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Pfizer informs US health officials about coronavirus booster shots: report

Pfizer is expected to brief U.S. health officials on the need for a COVID-19 booster shot in the coming days, several sources tell the Washington Post. News of the reported briefing comes after government agencies pushed back on the vaccine manufacturer’s announcement this week that they were seeking permission for a third dose of its coronavirus vaccination. Pfizer and six …

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Sonoma County is seeing increasing COVID infections from gatherings

The recent rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Sonoma County brings echoes of a darker time – the deadly winter rise in December and January. But this smaller plateau is constructed differently. Compared to other points in the pandemic, this summer’s mini-surge – which is currently characterized by a seven-day average of 5.2 new daily cases per day. 100,000 …

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Delta coronavirus variant probably associated with uptick in cases

July 10, 2021 4:12 PM Associated Press Sent: July 10, 2021 4:12 PM This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange) – also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 – isolated from a patient in the United States coming out of the surface of cells (green) that are grown in the lab. NIAID-RML MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin …

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California confirms the first West Nile virus-related death in 2021

California public health officials this week confirmed the first death associated with the West Nile virus in the state this year. The death occurred in San Luis Obispo County, officials said. Officials said evidence suggests the person became infected during the trip to an area in California where the virus is endemic and not in San Luis Obispo County. “We …

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Queen’s Medical Center is investigating a cluster of highly contagious Norovirus cases

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Queen’s Medical Center reported Friday that a pair of patients in an undetected unit have been diagnosed with Norovirus, a highly contagious virus. The hospital confirmed that it is investigating how patients became infected with the virus, which health authorities said could cause stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Queen’s said it works closely with the U.S. …

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Why does colon cancer grow in young people?

When actor Chadwick Boseman died last year at the age of 43, it was shocking for many reasons. Young people should not die, period, but they certainly should not die of a condition traditionally associated with the elderly and infirm. But the premature loss of Boseman to colon cancer was not as unique as one might assume. YouTuber John Peter …

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