COVID strain in South Africa shows huge resistance to antibodies from original virus

Durban, South Africa — The race to vaccinate people against COVID-19 has been made even more urgent by the emergency of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus. CBS News got rare access to a lab in South Africa studying one of the more worrying new strains of the virus, which appears to have at least some resistance to the antibodies More...

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By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Texas doctor accused of stealing COVID-19 vaccine to give to his family and friends

A Houston area health department doctor is accused by prosecutors of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine from a damaged vial and administering them to family and friends. But Hasan Gokal insists he did More...

By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Biden signs executive actions on COVID, climate change, immigration and more

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive actions, some of which reverse decisions made by his predecessor, former President Donald Trump.   Several executive actions More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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The people we’ve lost to coronavirus

Lives to Remember: 1/21/21 05:08 Anthony Mason profiles longtime Seminole tribe leader Max Osceola Jr., Kentucky school attendance clerk More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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China is back in emergency mode, racing to contain COVID surge before holiday

Beijing — China is rushing to build a massive quarantine camp with more than 4,000 isolation suites in Hebei Province, a region just outside Beijing at the center of a resurgent coronavirus epidemic. Ahead More...

By admin On Thursday, January 21st, 2021
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Should COVID-19 vaccination give people the “basic rights” to avoid lockdown restrictions?

Berlin — Germany’s Foreign Minister wants people who’ve had a full two doses of coronavirus vaccine to be exempted from lockdown restrictions. But the idea hasn’t been well received among More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccine rollouts are lagging. Here’s what states are doing to pick up the pace

A growing number of states that have struggled to speedily distribute the COVID-19 vaccine are enlisting the National Guard for help. Washington is the latest. Governor Jay Inslee on Monday said he would deploy More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Questions surround COVID-19 vaccine timeline for immigrants in ICE custody

Krystal Chavez, who was a toddler when her father started his prison sentence in the early 1990s, said she was looking forward to hugging him for the first time outside of a detention facility. Martha, her sister, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Biden picks Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, as assistant health secretary in historic first

President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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COVID-19 death toll tops 400,000 as incoming CDC director expects “dark weeks ahead”

The coronavirus has now killed over 400,000 people in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Just over a month has passed since the death toll in the country hit 300,000, and health experts More...