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Colds rise as pandemic constraints ease; Southern Baptist Convention unleashes small COVID cluster: Live COVID-19 updates

After a historically mild flu season, a resurgence of colds and other viruses in New Jersey signals what may be in store for the rest of the country as pandemic restrictions continue to ease. While influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) dipped to record low during the pandemic, the New Jersey State Department of Health said the overall level of …

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine effective against Delta variant, say UAB experts

The coronavirus vaccine created by Johnson & Johnson is effective against the new, highly transmissible Delta variant of the virus, according to two infectious disease experts at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. But a booster may not be out of the question, despite what the federal government says. “Good news about the J&J vaccine,” said Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director …

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When could the COVID vaccine be ready for younger children?

The pandemic is not over. And many in New Jersey have still not been vaccinated. Most notable among the unvaccinated? Children. Clinical trials are underway. But right now, younger children – those under 12 – are not eligible to receive the vaccine. This is unlikely to change until schools begin reopening next month. Although children are less susceptible to COVID-19, …

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4 major effects drinking beer has on your health, says new study

From old school favorites to current fashion, some may argue that beer lovers have never celebrated the drink as passionately as they are right now. If you are one of them, researchers have identified a few important benefits that beer can have on your long-term health. Health! Before we explore what this study revealed, it may be wise to note: …

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LA County has more than 1,000 coronavirus cases a day

Los Angeles County reported more than 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in a single day Friday – the largest report in months. The last time LA County reported more than 1,000 new cases in a single day was due to a delayed number of cases in late May. In early March, the county routinely released new cases of coronavirus of …

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COVID-19 uptick in Wisconsin probably related to delta variant | Local news

Dr. Lou Bernhardt, a retired surgeon who volunteers at the Benevolent Specialists Project Free Clinic, gives a COVID-19 shot to Mao Lor in Bayview apartments in downtown Madison. STATE JOURNAL ARCHIVES David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal An increase in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin this week likely stems from the more contagious delta variant of coronavirus and exacerbates the need …

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