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    Can thermal cameras help spot coronavirus?

    9 Jun, 2020

    As lockdowns ease, thermal imaging cameras are popping up in all sorts of public places to assess the state of people's health. In this report you will find some tips regarding thermal imaging cameras. 

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    Convalescent plasma not helpful in China study; hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent infection

    5 Jun, 2020
    The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

    Convalescent plasma disappoints in Chinese trial

    Hydroxychloroquine fails to protect against infection in key trial

    Timing, location of sample may impact coronavirus test results

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    WHO to resume hydroxychloroquine trial after earlier halt over safety concerns

    4 Jun, 2020

    Questions raised over study claiming drug linked to higher rate of mortality and heart problems in Covid-19 patients

    The World Health Organization will resume clinical trials of an anti-malaria drug researchers hope may treat Covid-19, after a study of the drug published in May by a major medical journal prompted them to halt trials due to safety concerns.

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    WHO warns overuse of antibiotics for Covid-19 will cause more deaths

    2 Jun, 2020

    The increased use of antibiotics to combat the Covid-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

    WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that a “worrying number” of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to treat them.

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    Global report: Philippines opens up despite record cases, as outbreaks hit Asia

    29 May, 2020

    Manila’s 12 million residents to enjoy free movement as daily infections pass 500; Mumbai’s hospital close to collapse; South Korea records dozens more cases. 

    The Philippines president has announced plans to ease one of longest and toughest coronavirus lockdowns in the world despite the country seeing its biggest daily spike in cases since the pandemic began.
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    What the growing rift between the US and WHO means for COVID-19 and global health

    28 May, 2020

    Experts in health policy are contending with the real possibility that the United States will pull away from the World Health Organization (WHO), fracturing a relationship that began in the wake of the Second World War.

    They say that the repercussions could range from a resurgence of polio and malaria, to barriers in the flow of information on COVID-19. Scientific partnerships around the world would also be damaged, and the United States could lose influence over global health init...
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    Global report: WHO says the Americas are centre of pandemic as cases surge

    27 May, 2020

    Pan American Health Organization warns of ‘very tough’ weeks ahead; US approaches 100,000 deaths; New Zealand has fifth day with no cases. 

    The Americas have emerged as the new centre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, as a US study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other Latin American countries through August.

    “Now is not the time for countries to ease restrictions,” Carissa Etienne, WHO director for the A...
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    Global report: 'disaster' looms for millions of children as WHO warns of second peak

    26 May, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic will have a “disastrous” impact on children’s rights worldwide, making them more vulnerable to forced labour and underage marriage, a rights group has said, as the World Health Organization warned of an “immediate second peak” in cases if restrictions were lifted too soon.

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    Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say there is now only a 50% chance of success because the number of UK cases is falling too quickly

    25 May, 2020

    Scientists involved in one of the world's leading studies into finding a vaccine for the coronavirus say there is currently only a 50% chance of success because the number of people in Britain with the virus is falling too quickly.

    The Oxford University mission to find a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus is in "a race against the virus disappearing, and against time," Adam Hill, director at Oxford University's Jenner Institute, said this weekend.

    Hill told The Telegraph newspap...
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    Just 7.3% of Stockholm had Covid-19 antibodies by end of April, study shows

    22 May, 2020
    Official findings add to concerns about Sweden’s laissez-faire strategy towards the pandemic
    Just 7.3% of Stockholm’s inhabitants had developed Covid-19 antibodies by the end of April, according to a study, raising concerns that the country’s light-touch approach to the coronavirus may not be helping it build up broad immunity.

    The research by Sweden’s public health agency comes as Finland warned it would be risky to welcome Swedish tourists after figures suggested the country’s dea...
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    Reported Coronavirus Cases Top 5 Million Worldwide

    22 May, 2020
    A million new infections were confirmed in less than two weeks.
    More than five million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus, according to data compiled by The New York Times.

    That figure is just one measure of the pandemic’s global toll. Its persistent rise — the number passed four million less than two weeks ago — reflects not just pathogen’s pernicious spread but also increases in testing.

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    Preliminary studies suggest that not all individuals who test positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are immunized against the virus

    21 May, 2020
    Initial evidences suggest that the 44% of people with mild or asymptomatic infection have very low antibody levels with little neutralizing capacity | According to these results, a positive antibody test may not guarantee protection against SARS-CoV-2. Click here for reference