Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Daily virus deaths hit new record as nations tighten curbs

Daily global deaths from COVID-19 topped 18,000 for the first time in the latest reminder of its deadly impact while countries further tightened restrictions Wednesday in their struggle against new virus variants.

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Brazil Covid variant now dominant in Manaus: researcher

A coronavirus variant from Manaus in northern Brazil, first detected in Japan in January, is now the dominant form of the virus in the hard-hit city, a local researcher told AFP on Wednesday.

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UK's Johnson hopes schools in England can reopen on March 8

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that the coronavirus lockdown in England will remain in place until at least March 8 as he ruled out any imminent return to school for most students.

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Swiss to spend $1bn on asymptomatic Covid-19 testing

Switzerland said Wednesday it was prepared to spend more than a billion dollars on testing for asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, saying they were probably responsible for most new infections.

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States lift restrictions gradually amid fears of new variant

Several states are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers but are moving gradually and cautiously, in part because of the more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says new COVID-19 variants now in dozens of countries

New COVID-19 variants that make the virus more contagious and could render vaccine and antibody protection less effective have spread rapidly across dozens of countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Medical research

Findings may help close door on COVID-19

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston have discovered what may be the Achilles' heel of the coronavirus, a finding that may help close the ...

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