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In spite of the unabated surge in COVID-19 infections across the United States and pleas from public health officials to avoid travel, millions of Americans are on the move days ahead of Thanksgiving.Data from the Transportation Security Administration show that more than 3 million Americans passed through airport security...

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In interim late-stage study findings, Oxford University today announced that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing with AstraZeneca is highly effective, bringing the world promising news for the third time this month about a pandemic vaccine candidate.The latest vaccine news comes as COVID-19 levels surge in the United States...

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Research indicates a possible link between sleep apnea and COVID-19 risk. In the United...

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Duke says testing program prevented campus COVID-19 outbreaksDuke University's aggressive pooled surveillance COVID-19 testing program enabled large-scale testing, successfully reduced transmission, and prevented major outbreaks seen on other college campuses, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) study yesterday.The Duke campaign relied on a combination of strategies,...

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A report released yesterday by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) says supply chain issues could interfere with a smooth rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine and that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should disclose scientific review of vaccine and drug efficacy and safety data when issuing emergency use...

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Public transit use drops 73% in pandemic, with vulnerable most affectedPublic transportation usage dropped 72.7% across the United States from Feb 15 to May 17, but vulnerable populations and essential or physical workers were most likely to continue using it, according to a study published yesterday in PLOS One.The...

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Study details tracheal injuries in long-term ventilated COVID patientsA study yesterday found that 47% of COVID-19 patients who required prolonged mechanical ventilation developed potentially life-threatening tracheal (airway) complications.The JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery study found that COVID-19 patients were significantly more likely to suffer full-thickness tracheal lesions (FTTL)—tears...

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A study published yesterday in The Lancet Microbe shows that COVID-19 is most contagious in the first 5 days after symptom onset, underscoring the importance of early case identification and quarantine.Led by researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the systematic review and meta-analysis included 98 studies...

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As US COVID-19 cases surge even higher, with daily deaths passing the 2,000 mark for the first time since May, Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech announced they submitted an emergency use authorization (EUA) request for their vaccine, offering hope that the first doses will be available by the end of...

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Health officials in different parts of the world urged people to double down on their individual actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 to avoid protracted lockdowns and to maintain and improve upon hard-fought gains against the virus.Europe reports 1 death every 17 secondsIn Europe, though weekly cases have...