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There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Madagascar’s president says two lawmakers have died from COVID-19

Published 13/07/2020

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Two lawmakers in Madagascar have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected [more…]

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Global coronavirus cases rise above 13 million, U.S. infections surge

Published 13/07/2020

(Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five [more…]

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

Published 11/07/2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the [more…]

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Published 08/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological [more…]

UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

UK hopes for socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister says

Published 06/07/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to permit outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues, minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday, after announcing a nearly [more…]

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

Published 06/07/2020

(Reuters) - Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling [more…]

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Italian whole-town study finds 40% of coronavirus cases had no symptoms

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A study of coronavirus infections that covered almost everyone in the quarantined north Italian town of Vò found that 40% of cases [more…]

Italy’s Cassandra: the scientist who challenged WHO guidelines

Italy’s Cassandra: the scientist who challenged WHO guidelines

Published 29/06/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Andrea Crisanti says his one regret is that he didn’t yell loudly enough at the beginning, when the dead had yet to [more…]