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Covid's toll in the US reaches an unfathomable number: 1 million deaths

Covid’s toll in the US reaches an unfathomable number: 1 million deaths

A white flag with a memorial written on it is one of the thousands of white flags representing Americans who have died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) placed over 20 acres of the National Mall in Washington, September 26, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The United States on Wednesday surpassed 1 million Covid-19 deaths, according …

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Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

The Electron booster comes into view of the company’s helicopter for the catch. RocketLab Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck heralded the company’s first attempt on Monday to catch its Electron rocket booster using a helicopter after launch as “phenomenal,” telling CNBC that the test “achieved 99%” of the company’s goals toward reusing rockets. “Yesterday was …

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Medical professionals are skeptical about a fourth Covid vaccine dose

Medical professionals are skeptical about a fourth Covid vaccine dose

There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Countries are beginning to offer a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to vulnerable groups, but medical professionals are undecided on whether it would benefit the wider population. The US Food and …

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CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

CDC says adenovirus may have caused Alabama outbreak of severe hepatitis in children

Adenovirus structure, computer illustration showing the surface structure of the virus’ outer protein coat (capsid). Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images US health officials said adenovirus may have caused an outbreak of severe hepatitis that afflicted nine children in Alabama in February. All nine kids with severe acute …

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Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be linked to adenovirus, WHO says

Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be linked to adenovirus, WHO says

An outbreak of severe hepatitis in healthy children that has caused liver failure in some kids might be linked to adenovirus infection, and not hepatitis as originally suspected, though further investigation is needed, World Health Organization officials said on Thursday. Eleven countries, including the US, have reported at least 169 cases of severe acute hepatitis …

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Denmark the first country to halt its Covid vaccination program

Denmark the first country to halt its Covid vaccination program

Health personnel are preparing injection syringes with Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. the country has now announced it will suspend its vaccination program and will review whether it’s needed later in the year. Ole Jensen | Getty Images News | Getty Images Denmark has become the first country to halt its Covid vaccination …

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Elon Musk's SpaceX launches NASA Crew-4 astronaut mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches NASA Crew-4 astronaut mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Freedom launches the Crew-4 mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 27, 2022. Aubrey Gemignani | NASA SpaceX launched a group of astronauts for NASA early Wednesday morning, with Elon Musk’s company now having sent 26 people to orbit in less …

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Symptoms of mysterious liver disease affecting children, Covid links

Symptoms of mysterious liver disease affecting children, Covid links

Health experts are investigating the likely cause of a new children’s liver disease, which was first reported in the UK in January 2022, and whether it bears any connection to the coronavirus. Fs Productions | Tetra Pictures | Getty Images Japan has detected its first probable case of a mysterious liver disease that has so …

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At least 58% of US population has natural antibodies from previous Covid infection, CDC says

At least 58% of US population has natural antibodies from previous Covid infection, CDC says

Blood drawn by a registered nurse for an antibody test for the coronavirus, June 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images Three out of every five people in the US now have antibodies from a previous Covid-19 infection with the proportion even higher among children, demonstrating how widespread the virus was during …

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