Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
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Scientists have attached the kidney of a specially grown pig to a human body and found that it worked without problems. Though much is still unknown, the news is a huge step forward for tens of thousands of patients with kidney trouble.
It's been over a year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world. Since then, amazing progress has been made on getting the virus under control. But tackling the coronavirus quickly is still important, since the virus is also changing.
Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
Around the world, the coronavirus is presenting massive challenges - so huge that governments are having a hard time keeping up. Seeing the need, ordinary citizens are volunteering - pitching in and doing what they can to help.
Companies around the world are working quickly to help solve problems created by the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Recently, two big problems have been that there aren't enough tests and that there aren't enough masks.
Worldwide, doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are struggling to find the special equipment they need to deal with the coronavirus. Now people around the world are moving quickly to tackle these problems.
Around the world, governments are limiting travel, canceling public events, and closing schools, hoping to slow the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Though extreme steps like these may seem scary, the goal is to keep people safe.
The new coronavirus disease continues to spread around the world. As the number of new cases in China is dropping, the number of cases in other countries is rising, sometimes quite suddenly.
The new coronavirus disease continues to grow and spread, but China's efforts to contain it seem to have helped. As China struggles to control the disease, the number of cases in other countries is slowly rising, too.
In today's news roundup, China begins to count its cases of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) differently, NASA fixes the Voyager 2 from billions of miles away, and a 101-year-old man is told that his parents need to confirm his identity.