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Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there …

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How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus

Möller pulled up a series of graphs and charts on her laptop. These showed that, per capita, Iceland had had more COVID-19 cases than any other Scandinavian country, and more than even Italy or Britain. There was an outbreak in a nursing home in the town of Bolungarvík, in northwestern …

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Coronavirus | Social distancing norms of 6 feet insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 feet: study

Scientists have modelled the spread of infectious droplets from coughing, sneezing, and breathing under different atmospheric conditions, and found that the novel coronavirus can spread up to three times further in cold and humid weather. Also read: Faeces samples can harbour infectious coronavirus, study finds According to the researchers, including …

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What the Coronavirus Crisis Reveals About American Medicine

Bowen kept thinking about the next pandemic, when the supply of masks from China might plummet and the demand for domestic masks might surge again. He sent letters warning about a potential supply-chain problem to President Obama in 2010, and to President Trump in 2017; he wrote to the Defense …

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Answers to common questions about new coronavirus antibody studies

ARE THE PEOPLE TESTED REPRESENTATIVE? Generally speaking, the larger the study, the better. “The more people you can test — both for current infections and the antibodies created by prior infections — the more accurately you can determine who’s safe from the virus and who’s spreading it to others,” said …

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MIT researchers pinpoint cells targeted by coronavirus

Researchers have pinpointed the specific cells targeted by the coronavirus — a development they hope could be helpful in the search for a cure, MIT announced Wednesday. The team of scientists used an existing data set on the RNA found in different types of cells to locate those with two …

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