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Dutch say ready to roll out vaccine pending approval

The Netherlands is ready to roll out coronavirus vaccines to some 3.5 million people in the first quarter of next year, the health minister announced on Friday. The inoculation drive will first target people older than 60 and those working in high-risk medical jobs, and kick in as soon as Europe’s medicines regulator gives the […]

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'Unknown pneumonia' taking Kazakhstan by storm, officials say

‘Unknown pneumonia’ said to be deadlier than coronavirus is sweeping across Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy says More than 32,000 cases of the ‘unknown pneumonia’ have been reported in Kazakhstan from June 29 to July 5, along with 451 deaths The Chinese embassy says Kazakhstan saw 1,772 pneumonia deaths in the first half of the year, including 628 […]

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2nd wave of virus cases? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? In The Wall Street Journal last week, Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a piece headlined “There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’” that the nation is winning the fight against the virus. Many public health experts, however, suggest it’s no time to celebrate. […]

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To support healthcare workers battling COVID-19, start fresh and think holistically, experts say

Although health care workers’ physical safety is paramount, their psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being are also key to their ability to function under conditions that are unlike any they’ve faced before, according to three experts in physician wellness. In an opinion article published online April 7 in JAMA, the experts provide a strategy for supporting […]

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Germany’s virus curbs are working, say experts

Measures taken by German officials to slow the spread of the coronavirus are starting to show effect, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control said on Friday. “We are seeing that the spread of the virus is getting slower… it’s working,” said RKI president Lothar Wieler, stressing that restrictions on public life “need to […]

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Getting outside is good for physical and mental health, say experts

In light of recent park closures by conservation authorities and municipalities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people need to be creative in how they connect with nature, says Kyle Rich, Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. Connecting with nature could include activities like gardening, strolling around the block or walking […]