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In Prague, there are 33 places where you can take a PCR test for COVID-19 and 22 places where you can get free antigen testing. In some locations, you can have both tests don at different times.  The first one is 1. lékařská fakulta UK which is located in the city center – Klinika pracovního lékařství VFN, Na Bojišti 1, Praha 2. To take a test, you either have to be an employee or a student at Charles University or be ready to pay. The test slots depend on the registration form: if you have registered in advance, you need to come at the scheduled time (usually from 9.00-12.00); if not, you should wait in the queue (12.45-16.00). The costRead more.

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2020 was shaken by COVID-19 that altered the lives of each of us. Meanwhile, scientists have been developing the unique formula for the vaccine against the disease; approximately 63 vaccines are in the clinical trials, and 18 of them have reached the final phase today. Here is all you need to know about the leading vaccines that are set to be distributed to the public in the upcoming months. The first vaccine is BNT162b2 produced by Pfizer-BioNTech. It is based on mRNA and was approved in several countries, including the Czech Republic. The vaccine’s efficiency is proved to be over 90% by the FDA independent study. The required dosage is two injections, three weeks apart. According to the BioNTech researchers,Read more.

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The mutated form of COVID-19 was detected in the UK and alarmed citizens of the affected countries. The Czech National Reference Laboratory reported that they found this form of COVID-19 in Czech patients back at the beginning of fall, but there is no reason to panic. The new form of the virus underwent around 23 mutations with the most significant ones happening in the spike protein, where the H69/V70 deletion occurred, according to the report by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium. It could explain why several Czech patients were re-infected with COVID-19 despite the reports that re-infection is unlikely. Furthermore, it can potentially explain why the virus is spreading quicker. “New variants of coronavirus are appearing independently of each other inRead more.