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Review: Fogging device for office COVID-19 response Special

In the event of a COVID-19 incident inside a room at a workplace, the FIMAP decontamination system can be used. The objective is to disinfect surfaces, using an approved disinfectant with the aid of electrostatic hygienization technology.

Mouthwashes may help to inactivate coronavirus

A new study into coronavirus prevention measures finds that certain mouthwashes and other forms of oral rinses may inactivate human coronaviruses and hence significantly lower the viral load.

FOX News president, anchors quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The president of Fox News and several of the network’s top anchors have been advised to quarantine after being exposed to someone on a private flight who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Q&A: Air purifier can remove coronavirus from the air Special

A commercially-available air purifier has been found to remove coronavirus from the air by an independent research study run by the University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Can coronavirus be transmitted in vape vapor?

Aerosols and vapor generated by electronic substance delivery systems could participate in the dissemination of the virus in the close proximity of coronavirus infected vapers, according to new research.

Op-Ed: COVID-19 doesn't realize we're supposed to be 'rounding the turn'

The U.S. recorded more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row on Saturday, topping the previous single-day record of 75,687 set in June. It appears that the virus hasn't got the message that we are "rounding the turn."

New link between vaping and more severe COVID-19 symptoms

Further data infers that smokers (including those who vape) are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infections or more likely to develop serious complications if they contract a COVID-19 infection, compared to non-smokers or vapers.

First rapid, on-site COVID-19 wastewater testing solution

A science-based collaboration between LuminUltra, Dalhousie University and Halifax Water has demonstrated that wastewater data provides a tool for the early detection and tracking COVID-19 prevalence within communities.

CDC sees 'distressing trend' as COVID-19 cases surge in U.S.

Atlanta - A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday that experts are seeing a “distressing trend” as coronavirus cases surge across the United States, particularly in the Midwest.

COVID-19 restrictions are varying significantly across the U.S.

The autonomy of states in the U.S. has led to considerable variation in coronavirus control measures. There is a balance between what the federal government requires and what individual state governors think is suitable.

The key factors for selecting the best COVID-19 plasma donors

To develop convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of those with COVID-19, the factors of sex, age, and severity of disease are key to identifying potential donors with high levels of antibodies to provide the source material.

Are managers adequately supporting employees through COVID-19?

Coronavirus has disrupted the world of work. A new report finds that 84 percent of managers believe they are giving employees the support they need. However, the responses from employees are not necessarily in tune with this view.

Telemedicine is helping doctors to address the COVID-19 crisis

Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of Americans participating in at least one telemedicine visit has increased from 14 percent to 57 percent.

Essential Science: Why masks work and time to end the debate?

How effective are face masks? The body of evidence in favour of masks continues to grow. In this week’s Essential Science, we consider a diverse array of different literature that looks at mask wearing in different contexts.

Half of cybersecurity staff taken off security duties Special

Are information technology systems more vulnerable under COVID-19? This could be the case as many companies pull staff away from security duties to help the growing mass of home workers.

Unseen side effect of COVID-19? Science research has slowed down

Scientific research has slowed down across multiple fields due to the coronavirus pandemic, as a new survey reveals. While COVID-19 research continues, research in other fields is at an all time low.

U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is highest in the developed world

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) came out with a series of articles on Monday that highlighted just how miserably the United States has failed in controlling the coronavirus pandemic.

Op-Ed: The reality of COVID-19 does not jive with Trump's misinformation

The U.S. has already recorded over 7.8 million Covid-19 cases, and 215,000 deaths, and even though President Donald Trump chooses to dismiss the numbers - the deadly virus is real, and it is not disappearing, as Trump claims.

Op-Ed: A herd immunity policy? The risks remain considerable

As part of the efforts to combat coronavirus discussion around ‘herd immunity’ periodically arises. What does this mean exactly and why is the majority of scientific and political opinion against such a strategy?

CRISPR-based COVID-19 test can produce results in one hour

Scientists in India have constructed a paper-based coronavirus test which can produce results in around one hour. The test only costs $7.00. At the basis of the technology is CRISPR gene editing.

