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Another step in xenotransplantation, as doctors successfully transplant a pair of pig kidneys into the body of a brain-dead person, potentially paving the way for clinical trials for patients in desperate need of kidneys and other organs. wsj.com/articles/pig-k… via @WSJ
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Early hot spots like New York, Washington and Connecticut see patient counts declining on.wsj.com/3KmfRUW
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"When you’re scared about something for so long and then it finally happens, you kind of feel almost a sense of relief." Some people are letting their guard down over Omicron but health experts say risks remain. on.wsj.com/3AgoziZ
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Doctors in Alabama said that they had successfully transplanted a pair of pig kidneys into the body of a brain-dead man on.wsj.com/3AgLFpC
Doctors transplanted a pair of genetically-modified pig kidneys into the body of a brain-dead man wsj.com/articles/pig-k… via @WSJ
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Evidence from more countries in Europe bolstered hopes that the Omicron wave will cause less suffering than previous dominant coronavirus variants on.wsj.com/3FSfTRe
A prior Covid-19 infection provided greater protection than vaccination during the Delta wave last year, the CDC said, citing research from California and New York on.wsj.com/3GONnB5
Want to get your free Covid-19 tests? Here’s how to order. on.wsj.com/3tM3OKZ
A White House official said each person can receive three N95 masks under the program. Masks will start to become available at pharmacies and community health centers late next week. twitter.com/kthomasdc/stat…
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The Biden administration is expected to announce plans to offer free N95 masks across the U.S. on.wsj.com/3rzACDU
Covid-19 test makers are ramping up production to meet demand supercharged by the Biden administration’s billion-test buy on.wsj.com/3tDG77i
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences said that a network of little-known drug suppliers and distributors sold illicit and potentially dangerous fake versions of its HIV medicines that ended up in pharmacies and in the hands of patients. wsj.com/articles/drugm… via @WSJ
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Want to get your free Covid-19 tests? Here’s how to order. on.wsj.com/3A8ZbLY
Some people are letting their guard down in the face of a Covid-19 variant that appears to cause largely mild illness. Health experts say risks remain. on.wsj.com/3fCkHzm
FYI: You can already start signing up to get free Covid-19 at-home tests via USPS at special.usps.com/testkits Signup is very easy--name and address are the only requirements. Test kits are scheduled to ship in late Jan. More on free at-home tests via @WSJ wsj.com/articles/ameri…
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The Biden administration’s website for ordering free Covid-19 rapid tests went live on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule on.wsj.com/3fBa9jT
Pfizer’s new Covid-19 pill Paxlovid was effective against the Omicron variant in laboratory tests on.wsj.com/3FGEGau
Drugmaker Gilead Sciences said that a network of little-known drug suppliers and distributors sold illicit and potentially dangerous fake versions of its HIV medicines that ended up in pharmacies and in the hands of patients. on.wsj.com/3Ij0ASS
Only about a quarter of Israeli children between 5 and 11 years old have got their first shot, despite an aggressive government campaign on.wsj.com/33KXQPc
Omicron’s ubiquity and reduced severity are encouraging some people to drop pandemic precautions, decisions that public-health experts say present new risks. ⁦@WSJwsj.com/articles/omicr…
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One year into her tenure as director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky acknowledges that she should have done better. ⁦⁦@sarahtoy17wsj.com/articles/cdc-d…
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“I think what I have not conveyed is the uncertainty in a lot of these situations”: A year into her tenure as director of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky says she should have communicated some of the agency’s policies more clearly on.wsj.com/3rpvnXF
Some people are letting their guard down in the face of a Covid-19 variant that appears to cause largely mild illness. Health experts say risks remain. on.wsj.com/3A8n3PG
