Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

(University of California - Riverside) Researchers at UC Riverside and the University of Salerno have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the developing world to help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics.
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Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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