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Bay Area school has 8 COVID cases after parental 'breach' - SFGate

At least 75 students were forced to quarantine over Thanksgiving break.

Published At: 2021-12-04T00:28:05Z

Joshua Bote

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COVID-19 Statistics | Dec. 3, 2021 - Lost Coast Outpost

COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, Dec. 3, 2021

Published At: 2021-12-03T23:37:48Z

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The Vast Promise of mRNA Technology - The Wall Street Journal

The Covid vaccine platform offers real hope for treating many other diseases, including cancer. How an immigrant from Hungary played a prominent scientific role.

Published At: 2021-12-03T23:31:00Z

Allysia Finley

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First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Reported In Philadelphia - CBS Philly

Officials say a male resident in his 30's from Northwest Philadelphia has tested positive for the omicron variant.

Published At: 2021-12-03T23:05:00Z

CBS3 Staff

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Missouri announces first case of omicron COVID-19 variant - KMBC Kansas City

Health officials said a St. Louis resident's sample tested presumed positive for the omicron variant

Published At: 2021-12-03T22:04:00Z

KMBC 9 News Staff

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Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus - Reuters

The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, according to re…

Published At: 2021-12-03T21:53:00Z

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An omicron vocab lesson, from 'immune evasion' to 'outcompete' to 'epistasis' : Goats and Soda - NPR

The emergence of this new variant of concern has brought a new vocabulary into daily news reports. We asked experts to help define the terms you're being bombarded with.

Published At: 2021-12-03T21:07:53Z

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Stroke contributing factors may include losing temper, extreme exercise: study - Fox News

Losing one's temper or exercising too rigorously could be contributing factors for a stroke, according to new research.

Published At: 2021-12-03T20:25:10Z

Julia Musto

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A chewing gum that could reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission - Medical Xpress

A chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein serves as a "trap" for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a new study.

Published At: 2021-12-03T20:22:05Z

Science X staff

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Study finds daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work - National Institutes of Health

Findings could lead to behavioral interventions to improve health of shift workers.

Published At: 2021-12-03T19:23:31Z

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UF Health researcher finds new pattern of mutations in omicron variant - WJXT News4JAX

A UF Health researcher's analysis for the Global Virus Network found omicron has substantially more mutations than the delta variant at four key sites within the virus.

Published At: 2021-12-03T19:07:33Z

Doug Bennett, Science Writer, Editor, UF Health Communications

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Parents grieve loss of 3-month-old son to COVID-19 - wflx

As the first cases of the omicron variant are confirmed in the United States, Tyler Rendon and his wife Angelina are still grieving the death of their 3-month-old son.

Published At: 2021-12-03T19:06:00Z

Maricela De La Cruz, KCRA

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Test developed at Duke can quickly tell who's got antibodies to fight which coronavirus variant - WRAL.com

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a test to quickly and easily assess how well someone's antibodies fight infection from multiple coronavirus variants.

Published At: 2021-12-03T19:00:00Z

Matt Talhelm, Chad Flowers, Matthew Burns

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Inmate dies from Legionnaire’s disease amid outbreak at Pendleton Correctional Facility - Fox 59

PENDLETON, Ind. – An inmate at Pendleton Correctional Facility has died from Legionnaire’s disease. The Department of Correction confirmed the death Friday afternoon and said the individual died at the hospital. IDOC said it was working with the Indiana Depar…

Published At: 2021-12-03T18:40:10Z

Matt Adams

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One in 44 U.S. Children Are Being Diagnosed With Autism, CDC Finds - Gizmodo

Greater awareness of the developmental condition is leading to more children being diagnosed and at an earlier age, but some gaps remain.

Published At: 2021-12-03T18:40:00Z

Ed Cara

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“This Virus Is a Shape-Shifter!” – New Research Details How COVID Variants Are Evolving New Ways To Evade Vaccines - SciTechDaily

New study models future SARS-CoV-2 mutations and forecasts their ability to evade immune defenses developed by vaccines and antibody-based treatments. Since the study was completed, several of the predicted mutations appeared in omicron, the most recently ide…

Published At: 2021-12-03T18:29:01Z

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A new study finds that most COVID-19 boosters strengthen immunity, though there is no winning shot - MarketWatch

Moderna’s COVID-19 shot produced the greatest increase in antibody levels in the trial

Published At: 2021-12-03T18:05:00Z

Jaimy Lee

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Woman says COVID left her with rare condition that makes food taste like 'garbage and sewage' - Daily Mail

Natalia Cano, from New Jersey, had coronavirus in January 2021, and afterwards, things that used to taste good started to taste like 'gasoline' or 'mold' - a condition called parosmia.

Published At: 2021-12-03T16:54:57Z

Lillian Gissen, Mansur Shaheen U.S.

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Cognitive Rehab: One Patient's Painstaking Path Through Long Covid Therapy - The New York Times

Samantha Lewis is relearning some basic aspects of her daily life after struggling with brain fog and other lingering symptoms for more than a year since being infected by the virus.

Published At: 2021-12-03T16:37:20Z

Pam Belluck, Alex Wroblewski

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Fetus brains unharmed by non-severe COVID-19; cancer patients get benefit from mRNA vaccines - Yahoo News

Non-severe COVID-19 during pregnancy has no visible effect on the baby's brain, according to a small study presented on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the ...

Published At: 2021-12-03T16:06:37Z

Nancy Lapid