Virus

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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Quantum Nanodiamonds May Help Detect Disease Earlier

The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV, according to a study led by UCL researchers in the i-sense...
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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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A Child Infected With Hiv Every 100 Seconds, New Un Report Reveals

Approximately once every minute and 40 seconds, a child or young person under the age of 20 was infected with HIV last year, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported, calling on governments to “protect, sustain and accelerate” efforts to...
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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...
Related topics: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis, Virology, Medical Research

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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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‘thanksgiving Leftovers Won’t Taste As Good If You’re On A Ventilator,’ Health Department...

The public health messages from authorities in Salt Lake County, Utah, come as officials nationwide urge people to stay home to stop the spread of the virus.
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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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Third Covid Vaccine Shows Effectiveness; Fda Grants Emergency Use Authorization For New Treatment

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 – Americans were greeted with possible advances against coronavirus as Thanksgiving week began: A third vaccine candidate AZD1222 shows good results in shielding recipients against the virus, and an antibody therapy...
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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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Asian Shares Mostly Rise On Virus Vaccine, Yellen Hopes

Asian shares are mostly higher, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden
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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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California Covid-19 Update: Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals State’s Vaccine Distribution Timeline

The seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic came home to California Gov. Gavin Newsom this weekend when he and his family had to quarantine after his children were exposed to the virus. The governor said his entire family had tested negative. “I...
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