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Coronavirus Australia: Covid-19 strain Lambda more infectious than Delta variant

‘World’s MOST transmissible Covid variant’ has now been spotted in 31 countries: Scientists baffled why ‘more lethal, more infectious’ Lambda strain isn’t taking over from Delta The ‘Lambda’ variant has been detected in traveller in hotel quarantine in NSW Variant originating in Peru accounts for almost 81% of country’s Covid cases  World Health Organization has… Read More »

A 9-year-old who’s been battling coronavirus for 6 months says the illness is a big deal

“Kids, I’m sorry to say this, but it is a big deal. It will hurt,” Eli told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday. “You just got to face the truth: Sometimes you’re not OK.” Eli and his father, Jonathan Lipman, are among a growing population of people who have been deemed “long haulers” — people who… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »

Pfizer CEO predicts coronavirus oral antiviral pill ready ‘by end of year’

Albert Bourla, chairman and CEO of Pfizer, said Tuesday he hopes the company’s coronavirus oral antiviral therapeutic in early-stage trials will be ready by the end of the year. “…If all goes well and we implement the same speed that we did so far and we are and if regulators also do the same and they are,… Read More »