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Fake heiress Anna Sorokin sues US immigration officials over Covid infection

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Anna Sorokin, the woman who scammed victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by falsely posing as a German heiress, has sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice), saying she contracted Covid after official...

Possible case of deer-to human Covid infection identified in Canada

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Canadian researchers believe they have found the first-ever instance of a deer passing the coronavirus to a human, warning that broader surveillance of wildlife is needed to prevent further mutations from developing a...

Covid infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds

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Having Covid-19 puts people at a significantly increased chance of developing new mental health conditions, potentially adding to existing crises of suicide and overdoses, according to new research looking at millions...

Respiratory infection found in dinosaur that lived 150m years ago

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In a timely reminder that respiratory infections are not a modern malaise, researchers have found the first evidence of such an affliction in a dinosaur that lived 150m years ago. Palaeontologists made the discovery w...

Exposure to one nasal droplet enough for Covid infection – study

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Exposure to a single nasal droplet is sufficient to become infected with Covid-19, according to a landmark trial in which healthy volunteers were intentionally given a dose of the virus. The trial, the first to have m...

Australia’s Covid surge in four charts: NSW now has one of world’s highest infection rates

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For the past two years, Australia has fought off waves of Covid using strict lockdowns and closed borders. The payoff has been counted in the fatality rate – Australia has had one of the lowest rates of death anywhere...

Boosters are not enough: Britain needs a strong, immediate plan for infection control

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In Sunday evening’s extraordinary televised address, when the prime minister warned that Britain was facing a “tidal wave” of Omicron cases, it was notable that the only focus was the mission to vaccinate the nation w...

Two jabs offer little protection against Omicron infection, UK data shows

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Having two doses of a Covid vaccine offers less defence against symptomatic infection from the Omicron variant than with Delta, experts have said, although a booster jab raises protection considerably. The UK Health S...

Severe Covid infection doubles chances of dying in following year – study

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Patients who survive severe Covid are more than twice as likely to die over the following year than those who remain uninfected or experience milder virus symptoms, a study says. The research, published in Frontiers i...

England Covid infection rates doubled in over-65s between September and October

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Covid infection rates roughly doubled in the over-65s between September and October, according to researchers at Imperial College London who warn the virus is spreading from schoolchildren into more vulnerable age gro...

Aromatherapy spray sold by Walmart causes deadly bacterial infection

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An aromatherapy spray sold at Walmart has been the cause of at least four bacterial infections that have resulted in at least two deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC conf...

Which protects you more against Covid – vaccination or prior infection?

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In the United States, the issue of whether “natural immunity” from prior infection is as good as vaccination is becoming politicised. Fortunately, the Office for National Statistics has released results from a sophist...

Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment

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Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection. The former US president was released around 8am from the University of California Irvine medical cente...

Bill Clinton to remain in hospital as he recovers from urological infection

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The former US president Bill Clinton’s health is improving but he will remain in a California hospital for at least another night to receive antibiotics intravenously for a urological infection that spread to his bloo...

Bill Clinton in California hospital with non-Covid infection

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Bill Clinton was admitted two days ago to an Irvine, California, hospital for treatment of a “non-Covid infection”, a spokesman said. “On Tuesday evening former President Bill Clinton was admitted to University of Cal...

Covid booster shots important to stop infection, finds English study

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Scientists have urged eligible people to have Covid booster shots after a major survey in England found evidence of “breakthrough infections” more than three months after full vaccination. Researchers at Imperial Coll...

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