Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could your mask be a kind of vaccine against COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—The world is still waiting for a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine. But new research now suggests that billions of people may already be using a crude vaccine of sorts: face masks.

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One more reason to wear a mask: You'll get less sick from COVID-19

As states increasingly promote face masks as a way to control the spread of COVID-19, the top-line message has been: Wear a mask to protect others. While it's true that most face masks are more effective in preventing you ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another cruise ship in Norway stalled over virus case

A cruise ship carrying more than 200 people docked in a Norwegian harbor Wednesday and ordered to keep everyone on board after a passenger from a previous trip tested positive for the coronavirus upon returning home to Denmark.

Medical research

New method performs coronavirus test 10 times faster

Currently, it takes more than two hours to perform and evaluate a test for SARS-CoV-2—meaning that a laboratory can test only a very limited number of people per day. In a study with several cooperation partners, cell biologists ...

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Bali island begins to reopen after 3-month virus lockdown

Indonesia's resort island of Bali partially reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before overseas arrivals resume in September.

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Canada bans cruise ship visits until October

The Canadian government on Friday extended by three months a ban on cruise ships entering Canadian waters because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Antarctica's splendid isolation keeps coronavirus at bay

As the planet battles the seemingly inexorable spread of the coronavirus, Antarctica remains the only COVID-19-free continent—thanks in the main to strict security and not a little luck.

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