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Human Viral Diseases

Human Viral Diseases

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Illnesses due to viruses, from HIV to the common cold and new epidemics

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Oct 19, 2020

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/remdesivir-and-interferon-fall-flat-who-s-megastudy-covid-19-treatments

Solidarity fails to find mortality benefits in four treatments—but the global trial itself wins praise. “We would love to have a drug that works, but it’s better to know if a drug works or not than not to know and continue to use it,” says WHO’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan.


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Oct 19, 2020

https://scitechdaily.com/closing-borders-and-stopping-the-covid-19-virus-who-eu-were-fatally-mistaken/

Countries with international travel restrictions suffered fewer COVID-19 fatalities. Travel restrictions implemented early on in the pandemic have been crucial in slowing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping death rates low. A new study published by Ruud Koopmans, director at the WZB Berlin So


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Oct 18, 2020

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/scientists-advice-for-ways-to-ward-off-the-coronavirus-68037

We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.


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Oct 15, 2020

https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20201012/first-confirmed-us-case-of-covid-reinfections

A 25-year-old man from Nevada and a 42-year-old man in Virginia experienced second bouts of COVID-19 about 2 months after they tested positive the first time. Gene tests show both men had two slightly different strains of the virus, suggesting that they caught the infection twice.


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Oct 12, 2020

https://www.cnet.com/health/is-the-coronavirus-airborne-the-scientific-consensus/

Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists and doctors have warned of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Finally, in October 2020 -- seven months into the pandemic -- public health agencies have acknowledged the potential of airborne spread. Here's what you should know about airborne transmission of COVID-19.


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Oct 08, 2020

https://www.wired.com/story/a-global-data-effort-probes-whether-covid-causes-diabetes/

Dozens of case reports have hinted that the coronavirus might trigger the onset of diabetes in people with no history of the disease.


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Oct 08, 2020

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/saying-human-trials-arent-enough-researchers-call-comparison-covid-19-vaccines-monkeys

Primate researchers in the United States have banded together in a push for an ambitious monkey study that would do head-to-head comparisons of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates.


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Oct 06, 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/10/05/cdc-revises-coronavirus-guidance-to-acknowledge-that-it-spreads-through-airborne-transmission.html

"The CDC cited published reports that demonstrated "limited, uncommon circumstances" in which people with the virus infected others who were more than 6 feet away."


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Oct 04, 2020

https://www.mlo-online.com/diagnostics/assays/article/21156240/hologic-granted-fda-eua-for-asymptomatic-testing-pooling-protocols

Hologic announced that its Panther Fusion SARS-CoV-2 assay has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing people without symptoms of a COVID-19 infection, according to a press release.

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