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Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »

Advice on Airborne Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice, saying only that it had been “posted in error” on the agency’s website. The rapid reversal prompted consternation among scientists and again called into question the credibility of the world’s… Read More »

Autonomous robot targeting COVID-19 virus unveiled in Bahrain

A “coronavirus-fighting” robot that has the ability to work autonomously around public spaces has been unveiled in Bahrain. Designed by Fab Lab Bahrain – in collaboration with the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports Innovation Centre – the machine reportedly uses ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to disinfect commonly used areas, such as an office space,… Read More »

More flout NT virus rules, hundreds fined

Seven more people have been hit with fines after breaching COVID-19 quarantine rules in the Northern Territory in actions police say are “utterly unacceptable”. Those hit with $ 1106 fines include a 47-year-old man who arrived from Victoria on Monday and dined out the following day, in breach of restrictions placed on his movements. Details… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: There’s not enough support for long-term virus recovery

Quite rightly we’ve been ­concentrating on saving the lives of thousands of people threatened by Covid right through the pandemic. But with numbers of new cases ­falling, hospital beds emptying, and figures of those who’ve died reassuringly descending, it’s time to turn our ­attention to those stalwart people who did survive and concentrate on their… Read More »