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Four new Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases in north

Four new Saskatchewan COVID-19 cases in north

On a regional level, 179 of the cases are from the Far North, 163 are from the Saskatoon area, 100 from the North, 76 from the Regina area, 15 from the South, and 11 from the Central region. Forty-thr...

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'Promising' virus-fighting antibody found, say Dutch scientists

'Promising' virus-fighting antibody found, say Dutch scientists

Co-lead author Prof Frank Grosveld, of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, said: "This discovery provides a strong foundation for additional research to characterise this antibody and begin developme...

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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter struggle to remove pandemic conspiracy video

Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and others have struggled to contain misinformation about the coronavirus even as the platforms attempt to elevate authoritative sources and implement stricter rule...

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How a llama could help find a corona cure

How a llama could help find a corona cure

Scientists have an easier time studying nanobodies given their smaller size. Llamas would not need to be sacrificed for their antibodies. Saelens said negotiations were under way with pharmaceutic...

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NY will limit entry to some city parks to stop overcrowding

NY will limit entry to some city parks to stop overcrowding

Of those arrested, 35 people were black, four were Hispanic, and one was white, according to the New York Times . The New York Democrat has said in the past that cuts to the workforce would be ...

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Blood thinners could help coronavirus patients survive, American study shows

Blood thinners could help coronavirus patients survive, American study shows

Hugh Cassiere, a pulmonologist and the medical director of Respiratory Care Services at North Shore University Hospital, told NBC News . Treatment with anticoagulants was associated with improved...

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New COVID-19 Cases In Clare As Death Toll Rises By 29

New COVID-19 Cases In Clare As Death Toll Rises By 29

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) has recorded 516 deaths that mention Covid-19 on the death certificate up until May 1. There was a reclassification of figures for Limeric...

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Why is China constantly dodging investigation of virus origins?

Asked about reports that some athletes had fallen ill during the world military games held in Wuhan in October a year ago and the allegation by Zhao blaming the U.S. Chinese officials have denied USA ...

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Hotter humid weather may not halt spread of COVID-19 Study

The study's results underscore the need to continue social distancing , quarantining, handwashing, and other measures, Rahmandad said in the statement. Stomach cramps and vomiting are symptoms that o...

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Cuomo defends nursing home response amid growing death toll at care facilities

Cuomo defends nursing home response amid growing death toll at care facilities

Andrew Cuomo's administration's new list. NBC hasn't confirmed this but reports the increase might be because the state is now including COVID-19 related deaths from people who didn't die in hospita...

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COVID-19 has infected over 50,000 persons, killed 2,000 in Africa

COVID-19 has infected over 50,000 persons, killed 2,000 in Africa

The study included 47 countries in WHO's African Region with a total population of 1 billion people. As of 1259 GMT, the 47 countries had 35 097 cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,231 deaths, ac...

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Coronavirus: infect children and adults time to open school?

Coronavirus: infect children and adults time to open school?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we responded to the call for researchers and began developing tests to assess the antibody response during COVID-19. Zucker said they are also looking at the cases in Eur...

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Llamas may hold the key to an effective coronavirus treatment

Llamas may hold the key to an effective coronavirus treatment

Italy has claimed that it has developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine that works on humans, various media reports have said. Meanwhile, an agency report quoting Israeli defence ministe...

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Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

Coronavirus found in infected men's semen

Another small study out of China looked at 12 Covid-19 patients who all tested negative for coronavirus in their semen. A llama called Winter could prove useful in the hunt for a treatment for...

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US FDA authorizes first at-home saliva test for Covid-19

Rutgers' prescription-only molecular test now remains as the only diagnostic authorized by the FDA to process saliva samples. Various countries also have provisions for testing blood samples for antib...

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Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19

Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19

The advisory also said that similar cases among children have been recently reported from the UK. Paediatric specialists, including representatives from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and P...

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Another virus death at Sydney nursing home

Another virus death at Sydney nursing home

Newmarch House must also agree to immediately appoint an independent adviser to ensure the safety and well-being of existing residents, follow their advice "without delay" and provide regular updates ...

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Daily COVID-19 update May 6, 2020

Daily COVID-19 update May 6, 2020

The 10th case announced earlier in the day was also from the City of Great Bend. The Kansas Department of Heath and Environment says there are two other previously unreported probable cases in Salin...

