Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Test tube with Coronavirus label is seen in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 26 (Reuters) – The world’s first medical trial allowed to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better … Read more

Lawsuit filed against Kaiser Permanente after mother of 3, Nerissa Regnier, denied COVID-19 vaccine dies from virus, attorney says

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (CNS) — An active Mission Viejo mother of three with multiple sclerosis, but who was managing the disease well, died of COVID-19 because her health care provider denied her a vaccine and then monoclonal antibody treatment when she fell ill, her lawyers said on Tuesday. Lawyers for the family of Nerissa Regnier, … Read more

Man denied heart transplant because he’s not vaccinated against COVID

BOSTON, Mass. – David Ferguson speaks passionately on behalf of his DJ son. He says the 31-year-old is fighting for his life at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is in desperate need of a heart transplant. “My son went to the brink of death for sticking to his guns and he was pushed over the … Read more

New York judge strikes down state mask mandate

Jan 24 (Reuters) – A New York judge overturned the state’s mask mandate on Monday, a week before it expired, ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by imposing a rule that needed to be passed by the state legislature. ‘State. Judge Thomas Rademaker of the New York State Supreme Court on Long Island found … Read more

California bill removes ‘belief’ exemption to school COVID-19 vaccination

California legislation proposed on Monday would eliminate a personal belief exemption in school-based COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Richard Pan introduced the Keep Schools Open and Safe Act at a press conference at a school in Los Angeles. Pan, a pediatrician, said the law was needed to ensure children are educated. trauma of this pandemic for almost … Read more

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 24 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more

Study finds high levels of omicron-fighting antibodies four months after Pfizer booster

A new study shows high levels of coronavirus antibodies that fight the omicron variant four months after a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, a positive sign for the durability of a booster’s effectiveness. the to study from researchers from Pfizer, BioNTech and the University of Texas Medical Branch show that anti-virus antibodies last four … Read more

Will the omicron variant end the COVID-19 pandemic for good?

The world feared the worst when a worrying new coronavirus variant emerged in late November and ripped through South Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic.But two months later, with omicron dominant across much of the globe, the narrative has shifted for some.”Levels of concern about omicron tend to be lower than … Read more

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding amid new Omicron restrictions

SYDNEY, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has canceled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron strain in the community, she told reporters on Sunday. New Zealand will impose mask rules and restrict collection from midnight Sunday after a cluster of nine … Read more

UK designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation

LONDON/COPENHAGEN, Jan. 21 (Reuters) – The UK Health Security Agency Friday designated a subline of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage. BA.2, which does not have the specific mutation seen with Omicron that can help distinguish it easily from Delta, is … Read more