Does catching the common cold make COVID-19 less severe

Early stages of research suggest that being infected previously with a different type of coronavirus to SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-190, such as the common cold, may lessen the severity of the infectious virus.

Op-Ed: Nothing will help Trump's new COVID-19 campaign message

President Donald Trump could have learned a number of things after getting diagnosed with the coronavirus. But sadly, on being released from the hospital, the nation has discovered he is sick in a way that Remdesivir and steroids can't cure.

Meet the Zoom Poets: How lockdown has connected artists globally Special

Before the COVID-19 lockdown, Cathy Carson had just a small local audience in Northern Ireland. The poet and monologist had performed at open mics and charity events for less than two years and had a few pieces published in anthologies.

Covid-19 cases on the rise again in most U.S. states

With the presidential election less than a month away, the coronavirus is not pausing as it relentlessly continues to spread across most of the U.S., a stark reminder that colder weather will create a resurgence of the virus.

Op-Ed: The president was given dexamethasone? That is a 'big red flag'

On Sunday, Dr. Sean Conley said President Donald Trump was given a steroid called dexamethasone following "two episodes of transient drops in his oxygen saturation," meaning his oxygen levels dropped too low. This raises a "big red flag."

COVID-19 cases trending upward in at least 24 U.S. states

President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis serves as a cruel reminder of the pervasive spread of the coronavirus across the United States. At least 24 states are reporting increased numbers of COVID-19 cases since last week - a worrying trend.

Seattle, Washington patient is reinfected by COVID-19

Seattle - Doctors say a patient in the Seattle, Washington area is confirmed to have been reinfected with COVID-19, in only the third documented case of reinfection in the world.

Inherited Neanderthal genes a major risk factor in COVID-19

Since first appearing in late 2019, COVID-19 has had a range of impacts on those it infects. Some people become severely ill with COVID-19, and require hospitalization, while others may have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

Humidity levels could be key to coronavirus control

To what extent can weather and climate affect COVID-19 infection risks? The answer rests on a predictive model, one that could enable buildings to be modified to lower infection.

What are the best homework habits during COVID-19?

As cases or coronavirus infection continue to rise worldwide, more people are electing or being told) to be schooled from home. This places additional strains and stresses on parents. A leading expert provided some advice.
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The Zoom webcast of the Oooh Beehive UK Online Slam Championship on Oct. 2.
The Zoom webcast of the Oooh Beehive UK Online Slam Championship on Oct. 2.
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Hand gel, as used to protect against COVID-19.
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Emergency Use A front-facing portrait of VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), a ventilator designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.
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President Donald J. Trump, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen Hahn, delivers his remarks during a press conference Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020,
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A new study shows that genes some people have inherited from their Neanderthal ancestors may increase their likelihood of suffering severe forms of COVID-19.
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Covid-19 timeline: development of a pandemic
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COVID-19 signage, promoting social distancing - St Albans, UK
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COVID-19: Total deaths vs deaths per million
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The countries with the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past week
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Tim Sandle  pharmaceutical microbiologist  science writer and journalist.
Tim Sandle, pharmaceutical microbiologist, science writer and journalist.
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Attached to the Perseverance Mars rover, an aluminum plate commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the perseverance of health care workers around the world.
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This map shows the weekly prevalence, per 100,000 population, of COVID-19 across the UK for the last seven days - as of September 10, 2020.
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The United States -- the worst-hit country in the world -- has reported more than 60 000 new daily c...
The United States -- the worst-hit country in the world -- has reported more than 60,000 new daily cases for six days
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thermography scan of Tim Sandle - monitoring skin temperature during COVID-19.
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People lining up outside a supermarket in the U.K., following social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19.
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Only a few vehicles line the streets of downtown Toronto, Ontario on March 21, 2020 -- nearly one million Canadian workers have been laid off following temporary closure orders given to many businesses in an effort to slow the pandemic's spread.
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COVID-19 has kept the Canada-U.S. border closed since March 21, 2020. It coulde remain closed into mid-2021.
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An emergency response kit to deal with a coronavirus incident at a workplace.

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