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    New saliva-based antibody test for SARS-COV-2 highly accurate in initial study

    24 Nov, 2020


    The test could prove useful for large-scale screening and epidemiological surveys and cuts down on reliance on blood draws


    A new saliva-based test developed by a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been found to accurately detect the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from small samples of saliva. Such tests, the results of which can be obtained in a matter of hours, are seen as potential alternatives to blood-sampl...
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    Face masks: what the data say

    10 Oct, 2020
    The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough?



    When her Danish colleagues first suggested distributing protective cloth face masks to people in Guinea-Bissau to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Christine Benn wasn’t so sure.

    “I said, ‘Yeah, that might be good, but there’s limited data on whether face masks are actually effective,’” says Benn, a global-health resear...
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    Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

    4 Aug, 2020

    We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding.
    One big mystery: Why do some people get very sick and even die from their illness, while other similar people show no symptoms and may not realize they've been infected at all?We kno...
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    Investigadores españoles del Grupo de Análisis Científico sobre Coronavirus del ISCIII

    29 Jul, 2020


    Edición genética con CRISPR y estudios de serovigilancia, nuevos informes del Grupo ISCIII de Análisis sobre Coronavirus


    El Grupo de Análisis Científico sobre Coronavirus del ISCIII ha publicado dos nuevos informes, sobre los posibles usos de la tecnología CRISPR de edición genética y sobre el desarrollo de estudios de serovigilancia epidemiológica, que como en casos anteriores incluyen un resumen divulgativo y un texto completo de carác...
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    Achieving Technological Change Without Digital Fatigue

    21 Jul, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the need for the advancement of healthcare’s digital transformation. The obligation to stay at home caused by the pandemic has sped up the transition from to face-to-face work to remote work through the use of digital technologies and web resources.

    Reliance on technology has negatively affected human attention, decision-making capacity, and emotional wellbeing - added to increased tension and lack of concentration. 31% of primary c...
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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...