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Vaccine Related Information:
Moderna seeks Japan vaccine approval for 3rd shots
All adults can get a COVID vaccine booster in California, not just those CDC listed
Colorado makes all adults eligible for vaccine boosters as cases rise.
Australia to wait on U.S. data before vaccinating young children
Over 90% of Japan’s prefectural capitals to finish COVID-19 vaccine rollout by end of November
New York City tells health providers to give booster shots to all adults who want them.
Japan to allow COVID-19 booster shots six months after second dose
Nearly 1 million kids ages 5 to 11 expected to receive first Covid vaccine dose by end of Wednesday
Scientific Research & Variants:
Pfizer Seeks FDA Approval for ‘Game-Changing’ COVID-19 Treatment, Promises to Share Formula
The U.S. plans to buy enough of Pfizer’s Covid antiviral pills for 10 million people.
How SARS-CoV-2 in American deer could alter the course of the global pandemic
Researchers found Covid 19 antibodies in deer in the US dating back to 2019
A novel SARS-CoV-2 related coronavirus in bats from Cambodia
What We Know So Far About Waning Vaccine Effectiveness
CDC Hasn’t Updated COVID Vax Breakthrough Data — Agency doesn’t report real-time breakthrough data, but states provide some answers https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/95591
link from above (July 30 2021) “COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Cases: Data from the States”
Are we turning the corner on Covid-19 treatments? – Covid-19 treatments are key to living with the virus. Here’s where we’re at.
UK firm to trial T-cell Covid vaccine that could give longer immunity Exclusive: Oxfordshire-based Emergex gets go-ahead for trials in Switzerland for skin patch vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/15/uk-firm-to-trial-t-cell-covid-vaccine-that-could-give-longer-immunity
50 percent of people who survive covid-19 face lingering symptoms, study finds
Outbreaks & Restrictions:
German Christmas markets face second year of closures as Covid rates soar – Many markets have already announced they will not be going ahead amid record case numbers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/germany-christmas-market-closures-covid-rates-soar
Highly-vaccinated Vermont has more COVID-19 cases than ever. Why is this happening?
Europe had over half of the world’s Covid deaths early this month, the W.H.O. says.
Singapore allows music in bars and restaurants again, but it has to be mellow.
Calif. Gov. Newsom extends covid emergency measures: ‘Winter is coming’
Surge in energy prices saps European Union’s pandemic recovery.
Austria, Netherlands eye partial lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar – Measures aim to raise vaccination rates
New coronavirus cases top 50,000 in Germany for the first time – Record comes as coalition hopefuls face criticism for COVID-19 measures to be debated in parliament. https://www.politico.eu/article/new-coronavirus-cases-top-50000-in-germany-for-the-first-time/
Olaf Scholz urges German parliament to approve new coronavirus rules – Stuck in the transition period between two governments,
Germany is grappling with its fourth coronavirus wave.
Denmark Will Bring Back Some Restrictions as Covid-19 Cases Soar
ZH version: “Denmark To Re-Impose CCP Virus Restrictions After Ditching All Rules 2 Months Ago: Prime Minister”
COVID-19 cases linked to pre-K-12 schools appear to have peaked in Minnesota, though recent preliminary data suggest they
could be rising again amid a lingering pandemic wave.
Unvaccinated Texans make up vast majority of COVID-19 cases and deaths this year, new state data shows
The Netherlands plans a partial lockdown regardless of vaccination status.
California, With Strict Mandates, Has More COVID Cases Than Florida, Texas—Here’s Why
Disease center urges Germans to cancel or avoid big events
Prospective German government eyes coronavirus lockdown for the unvaccinated – The number of new infections per 100,000
inhabitants over a week has surpassed 300 for the first time.
NHL pauses Ottawa Senators’ season due to Covid-19 outbreak
Basque region restricts gatherings as cases rise again in parts of Spain.
COVID-19 outbreak at Connecticut nursing home leaves 8 dead, dozens infected –
“We continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates for residents,
staff, families, and community stakeholders as the situation changes,” the nursing home said.
