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Scientists propose a sustainable strategy in the COVID-19 pandemic

This diagram shows that every precautionary measure leaves gaps that could let the virus through. The more measures are used in conjunction, such as space, hygiene, mask + ventilation and app., avoiding closed rooms, groups, crowds and lively conversations side by side, limited contact and test, trace, isolate (TTI), the …

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccination drive slowly picking up speed

A Russian medical worker administers a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to 75-year-old Maria Piparinen in a local rural medical post in the village of Ikhala in Russia’s Karelia region, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Piparinen and other elderly residents were relieved when they heard that doctors were finally …

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Pokémon World Championships Postponed To 2022 Due To COVID-19 Concerns

The 2021 Pokémon World Championships have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. The Pokémon Company made the tough call today stating “the safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities, and partners continues to be our top priority and is the primary consideration with every decision we make.” This …

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How were researchers able to develop COVID-19 vaccines so quickly?

A medical professional prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine at the University of Chicago Medicine. Credit: Jordan Porter-Woodruff Vaccine development is typically measured in years, not months. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, scientists are are racing the clock—and breaking records—to develop an immunization that provides protection against the …

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In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

Emergency medical technician Thomas Hoang, left, of Emergency Ambulance Service, and paramedic Trenton Amaro prepare to unload a COVID-19 patient from an ambulance in Placentia, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death—they make split-second decisions about patient care, which hospital to race …

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Ten lessons for the life sciences from COVID-19

Credit: Institute of Cancer Research The COVID-19 pandemic has seen virus-beating technologies progress at unprecedented speed. Scientists have raced to understand and treat the new coronavirus, teams have developed tests and built COVID-19 equipment, and deals have rapidly been brokered between partners. In the past few weeks, for example, we’ve …

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One company’s quest for an antibody drug to fight COVID-19

In this Friday, March 13, 2020 photo provided by Regneron, members of the Infectious Disease team celebrate at their lab in New York state after confirming cells from Singapore are viable and that some make antibodies that bind to the coronavirus, suggesting they may have the potential to block it. …

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COVID-19 has not slowed global zero trust implementations

Enterprise Management Associates and Pulse Secure report that 60% of organizations have accelerated their zero trust projects during the pandemic, while only 15% have slowed down. <figure class="image pull-none image-large"><a href="https://tr3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/12/18/ba522146-343e-4d46-b506-ffc6033c4b04/resize/770x/7f7bb23a1f5489e781a8887ecafc158a/istock-1291376919.jpg" target="_blank" data-component="modalEnlargeImage" data-headline="&lt;p&gt;&lt;/p&gt;" data-credit="Image: iStock/vadimrysev" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow"><span class="img aspect-set " style="padding-bottom: 67%"><img src="https://tr3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/12/18/ba522146-343e-4d46-b506-ffc6033c4b04/resize/770x/7f7bb23a1f5489e781a8887ecafc158a/istock-1291376919.jpg" class="" alt="Security" width="770"/></span></a><figcaption><p> Image: iStock/vadimrysev …

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How can the world allocate COVID-19 vaccines fairly?

On Dec. 11, the FDA granted an Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with authorization for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine likely coming soon. Frontline health care workers across the United States, including at the hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, are starting to receive their first …

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout draws wary, mixed response

A Russian medical worker administers a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made serum has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics in the …

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