Tag Archives: COVID

UK variant hunters lead global race to stay ahead of COVID

A lab assistant observes a robot taking Covid-19 RNA out of assay plates delivered by Coronavirus testing centres at the Wellcome Sanger Institute that is operated by Genome Research in Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 2021. Cambridge University microbiologist Sharon Peacock understood that genomic sequencing would be crucial in tracking the …

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Out of sight, cleaners perform critical work in COVID ICUs

Cleaning worker Anthoula Dimitra Pagouni, 30, wears protective gear before entering an ICU at the Sotiria Thoracic Diseases Hospital in Athens, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The cleaners of coronavirus intensive care units run a daily gauntlet of infection risks to ensure that ICUs run smoothly, and they are critical to …

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Could long COVID be the next wave of the crisis?

Credit: Pixabay In late April 2020 Dr. Freya Jephcott developed a persistently high fever. When she went to hospital three weeks later, she tested negative for COVID-19. A scan (an extra precaution, given her risky day-job) revealed inflammation in her body but couldn’t point to anything concrete. After two months …

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US warned Nevada not to use Chinese COVID tests from UAE

by Jon Gambrell and Michelle L. Price HOLD FOR STORY SLUGGED VIRUS OUTBREAK NEVADA UAE CHINA—FILE – Gov. Steve Sisolak gives an update on the state’s COVID-19 response in Las Vegas in this Sept. 3, 2020 file photo. U.S. diplomats and security officials privately warned the state of Nevada not …

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Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from COVID outbreak

Italian scientist Paola Muti Paola Muti poses after an interview in her home at the Giglio Island, Italy, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Muti was stranded on the tiny island where mainlanders sick with COVID-19 came ashore but no islanders apparently took ill. So she decided to do a scientific study …

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US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine

In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally …

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