Last Update 23:27
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19
A study on ferrets showed the product dubbed INNA-051, which could be used complementary to vaccines, lowered the levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 by up to 96%
When a baby is held by their parent with skin-on-skin contact, the higher-level brain processing in response to pain is somewhat dampened
A deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections
However the tests require an uncomfortable nasal swab and are not as accurate as the molecular, or PCR, tests.
Scientists are providing a fuller understanding of the essential role that sleep plays in brain health
Covid-19 has proven a decisive moment for many Egyptian medics in the UK NHS system
'We need to rapidly scale up our clinical trials, manufacturing, licensing and regulation capacity so that these products can get to people and start saving lives'
Governments around the world closed schools to curb the spread of COVID-19, in most cases for around 10 weeks, or one third of a year of schooling
Facebook has blocked a terminally ill French euthanasia campaigner from livestreaming his own death
Researchers in Hong Kong recently reported evidence of a person who got the coronavirus a second time, months after an initial infection
Health Minister Hala Zayed said that Egypt is in talks with six countries who are among the early candidates to produce a coronavirus vaccine
India reported the most new COVID-19 cases of any country in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said
Four of the world's seven vaccines that are in the third phase of trials are from China
children aged 12 and over should wear masks under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach
The World Health Organization said that the novel coronavirus spread was being driven by people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, many of which were unaware they were infected, posing a danger to vulnerable groups.
People returning to Germany from designated risk regions face a coronavirus test or two weeks’ compulsory quarantine
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