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Omicron subvariants resistant to key antibody treatments are increasing

Omicron subvariants resistant to key antibody treatments are increasing

Two omicron subvariants that are resistant to key antibody treatments are on the rise in the US, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 now represent 27% of infections in the US, a significant jump from the week before when they made up about 16% of …

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Omicron subvariants show resistance, putting some people at risk

Omicron subvariants show resistance, putting some people at risk

Emerging omicron subvariants are resistant to key antibody treatments for HIV patients, kidney transplant recipients and other immunocompromised people, making them particularly vulnerable to Covid this winter, the White House warned this week. “With some of the new subvariants that are emerging, some of the main tools we’ve had to protect the immunocompromised like Evusheld …

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Russian court will hear WNBA star Brittney Griner's appeal on Tuesday

Russian court will hear WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal on Tuesday

US’ Women’s National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player Brittney Griner, who was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport and later charged with illegal possession of cannabis, stands inside a defendants’ cage before a court hearing in Khimki outside Moscow, on August 4, 2022 . Evgenia Novozhenina | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — A Russian court …

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Ivermectin — once touted as a Covid treatment by conservatives — doesn't improve recovery much, clinical trial finds

Ivermectin — once touted as a Covid treatment by conservatives — doesn’t improve recovery much, clinical trial finds

Ivermectin, a drug once touted by conservatives as a treatment for Covid, does not meaningfully improve the recovery time for people with mild to moderate Covid-19, according to a large clinical trial published in a peer-reviewed journal. People who took ivermectin recovered from Covid in 12 days while people who didn’t take the drug recovered …

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CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for the first time in 20 years to stop the New York outbreak

CDC may use oral polio vaccine for the first time in 20 years to stop the New York outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering using an oral polio vaccine for the first time in more than 20 years to stop an outbreak in the greater New York City metropolitan area that left an adult paralyzed over the summer. “We are in discussions with our New York State and New York …

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CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for the first time in 20 years to stop the New York outbreak

CDC is discussing using oral polio vaccine for the first time in 20 years to stop the New York outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering using the oral polio vaccine for the first time in more than 20 years to stop an outbreak in the greater New York City metropolitan area that left an adult paralyzed over the summer. “We are in discussions with our New York State and New York …

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‘Troubled marriage’: Oil spat unlikely to break US-Saudi ties | Oil and Gas News

‘Troubled marriage’: Oil spat unlikely to break US-Saudi ties | Oil and Gas News

Washington, DC, USA – Despite growing anger in Washington and US President Joe Biden’s threat that Saudi Arabia will face “consequences” over oil production cuts, analysts say a fundamental change in relations between the United States and the Gulf kingdom is unlikely. The furore over a recently announced oil output reduction is the latest display …

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McCarthy: No 'blank check' for Ukraine if GOP wins majority

McCarthy: No ‘blank check’ for Ukraine if GOP wins majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy warned Tuesday that Republicans will not write a “blank check” for Ukraine if they win back the House majority, reflecting his party’s growing skepticism about financial support for Kyiv as it battles Russia’s invasion. “I think people are gonna be sitting in a recession and they’re not …

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