Omicron is pushing up hospitalizations in parts of the U.S. even as pressure begins to ease in early hot spots on.wsj.com/3A4ku1c
Covid-19 test makers are ramping up production to meet demand supercharged by the Biden administration’s billion-test buy wsj.com/articles/covid… via @Brabbott42
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Covid-19 test makers are ramping up production to meet demand supercharged by the Biden administration’s billion-test buy on.wsj.com/3rqVU6C
France’s parliament is expected Sunday to pass a bill supported by President Macron that would bar the unvaccinated from entering restaurants, cafes and many other public venues on.wsj.com/3Ib31qC
To reach the 20% of eligible Americans without a Covid-19 shot, campaigns try funeral homes and going on radio talk shows to answer questions on.wsj.com/3IeiVAN
Citigroup sticks with Covid-19 vaccine mandate, while GE drops rules on.wsj.com/3fu8Pzb
In rural America, one or two missing workers can shut down an entire clinic. Now many healthcare workers are out sick with Omicron, and patients who drove hours for care are being told to go home. on.wsj.com/3riyaSd
Omicron is pushing Covid-19 hospital admissions among children to record levels, underscoring how a likely milder variant can still do more damage on.wsj.com/3qxgjYs
The pandemic is widening the gap between rich and poor countries, threatening to reverse years of economic progress and set back efforts to alleviate global poverty on.wsj.com/3GtlSgr
CDC suggests considering N95, KN95 masks in some situations for better protection than cloth coverings on.wsj.com/3fr03Ca
Martin Shkreli was banned for life from the pharmaceutical industry after a federal court found that he engaged in illegal and monopolistic behavior on.wsj.com/3nuMJBf
Americans can order free rapid Covid-19 tests from government website on Jan. 19 on.wsj.com/3rjVfUD
Private insurers must cover the cost of over-the-counter Covid-19 tests under a Biden administration plan that aims to make screening for infections more affordable for some 150 million Americans with private insurance. Here is what we know. on.wsj.com/3nrMxCI
Drugmakers aim to start testing updated Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, but industry officials and health authorities differ on their necessity wsj.com/articles/vacci… via @WSJ w/@joewalkerWSJ
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Some hospitals and nursing homes fear losing critical staff now after the Supreme Court backed federal Covid-19 vaccination rules for health workers on.wsj.com/3Kep6GE
Remember the convenience of a 24-hour pharmacy? CVS and Walgreens are having to shut some locations on weekends as Omicron puts further strains on staffing on.wsj.com/3ns39Kr
Supreme Court justices deliver mixed outcome on administration’s Covid-19 mandates on.wsj.com/31Z5vJj
You can see the slowing Covid-19 case trend--in NY, NJ and Connecticut--in this graph:
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Health officials are viewing the data cautiously, but the steep rise Covid-19 cases is starting to slow in some hot spots, including New York and Chicago. wsj.com/articles/omicr… via @WSJ
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Drugmakers aim to start testing updated Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, but industry officials and health authorities differ on their necessity. From ⁦@Loftus⁩ ⁦@joewalkerWSJwsj.com/articles/vacci…
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The steep rise in new daily Covid-19 cases fueled by Omicron is starting to slow in some early U.S. hot spots, including New York and Chicago on.wsj.com/33BPk5i
A surge in Covid-19 cases continued to test hospitals in the U.S. amid signs that a wave of infections fueled by the Omicron variant has peaked in other parts of the world on.wsj.com/3qtPsNg
Drugmakers aim to start testing updated Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, but industry officials and health authorities differ on their necessity on.wsj.com/3GoRDXM
Supreme Court justices deliver mixed outcome on administration’s Covid-19 mandates on.wsj.com/3qnQmuq
In early 2020, information about Covid patients in China was removed from public access, prompting scientists to call for more transparency in sharing data. wsj.com/articles/covid… via @AmyDMarcus
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Time to upgrade your mask, doctors say. on.wsj.com/3fjnnll
President Biden is planning to say his administration will procure 500 million more Covid-19 tests to meet demand around the U.S., a White House official said on.wsj.com/3tlatvj
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