Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Test tube with Coronavirus label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 26 (Reuters) – The world’s first medical trial authorized to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop … Read more

5 things to know for January 25: Supreme Court, Ukraine, Covid, Federal Reserve, Cuba

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Supreme Court Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to formally announce his plans to retire today, clearing the … Read more

English COVID study finds record prevalence in January

A woman walks past a sign amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – An English COVID-19 study reported record high prevalence in January after a spike in infections fueled by Omicron, Imperial … Read more

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Cannabis compound CBD stops coronavirus in test tube, but can it treat COVID?

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Early research suggesting that a popular non-psychoactive compound derived from marijuana may help prevent or treat COVID-19 warrants further investigation in rigorous clinical trials, researchers say. Several recent lab studies on cannabidiol, or CBD, have shown promising results, garnering media attention. However, many other potential COVID treatments that have shown promise … Read more

British police investigating lockdown parties at PM Johnson’s residence

Johnson attended birthday gathering in lockdown Police will investigate alleged lockdown breaches Government’s own internal inquiry to continue LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – British police said on Tuesday they had opened an investigation into possible COVID lockdown breaches at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street residence after receiving evidence from an internal government probe into … Read more

76 LTC facilities reporting COVID-19 outbreaks

19 ACCIDENTS, TWO MINOR INJURIES, TOO DELICATE AND THREE BLOCKED VEHICLES. NEW AS OF NOON, THE STATE REPORTS NEARLY 100 IOWANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS. TODAY’S LATEST UPDATE SHOWS A MORE 89 PEOPLE ARE POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE PREVUSIO SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE. FEWER PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY IN … Read more

COVID cases reported on Australian aid vessel sailing to virus-free Tonga

Jan 25 (Reuters) – About two dozen cases of COVID-19 have been recorded among the crew of an Australian warship expected to arrive in coronavirus-free Tonga on Wednesday to deliver humanitarian aid, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. Tonga, hit by a massive volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan. 15, has asked for aid to … Read more

Omicron Is Spreading. Resistance Is Futile

As the Omicron Wave crests, there is bad news and good news. The bad news is that the main strategies for slowing its spread – repeated testing, masks and vaccine boosters – are largely useless for this purpose. The good news is that while protecting the vulnerable remains vital, slowing the spread of the virus … Read more

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration photo taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 24 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings … Read more