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Coronavirus: Latest on COVID-19 from around the world

Coronavirus: Latest on COVID-19 from around the world

Almost 18 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and 685,000 have now died. Nearly 300,000 people were reported infected in the past 24 hours and 6400 dead. Here are the latest developments from around the world. Europe Ireland Ireland's chief medical officer on Saturday described a recent spike…

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COVID-19 linked to heart damage in healthy people, small study suggests

COVID-19 linked to heart damage in healthy people, small study suggests

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) People who recover from COVID-19 may have lingering heart damage and inflammation months after their initial infection, even if they were not hospitalized, a small new study suggests.The study, published Monday (July 27) in the journal JAMA Cardiology, involved 100 adults ages 45 to 53 in Germany who had recently…

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Vaccinate or Terminate – Mandatory Vaccination As Workplace Policy

Vaccinate or Terminate – Mandatory Vaccination As Workplace Policy

The discovery, testing and mass deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine are welcome developments in potentially ending the Coronavirus pandemic. A safe and widely available vaccine will also allow employees to return to the physical workplace. The benefits of an inoculated (and presumably safe and healthy) workforce are obvious. Employees immune from COVID-19 will experience fewer…

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Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Some parents in Ottawa have decided not to send their children to daycare amid rising cases of COVID-19 cases and a rash of outbreaks at child-care facilities over the past week.Stella Yuen with her daughter Kayden, son Maxwell and husband Jeff. Yuen says she hopes to send her children to school and daycare in the fall.…

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. This Thursday marks six months since WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern. This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulations, but it is easily the most severe. Almost 16 million cases have now been reported…

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Seaweed Extract Surpasses Remdesivir at Blocking SARS-CoV-2 in Cell Models of COVID-19

Seaweed Extract Surpasses Remdesivir at Blocking SARS-CoV-2 in Cell Models of COVID-19

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease. Heparin, a common blood thinner, and a heparin variant stripped of its anticoagulant properties, performed on par with remdesivir in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in mammalian cells.Published…

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Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from Covid outbreak

Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from Covid outbreak

Stranded on a tiny Italian island, a cancer researcher grew increasingly alarmed to hear that one, and then three more visitors had fallen ill with Covid-19. Paola Muti braced for a rapid spread of the coronavirus to the 800 closely-knit islanders, many of whom she knows well. Her mother was born on Giglio Island and…

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Young adults form majority of new Covid-19 cases in Canada

Young adults form majority of new Covid-19 cases in Canada

MONTREAL (AFP) - Canadians under the age of 39 make up a clear majority of new cases of Covid-19 in Canada, health authorities said Sunday (July 26), warning young adults they are not "invincible" against the disease. "Recent national surveillance data show that young adults aged 20-39 years of age account for the highest incidence…

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