Tag Archives: Communicable Diseases

Exclusive: Moderna spars with U.S. scientists over COVID-19 vaccine trials

(Reuters) – As the United States accelerates the search for a coronavirus vaccine, tensions have erupted between government scientists and Moderna Inc, one of the leading developers, Reuters has learned. FILE PHOTO: A sign marks the headquarters of Moderna Inc, which is developing a vaccine against the coronavirus, in Cambridge, …

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Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

(Reuters) – Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person …

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Germany’s coronavirus reproduction rate jumps to 1.79: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on display in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic BERLIN (Reuters) – The reproduction rate of the novel coronavirus in Germany has jumped to 1.79 after a raft of localised outbreaks, the …

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved

(Reuters) – Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America’s largest indoor gathering in months. FILE PHOTO: Claudia Clemente, …

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved

(Reuters) – Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America’s largest indoor gathering in months. FILE PHOTO: Claudia Clemente, …

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Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved

(Reuters) – Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America’s largest indoor gathering in months. FILE PHOTO: Claudia Clemente, …

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Mutation in new coronavirus increases chance of infection: study

This undated transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give …

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Beijing imposes curbs as coronavirus returns to Chinese capital

BEIJING (Reuters) – Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday after an unexpected spike of cases linked to the biggest wholesale food market in Asia. After nearly two months with no new infections, Beijing …

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Chinese capital reinstates curbs as coronavirus resurfaces

BEIJING (Reuters) – Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and ordered people to be tested for the coronavirus on Monday after an unexpected spike of cases linked to the biggest wholesale food market in Asia. After nearly two months with no new infections, Beijing …

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus cluster at major food market

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Beijing district put itself on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism and sports events on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19. People are wearing face masks inside the …

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