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Oregon's 1st coronavirus patient released from hospital after months

Oregon's 1st coronavirus patient released from hospital after months

On Tuesday, OHA said that it would begin coronavirus case data by ZIP code and county, providing "a more granular, community level look at the disease trends in OR". "This has been a remarkable journe...

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Infecting subjects may speed COVID-19 vaccine studies

Infecting subjects may speed COVID-19 vaccine studies

Sites now dosing participants include NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, with the University of Rochester Medical Centre/Rochester Regional Health and ...

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NY doctor on Covid duty kills self

NY doctor on Covid duty kills self

The vast onslaught of patients can be overwhelming for nearly anyone at times , said one ICU doctor who works in New York City . However, the hospital sent Lorna Breen back home. "The victim was...

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Michigan Gov allows manufacturing to start but extends lockdown

Michigan Gov allows manufacturing to start but extends lockdown

Even with certain sectors reopening on Monday, Whitmer stressed that "we must all continue to stay home and stay safe as much as possible". Michigan's infection and fatality numbers are improving. S...

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Mutated Covid-19 strain more contagious, scientists warn

Mutated Covid-19 strain more contagious, scientists warn

These conclusions were obtained from the computational analysis of more than 6,000 sequences coronavirus around the world, compiled by a German initiative to share all the data of the flu. Mutatio...

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Coronavirus found in patients' semen in small Chinese study

A previous study found that of 12 coronavirus patients in China, none of their semen tested positive. Experts suggest men should consider abstaining from love making or use a condom to help halt t...

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Consumers should heat N95 masks to disinfect them

Consumers should heat N95 masks to disinfect them

Some people opt to wear gloves when they're out and about going grocery shopping or hitting the pharmacy. The use of nonmedical masks can reduce transmission of the virus by people who have it but a...

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Another 1,700 virus deaths reported in NY nursing homes

Another 1,700 virus deaths reported in NY nursing homes

Wantagh's Francine Solomon says NY dropped the ball in terms of protecting vulnerable residents like her 93-year-old mother-in-law Iris. As of Wednesday, New York had the most confirmed cases of the...

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Trump suspends legal immigration to U.S. for 60 days

Trump suspends legal immigration to U.S. for 60 days

Trump announced in a tweet on Monday night that he would be banning immigration because of the coronavirus and to protect American jobs. An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ...

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Discovery of nearly 200 coronavirus mutations could help develop a vaccine

Discovery of nearly 200 coronavirus mutations could help develop a vaccine

Using a database called the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID), researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States tracked genetic changes, or mutations, ...

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Italian company claims to have developed first vaccine

Italian company claims to have developed first vaccine

Italy claims to have developed the world's first vaccine against Coronavirus and expects to begin human tests after summer. It is known, however, that it can take one to one and a half years for t...

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Banksy donates artwork honouring healthcare workers to hospital

Banksy donates artwork honouring healthcare workers to hospital

The super nurse also wears an apron emblazoned with a red cross - the only spot of color on the otherwise black-and-white illustration. The work of art was left at Southampton General Hospital and...

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Ohio Gov. DeWine Says His Order on Face Masks Went ‘Too Far’

Ohio Gov. DeWine Says His Order on Face Masks Went ‘Too Far’

After that, the orders would need approval from a legislative rule-making body. DeWine says the cuts will help the state maintain a balanced budget over the next two months. "We have an obligation t...

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Japan approves first antiviral drug remdesivir

Japan approves first antiviral drug remdesivir

Remdesivir was granted emergency use authorization last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Remdesivir manufacturing relies on "scarce" raw materials that command their own "lengthy" pr...

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Israel’s lab develops antibody that can neutralize coronavirus

Israel’s lab develops antibody that can neutralize coronavirus

In a joint statement with the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) published Monday night, the country's defense minister, Naftali Bennet, said the agency briefed him on its "signific...

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Nine deaths, 70 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

Nine deaths, 70 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

The health minister said the province will use a careful, phased approach to bring back the surgeries, and will give priority to patients who are at a greater risk if their surgeries are delayed furth...

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Banksy Unveils New Artwork Celebrating Healthcare Workers

In the basket are discarded Spider-Man and Batman toys, with the boy instead holding up and playing with a new action hero - a nurse. She is wearing a facemask, a nurse's cape, and an apron with the...

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