Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Coronavirus 411 podcast provides daily updates, news, alerts, and information regarding the Corona virus COVID 19. Coronavirus 411 podcast collects Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the World Health Organization (WHO) and other news sources. This information is meant to help people stay informed and updated about Coronavirus with just the facts.

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December 6, 2021 5 min

This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for December 6th, 2021.


At least 12 U.S. states have now identified Omicron cases, but US health officials remain more concerned about Delta. It’s accounting for 99.9% of all new infections and those infections are going up. Results from studies to gauge the severity and transmissibility of Omicron are expected in a few weeks. Cases of Omicron r...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for December 3rd, 2021.

 

As expected, the US administration rolled out some measures to fight COVID and the new Omicron variant into winter. All in-bound international passengers must test within 24 hours of departure, and masks will be required on all planes and public transportation through March 18. Also, businesses will be urged expedite wor...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for December 2nd, 2021.

 

The UN Secretary-General has called the travel restrictions being placed by countries like the United States on one region like South Africa not only ineffective, but travel apartheid. The Omicron variant is already in 24 countries around the world, and as it turns out, it appears it didn’t originate in South Africa anyw...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for December 1st, 2021.

 

If you’re a non-US citizen coming into the US, prepare for some tougher testing requirements. And no, it doesn’t matter if you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated. Details should be rolled out tomorrow, but one policy being considered is requiring all air travelers to the U.S. be tested within one day of boarding their flight....

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for November 30th, 2021.

 

No matter how the new Omicron variant turns out, the World Health Organization would like to see more globalization when it comes to pandemics. Specifically, some sort of international accord to prevent, prepare, and respond to future outbreaks. A draft resolution stops short of calling for a treaty or legally binding i...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest on Omicron and other COVID variants and new hotspots for November 29th, 2021.

 

A lot of fear is being generated around the new coronavirus variant, now called Omicron. So first some good news or at the very least potential good news. The chair of the South African Medical Association, who was one of the first to notice the new variant, said symptoms appear to mild and treatable at home. Fatigue, b...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 26th, 2021.

 

The news we’ve been dreading, another variant of COVID-19 that is more mutated, more contagious, and more capable of evading the vaccines we have thus far. It’s called B.1.1.529 and it’s been identified in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Botswana. Senior scientists describe it as the worst variant they’d seen since the start of the pandemic wit...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 25th, 2021.

 

A human subject is testing a new experimental vaccine. And that human subject is Russian President Vladimir Putin. He’s already fully vaccinated, and he got his booster shot four days ago. But now he’s taken an experimental nasal version of the Sputnik V vaccine. He said so far, he hasn’t experienced any unpleasant effects after taking the n...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 24th, 2021.

 

The EU’s version of the FDA said Merck has put in its request to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19. They expect a decision to be made on molnupiravir within weeks. Earlier this month, Britain became the first country in the world to OK the drug.

 

It is just speculation and guesswork, but the World Hea...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 23rd, 2021.

 

So you’re thinking about getting a booster shot. But you’re also thinking “how long will this one last?” Well the answer is, I know this is a shock, they don’t know. However, a small study out of Northwestern University is claiming neutralizing antibody levels against COVID decreased 25-fold after a booster compared to 10-fold nine months af...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 22nd, 2021.

 

In many of our minds, the year 2020 stands out as the most difficult where COVID-19 is concerned. However, in the United States, the number of 2021 coronavirus deaths have surpassed the total for 2020. And that is with the nation’s government and public health leaders having access to vaccines. The number will most definitely rise in the rem...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 19th, 2021.

 

It’s known for its festive Christmas markets but health officials in Germany say they could be heading for a terrible Christmas. New measures were approved yesterday to rein in record infections and some German states are considering mandatory vaccinations for some professional groups like medical staff.

 

Again, it is good to be Pfizer. The U...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 18th, 2021.

 

The US administration was counting on making businesses their enforcers for vaccination mandates. But the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is suspending said enforcement as ordered by the courts. OSHA had originally given employers with more than 100 employees until January 4 to comply under threat of thousands of dollars in fin...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 17th, 2021.

 

Why is Europe struggling so much? We may have at least a partial answer. A new variant has been detected in several countries there that has some mutations scientists haven’t seen before. It’s called B.1.X and it’s been found in France, the UK, Switzerland, Scotland, and Italy. It’s not known yet if the mutation means it’s as or any more dan...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 16th, 2021.


A couple of openings to tell you travelers about. India started letting fully vaccinated foreign tourists enter the country on regular commercial flights. Infections are falling and vaccinations rising there. Visitors haven’t been allowed in since March 2020. Or maybe Cambodia’s more to your liking. It reopened its borders to fully vaccinated...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 15th, 2021.

 

Austria has locked down…at least for the unvaccinated. We’ve seen it all before, new infections are surging, and ICUs are strained. In fact, Austria has one of Europe's highest infection rates and is the first to reinstate restrictions on daily movements. Austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western Europe at 65%, but that’...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 12th, 2021.

 

It is just not looking good in Europe. Germany had a record-high number of daily cases yesterday as new measures are being considered. One of the country's top virologists warns another 100,000 could die in the next few months if the vaccination rate doesn't quickly accelerate.

 

To the south, in Austria, that country’s chancellor is s...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 11th, 2021.

 

So far, the White House is very happy with the whole get kids vaccinated thing. They say it’s off to a strong start, but they worry that so was the adult vaccination effort, then it peaked and lost momentum. About 900,000 kids aged 5 to 11 will have gotten their first dose in their first week of eligibility.

 

The World Health Organization gav...

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 10th, 2021.

 

Pfizer’s ready for booster shots for all adults, but are U.S. regulators? The request is in to allow anyone 18 and older to get boosters of the Pfizer vaccine. Up to now just older Americans and groups especially vulnerable to the virus have had access to dose number three. The FDA says it will move quickly on the expansion if warranted.

 

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This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for November 9th, 2021.

 

Citizens in Russia went back to work yesterday after a mandated, nine-day break to help cope with the surge of cases there. But they’re doing so as the record-breaking surge of infections and deaths continue. In fact, statistics show the work stoppage had no effect on easing cases.

 

Meanwhile Japan reported no daily deaths from COVID Sunday f...

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