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Virus strain to cause more deaths in Britain: study

A mutated coronavirus strain spreading in Britain is on average 56 percent more contagious than the original version, scientists have warned in a study, urging a fast vaccine rollout to help prevent more deaths.

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SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence low in U.S. from July to Sept. 2020

(HealthDay)—Most people in the United States did not have detectable severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies as of September 2020, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal ...

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Brexit opens the door to tougher anti-smoking measures

Brexit offers the UK opportunities to strengthen its world-leading tobacco control measures, by creating greater flexibility to respond to industry action and market developments, according to new research from the University ...

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People in prison should be prioritised for any COVID-19 vaccine

Preventing serious complications from COVID-19 in potentially vulnerable populations in high risk environments, such as prisons, and preventing spread to surrounding communities needs a coordinated evidence-based approach ...

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Portugal set to extend virus emergency

Portugal's government acknowledged Wednesday that it is struggling to withstand a second wave of the coronavirus, preparing to extend infection control measures and a state of emergency for two more weeks.

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Superspreading events could help make COVID-19 endemic

The COVID-19 coronavirus is not your average virus. During the pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that averages do not apply in understanding the paths the virus takes or when or where it attacks. What some scientists ...

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