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The NBA’s new Covid-19 restrictions won’t be good enough

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images The league’s expanded health and safety measures won’t stop the virus from tearing through teams. Adam Silver knew it was going to happen when the NBA decided to bypass forming another bubble to instead return the league’s teams to their home arenas for a planned 72-game season. The commissioner watched…

Covid live updates: States expand Covid vaccine distribution, Biden receives 2nd dose

Many U.S. states are expanding Covid vaccine rollout, with New York making teachers and police eligible. President-elect Biden received his second dose of the vaccine.

Study: higher vaccine rates associated with indicative language by provider, more efficient

New research from Boston Medical Center finds that using clear, unambiguous language when recommending HPV vaccination both increases vaccine acceptance and increases conversation efficiency while preserving patient satisfaction. Published in Vaccine, the new research findings show that adolescents are nine times more likely to receive a vaccine when providers introduce the topic to parents with…

Another crucial coronavirus mystery was just explained

Synairgen’s SNG001 is a nebulizer containing interferon beta-1a that showed great promise in a recent Phase 2 trial. Volunteers who received the drug had greater odds of recovering from COVID-19 than placebo controls. The study did highlight a potential issue with the interferon therapy, as researchers found the drug favors the development of the kind…

India dispatches first consignment of Covid vaccines around the country

Trucks loaded with Covid-19 vaccines rolled out of India’s Serum Institute Monday night, before being flown around the country. India plans to begin its vaccine program from Saturday, with the aim of immunizing 300 million people by July.

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