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Overwhelmed with cases, North Dakota tells residents with COVID-19 to do their contact tracing

The State Department of Health sent out a tweet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, saying contact detectors are “experiencing a backlog of investigations into COVID-19 cases, causing delayed calls.” The announcement advised residents who tested positive for the virus to compile as contact tracers telling their close contacts to undergo the test. The backlog means that North Dakotas who recently tested …

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These factors make it more likely that you will suffer in the long run

Blood collection specialist Niilo Juntunen removes VI from recovered coronavirus patient Monica Jacobs as she finishes donating convalescent plasma at Bloodworks Northwest’s Central Seattle Donor Center during the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Seattle, Washington, September 2, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters A new study has identified the main factors that make patients more likely to suffer from …

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A Texas woman died of Covid-19 on a plane, the county report says

© FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP via Getty Images A Dallas-area woman died of Covid-19 on a flight to Arizona in July, a Dallas County official said. The woman was 30 years old and had “high-risk health conditions,” Dallas County said in a news release. The woman died in late July on the tarmac of a New Mexico airport, Judge Clay …

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Five South Koreans die after receiving flu shots, sparking vaccine fear

SEOUL (Reuters) – Five people have died after receiving flu shots in South Korea last week, authorities said, raising concerns about vaccine safety just as the seasonal inoculation schedule is expanded to avoid potential complications of COVID-19. . FILE PHOTO: A health care worker attaches a notice of suspension of flu vaccination programs at the entrance to a hospital in …

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“COVID fatigue” blamed for second wave of coronavirus cases; Chicago health experts warn people not to let their guard down

CHICAGO (WLS) – Seven months after the pandemic began and Illinois residents say they are suffering from a bad case of COVID-19 fatigue. “My colleagues and I were arguing that we let our guard down,” said Denise McLaurin, a Chicago resident. According to Chicago health officials, people letting their guard down have led to the second wave of cases. And …

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More Hispanic workers have been affected by Covid-19 in food processing and agriculture workplaces, according to a CDC study

The study found that nearly 73% of workers in meat and poultry plants and similar environments across the country diagnosed with the virus were Hispanic or Latino, despite making up just 37% of the workforce in these workplaces. . “Our study supports findings from previous reports that some of the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among some racial and ethnic minority …

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Chinese Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy steals a march against the United States

China promises preferential access to its Covid-19 vaccines to countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as Beijing uses vaccinations as a new tool to strengthen its ties with nations neglected by the United States. Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, led the effort, promising that Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos will be among the “priority” recipients of Chinese vaccines. China …

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Officials report 168 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths related to the virus

SANT ‘ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: See the full briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff updated the community on the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday evening. Nirenberg reported 63,594 total COVID-19 cases and 1,230 total deaths in …

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