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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.

Dialing down a rampaging immune system with newborn stem cells

One of the most puzzling observations made in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic was that the organs of severe COVID-19 patients — such as the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain — were being damaged just when they started showing signs of recover

Coronavirus cases set new record in both Canada and the U.S.

The United States and Canada set new records on Thursday for the number of new coronavirus cases, according to health officials in the two countries.

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.

Digital now: Traditional airlines not ready for post-COVID travel

As the airline industry feels the turbulence of travel restrictions, many are now working toward digitization which will be key for travel from now and post pandemic.

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.

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.

New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

Paris - The five percent of people in Britain predicted by a new tool to be at highest risk from Covid-19 accounted for three-quarters of deaths during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers reported Wednesday.

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.

Trump: 'Dr. Fauci is a disaster and would fire him if he could'

Las Vegas - President Donald Trump slammed infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci in a call with his campaign team Monday, calling him a "disaster," and telling his team that "People are tired of COVID."

Canada- U.S. border to remain closed as COVID-19 cases surge

The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to all non-essential travel until Nov. 21, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Monday, confirming a policy put in place in March to control the spread of COVID-19.

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.

Twitter removes tweet from Trump's top coronavirus adviser

Twitter has removed a tweet from President Donald Trump's top coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, that claimed masks don't work to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Rare COVID-19 complications hitting adults in minority groups

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but severe complication of COVID-19 infection in children and adolescents. Since June 2020, several cases of the syndrome have shown up in adults.

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.

Op-Ed: Trump's lies about COVID-19 have killed thousands of Americans

President Donald Trump has taken his comedy show on the road for near-nightly political rallies that make a mockery of public health guidelines, even as the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. nears 8 million and the death toll surpasses 217,000.

Apple ranks number one in Brand Intimacy COVID Study

Apple is ranked in top spot in MBLM’s latest Brand Intimacy COVID Study. The finding indicates the important role that that company plays for many consumers during the continuing pandemic.

Canada sees an alarming uptick in coronavirus case numbers

Ottawa - Although Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba lead the country in active COVID-19 cases, Canada's smaller provinces in the Prairie region and Atlantic Canada are also beginning to see an alarming uptick in numbers.

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?

Creating better coronavirus science through AI tools

Most of the COVID-19 related research is reliable and proven to be accurate, or at least part of an iterative process whereby new research builds upon current findings. There are, however, bad research examples. Could AI have filtered these bad examples?

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.

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 not part of Canada's guidelines

Canada's guidelines on how COVID-19 spreads still do not acknowledge the threat of infection through airborne transmission, despite other countries and international health organizations updating their stance on the issue.

First major study of coronavirus risk on aircraft flights

What are the risks associated with flying when at least one person is carrying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus? How vulnerable are other passengers? A new study assesses the evidence.

People who attended Trump's Rose Garden event need to be tested

The average number of new daily coronavirus infections across the greater Washington D.C. region reached a 19-day high Thursday as local health officials sent an open letter urging people connected to a White House outbreak to get tested.

Canadians hit with multitude of guidelines for safe Thanksgiving

Canada's Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner, and with COVID-19 cases on the increase in most of the country, an avalanche of information has created some confusion with the public.

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.

Ruby Tuesday files for bankruptcy — the latest casualty of virus

Ruby Tuesday Inc., the struggling casual restaurant chain, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, partly blaming the "unprecedented impact" of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Mass COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the UK

A new coronavirus vaccine trial begins in the U.K. during October 2020. The trial includes a focus on people from a diverse array of backgrounds, although more volunteers are needed in order to ensure that the trial is representative of the population.

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.
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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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China did not say the WHO probe should look at the origins of the pandemic, only the global response to it
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Poster reminding people to socially distance during a pandemic.
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File photo: “More people who are seeking testing have the virus,” Dr. Cara Christ, the Arizona state health director, said Friday.
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For many, the COVID-19 crisis has shown how fragile our civilisation is
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Rise of COVID-19 deaths
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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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This image is a computer generated representation of COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2) under electron microscope.
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The spread of the virus has disrupted high profile events including the Venice Carnival
The spread of the virus has disrupted high profile events including the Venice Carnival
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