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'We fear, but have to work': isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi

8 days ago   |   The Guardian

As coronavirus arrives in Kenya, retreat behind closed doors is only an alternative for those who can afford it All photographs by Duncan Moore Benson Kinyale is a security...
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Opinion: Covid-19 is scary. Could a rogue scientist use CRISPR to conjure another pandemic?

9 days ago   |   STAT

Uncertainty breeds panic. As Covid-19 spreads across the planet, stock markets have crashed in response to the economic impact this virus will wreak on the global economy and...
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Opinion: Covid-19 is scary. A CRISPR-made pandemic could be scarier

9 days ago   |   STAT

Uncertainty breeds panic. As Covid-19 spreads across the planet, stock markets have crashed in response to the economic impact this virus will wreak on the global economy and...
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When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns

10 days ago   |   STAT

With countries from Italy to the U.S. having waited too long to combat the coronavirus, many experts in public health and epidemiology are pleading with government officials...
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It takes a whole world to create a new virus, not just China | Laura Spinney

10 days ago   |   The Guardian

Viruses such as Covid-19 wouldn't emerge in food markets if it wasn't for factory farming, globalised industry and rapid urbanisation When I get stressed, a patch of annoying...
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Bolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdowns

11 days ago   |   The Guardian

Brazil's president uses national televised address to dismiss state-based health measures ‘scorched earth' tactics Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage...
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Expert reaction to postponement of the Tokyo Olympic games

11 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The International Olympic Committee have announced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until 2021. Dr Michael Head, Senior Research Fellow in Global Health, University...
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Expert reaction to travel restrictions in Hubei province to be lifted from midnight, and the lockdown in Wuhan to be partially lifted on 8 April

11 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

The Chinese authorities have announced that they are lifting the lockdown measures in place for Hubei province, and partially lifting those around Wuhan City. Prof Andrew...
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Desperate for Covid-19 answers, U.S. doctors turn to colleagues in China

11 days ago   |   STAT

Even as the Covid-19 outbreak has already overwhelmed some U.S. hospitals, in many cities anxious physicians feel more like coastal dwellers who learn that a tsunami has formed...
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‘A long ways from everything': In Montana, distance is shaping the coronavirus response

11 days ago   |   STAT

BUTTE, Mont. - The little town of Libby, a former mining hub of 2,700 that's closer to Canada and Idaho than to most of Montana's big cities, is no stranger to distances. So...
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Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

The government's chief epidemic modeller says an exit plan is needed from the lockdown A senior science adviser to the government has said the UK should consider letting... Read more ...

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TOM TUGENDHAT: 'Beijing uses a toxic brew of lies and fear to maintain power'

TOM TUGENDHAT: 'Beijing uses a toxic brew of lies and fear to maintain power'

TOM TUGENDHAT: We are all paying the price for Beijing's decision to ignore the science, prioritise trade - and put the rest of the world's health at risk. Read more ...

Supermoon 2020: Look out for April's Pink Supermoon next week - All you need...

Supermoon 2020: Look out for April's Pink Supermoon next week - All you need to know

A SUPERMOON will rise next week under the guise of April's annual Pink Moon. Here is everything you need to know about the Supermoon. Read more ...

Face masks: Does wearing a face mask stop the spread of coronavirus? New...

Face masks: Does wearing a face mask stop the spread of coronavirus? New study offers hope

FACE masks can help curb the spread of coronavirus, even if only by a marginal amount, researchers at the University of Maryland have claimed. Read more ...

Coronavirus in animals: Highly likely bats DID start the coronavirus...

Coronavirus in animals: Highly likely bats DID start the coronavirus pandemic - expert

CORONAVIRUS most likely originated in bats or pangolins as it was originally thought, a zoologist has claimed. Read more ...

NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA'S Mars Perseverance rover is being readied for launch later this summer, with a new set of wheels fitted on the robotic explorer. Read more ...

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

A NEW study has dramatically boosted hopes of life on Mars - by proving the staggering abundance of organisms living in volcanic rocks on the sea floor. Read more ...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the academic world

Rivalry between research teams at Oxford University, led by Professor Sunetra Gupta, and Imperial College may go back further than their conflicting coronavirus views from last... Read more ...

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two veteran space shuttle fliers, are gearing up to fly a privately-developed SpaceX Dragon capsule into orbit this year. The two astronauts... Read more ...