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A volunteer workforce of expert scientists, technicians and students were drafted in to help get the Lighthouse Laboratories up and running at the beginning of the UK lockdown. As the first tranche of staff arrived on site in Milton Keynes, the challenge became clear. “The simple fact is the Milton...
Evidences from around the world suggest that chronic conditions like diabetes and others increase your chance of catching severe COVID-29 infection. High blood sugar levels also increase your mortality risk from this infection, reveals a growing body pf research. A recent study published in the journal Lancet, on the...
Brazil announced on Saturday that it had signed a $127m (£102m) agreement to start producing locally an experimental vaccine developed by AstraZeneca that has shown promise to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The AstraZeneca vaccine is considered the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development to obtain licensure...
Scientists have proposed lifting lockdown completely in a UK city about the size of Southampton to see if coronavirus can be controlled through the weekly testing of residents. A demonstration study is needed on a “medium-sized city” of around 250,000 people to see if regular testing and local quarantines could...
If there’s one constant truth about the coronavirus, it’s that information about it right now is always evolving. That includes the symptoms you may experience if you’re infected. People noticed this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appeared to have added three more COVID-19 symptoms to its...
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our social lives in many ways. Perhaps one of the most notable changes is the rise of the physically distanced backyard hangout. We’ve all seen the images of small groups of people sitting outside and having a drink. Although any sort of gathering does carry...
Scientists are recruiting for a new trial that will examine whether gargling salty water and using it to wash out your nose can help alleviate the early symptoms of Covid-19. University of Edinburgh researchers hope to build on a pilot study that suggested gargling a saline solution, along with “nasal...
A friend of a friend recently visited the dermatologist to treat some unusually irritated skin near her chin and jawline. The diagnosis: A yeast infection ― yes, on her face ― potentially caused by the face mask she’d been wearing during the coronavirus pandemic. But is this diagnosis correct? Could...
Volunteers have begun receiving doses of a potential Covid-19 vaccine being developed by researchers at Imperial College London. The first participant is reported to be in good health with no safety concerns after being injected on 19 June. A second booster dose will be administered within four weeks. About 300 volunteers...
States have started lifting stay-at-home orders imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic ― but with these reopenings have come mixed results. Areas like Alabama, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Florida have all seen significant increases in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, while places like New York and Massachusetts have...

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