Virology

Senseless Restrictions On Outdoor Activities Undermine The Goal Of Curbing Covid-19

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions about the virus that causes the disease, including the infection fatality rate, the significance of mutations, and the efficacy of lockdowns, remain controversial. But epidemiologists and...
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Sars-cov-2 Mutations Do Not Appear To Increase Transmissibility

None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a study led by UCL researchers.
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Many Infants With Hep C-positive Moms Not Screened For Hcv

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 -- Less than one-third of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV+) receive appropriate HCV follow-up testing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American...
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China Stepping Up Virus Testing On Imported Food Packaging

China is stepping up virus inspections on imported food packaging as cooler weather brings new waves of coronavirus infections in several overseas countries, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Packaging is "not exempt" from carrying the virus, deputy...
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Thanksgiving Celebrations Need A Realistic Balance

Playing it safe during a pandemic has been a reality for most of 2020. As the year has progressed, the initial fear and precaution have given way to frustration at the daily impact the virus has on our lives. Unfortunately, this aspect is likely to...
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Tokyo Asks Drinking Places To Close Early To Curb Virus Rise

Tokyo’s governor is asking bars and other places where alcohol is served to close earlier for three weeks to help prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections from turning explosive
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Interplay Of Covid-19, Substance Use And Mental Health

(MedPage Today) -- People with mental illness are at greater risk for developing COVID-19 than the general population, and vice versa -- meaning reverberations from the pandemic are likely to be felt long after the virus has been brought to heel...
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Drones To The Rescue: Berlin Lab Seeks Quicker Virus Tests

A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads
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Coronavirus Is Roaring Back In Parts Of Asia, Capitalizing On Pandemic Fatigue

Governments eager to relax the rules and people eager to enjoy themselves have given the virus a window. Now, winter is coming.
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U.s. Consumer Confidence Tumbles As Virus Spreads

U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American optimism down to the lowest level since August. The November reading released Tuesday by the the Conference Board said represents a drop from...
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Moderna Chief Medical Officer: Vaccinated Adults Could Still Infect The Unvaccinated With Covid-19

The vaccines ‘do not show that they prevent you from potentially carrying this virus . . . and infecting others.’ We’ve gotten three incredibly good pieces of news in as many weeks when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of...
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States Where The Virus Is Spreading The Fastest

Yet another set of promising results for a COVID-19 vaccine were released on Monday, with a third potential vaccine in as many weeks showing signs of being highly effective. The vaccine, developed in...
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Ask A Virologist: How Does Glaxosmithkline's Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Work?

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and its German partner BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX) reported incredible efficacy data from a phase 3 trial for their mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidate. This news, paired with the equally impressive data from Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA)...
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Lord, The Pain Of It

The good mayor of El Paso is at wit’s end. He is worrying himself into the grave. The City’s hospitals and morgues are overflowing. Seems that the people have to work to eat, and, if they work, they get the virus and get sick, and, too...
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Big Cats And Small Dogs: Solving The Mystery Of Canine Distemper In Wild Tigers

Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a serious disease in domestic dogs, and also infects other carnivores, including threatened species like the Amur tiger. It is often assumed that domestic dogs are the primary source of CDV, but a new study found...
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White House Hosts Even More Parties Despite Its Latest Virus Outbreak

Weeks after a third outbreak infected some of Trump's closest staffers, the White House is powering forward with its holiday plans. The White House is still planning indoor holiday gatherings against advice from the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Nature's Toolkit For Killing Viruses And Bacteria

They burst out of toilet bubbles, swim across drinking water, spread through coughs. Tiny infectious microbes—from the virus that causes COVID-19 to waterborne bacteria—kill millions of people around the world each year. Now engineers are...
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South Dakota Records Highest Covid Hospitalisation Rate – As 8,000 Die In Us Of Virus Last Week

In the US, more than 8,000 Americans were recorded as having died of Covid last week and there are now more people in US hospitals suffering from the disease than there were in the peak of the pandemic in the spring. The rate of cases is increasing...
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The Drug Aprotinin Inhibits Entry Of Sars-cov2 In Host Cells, Study Finds

In order for the SARS-CoV2 virus to enter host cells, its 'spike' protein has to be cleaved by the cell's own enzymes -- proteases. The protease inhibitor aprotinin can prevent cell infection, as scientists have now discovered. An aprotinin aerosol...
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As The Vaccine Gets Closer

With the promising news about a coronavirus vaccine, more Americans say they are willing to take a free, FDA-approved vaccine to prevent the virus than did so a month ago. In a Gallup panel survey, 58 percent are now willing to get the vaccine,...
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