Chatbots, texting campaigns help manage influx of COVID vax questions

Chatbots, texting campaigns help manage influx of COVID vax questions

As health systems ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination programs, they’re tasked with not only administering the vaccines, but also answering a barrage of questions from patients. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and natural language processing, are helping some hospitals

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Covid-19 news: UK variant may be 30 per cent more deadly

Covid-19 news: UK variant may be 30 per cent more deadly

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A man reads a newspaper as he waits to enter Lord’s Cricket Ground in London

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Body May ‘Remember’ Prior Coronavirus Infections

Body May 'Remember' Prior Coronavirus Infections

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Previous coronavirus infections might prime the immune system to fight the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests. There are numerous types of coronaviruses, including many harmless ones that cause

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De puerta en puerta para crear confianza en las vacunas contra covid en la Pequeña Habana

Door to Door in Miami’s Little Havana to Build Trust in Testing, Vaccination

Verónica Zaragovia, WLRN La Pequeña Habana es un barrio de Miami que, hasta la pandemia, era conocido por su activa vida en las calles, a lo largo de la Calle Ocho, en donde hay locales de música en vivo, ventanitas

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COVID test pooling hampered by positivity and logistical hurdles

Rapid $5 coronavirus test doesn't need specialty equipment

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, pooled molecular COVID-19 testing was promoted as an approach that could increase lab capacity while saving valuable resources such as reagents and other supplies.But as COVID-19 positivity rates have reached new highs

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Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots

Covid Vaccine Rollout Leaves Most Older Adults Confused Where to Get Shots

Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where or when they can get inoculated for covid-19, according to a poll released Friday. Nearly 6 in 10 people 65 and older who have

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Covid-19 news: ‘Too early to say’ when England lockdown will be lifted

Covid-19 news: ‘Too early to say’ when England lockdown will be lifted

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool ‘Stay Home Save Lives’ publicity campaign poster in Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandNicolas Briquet/SOPA Images/Sipa USA

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Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family

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