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Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily'

Infectious diseases expert Prof Ester Sabino, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, said: “You need many introductions [of a virus] to start an epidemic. Six is very few. I would say if you take care and do contact tracing, this is going to decrease.” Source link You Might Also Like! Risk of Death From […]

Face Shields May Cut COVID Spread in Hair Salons

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just having a chat in a hair salon can spread the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study finds. The same is likely true in many health care settings, the same research showed. Most research on exhaled air and the spread of the virus has focused […]

Coronavirus spread slowed by vaccines, study suggests

There was a 75% reduction in staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital testing positive after a vaccination. Source link You Might Also Like! When Will Kids Get COVID Vaccines? MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For parents with questions about COVID-19 vaccines and children, Johns Hopkins Medicine experts ENGAGE+ Another new coronavirus variant seen in the […]

J&J Vaccine May Block Spread of Coronavirus, FDA Says

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were tested before the discovery of variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil, meaning those two vaccines likely benefited from higher efficacy rates and more straightforward results. But once the Johnson & Johnson shot receives emergency use authorization, which could come shortly after a scheduled scientific committee […]

Very Little Spread of COVID at Kids' Day Camps

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Day camps could be considered breeding grounds for coronavirus infection, but a new study shows that when social distancing measures are followed, few illnesses result. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,800 children and staff members who were at 54 YMCA day camps in the greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel […]

Covid: 'No evidence' schools spread lots of coronavirus

Researchers looked at teacher and pupil Covid “sick days” in England in the autumn term up to Christmas. Source link You Might Also Like! Risk of Death From COVID in Nursing Homes: Race Matters Ouslander agreed. “We all have a social responsibility,” he said. “Just because you’re not going into a nursing home,” he ENGAGE+ […]