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One in 10 people worldwide may have been infected says WHO in special COVID-19 session
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One in 10 people worldwide may have been infected says WHO in special COVID-19 session

Ryan said southeast Asia faced a surge in cases, Europe and the eastern Mediterranean were seeing an increase, while the situations in Africa and the Western Pacific were “rather more positive.”

Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against COVID-19, reports an unpublished study
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Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against COVID-19, reports an unpublished study

It would mean that a dengue vaccine, that has already been tested to be safe and effective, could provide some form of immunisation against the virus.

AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'
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AstraZeneca resumes UK trials for COVID-19 vaccine days after single recipient shows 'adverse reaction'

The trials for the coronavirus vaccine candidate, AZD1222, resumed in the UK following confirmation by the MHRA that it was safe to do so, AstraZeneca said in a statement

Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?
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Is staying home harming your child’s immune system by making them more susceptible to other diseases?

A theory known as the “old friends” hypothesis suggests that exposure to harmless microbes that have co-evolved with humans help to train the developing immune system.

Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne
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Austarlia's anti-lockdown protesters clash with police; over a dozen arrested in Melbourne

Ignoring official warnings and public health orders, several hundred people gathered at an illegal "Freedom Day" protest calling for an end to lockdown measures

Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them
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Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them

Published in the medRxiv preprint repository, the yet-to-be peer reviewed study analysed whole genome sequence data of virus samples from 210 patients in and around Hyderabad in Telangana

Scientists are seeing signs of lasting immunity to COVID-19, among survivors with even mild infections
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Scientists are seeing signs of lasting immunity to COVID-19, among survivors with even mild infections

Protection against reinfection is not confirmed unless there's proof that people can encounter the virus again and keep it at bay,

COVID-19 pandemic: What if ‘herd immunity’ is closer than scientists thought?
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COVID-19 pandemic: What if ‘herd immunity’ is closer than scientists thought?

Herd immunity is calculated from the epidemic’s reproductive number - an indicator of how many people each infected person spreads the virus to.

Champions League: COVID-19 tests to locker room protocols, key questions ahead of quarterfinals answered
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Champions League: COVID-19 tests to locker room protocols, key questions ahead of quarterfinals answered

Because of the health risks, spectators will be absent from Champions League matches and players and officials would follow a strict protocol set down by UEFA to prevent infections.

Tick-borne virus spreads across East China, infecting 60 and killing seven so far
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Tick-borne virus spreads across East China, infecting 60 and killing seven so far

SFTS Virus is not a new virus and China has isolated pathogen of the virus in 2011, and it belongs to the Bunyavirus category.

'Invisible virus, not China, a threat to India': Ambassador Sun Weidong says nations should handle relations cautiously
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'Invisible virus, not China, a threat to India': Ambassador Sun Weidong says nations should handle relations cautiously

The Chinese ambassador to India said the two neighbours need to straighten views on three key issues, including that Beijing is not a strategic threat to New Delhi

Study suggests green tea extracts could reduce risk of infection with diarrhoea-causing norovirus
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Study suggests green tea extracts could reduce risk of infection with diarrhoea-causing norovirus

Scientists also found that green tea extract in combination with chitosan films can reduce levels of bacteria such as E coli and L innocua to undetectable levels after 24 hours of exposure

One in 10 people infected with Coronavirus contracted the disease from their families, finds new South Korean study
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One in 10 people infected with Coronavirus contracted the disease from their families, finds new South Korean study

By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.

Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
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Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well

If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.

Can a pregnant woman spread the Coronavirus infection to her fetus?
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Can a pregnant woman spread the Coronavirus infection to her fetus?

NIH research showed that fetuses aren’t infected more often because placenta cells rarely make the tools that the virus uses to gain entry.

Know the enemy: Health experts think understanding the Coronavirus will help us defeat it
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Know the enemy: Health experts think understanding the Coronavirus will help us defeat it

The coronavirus is invisible, but seemingly everywhere, requires close contact to spread, but reached around the globe faster than any pandemic in history.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What is contact tracing? How does it help in curbing COVID-19 cases?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What is contact tracing? How does it help in curbing COVID-19 cases?

The focus of contact tracing is to find close contacts or people who were within two metres of the infected person for at least 10 minutes or so.

WHO chief says there is no return to normalcy in the future, too many countries are heading in the wrong direction with Coronavirus
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WHO chief says there is no return to normalcy in the future, too many countries are heading in the wrong direction with Coronavirus

The WHO said that government and individual responses should depend on local virus conditions - namely, whether there is community spread or no.

CanSino Biologics in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile, Saudi Arabia to launch Phase III trial of its COVID-19 vaccine
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CanSino Biologics in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile, Saudi Arabia to launch Phase III trial of its COVID-19 vaccine

Qiu Dongxu co-founder of CanSino said its new factory under construction in China will allow it to produce 100-200 million vaccine doses per year by early 2021.

Scientists design “catch and kill” air filter that kills 99.9 percent of the Coronavirus causing bacteria in public spaces
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Scientists design “catch and kill” air filter that kills 99.9 percent of the Coronavirus causing bacteria in public spaces

The researchers are also developing a desk-top model which is capable of purifying the air in an office worker’s immediate surroundings.