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Another life-saving Covid treatment found

Exactly a year on from the discovery that a cheap steroid drug prevented Covid deaths, researchers say they have found another life-saving therapy. It is expensive - a potent intravenous infusion of antibodies to neutralise the virus, rather than dampen the body's inflammatory response to it. Results from the Recovery...
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Kim warns of 'tense' food situation, longer COVID lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned about possible food shortages and urged the country to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss national efforts to salvage a broken economy. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency also...
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Suns star Chris Paul tests positive for COVID-19

Everything was looking peachy for the Phoenix Suns after sweeping the Denver Nuggets. Then as of Wednesday morning, it took a turn for the worst. Superstar guard Chris Paul has been placed in the league’s health and safety protocols and now, it’s being reported that he has tested positive for COVID-19, per John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports:
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Pennsylvania ends COVID-19 emergency declaration

Pennsylvania ended its COVID-19 emergency declaration on Tuesday after Gov. Tom Wolf ’s (D) administration certified election results from May that took away his power to uphold it. Pennsylvania voted in a May primary to take away some of Wolf’s authority over to his strict pandemic response, giving the decision...
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Report: Chris Paul out indefinitely, in COVID-19 protocols

Chris Paul has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols, putting his availability for next week's Western Conference Finals in jeopardy, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. It is not known whether Paul has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Players who are fully vaccinated -- meaning at least two weeks...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un warns of possible food shortages and extended Covid restrictions

Chairing a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party’s central committee on Tuesday, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un admitted that the country needed to tackle a “tense” food situation caused by the pandemic and last year’s typhoons.He also called for the North Korean public to brace for a longer period of Covid-19 restrictions, though Pyongyang still claims North Korea to be one of the only countries in the world without a single case so far.The local KCNA agency reported that Mr Kim reviewed progress on some major policies and the party’s central committee set goals as part of the latest...
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New drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodies

A new drug has been found to cut Covid deaths by a fifth among the sickest patients in hospital and may change official practice so that every patient with coronavirus will have an antibody test before they are admitted. The Recovery trial based at Oxford University has found a third...
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Chris Paul’s playoff status in doubt after testing positive for COVID

Chris Paul’s playoff future is up in the air. Hours after the Suns point guard was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Wednesday, Arizona Sports reported Paul did test positive for COVID-19. Paul received the Pfizer vaccine in February, according to the report. A Suns player told...
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Hospital employees who were told they must get COVID vaccine or lose their jobs say they'll bring their case to the Supreme Court after federal judge ruled against them

Unvaccinated employees at Houston Methodist hospital system say they plan to bring their lawsuit against their employer to the U.S. Supreme Court, after their bid to have a vaccine mandate at work thrown out was ruled against by a federal judge. The hospital system suspended 178 employees for two weeks...
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N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Lifts Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions

Reuters – New York is lifting all state-mandated coronavirus restrictions after reporting that 70% of the state’s adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. “It is an important milestone, and we’re going to keep pushing to do more,” Cuomo told a...