All Other Covid News:
Mike Zimmer says Vikings player hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms
WHO, CDC report high risk of measles outbreaks as pandemic disrupts vaccination
A Twin Cities doctor spread misinformation about COVID-19. Then he died from it
Federal judge rules Texas school mask ban violates Americans with Disabilities Act
Dropping out and taking menial jobs: The effects of keeping students out of school for 18 months.
The N.I.H. says it isn’t giving up in its patent fight with Moderna.
New Monmouth poll finds steady national support for vaccine mandates
A Record 111 Container Ships Anchored Off Southern California As Congestion Crisis Worsens
Study: Fox viewers more likely to believe Covid falsehoods – The most widely-believed falsehood is about the government exaggerating Covid deaths. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/10/study-fox-viewers-covid-falsehoods-520591
Police officers search the homes of four people linked to Italy’s ‘No Green Pass’ movement.
Drugmaker AstraZeneca will now take profits from coronavirus vaccine
Data broker shared billions of location records with District during pandemic
Texas Medical Board Files Complaint Against Dallas Doc for COVID Actions — Ivette Lozano, MD,
under fire for treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine, supplements
Documents reveal new details of Trump political interference in COVID-19 response
Covid vaccine holdouts are caving to mandates — then scrambling to ‘undo’ their shots
Judge rules United Airlines can mandate vaccine for employees
‘We Killed Herman Cain’: New Book Explains How Trump Team’s Botched Tulsa Rally
Intel, Oregon’s largest employer, sets vaccine deadline for U.S. workers
Federal court extends stay of Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate –
The Biden administration is likely to appeal the panel’s decision to the full court.
BY MATT BOWMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR: Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate is about politics, not science
Federal appeals court reaffirms its decision to freeze Biden’s vaccine mandate
MIRRORS OF CALAMITY How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll
ND Senate passes bill shielding medical professionals who dispense ivermectin from career consequences
“Texas Medical Board Files Complaint Against Dallas Doc for COVID Actions —
Ivette Lozano, MD, under fire for treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine, supplements”
Three snow leopards at Nebraska zoo die from COVID-19 complications
EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of people died needlessly from COVID-19 because Fauci and Birx stuck to
‘irrational’ lockdown policies rather than protecting the most vulnerable, Trump adviser Scott Atlas says in new book
In upcoming book, Scott Atlas says he had data in favor of reopening schools but Fauci ignored it –
Doctor was minority dissenting voice during pandemic.
Getting exports out of the US is harder than the gridlocked imports.
Denmark’s Hard Lessons About Trust and the Pandemic
After coronavirus found in deer, hunters should take precautions, doctor says
Dozens of N.Y.C. sanitation workers were suspended during an inquiry into the use of fake vaccine cards.
HHS withdraws Trump administration policy that limited FDA review of certain Covid-19 tests
The Florida legislature kicks off a special session to pass bills curtailing federal Covid mandates.
Pfizer Will Allow Its Covid Pill to Be Made and Sold Cheaply in Poor Countries
Amazon agrees to pay $500,000 in California over claims that it hid Covid-19 cases from workers.
Vaccine mandate protesters display antisemitic symbols by Jewish politician’s office
Analysis: The White House needs a better plan to curb misinformation pronto, commission argues
Smithfield to pay $13K penalty for failing to protect workers as part of settlement
Badger Technologies Introduces the Badger UV Disinfect Robot to Elevate Health and Safety in Grocery and Retail Stores
Alaska doctors seek COVID-19 misinformation investigation
Newsmax reporter permanently banned from Twitter for posting Covid misinformation
World faces looming shortage of syringes, health experts warn
“A history teacher told her students Trump was still president. She’s been removed from the school.”
Ellume home covid tests recalled over false positives
Packers face $300K fine over COVID-19 protocols; Rodgers, Lazard also facing fines
What would the public health experts do? STAT asked 28 about their holiday plans amid Covid-19
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