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Why Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine could do more for the world than other shots

Why Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine could do more for the world than other shots

In the days since Oxford University and AstraZeneca unveiled the results of the partnership’s Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trials, a growing number of questions have emerged. The stated 70% average efficacy was significantly lower than the 94.5% to 95% reported by the other two leading candidates, Moderna and Pfizer. Yet this vaccine could still prove…MORE

How to set up a home gym space that works for you

When it comes to 2020, one of the big positives to emerge from this year’s many challenges is how it has focused our attention on prioritizing health and wellness — with a particular emphasis on physical fitness. To meet our fitness needs while gyms were closed for prolonged periods, many of us started working out…MORE

FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

FAA supports first ‘mass air shipment’ of Covid-19 vaccine

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has supported “the first mass air shipment” of a Covid-19 vaccine. “As a result of the historic pace of vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed and careful logistics planning, the FAA today is supporting the first mass air shipment of a vaccine,” the agency said in a statement Friday.…MORE

Biden will let health experts decide who will get a Covid-19 vaccine first

Biden will let health experts decide who will get a Covid-19 vaccine first

Because risk for Covid-19 can vary among different groups of people, prioritization for a vaccine will be tricky, and President-elect Joe Biden will leave those decisions to health experts, Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s coronavirus advisory board, said Friday. There will likely be a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine doses available immediately after…MORE

CDC Covid-19 vaccine advisers call emergency meeting to discuss distribution

CDC Covid-19 vaccine advisers call emergency meeting to discuss distribution

Advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called an emergency meeting for Tuesday to vote on who they recommend should be the first to get a coronavirus vaccine once one is authorized. The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices wants to have advice out to the public ahead of any decision…MORE

Should you quarantine after Thanksgiving? Yes, CNN’s Dr. Leana Wen explains

Should you quarantine after Thanksgiving? Yes, CNN’s Dr. Leana Wen explains

Thanksgiving is over. Many people celebrated with just their household unit, but many others did not. In fact, up to 50 million Americans are traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the American Automobile Association, or AAA. The comings and goings of US travelers belies the fact that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to surge. The…MORE

UK to pilot blood test that may detect 50 types of cancer

UK to pilot blood test that may detect 50 types of cancer

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is to pilot a simple blood test that may detect more than 50 types of cancer and, it is hoped, could help thousands of people by allowing the disease to be treated more successfully at an earlier stage. The Galleri blood test, developed by Californian healthcare company Grail, will…MORE

You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers

You cooked for 20 and fed 6 people. What to do with all of those leftovers

After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone — except the person stuck washing dishes — has migrated to the couch, it’s time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Yes, it’s time to divvy up and work through the leftovers. This year is different, though. You might not…MORE