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Over 25% of CT nursing home residents surveyed test positive for COVID – Mirage News

The first case of COVID-19 in Connecticut was reported in a nursing home on March 15; from there the number of infections skyrocketed. A point prevalence…

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The first case of COVID-19 in Connecticut was reported in a nursing home on March 15; from there the number of infections skyrocketed.
A point prevalence survey (which involves testing groups of individuals at a single time) led by the Yale School of Public Health found that 601 people (28.3% of the 2,117 people tested in 33 nursing homes) were infected with the virus.
The survey is the most comprehensive one yet in the state’s nursing homes, and the largest report in the United States. The st…

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First batch of COVID vaccines ‘on track’ for early next year – 7NEWS.com.au

The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into vaccines for Australians.

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Australia is on track to receive its first batch of coronavirus vaccinations early next year.
The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into two lead vaccine candidates.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the latest trials of the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine were very positive.
There are no guarantees but this weeks results, coming out of phase three trials, are deeply important, Mr Hunt told parliament on Wednesday.
It means we are on track for first vaccines to be delivered in the first…

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Vaccine is imminent, but virus fight has long way to go: Fauci – Sydney Morning Herald

A COVID-19 vaccine is just months away, Dr Anthony Fauci says, but vaccine hesitancy and political division are making the fight against the virus tougher to win….

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Masks, for example, had become a political symbol in the US, Dr Fauci said.
“People were ridiculed for wearing masks; it depended on what side of the political spectrum you were at, which was so painful to me as a public health scientist.”
Speaking from his US home as part of a University of Melbourne webinar, Dr Fauci recently called an idiot by President Donald Trump said scientists must never be afraid to tell politicians what they don’t want to hear.
“One of the traps some scientists get into…

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One more COVID-19 case in South Australia – Walcha News

South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller. SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since……

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South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller.
SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since her arrival in Adelaide and presents no risk to the wider community.
She takes the total number of coronavirus cases in SA since the start of the pandemic to 495.
There are currently 12 active infections, all returned travellers in hotel isolation.
Australian Associated Press

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