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Kosovo doctors protest colleague's arrest, suspension

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovar doctors on Friday threatened to take action in support of a colleague who was arrested for refusing to treat a patient after working hours. Police reported that pulmonologist Ibrahim Hoti was detained a day earlier and local health authorities suspended him from work. It was not clear whether the patient who […]

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Airports Step Up Mental Health Support as Passenger Anxiety Soars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Blair Walker, executive director of the interfaith chapel at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, introduced meditation sessions last fall for passengers and employees to help with pandemic-related anxiety. ATLANTA — Robin Hancock gently worked her steel tongue drum with a pair of […]

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Poland starts J&J COVID-19 jabs, says benefits outweigh risks

FILE PHOTO: Vials with a sticker reading, “COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only” and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado RuvicWARSAW (Reuters) – Poland started administering Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shots on Thursday as benefits from the vaccine […]

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Russia reports 8,944 new COVID-19 cases, 398 deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman visits a local hospital to receive a dose of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the settlement of Kurmysh in Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Anastasia MakarychevaMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia reported 8,944 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, including 2,455 in Moscow, taking the official national […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Coronavirus (COVID-19), pronounced “kr-ow-nuh-vai-ruhs” is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Symptoms are usually mild and similar to a cold or the flu. They typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Initially, symptoms of COVID-19 only included cough, shortness of breath, and fever. However, it’s likely that you have COVID-19 if you […]

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Herd Immunity and COVID-19: 5 Things to Know

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than a year of living with COVID-19, the United States is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. More than 3 million shots are administered every day. With over 74 million people fully vaccinated — more than […]

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Small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified by screening

Even as the vaccine rollout continues against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), seeking to bring an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, new variants emerge that show immune escape capabilities. Effective and safe drugs thus remain essential to treat severe infections with this virus. A new preprint, released on the […]