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Elderly support during COVID-19: Tackling old-age loneliness


The Coronavirus pandemic has left human race with feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and a fear what’s coming next. While we do our bit to stay safe, looking after our loved ones, particularly the elderly, is crucial. In this crisis, just like the little children in the family, our elders also need extra care and attention,...

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CAMH survey looks at binge drinking, financial anxiety during pandemic


A recent survey of about 1,000 Canadians suggests heavy drinking is highest among younger people and those worried about personal finances due to the pandemic. The survey conducted between May 8 and 12 and commissioned by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows nearly 30 per cent of those between 18 and 39 reported heavy...

Hospital staff with mild coronavirus developed antibodies: study

Post Date: May 27, 2020

The vast majority of nurses and doctors infected with the novel coronavirus were shown to produce antibodies, possibly protecting them from reinfection, according to a recent study. Nearly all of the nurses and doctors at a hospital in northeastern France who were infected with the virus were shown to develop antibodies against it, according to new research...

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Amazon engineers behind Kindle, Echo working on Covid-19 testing tools


The Amazon team behind products like Kindle e-readers and Echo smart home speakers is now working on to build Covid-19 testing capabilities. Amazon’s hardware group Lab126 is hiring engineers to work on its coronavirus testing initiative, according to job listings reported by GeekWire. In a series of job posts, the ecommerce giant is looking for new...

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WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19


After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has “temporarily” suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for Covid-19. The study published in the journal The Lancet indicated that hydroxychloroquine could increase mortality risk of Covid-19...

WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where COVID-19 declining

Post Date: May 27, 2020

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told an...

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50% chance Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial will yield ‘no result’


Due to a decline in infection rate, the team at Oxford University developing a COVID-19 vaccine believe that the chances of the trial yielding "no result" is now 50%, The Telegraph reported. The University of Oxford last week announced that the advance human trial of the vaccine will involve up to 10,260 volunteers across the...

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WHO: The Americas are new COVID-19 epicenter


The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study forecast deaths surging in Brazil and other Latin American countries through August. “Now is not the time for countries to ease restrictions,” Carissa Etienne, WHO director for the Americas...

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Coronavirus is just tip of the iceberg: China’s ‘bat woman’


Beijing: China’s top Virologist Shi Zhengli has warned that coronavirus is ‘just tip of the iceberg’ and world will soon face even worse pandemics. Known as China’s ‘bat woman’, Shi is the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and is renowned for her work on coronavirus in bats. In an interview on Chinese state...