San Quentin prison coronavirus outbreak 'tragic, predictable and unacceptable'

More than 500 inmates at the prison in Marin County have tested positive for COVID-19, many of them after transferring from the men's prison in Chino, the site of a massive coronavirus outbreak.
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In December 2019, a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China. Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans, is highly contagious and has rapidly expanded worldwide since its discovery. Quantitative nucleic acid testing has become the gold standard for diagnosis and guiding clinical decisions regarding the use of antiviral therapy. However, the RT-qPCR assays targeting SARS-CoV-2 have a number of challenges, especially in terms of primer design. Primers are the pivotal components of a RT-qPCR assay. Once virus mutation and r...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has recently become a pandemic. As the sudden emergence and rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 is endangering global health and the economy, the development of strategies to contain the virus's spread are urgently needed. At present, various diagnostic kits to test for SARS-CoV-2 are available for use to initiate appropriate treatment faster and to limit further spread of the virus. Several drugs have demonstrated in vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 or potential clinical benefits. In addition, institutions and companies worl...
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UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America;Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; global cases near 11m. Follow the latest updatesCases rising in 37 US statesBrazil infections nearing 1.5mTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?See all our coronavirus coverage1.29amBSTEnglish holidaymakers will be able to visit Spain, Italy, France andGermany without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return and travel restrictions on up to 60 other countries and territories are also set to be lifted.The government ’s rule change will come into effect o...
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Death toll passes 61,000; Florida recordsbiggest one-day increase in its new cases; Swedenrecords 947 new cases in a day. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog hereTrump awol as president during pandemic, says ex-CIA chiefGlobal report: new US record increase as NZ health minister quitsNo kissing: Amsterdam ’s red light district reopensInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we?12.14amBSTHi, Helen Sullivan here – we’ve launched a new global coronavirus blog at the link below, where I’ll be taking you through the latest for the next few hours:Related:Coronavirus liv...
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Conclusion: In CLL, a neoplastic antigen-specific B-cell clone proliferates, and the progeny cells accumulate and outgrow other B cells, leading to immune deficiency. Considering the low humoral immune response and ineffective clearance of SARS-Cov-2 in CLL patients, the follow-up and home quarantine period should be extended. We need further studies to clarify suspending or continuing CLL therapy during COVID infection. For those patients who are prone to progression to severe disease, administering humoral immunity therapies can help to prevent disease progression and quickly meet the cure criteria.
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AbstractMost recently, an outbreak of severe pneumonia caused by the infection of SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, imposes serious threats to public health. Upon infecting host cells, coronaviruses assemble a multi-subunit RNA-synthesis complex of viral non-structural proteins (nsp) responsible for the replication and transcription of the viral genome. Therefore, the role and inhibition of nsp12 are indispensable. A cryo-EM structure of RdRp from SARs-CoV-2 was used to identify novel drugs from Northern South African medicinal compounds database (NANPDB) by using computational virtual scree...
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Australian officials have launched a judicial inquiry amid allegations a fresh coronavirus outbreak in the state of Victoria was sparked by some contracted workers not following protocols at a hotel used to quarantine international arrivals -- including reportedly having sex with people under lockdown.
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Scotland is right to mandate masks or similar coverings in shops. Wearing them can save livesWicked. Horrific. An affront to British liberties. Proposals to makewearing seatbelts compulsory wereangrily opposed in the early 1970s. Some warned that it might make motorists more reckless, or endanger unborn babies. MPs claimed there was no real evidence of the benefits. Others complained it would be uncomfortable for women or the elderly. It took years of political battle to change the law, saving tens of thousands of lives.In retrospect, the outrage looks not merely mistaken but utterly bizarre. Wearing a seatbelt is simply a...
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This report describes the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during and after a college spring break trip and the measures which helped control the outbreak.
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New coronavirus cases in the United States hit an all-time high as more than 50,000 infections were reported Wednesday. As the outbreak accelerates across the country, states from coast to coast are slowing or rolling back their reopenings. Carter Evans reports.
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