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The WHO's director-general said medical facilities in Wuhan have regained the capability of checking COVID-19 cases with lab tests, detailing a"signficant decline in newly reported cases" in China.Medscape Medical News
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Scientists find further steps needed to plan for possible resurgence More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300355&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific raises hopes that government could hit target by end of AprilUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageA US firm has said it is on track to provide the UK with 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of the month, giving renewed hope that the government could hit its target.The health secretary, Matt Hancock,said last weekhe wanted to increase testing to 100,000 per day by the end of April. On Wednesday 19,500 were tested, up from 10,200 on that day the previous week.Continue reading...
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(MOSCOW) — A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled at 1:05 PM (0805 GMT) from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is set to dock at the station at the station six hours later. Russian space officials have taken extra precautions to protect the crew during training and pre-flight preparations as the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world. Speaking to journali...
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Boris Johnson still in intensive care; US protective equipment stockpile nearly empty; virus could push 500m people into poverty. Follow the latest updates.The cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage9.31amBSTItaly may start to lift current lockdown restrictions by the end of April if the spread of the disease in the country continues to slow.Prime minister Giuseppe Conte told the BBC on Thursday:We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. ...
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Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near youCoronavirus - live news updatesFind all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionPlease note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases - some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.Continue reading...
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What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesHow to protect yourself and others from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading...
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It ’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China ’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far.Continue reading...
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Credit: Martina Martelloni / INTERSOSBy Elena L. PasquiniROME, Apr 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) Behind the Tiburtina Station, in the East of Rome, with just a small covered area protecting from the inclemency of the weather, sleeping close to each other is the only way to stay warm. A boy of Ivorian origin is alone, far from everyone, in the centre of the sidewalk, exposed to a freezing wind. ‘He told me he preferred to die of cold than to get infected, because he was very scared and he knew that it was not safe for him to be close to the others’, Dr. Antonella Torchiaro told Degrees of Latitude. She is a physician o...
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Teddy's Bigger Burgers will be donating 100 meals to Queen's Medical center as a "thank you" for its work on the frontlines treating coronavirus patients in the Islands, the restaurant chain announced Wednesday. The meal drop-off is set to take place on Friday, and meals will include a 1/3-pound burger, fries and a bottle of water. “We are so grateful to all of the healthcare workers and volunteers out there who are risking their lives, working long hours, and spending precious time away from…
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JAMA Editor wants all incoming med students to be delayed due to COVID (and be essentially drafted into public health work). Published today. See attached. Medical Students and Public Health Service for the COVID-19 Pandemic Over the next few months it is likely that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has surged in New York City, Seattle, New Orleans, and Detroit will move from city to city and state to state. After the initial peak, absent highly effective medical interventions, the US will likely... ...
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