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Coronavirus variant hunter discusses work

Sharon Peacock, Author provided The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK). The consortium began life on March 4 when Sharon …

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UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

In this May 5, 2020 file photo a member of medical staff cares for a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus. That’s according to government figures …

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Coronavirus vaccine: Understanding trial results, roll-out and what happens next – an expert guide

Trials need sufficient people to catch COVID-19 to accurately predict a vaccine’s effects – meaning thousands need to be involved. Credit: agsaz/Shutterstock Coronavirus vaccines are being administered. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was the first to finish the final stage of testing—known as phase 3—and the full results have been published. Having …

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Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

by Adam Geller and Rishabh R. Jain In this Sept. 17, 2020 photo provided by Kapil Chaudhary shows pictures of Joginder Chaudhary and his mother Premlata Chaudhary sitting on a table during a Hindu mourning ceremony held at the family home in Jhantala, Madhya Pradesh, India. fter the virus killed …

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As schools reopen, officials reflect on first months of coronavirus device lending programs

School districts across the United States had varying experiences with trying to get devices to every child at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. <figure class="image pull-none image-large"><a href="https://tr2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/09/11/0a715711-f5cf-4c33-906d-70ad73ca9492/resize/770x/8f06b3f4adc5a86a399b16a0a366308c/istock-1225545084.jpg" target="_blank" data-component="modalEnlargeImage" data-headline="&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;" data-credit="Image: SeventyFour, Getty Images/iStockPhoto" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow"><span class="img aspect-set " style="padding-bottom: 67%"><img src="https://tr2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/09/11/0a715711-f5cf-4c33-906d-70ad73ca9492/resize/770x/8f06b3f4adc5a86a399b16a0a366308c/istock-1225545084.jpg" class="https://www.techrepublic.com/" alt="Woman with child doing …

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How the new coronavirus penetrates, exploits and kills cells

Credit: Jeffrey Decoster “Know your enemy,” Sun Tzu, the great sage of war, wrote some 2,500 years ago. Today, as COVID-19 spreads around the globe, the greatest army of medical scientists ever assembled is bent on learning all it can, as fast as it can, about SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind …

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Antibody research could boost coronavirus testing, therapies and vaccines

Transmission electron microscope image from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Hannah A. Bullock and Azaibi Tamin Using simulated components of the coronavirus’s distinctive spike proteins, Georgia …

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Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

This 2020 electron micrsocope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a …

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Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggle

A man in quarantine is interviewed by a member of the National Mechanism to Prevent Torture (MNPT), as the institution visits a Catholic church property turned into a government-run shelter where citizens returning home are required by law to quarantine for two weeks and pass two consecutive COVID-19 tests, as …

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Fighting the Coronavirus With Innovative Tech

This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Cristiano Huscher has long used robotics and artificial intelligence for surgical procedures at the Policlinico Abano chain of hospitals in Italy. So when six doctors contracted …

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