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UK researchers aim to infect volunteers to study COVID-19 exposure

Hospital shuts down 3 wards as 4 doctors test positive to COVID-19

British researchers on Tuesday said they hope to expose healthy volunteers to the virus that causes COVID-19 in a groundbreaking study to discover the amount needed for people to become infected. The Human Challenge Programme — a partnership that includes Imperial College London — hopes the work will ultimately help to “reduce the spread of
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Coronavirus: California becomes hardest-hit US state

Coronavirus ‘can survive for 28 days on surfaces’ ― Study

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia’s national science agency. Researchers at CSIRO’s disease preparedness centre tested the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in the dark at three temperatures, showing survival rates decreased as conditions became
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Coronavirus: California becomes hardest-hit US state

Russia conducted over 47.2m COVID-19 tests — Official

More than 47.2 million tests for COVID-19 have been performed in Russia since the outbreak, the country’s consumer rights and human welfare watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said on Saturday. “We have conducted more than 47.2 million coronavirus tests in Russia. 226,435 people are remaining under medical supervision,” the watchdog said in a statement. Rospotrebnadzor added that Russia
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