close Video CDC to meet to discuss J&J vaccine safety Harvard Global Health Institute director Dr. Ashish Jha provides insight on ‘Fox News Live.’ The University of Oxford announced Monday it launched a challenge trial intentionally re-infecting participants with the novel coronavirus to better understand how the immune system mounts a response the second time around, and potentially pave the way for improved vaccines and treatments. Britain marked the first country worldwide to greenlight "challenge trials" in February, Reuters reports , which generally involves "a carefully controlled study that involves purposefully infecting a subject with a pathogen or bug, in order to study the effects of that infection," per a related university release posted Monday. "The information from this work will allow us to design better vaccines and treatments, and also to understand if people are protected after having COVID, and for how long," … [Read more...] about Oxford challenge trial assessing coronavirus reinfection, immune responses
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DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM ) – While stimulus checks continue to arrive in the mail, many Americans will be receiving an extra payment. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has started sending out catch-up payments, otherwise known as “plus-up” payments, to those whose third payment was less than they are eligible for. These plus-up payments do not apply to the first two rounds of stimulus. The IRS used the latest tax return information on file to determine the payment amount for the third round of stimulus checks. For many that was still their 2019 tax return. However, especially with the pandemic shutdowns and record unemployment, many people had a much lower income in 2020. Others welcomed a new member to the family. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will There Be A Fourth Relief Payment? In many cases, the lower income or the additional dependent made them eligible for a bigger stimulus check. These plus-up checks are the difference between what people initially received and what … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Be Receiving A Plus-Up Payment?
India’s Health Ministry Monday announced a record 273,810 new COVID cases in the previous 24-hour period. About 1 in 3 people tested for COVID-19 in the Indian capital of New Delhi recently returned a positive result, according to the city’s chief minister Sunday. “The bigger worry is that in last 24 hours positivity rate has increased to around 30% from 24%,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal told a news briefing Sunday. “The cases are rising very rapidly. The beds are filling fast,” he said. People in Delhi have turned to social media to complain about the lack of oxygen cannisters and the shortages of hospital beds and drugs. With more than 15 million people with the infection, India is second to the U.S. which has 31.6 million infections. Just more than 1% of India’s population has been vaccinated, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Cases surge in Iran On Sunday, Iran reported its highest daily death toll from the coronavirus in months, as … [Read more...] about India Reports a Record 273,810 COVID Cases in One Day
Sign up to get our new weekly column as a newsletter. We're looking back at the strongest, smartest opinion takes of the week from CNN and other outlets. (CNN) Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," begins with the two minor characters from "Hamlet" betting on the toss of a coin. It comes up heads ... and heads ... and heads -- 92 times in a row -- and Guildenstern has to keep handing over his money. "I'm afraid it isn't your day," says Rosencrantz. "Life is a gamble, at terrible odds," says another character near the end of the 1966 play , "if it was a bet you wouldn't take it." This week President Joe Biden continued taking some hard bets, hoping the coins will land his way. He set the pattern in January, days before he took office, by outlining a huge Covid relief package amounting to $1.9 trillion and then topped it last month with a proposal for a $2 trillion infrastructure bill. On Wednesday he made another … [Read more...] about Joe Biden’s audacious gambles