Study shows that Global Tourists are exposed to a greater burden of multi drug-resistant bacteria

Study shows that Global Tourists are exposed to a greater burden of multi drug-resistant bacteria

Travelers can pick up the bacteria even during short visits and further spread the strains after returning home. International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – often picking up several different types during a trip through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study has revealed. The global spread of intestinal multidrug resistant gram-negative (MDR-GN) bacteria poses a serious threat to human health worldwide, with MDR clones of E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae threatening more antibiotic resistant infections around the world. Researchers monitored a…

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Sweden plans tighter Coronavirus measures as 3rd wave of covid-19 fear looms

Sweden plans tighter Coronavirus measures as 3rd wave of covid-19 fear looms

The centre-left government on Wednesday put forward a proposal that for the first time would allow it to close shopping centres, gyms, and restaurants and to fine those who fail to obey the rules SKr2,000 ($240). “There is a significant risk of a third wave of infection . . . It can be necessary to shut down parts of Sweden,” said social minister Lena Hallengren. The country, which stood out internationally because of its refusal to introduce a lockdown, has since December brought in more and more restrictions. Coronavirus cases per capita have ticked…

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Finland discovers unique variant of coronavirus that may not show up on PCR tests

Finland discovers unique variant of coronavirus that may not show up on PCR tests

Virus variants have been scientists’ main struggle while vaccine efforts started to pick up steam around the world against the global COVID-19 pandemic, and now a new strain in Finland may have mutated in a way that enables it to escape detection in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, according to experts. Helsinki-based Vita Laboratories said the variant Fin-796H was different from strains previously found in South Africa and the U.K. and that the new mutated coronavirus may not show up in PCR tests, Finland’s national public broadcaster YLE reported. “The…

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Spain’s Coronavirus cases increase amid discovery of variants of South Africa, UK mutation in few areas.

Spain’s Coronavirus cases increase amid discovery of variants of South Africa, UK mutation in few areas.

Spain confirmed 14,515 new coronavirus infections Thursday, as the Health Minister reported a growing number of variants. Carolina Darias said Spain detected seven cases of variants found in South Africa, three from Brazil and the UK version is now responsible for 20% of new infections. To avoid further spread of the variants, Spain will make all arrivals from Brazil and South Africa quarantine for 10 days from Monday, even if they test negative. “It doesn’t make much sense to do the same for the UK as the variant is already…

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UK to become 1st country to approve Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine: Health workers likely to receive vaccine in a week

UK to become 1st country to approve Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine: Health workers likely to receive vaccine in a week

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, the UK plans to move fast in the approval process and clearance to Pfizer and BioNTech SE could come by next week.The first deliveries of their coronavirus vaccine could be made available to NHS workers in the UK later this month. The United Kingdom (UK) may become the first country to approve Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate as the companies surge ahead with their production plans before the official rollout across the world. As the coronavirus cases continue to rise, the UK plans…

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There is no need for Coronavirus vaccines: Former Vice President of Pfizer says pandemic is over

There is no need for Coronavirus vaccines: Former Vice President of Pfizer says pandemic is over

The pandemic is effectively over and can easily be handled by a properly functioning NHS. Accordingly, the country should immediately be permitted to get back to normal life, says former VP of Pfizer While Pfizer pharmaceutical had made headlines on the release of their Coronavirus vaccine, a former Vice President and Chief Scientist of the company Dr. Michael Yeadon has said that there is no need for any vaccines to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. According to an article published in Lockdown Sceptics, Dr. Michael Yeadon wrote, “There is absolutely…

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Moderna Says Vaccine 100% Effective Against Severe Covid, Seeks Clearance

Moderna Says Vaccine 100% Effective Against Severe Covid, Seeks Clearance

Moderna Inc will apply for US and European emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday after full results from a late-stage study showed it was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns, the company said. Moderna also reported that the vaccine’s efficacy rate was consistent across age, race, ethnicity and gender demographics as well as having a 100% success rate in preventing severe cases of a disease that has killed nearly 1.5 million people.Moderna said it expects to have approximately 20 million doses of the vaccine, called mRNA-1273, available…

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US breaks daily Coronavirus record with 121,000 cases

US breaks daily Coronavirus record with 121,000 cases

The United States has broken its record for the highest number of new Covid-19 infections in a single day yet again, with more than 121,000 new cases recorded on Thursday. As the country’s attention has been trained on the presidential election, the US has continued to break daily records for new Covid-19 cases. On Wednesday, the day after the election, the country saw more than 107,000 cases, the first time the US surpassed 100,000 new cases in a single day. Before that, the record was set on 30 October with…

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U.S. reports world record of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

U.S. reports world record of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in single day

The United States set a new all-time high for coronavirus cases confirmed in a single 24-hour period on Friday, reporting just over 100,000 new infections to surpass the record total of 91,000 posted a day earlier, according to a Reuters tally.FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers wearing powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) hoods process COVID-19 test samples at a drive-thru testing site operated by Avera Health inside the former Silverstar Car Wash, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S., October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo The…

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Belgium imposes ‘more severe’ lockdown to combat COVID-19: Where did Belgium go wrong ?

Belgium imposes ‘more severe’ lockdown to combat COVID-19: Where did Belgium go wrong ?

Brussels: Belgium, the country with by some measures the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak, will impose tighter lockdown rules from Monday, closing non-essential businesses and restricting household visits. Covid-19 is ravaging tiny Belgium, the home to NATO and the headquarters of the European Union. With a rate of 1,735 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, it has the highest rate of coronavirus infections in Europe. Many hospitals are overwhelmed, with some doctors being told to show up to work even if they have been diagnosed with the virus. When the government…

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