Category: Science

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COVID-19: Difficult trade-offs in AstraZeneca vaccine development

COVID-19: Difficult trade-offs in AstraZeneca vaccine development

In October 2020, there were more than 200 coronavirus vaccine candidates  in development worldwide. Of these, nine are considered by observers to [...]
Coronavirus: How long am I immune after an infection?

Coronavirus: How long am I immune after an infection?

"They say I'm immune," said Donald Trump at an election campaign comeback after recovering from a COVID-19 infection. The US president told his au [...]
False alarm? Confusion about EU COVID-19 threat levels

False alarm? Confusion about EU COVID-19 threat levels

It's easy to get alarmed about the risk of catching the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, when looking at a map that shows your country or region in dark r [...]
COVID-19 antibody response drops in UK study

COVID-19 antibody response drops in UK study

In tests carried out on 365,104 people in England, from June to September, the number of people testing positive for coronavirus antibodies droppe [...]
A quirk in human psychology that helps spread COVID-19

A quirk in human psychology that helps spread COVID-19

Passing by a coughing stranger on a sidewalk during a global pandemic or having coffee with a work friend — for most people, one of those two scen [...]
Beating the coronavirus: Be quicker than your test

Beating the coronavirus: Be quicker than your test

Arne Zels' phone never stops ringing. He's a "containment scout," which means that every day he is in contact with people who has tested positive [...]
Fire damages German infectious disease institute

Fire damages German infectious disease institute

A Robert Koch Institute (RKI) building in Berlin was targeted with incendiary devices in the early hours of Sunday, police in the German capital s [...]
Coronavirus digest: France surpasses 1 million cases as curfew extended

Coronavirus digest: France surpasses 1 million cases as curfew extended

French health authorities on Friday said the country has reached over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, becoming the second country in Wester [...]
Coronavirus digest: European countries see record caseloads as surge shows no signs of easing

Coronavirus digest: European countries see record caseloads as surge shows no signs of easing

For the second day in a row, Italy has reported a record number of new cases, this time registering 19,143 coronavirus infections over a 24-hour p [...]
US: FDA approves coronavirus drug Remdesivir despite doubts about effectiveness

US: FDA approves coronavirus drug Remdesivir despite doubts about effectiveness

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the drug Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19, issuing a statement on Friday, October 2 [...]
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