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Victorian-NSW border to close, abattoir workers test positive as PM talks tough

By |2020-07-16T16:19:22+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Victoria has recorded its highest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began and another two people have died. In a dramatic day for the state, it was revealed the border with NSW will close from 11.59pm on Tuesday night following crisis talks between the premiers of each state and Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Victoria recorded [...]

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations: NYT

By |2020-07-16T16:19:21+00:00July 16th, 2020|

(Reuters) – Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets [...]

Researchers identify multiple molecules that shut down SARS-Cov-2 polymerase reaction

By |2020-07-16T16:19:20+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Researchers have identified a library of molecules that shut down the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase reaction, a key step that establishes the potential of these molecules as lead compounds to be further modified for the development of COVID-19 therapeutics. Five of these molecules are already FDA-approved for use in the treatment of other viral infections including HIV/AIDS, [...]

Prevelance of coronavirus in hospital air handling settings

By |2020-07-16T16:19:19+00:00July 16th, 2020|

A study of hospital air handling systems has shown that around a quarter have recovered coronavirus RNA. These findings suggest that viral particles can be readily distributed around a typical healthcare setting. An interesting article from the University of Oregon, titled “Identification of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Healthcare Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Units”, has been [...]

Veterinarians key players in fight against zoonotic disease

By |2020-07-16T16:19:18+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Approximately 60 percent of viruses that infect humans can originate from animals, WHO says World Zoonoses Day is fast approaching and, in wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many might say it holds renewed relevance this year. Observed on July 6, the event aims to raise awareness of the risk of zoonotic diseases, the Texas Veterinary Medical [...]

Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

By |2020-07-16T16:19:16+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause thousands of excess deaths in the UK within a year, research suggests. Scientists suggest there could be at least 7,000 additional deaths – but in a worst case scenario that number could be as high as 35,000. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals and treatments [...]

17 Developers Are Testing Coronavirus Vaccines on Humans. Here’s What You Need to Know About Them.

By |2020-07-16T15:25:58+00:00July 16th, 2020|

The race to develop a coronavirus vaccine is getting crowded — and expensive. The race to develop the first widely distributed coronavirus vaccine might be the most hotly pursued scientific frontier since the space race. At least 147 potential COVID-19 vaccines are currently in development, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The people and entities looking [...]

Here’s what checking into a hotel is like in the age of Covid-19

By |2020-07-16T15:25:58+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Like most components of travel in the Covid-19 era, hotel check-in has changed — perhaps, in many ways, for good. As accommodations in states with declining infection and hospitalization rates  start to reopen their doors to guests once again, hotel and resort owners, managers and staff are getting rid of some longtime perks and props while [...]

How Do I Help Keep My Employees Safe in the Workplace?

By |2020-07-16T15:25:55+00:00July 16th, 2020|

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting business owners and managers with unique challenges to helping to keep workers safe and healthy. While continuing to follow regular business, industry and government guidelines and regulations, businesses have to add another level of protection during the pandemic crisis. Tip: Stay up to date on the additional requirements by following the COVID-19 safety [...]