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Herd immunity an impractical strategy, study finds

Achieving herd immunity to COVID-19 is an impractical public health strategy, according to a new model developed by University of Georgia scientists. The study recently appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Silk offers homemade solution for COVID-19 prevention

With personal protective equipment still in short supply, researchers at the University of Cincinnati examined what common household fabrics might work best as a face covering.

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Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 develop symptoms: study

While some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 infections never experience any symptoms, there remains disagreement about what proportion of total infections these cases represent. A new study published in the open-access journal ...

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New drug candidate found for hand, foot and mouth disease

A study appearing next week in the journal Nature Communications offers some good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. Researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus ...

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CRISPR-based malaria testing on the fly

To achieve the goal of eradicating malaria set by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Malaria Control Programme, it is critical that all local transmission of malaria parasites in defined geographic areas is eliminated. ...

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Study finds that children's immune response protects against COVID-19

The first study comparing the immune responses of adults and children with COVID-19 has detected key differences that may contribute to understanding why children usually have milder disease than adults. The findings also ...

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Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing

By taking daily samples from the New Haven-area wastewater treatment plant, researchers have been able to track the progression of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data from ...

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How We Feel app pilots COVID prediction model

Among the pandemic's biggest challenges for public health experts have been just how novel it is, how hard it's been to come by sufficient useful data, and how few tools scientists have for accurately tracking and predicting ...

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