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Coronavirus ‘disappearing’ so fast Oxford vaccine ‘only 50% chance of working’

Coronavirus ‘disappearing’ so fast Oxford vaccine ‘only 50% chance of working’

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There is only a 50% chance of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine working because cases in the UK are declining so fast, one of the scientists behind it has warned. The University of Oxford's Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group began developing a COVID-19 vaccine in January using a virus taken from chimpanzees. But with…
California doctors see more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns

California doctors see more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdowns

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Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic. “The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of deaths by suicide, adding that he’s seen a “year’s worth…
Coronavirus: ‘Baffling’ observations from the front line

Coronavirus: ‘Baffling’ observations from the front line

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When you talk to intensive care doctors across the UK, exhausted after weeks of dealing with the ravages of Covid-19, the phrase that emerges time after time is, "We've never seen anything like this before."They knew a new disease was coming, and they were expecting resources to be stretched by an unknown respiratory infection which…
The technologies the world is using to track coronavirus – and people

The technologies the world is using to track coronavirus – and...

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This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series: AI and Surveillance.Now that the world is in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, governments are quickly deploying their own cocktails of tracking methods. These include device-based contact tracing, wearables, thermal scanning, drones, and facial recognition technology. It’s important to understand how…
HCQ: ICMR finds it effective in preventing coronavirus

HCQ: ICMR finds it effective in preventing coronavirus

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Packets of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication | Bloomberg Text Size: New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s apex body in the field, has found that consuming the drug hydroxychloroquine reduces the chances of getting infected with Covid-19. As a result, ICMR released an advisory Friday to expand the usage of HCQ —…
Features, Evaluation and Treatment Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Features, Evaluation and Treatment Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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IntroductionAccording to the World Health Organization (WHO), viral diseases continue to emerge and represent a serious issue to public health. In the last twenty years, several viral epidemics such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in 2002 to 2003, and H1N1 influenza in 2009, have been recorded. Most recently, the Middle East respiratory syndrome…
Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

Google is now applying its coronavirus misinformation policies to personal files

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Ever since Big Tech platforms started cracking down on what they deem to be coronavirus misinformation, the media has been willfully flagging alleged violations to social media companies and getting content taken down.And now the file storage and sharing service Google Drive has started to take down users’ files in response to media complaints about…
Show HN: Coronavirus Mask Usage Simulations

Show HN: Coronavirus Mask Usage Simulations

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2020-05-22 | Jin Pan | Follow @jinpan20 The CDC recommends wearing masks outdoors. You may wonder, how effective are masks? What’s the difference between wearing a N95 mask vs a cloth one? We will explore answers to these questions and more. How does our usage of masks affect the spread of Covid-19? Let’s run some…
CMU Researchers: Nearly Half of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Bots

CMU Researchers: Nearly Half of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Bots

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