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Saturday October 9th, 2021 evening edition

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When a Colorado woman found out her hospital wouldn’t approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got the COVID-19 vaccine, she was left with a difficult decision pitting her health needs against her religious beliefs.

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Unvaccinated donors could also pass COVID-19 to the recipient even if they initially test negative for the disease, he said.

“Studies have found transplant patients who contract COVID-19 may have a mortality rate of 20% or higher,” he said.

But it said many transplant programs insist that patients get vaccinated for COVID-19 because of the weakened state of their immune system.

The best time to get a COVID-19 vaccine is before an organ transplant.

She is searching for another hospital, possibly in Texas or Florida, where she could get a transplant without being vaccinated. »

Anti-cancer drug derived from fungus shows promise in clinical trials

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Oxford University researchers have worked in collaboration with industry leaders NuCana to assess a novel chemotherapy drug derived from a fungus.

A study in Clinical Cancer Research has shown that the new drug NUC-7738, developed by NuCana, has a up to 40 times greater potency for killing cancer cells than its parent compound, with limited toxic side effects.

However, it breaks down quickly in the blood stream, so a minimal amount of cancer-destroying drug is delivered to the tumour. »

Parents Want High School Principal Removed For Listening To IRON MAIDEN; Students Rally Behind Her

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High school students are rallying behind their metalhead principal after a number of concerned parents have been petitioning to have her removed for stating on her personal Instagram profile that she listens to IRON MAIDEN.

As parents we are demanding her transfer to another school.

The student’s petition states the following: “Recently, there has been a petition going around to “remove” the principal of Eden high school. »

Lebanon power: Total outage as electricity grid shuts down after running out of fuel - reports

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Lebanon's electricity grid has shut down entirely after the country's two main power stations ran out of fuel, according to reports.

The outage will continue for a few days, at least, Reuters news agency has said, quoting an official source.

The thermoelectric plant stopped at Zahrani power station just a day after the Deir Ammar plant stopped on Friday due to a fuel shortage. »