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Many employees have mixed feelings as offices reopen

(HealthDay)—Bye-bye Zoom meetings: As America begins to emerge from the pandemic, many companies are welcoming employees back into physical work spaces.

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Pandemic eviction bans found to protect entire communities from COVID-19 spread

A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected ...

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New factor in the development of psoriasis discovered

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin condition. The underlying genetic factors have not yet been sufficiently researched. The skin inflammation is usually triggered by external factors such as infections or stress. A research ...

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How pandemic responses neglected disabled people's rights

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on disabled people, who make up six out of ten COVID-19 related deaths in the UK, according to the Office of National Statistics. So far no other country has published the same ...

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Key biomarker for inflammation and COVID-19 risk

Varying severity of COVID-19 symptoms in patients is reflected by levels of a chemical biomarker in their body which scientists say could be used to better manage treatments and other interventions, including vaccinations.

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Stem cells show gender differences in COVID-19 risk

With more than 125 million people infected and nearly 3 million dead, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world in inconceivable ways. Adding to the challenge is that the patient condition varies widely, from the asymptomatic ...

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Expert explains how to track coronavirus variants

New COVID-19 variants could potentially jeopardize a lot of the work that has been done so far to contain the pandemic. Sonia Gonçalves explains how genomic surveillance can help us track and contain them.

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Many Americans say they would support COVID-19 vaccine mandates

As vaccines that help protect against COVID-19 become available for more people across the United States, questions have been raised about whether institutions like schools and universities should require their students and ...

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Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in

It's a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking on the street, riding bikes or sitting in parks with their masks on even when they're far away from others.

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Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt "completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris," as tired doctors and nurses ...

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Canada to send support to virus-hit province

Canada will funnel additional health staff and equipment into virus-hit Ontario as the province battles a worrying spike in COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday.

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Half of US adults now have received at least 1 COVID shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince ...