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Inhaled dry powder formulation of broad-spectrum antiviral against COVID-19 and influenza

The collaborative research team formed by the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy and Department of Microbiology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), has developed an inhalable dry powder formulation ...

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Scientists model 'true prevalence' of COVID-19 throughout pandemic

Government officials and policymakers have tried to use numbers to grasp COVID-19's impact. Figures like the number of hospitalizations or deaths reflect part of this burden. Each datapoint tells only part of the story. But ...

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant of the ...

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Reducing COVID-19 isolation times

The highly infectious nature of the new coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) has changed social habits throughout the world. Even with vaccinations on the rise, many countries hesitate to allow their residents to return to pre-pandemic ...


3 tech giants report combined profits of more than $50B

Three tech companies—Apple, Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet—reported combined profits of more than $50 billion in the April-June quarter, underscoring their unparalleled influence and success at reshaping the way ...


White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask—a potentially major shift in policy ...

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UK PM urges caution as virus cases fall for seven days

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for caution Tuesday as Britain registered lower coronavirus case numbers for seven days in a row—a decline that has surprised officials and experts.