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Approaching the opening of public spaces: COVID-19 safety

As public spaces, including schools, start to open, what are the best policies to put in place to ensure that the risk of coronavirus transmission is minimized? Researchers have assessed the latest body of evidence.

India detects new 'double mutant' COVID-19 variant

India has detected a "double mutant variant" of the novel coronavirus in 206 samples in the worst-hit western state of Maharashtra, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

Clinical trials are adapating with new tech in the COVID era

The coronavirus pandemic has driven many healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to explore novel ways to continue to develop clinical trials for the evaluation of new medicines. This includes digital tools.

New COVID variant found in Brittany in western France

Paris - A new Covid-19 variant is spreading in the French region of Brittany, where several patients developed tell-tale symptoms but tested negative for the virus.

Are new coronavirus variants evolving to escape vaccines?

Concerning news on the medical front suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 ('coronavirus') is evolving rapidly in response to the vaccine treatments being administered. This is based on new research.

Despite vaccinations — Covid outbreak at BC care 扑克王游戏下载home declared

Kelowna - A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Cottonwoods Care Centre in B.C.'s Interior Health region where staff and residents had already received vaccines, the provincial health officer announced Monday.

U.S. healthcare workers rate Trump's handling of COVID as 'poor'

What is it like being a frontline healthcare worker in the U.S. for-profit health system? Does the pandemic influence the perception of key workers? These questions have been probed in a new survey.

Op-Ed: Personal experience: The vaccine is a matter of civic duty Special

Receiving the coronavirus vaccine – whichever of the approved vaccines is available – is not only important to your own health, it’s a matter of civic duty. The same as voting, this is something essential for the good of society.

Temperature scanners of 'limited value' in detecting COVID-19

Many workplaces and businesses have put in place thermography scanners on building entrances or they are asking people to take their temperature before travel. Is this a useful COVID-19 safety measure?

Despite CDC warnings, many states easing coronavirus restrictions

With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and the third vaccine on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is not over yet.

Trudeau: Canada — U.S. border to remain 'closed for now'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday that it is too early to make a decision on reopening his country's border with the U.S.

Low risk of coronavirus reinfection for 'several months'

New data suggests that acquired immunity from a coronavirus infection produces antibodies that protect a person from reinfection over a period of time. This makes the case for wider testing.

California COVID-19 strain may be more infectious—and lethal

San Francisco - A new strain of the pandemic coronavirus first identified and now spreading in California, may not only be more contagious but may also cause more severe disease and death.

Antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19: Implications

A new research paper suggests that COVID-19 will have an ongoing impact on the emergence, transmission and burden of antimicrobial resistance. What are the societal implications of this finding?

Stay-at-扑克王游戏下载home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot

Hanoi - Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province became the epicentre of a growing Covid-19 outbreak.

'Deep concerns' raised over WHO report on origins of COVID-19

Investigators from the World Health Organization, looking into the origins of coronavirus in China discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought, and had possibly started earlier in another part of China.

Posting vaccine cards online poses new privacy concerns Special

It seems like a possible idea to help society ease out of lockdown. Once someone has been vaccinated (invariably two-shots) they could access bars and food establishments by showing a scan of a certificate. But what does this mean for privacy?

U.S. population divided over vaccines along political lines

Invisibly recently conducted a survey in order to gain a deeper understanding of how well informed people are about the COVID-19 vaccines. This revealed that U.S. citizens are divided on their willingness to take the vaccine.

How to protect yourself from the NHS COVID vaccine phishing scam Special

The latest cybersecurity alert is one that is preying upon people's fears around the coronavirus pandemic. This is in the form of a phishing campaign connected to the various COVID-19 vaccines.

Is evidence growing towards 'double masking'?

As new variants of the novel coronavirus are spreading across the globe and there is talk about vaccine effectiveness against the some of the mutations, it is timely to re-look at masks and the current considerations around double-masking.

National variations to the COVID vaccine revealed in new survey

A new international survey of attitudes to the various coronavirus vaccines shows an underlying current of misinformation. Beyond this, there are some stark national variances in relation to those who are opposed to being immunized.

Q&A: Outpacing vaccine disinformation with AI surveillance Special

Automation tools and technology like artificial intelligence and natural language processing can be used mine real-world data on a real-time basis for safety and efficacy insights and maintain public trust in relation to the coronavirus vaccines.

South African coronavirus variant found in South Carolina

The highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa, also known as the B. 1.351 variant, has infected two people in South Carolina with no travel history, state officials announced Thursday.

U.S. has the highest rates of vaccine suspicion

Polls vary slightly but the common trend is that just under half of the U.S. population are unwilling to take a coronavirus vaccine. This is despite the U.S. accounting for one quarter of global cases.

Brazilian variant of coronavirus detected in U.S. for first time

The Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Minnesota - making it the first known case of the P.1 variant to show up in the United States. The case involves “a Minnesota resident with recent travel history to Brazil."

Budweiser isn't running a Super Bowl ad this year

For the first time in 37 years, a Budweiser commercial will be missing from the Super Bowl LV game on February 7. Instead, the Anheuser-Busch InBev beer will use its marketing dollars to support Covid-19 vaccine awareness and access.

Fauci addresses UK variant of COVID-19 and US vaccination effort

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, during an interview on Sunday, said that recent British data likely suggests the new COVID-19 strain is deadlier, but “we want to look at the data ourselves"

Heat and air movement indoors explains different COVID-19 risks

The physics of thermodynamics can be valuable when it comes to assessing the movement of particles carrying the coronavirus, according to new research. This provides a stepwise approach for building design.

Thai opposition figure vows to fight on despite royal defamation case

Bangkok - A billionaire Thai opposition figure accused of defaming the country's monarchy has vowed to keep campaigning for reform, despite facing what he dubbed a "politically motivated" lawsuit.

Op-Ed: Get used to COVID-19, it will always be with us

As global communities struggle to cope with both coronavirus infections that manifest as COVID-19 and the restrictions that come with the health emergency, the reality is dawning that we may always have to live with this virus and potentially others.
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Most children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all. However  some children ca...
Most children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all. However, some children can get severely ill from COVID-19. They might require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe. In rare cases, they might die.
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ND Gov. Doug Burgum announced the declaration of a state of emergency for North Dakota in response to COVID-19 on March 13, 2020.
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Scientist Peter Tsai recommends leaving the mask out for seven days before reuse
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Daily confirmed new cases for South Dakota
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The outbreak has also hit business in the capital Rome
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Man and woman on self-isolation quarantine during a coronavirus COVID 19-2020 pandemic.
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Countries and organisations that have announced advance agreements to acquire doses of COVID-19 vaccines
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Daily confirmed new cases for North Dakota
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Doctor listening to pediatric patient's heart.
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This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.
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Flowers and leaves of Nerium oleander
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visits Triumph Foods pork processing facility April 28, 2017. The facility houses 2,800 employees in St. Joseph, Mo.
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Wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bats (Chaerephon plicatus), seen flyiny out of Deer Cave in Sarawak, Malaysia, were found to be the hosts of two new coronaviruses.
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Toilet paper rolls sold out due to panic buying during the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak in Morrisons, Horsefair Centre, Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Taken around midday on Sunday the 8th of March 2020.
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