Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal poised to lift more restrictions as pandemic ebbs

Six weeks after starting to gradually ease an extended pandemic lockdown, Portugal has kept a lid on the spread of COVID-19 and is on track to further loosen restrictions next week as planned.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal rolls back virus surge that made it world's worst

Portugal's official daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Monday dropped below 1,000 for the first time since early October, amid a national lockdown and just weeks after it was the worst-hit country in the world by size ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Average new US virus cases below 100K for 1st time in months

Average daily new coronavirus cases in the United States dipped below 100,000 in recent days for the first time in months, but experts cautioned Sunday that infections remain high and precautions to slow the pandemic must ...

Vaccination

Next major pandemic hurdle: Persuading people to get vaccinated

Today, more Americans hope to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than current vaccine supply will allow. Consequently, although President Joe Biden's initial promise to dole out 100 million vaccine doses in 100 days would require ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'The most dangerous time': UK sees toughest virus threat yet

The U.K. opened seven mass vaccination centers Monday as it moved into the most perilous moment of the COVID-19 pandemic, with exhausted medical staff reeling under the pressure of packed hospitals and increasing admissions.

Vaccination

Politics affect public buy-in on COVID-19 vaccine, study shows

Public confidence in the safety and efficacy of a coronavirus vaccine will depend heavily on the political context in which a potential vaccine is approved and distributed, according to a new study by Yale researchers. 

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