therefore listed as vulnerable. Thorp, 32 […]