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We now have the best evidence yet that coronavirus immunity lasts 6 to 8 months after infection, and perhaps even years

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A medical staff member grabs the hand of a patient to reposition their bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center, October 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
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Immunity to the coronavirus involves more than just antibodies. T cells and B cells protect us long-term, too.
A new study found that these other elements of immunity persist at least eight months in a majority of COVID-19 patients and could protect most people against coronavirus reinfection for years.
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China reports five new COVID-19 cases vs 22 a day earlier

China reports five new COVID-19 cases vs 22 a day earlier

2 monthes ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

China recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 24, down from 22 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Wednesday. All new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement. The commission also reported six new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, compared with eight a day earlier. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 86,469, while the death toll is at 4,634.
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The CDC is planning to cut the length of quarantines for Americans who have been exposed to COVID-19, and could go as low as 7 days

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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The recommended 14-day quarantine period for Americans exposed to COVID-19 could soon be shortened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
Officials are finalizing plans for a quarantine period that could be short as seven to 10 days, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC's incident manager for COVID-19 response, told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.
Walke said people would need to take a COVID-19 test before they came out of quarantine.
People were more likely to stick to the rules if quarantine was shorter, he said...
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China's daily COVID cases rise, driven by previously asymptomatic patients

China's daily COVID cases rise, driven by previously asymptomatic patients

China reported a climb in new COVID-19 cases driven by a spike in infections among previously symptomless patients in northeastern Jilin province, official data showed on... Read more ...

Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital COVID-19 cluster

Taiwan to put 5,000 into quarantine over hospital COVID-19 cluster

Taiwan will more than double the number of people who have to quarantine at home to more than 5,000 as it seeks to contain a rare domestic cluster of COVID-19 connected to a... Read more ...

Florian Daniel appointed Chief Information Officer for Deutsche Hospitality

Florian Daniel appointed Chief Information Officer for Deutsche Hospitality

Florian Daniel has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer for Deutsche Hospitality, a new position created by the company to take a further important step along its... Read more ...

Carnival Cruise Line extends US pause in operations

Carnival Cruise Line extends US pause in operations

Carnival Cruise Line has decided to extend its pause in United States departures until at last April 30, 2020. At the same time, Australian operations have been cancelled until... Read more ...

For tourism businesses, Morrison government is considering of tailored support

For tourism businesses, Morrison government is considering of tailored support

For tourism businesses, the Morrison government is thinking of additional tailored support to help the hard-hit ones by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and international border... Read more ...

Singapore Airlines To Pilot One-Stop Online Solution For Covid-19...

Singapore Airlines To Pilot One-Stop Online Solution For Covid-19 Pre-departure Testing

Singapore Airlines customers will be able to book their pre-departure Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction and serology tests, and receive their results on a one-stop online... Read more ...

Portugal suspended passenger flight services with United Kingdom

Portugal suspended passenger flight services with United Kingdom

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced the suspension of all air links with the United Kingdom amid the spread of a new highly infectious “British” strain of the... Read more ...

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association appoints Leo Garbutt as a new president

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association appoints Leo Garbutt as a new president

The Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association announced that Leo Garbutt of the owning family of Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel has been voted in as the President of GHTA by his... Read more ...

China sees fall in new COVID-19 cases amid strict local lockdowns

China sees fall in new COVID-19 cases amid strict local lockdowns

China reported 80 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, mostly in the northeast where some residents complained they were short of food amid an ongoing local lockdowns, down from... Read more ...

The Sustainable Jewelry Brands You Need to Know

The Sustainable Jewelry Brands You Need to Know

Opting to shop exclusively with sustainable jewelry brands doesn't mean that your jewelry box should be dull, and the leading environmentally and socially conscious labels are... Read more ...