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CDC analysis: More than half of all Covid-19 transmission begins with people who show no symptoms
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CDC analysis: More than half of all Covid-19 transmission begins with people who show no symptoms

Limiting testing and isolation to Covid-19 patients with symptoms won't curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the analysis says.

New antiviral oral drug molnupiravir completely suppresses coronavirus transmission within 24 hours in ferrets, claims study
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New antiviral oral drug molnupiravir completely suppresses coronavirus transmission within 24 hours in ferrets, claims study

Researchers claim that MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or molnupiravir is the first orally available drug to quickly block SARS-CoV-2 and has the potential of being ground-breaking

Daily COVID-19 cases in India less than half of September peak; a look at figures since lockdown
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Daily COVID-19 cases in India less than half of September peak; a look at figures since lockdown

The fall in daily cases has come amid allegations of "many state governments controlling COVID-19 testing to show reduced numbers of cases"

Reopening Mumbai local trains tougher than resuming public transport elsewhere, says state disaster management secy
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Reopening Mumbai local trains tougher than resuming public transport elsewhere, says state disaster management secy

In an interview with Firstpost, Kishor Raje Nimbalkar talks about how the Maharashtra government is planning to allow the general public to board Mumbai locals while preventing COVID-19 transmission

Newborns of COVID-19-positive mothers at low risk of infection if strict hygiene measures taken, finds study
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Newborns of COVID-19-positive mothers at low risk of infection if strict hygiene measures taken, finds study

Taking strict precautions against COVID-19 transmission protects not only newborns but also the hospital staff who serve multiple patients

Calcium-rich salt solution FEND can reduce aerosols released by COVID-19 patients by upto 98%, shows study
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Calcium-rich salt solution FEND can reduce aerosols released by COVID-19 patients by upto 98%, shows study

It was further found that while masks were able to reduce the large particles FEND, made by Boston-based technology startup Sensory Cloud, was more effective in reducing the smaller particles

Uncertainty over long-term immune response has implications for efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine, say experts
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Uncertainty over long-term immune response has implications for efficacy of COVID-19 vaccine, say experts

In an editorial in the ICMR's, Indian Journal of Medical Research, experts also said that continued use of masks and other measures may be advocated if evidence shows a possible role of asymptomatic persons in COVID-19 transmission

'Reassuring' study claims that risk of coronavirus transmission on planes is limited
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'Reassuring' study claims that risk of coronavirus transmission on planes is limited

Experts traditionally consider the contagion zone in an airplane to extend two rows in front and behind the infected person.

Asymptomatic people with COVID-19 are just as contagious as those showing symptoms, key study finds
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Asymptomatic people with COVID-19 are just as contagious as those showing symptoms, key study finds

The findings have implications in many countries including India, where new reported cases are fluctuating, but overall, still on the rise.

Google Doodle demonstrates COVID-19 prevention methods like using masks, keeping distance
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Google Doodle demonstrates COVID-19 prevention methods like using masks, keeping distance

The doodle reinforces that wearing masks can save lives, in the midst of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the globe.

COVID-19 in the air: Everything we know so far about airborne SARS-Cov-2 transmission
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COVID-19 in the air: Everything we know so far about airborne SARS-Cov-2 transmission

An airborne virus can be carried through aerosols in its viable form. In the case of many other infectious viruses, this has been a yes or no scenario.

Investing in fever screening will not help curb the spread of COVID-19, say experts
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Investing in fever screening will not help curb the spread of COVID-19, say experts

Not only is fever screening unreliable, infrared thermometry puts the device's operator at risk. It also gives people who pass the test a false sense of security.

Research shows aerosols from toilets can be source of SARS-CoV-2 spread; close lid before flushing to prevent COVID-19 transmission
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Research shows aerosols from toilets can be source of SARS-CoV-2 spread; close lid before flushing to prevent COVID-19 transmission

Some studies have shown that toilets and wastewater systems can also be one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19 in a community where the source of infection is unknown

Could COVID-19 be transmitted through droplets released while speaking?
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Could COVID-19 be transmitted through droplets released while speaking?

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) used laser light-scattering technology to investigate evidence of speech-generated droplets.

Transmission of COVID-19 from mother to baby probable during pregnancy: ICMR
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Transmission of COVID-19 from mother to baby probable during pregnancy: ICMR

It is important to note that these are new findings; it was previously believed that the virus cannot cross the placenta and infect the baby.

A loss of sense of smell may be one of the symptoms of COVID-19
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A loss of sense of smell may be one of the symptoms of COVID-19

A statement released by two top ENTs in the UK suggests that a loss of sense of smell, or anosmia, is one of the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.