Tag Archives: COVID19

Human organ chips enable COVID-19 drug repurposing

Immuno-fluorescent staining of the human Airway Chip reveals that the airway cells growing there develop numerous structures that are specific to lung cells, including cilia (yellow) and a membrane protein called ZO-1 that keeps cells attached to each other (purple). Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University A Wyss Institute-led collaboration …

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Russia lags behind others in its COVID-19 vaccination drive

A Russian medical worker prepares a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine as people wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus queue to get a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in a mobile vaccination center in Simferopol, Crimea, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Alexander Dragan, a data analyst …

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Walgreens announces partnership with Adobe to launch Covid-19 vaccine portal, myWalgreens app updates

Walgreens is using Adobe Experience Cloud to accelerate the company’s digital transformation efforts and deliver their Covid-19 vaccine portal and updated myWalgreens app. On Wednesday, Walgreens announced a partnership with Adobe to release its Covid-19 vaccine portal and an updated version of its myWalgreens app. Using the online portal, customers …

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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

In this April 13, 2021, file photo, the remains of a woman who died from complications related to COVID-19 are placed into a niche by cemetery workers and relatives at the Inahuma cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million …

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Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

by Carla K. Johnson In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, EMT Rachel Bryant, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a homeless man in the courtyard of the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles. Homeless Americans who have been left off priority lists for coronavirus vaccinations—or even bumped aside as states …

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Origin of the COVID-19 virus: The trail of mink farming

by François Roger, Alexis Delabouglise, Benjamin Roche, Marisa Peyre and Véronique Chevalier, The Conversation American mink distribution areas. The species was introduced into Eurasia for the production of fur, but many individuals escape from farms or are released into the wild). The cases of Covid-19 (OIE) declared on farms correspond …

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Scientists propose a sustainable strategy in the COVID-19 pandemic

This diagram shows that every precautionary measure leaves gaps that could let the virus through. The more measures are used in conjunction, such as space, hygiene, mask + ventilation and app., avoiding closed rooms, groups, crowds and lively conversations side by side, limited contact and test, trace, isolate (TTI), the …

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

A Russian medical worker administers a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to 75-year-old Maria Piparinen in a local rural medical post in the village of Ikhala in Russia’s Karelia region, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Piparinen and other elderly residents were relieved when they heard that doctors were finally …

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Pokémon World Championships Postponed To 2022 Due To COVID-19 Concerns

The 2021 Pokémon World Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Pokémon Company made the tough call today stating “the safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make.” This …

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