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Vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes: study

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Up to a third of people in certain countries may believe coronavirus misinformation and in turn be less open to immunization, scientists say, warning that development of a vaccine "might not be enough". Researchers in Britain and the Netherlands conducted surveys in the UK, United States, Ireland, Mexico and Spain… Read

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COVID-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity: study

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Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released Tuesday confirming it is possible to catch the potentially deadly disease more than once. A study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal charts the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection in the… Read

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Coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency, Australian researchers find

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The virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on banknotes, glass and stainless steel for up to 28 days, much longer than the flu virus, Australian researchers said on Monday, highlighting the need for cleaning and handwashing to combat the virus. Researchers at Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, found that at… Read

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European countries face shortages of COVID-19 drug remdesivir

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European countries are facing shortages of COVID-19 drug remdesivir because limited supplies are running out, officials said, with cases surging and the United States having bought up most of drugmaker Gilead's output. Gilead Chief Commercial Officer Johanna Mercier said the company expects by next week to be in a position… Read

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Mental health services disrupted during pandemic, as needs grow

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Services for mentally ill and substance abuse patients have been disrupted worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the disease is expected to cause further distress for many, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Only 7% of the 134 countries responding to the WHO's survey reported that all mental health services… Read

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Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

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Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway. As some companies close in on unveiling their initial findings - with Canadian and European regulators already reviewing early data on… Read

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New global lab network will compare COVID-19 vaccines head-to-head

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A major non-profit health emergencies group has set up a global laboratory network to assess data from potential COVID-19 vaccines, allowing scientists and drugmakers to compare them and speed up selection of the most effective shots. Speaking to Reuters ahead of announcing the labs involved, Melanie Saville, director of vaccine… Read

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Japan’s healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery

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Japan’s medical system may have some quirks to it, but one thing is undeniable: the fact that it’s very affordable. As someone from the U.S., where medical insurance is at best a massive headache and at worst a bankruptcy-inducing hellhole, Japan’s medical system is fantastic. The waits are short, the treatments are… Read

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Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine shows no benefit in COVID-19 prevention -study

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A malaria drug taken by U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent COVID-19 did not show any benefit versus placebo in reducing coronavirus infection among healthcare workers, according to clinical trial results published on Wednesday. The study largely confirms results from a clinical trial in June that showed hydroxychloroquine was ineffective… Read

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Nine in ten recovered COVID-19 patients experience side-effects: study

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Nine in ten coronavirus patients reported experiencing side-effects such as fatigue, psychological after-effects and loss of smell and taste after they recovered from the disease, according to a preliminary study by South Korea. The research comes as the global death toll from COVID-19 passed 1 million on Tuesday, a grim… Read

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