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CORONAVIRUS

A recent surge in cases may have reached its peak statewide, though hospitalizations and new cases remain high.
No vaccine is 100% effective, but hospitalization and testing records show the unvaccinated are many times more likely to get COVID-19 and even more likely to be hospitalized and die.
They are filling our hospitals with COVID-19 cases and putting our overworked health care community in harm's way with every shift.
On Jan. 24, the Minnesota Department of Health and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recorded 925 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northland and two COVID-related deaths.

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The ACTIV-6 clinical trial will include the study of fluticasone, fluvoxamine and ivermectin to treat mild to moderate COVID infection.
Laura MacArthur Elementary School is moving third through fifth graders online for the rest of the week due to COVID-19 impacts on staff.
The seven-day rolling average test positivity rate as of Jan. 11, the most recently available date for that figure, was 23.7%, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. It's been at that level for three reports in a row.
Scott Quiner, 55, of Buffalo, died Saturday morning in an unnamed hospital in Houston, Texas, according to media reports.
It is rather sad when people’s lives are put at risk because a doctor with a solid reputation suddenly becomes an outlier and contrarian when COVID-19 is involved.
The proposal, made by the WHO's working group on sustainable financing, would increase each member state's standing annual contribution, according to a WHO document published online and dated Jan. 4.

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Throughout the pandemic, rural health care facilities have been overwhelmed, and an already strained workforce is partly to blame. According to Brad Gibbens, acting director of the Center for Rural Health at UND, workforce is the most important policy issue in rural health, especially nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to court documents, Mercy intended to turn off her husband’s ventilator at noon on Jan. 13. Anne, who felt the hospital was not exploring other treatment options beyond the protocols, was granted a restraining order and had him transferred to a Houston hospital.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan 20, in Hennepin County District Court, the restaurants and bars asked a judge to nullify the Minneapolis vaccine rule, arguing the policy is an undue burden on businesses that already suffered from restrictions earlier in the pandemic. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include a Minnesota Jimmy John's franchisee and several Minneapolis bars including downtown's Gay 90's.

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