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►According to a study published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, based on early clinical trials, a single dose of Johnson & Johnson̵
► Scientists at Ohio State University have discovered a new variant of SARS-Cov-2, which can cause COVID-19. The new variant carries the same mutations as the British strain, but it is most likely caused by a strain that already exists in the United States.
►The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis received the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Thursday. The 84-year-old advocated that everyone should get the vaccine, calling it a “moral choice”, not only for their own health, but also for the “life of others.”
►A global team of researchers arrived in Wuhan, China on Thursday, where the coronavirus was first discovered in the country to investigate its origin.
►Pfizer cooperated with BioNTech to develop the first federally authorized COVID-19. The company has increased the prices of 193 brand-name drugs this month. Although Pfizer’s median increase was 0.5%, the price increase for several of Pfizer’s most popular drugs was about 5%.
►The Mississippi State Department of Health said that as Governor Tate Reeves announced that more people were eligible for the vaccine, the state could no longer accept appointments for coronavirus vaccines because of a “significant increase” in demand.
►The governor of Montana, Greg Gianforte, announced on Wednesday that he will cancel the pandemic order issued by his predecessor. According to the new regulations that took effect on Friday, restaurants, bars, wineries, wineries and casinos no longer need to close at 10pm, nor do they need to limit their capacity to 50%.
►A new survey by Ipsos found that residents of several other countries are more hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine than Americans. China is the country with the highest vaccine acceptance, and 80% of respondents said they would accept it. France ranks the lowest at only 40%. The United States stays in the middle with 69%.
►In the United States, the number of deaths from the coronavirus has reached a new high, exceeding 4,300. According to Johns Hopkins University, the total number of deaths in the country due to the coronavirus has exceeded 384,000. The number of Americans killed in World War II is rapidly approaching, reaching 405,000. The United States recorded 4327 deaths on Tuesday.
► California Governor Gavin Newsom (Gavin Newsom) announced on Wednesday that the state will lift restrictions on the COVID-19 vaccine for all residents 65 years and older. However, the state of Los Angeles is the worst-hit area in the state, and it has stated that it will continue to give priority to medical staff. Since the beginning of the pandemic, about one-third of people in the county have been infected with COVID-19.
📈 Today’s numbers: According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 23 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States and more than 384,600 deaths. Global total: more than 92.3 million cases and 1.97 million deaths.
📘 What we are reading: According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seasonal flu has almost disappeared. Health experts say this fully illustrates the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
When returning to the classroom, college students get more COVID than preschool and school-age children
A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday showed that college students are more concerned about the spread of COVID-19 than younger children going to school.
The study was published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and found that COVID-19 cases did not increase among preschool and school-age children from zero to ten years old in summer and autumn.
In contrast, the CDC said that in mid-July and early September, there was a significant increase in the number of cases among young people aged 18 to 24. “This suggests that young people may be more effective The contribution of communication is even greater.”
The agency believes that due to the high incidence of asymptomatic infections in these age groups, COVID-19 cases in children and adolescents may be underestimated.
Moderna needs at least 3K young volunteers for vaccine trials
Federal officials said this week that not enough teenagers have signed up for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, which may delay vaccine authorization for this age group.
Moncef Slaoui, the scientific leader of the government’s vaccine work “distorted speed” operation, said on Tuesday that although adult vaccine trials involve 800 volunteers every day, there are only 800 volunteers in adolescent trials every month.
He said that this study requires at least 3,000 participants to provide valid safety and efficacy data and obtain FDA authorization.
Sloy said: “For all of us, for all the population in the United States, realize that unless a teenager between the ages of 12 and 18 decides to participate, we will have no indication that this is very important.”
-Karen Weintraub (Karen Weintraub)
Some hospitals in Wisconsin provide vaccines to staff who do not take care of patients
Facing the situation that did not appear in the immunization clinic and the remaining dose, some hospital systems in Wisconsin are based on the COVID-19 vaccine that does not distinguish between patients or employees working in medical institutions. The explanation of the priority of vaccines is said by federal consultants.
At least one hospital system-advocate Jiguang-has opened vaccine appointments to all employees. According to social media posts, employees listed as administrators or public relations experts in other health systems have been vaccinated.
Wisconsin is still completing the first phase of its vaccine rollout plan, which includes long-term care facilities and healthcare workers, with a focus on first-line hospital staff.
In Wisconsin and other states, some hospitals have decided to include employees who work from home and do not interact with patients, which has caused concern.
– Daphne Chen, Milwaukee Daily Outpost
What will the future of COVID-19 look like?Research says that maybe another cold
According to a model developed by scientists at Emory University and Pennsylvania State University, SARS-CoV-2 “may join the ranks of mild, chilling…human coronaviruses in the long run.”
The model, published in the peer-reviewed journal Science on Tuesday, compares the deadly virus with four common cold coronaviruses and the SARS and MERS viruses that appeared in 2003 and 2012, respectively.
The researchers determined from this model that if the coronavirus continues to spread in the general population, and most people have been exposed to the virus since childhood, it can be added to the common cold list.
The study authors acknowledge that the model makes some unknown assumptions about the coronavirus and the common cold, but the message to be conveyed is that “the urgent need for mass vaccination in the near future may be diminished,” said study author Ottar Bjornstad, at Pennsylvania State University A person who teaches entomology and biology.
Contributor: Associated Press
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