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Rare Kawasaki-like inflammatory disease ‘is TWICE as common in youngsters of African heritage’ 

A mysterious inflammatory disease that strikes children and is linked to Covid-19 is less common in Europeans, research suggests.   Doctors analysed 21 youngsters who admitted to hospital in Paris with the condition – which is similar to Kawasaki disease, affecting the blood vessels and heart. Results showed more than half (57 per cent) of youngsters were […]

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Coronavirus: Breathing or talking are main transmission sources

Simply breathing or talking may be the most common ways the coronavirus spreads, a study suggests. Chinese scientists found Covid-19 patients exhale millions of viral particles per hour, even if they have mild or no symptoms. They say it highlights the need for face masks, which Britons are only advised to wear when on public […]

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Handheld UV light devices that can kill Covid-19 may soon be as common as mobile phones

Handheld UV light devices that can kill Covid-19 may soon be as commonplace as mobile phones, researchers claim. For years experts have known UV rays can destroy genetic material inside viruses, hampering their ability to survive on surfaces. Scientists fighting to end the pandemic have yet to uncover any proof that UV light can kill […]

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‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson warns Covid infections are continuing to spill out of care homes

Coronavirus infections in care homes are continuing to spill into the community and will keep daily cases steady until September, ‘Professor Lockdown’ Neil Ferguson has warned. The Imperial College London scientist – whose grim modelling of the pandemic has been used to steer the Government through the crisis – said he was ‘shocked’ by how badly […]

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Coronavirus: Drugs are ‘essential’ as a vaccine will take YEARS

Drugs that treat coronavirus are ‘essential’ to getting a grip on the pandemic because a vaccine will take years to roll out, a top expert has warned.  Dr Nick Cammack, head of the Wellcome Trust’s Covid-19 Therapeutic Accelerator project into promising therapies, urged caution to those pinning their hopes on a jab being mass-produced this year. He […]

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Fauci is ‘optimistic’ Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will work

America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, said he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ that one of several coronavirus vaccines being developed in the US will work to prevent infection, and be ready in ‘a reasonable period of time.’  Speaking at a The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Health Conference on Tuesday, Dr Fauci said that he […]

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Nearly three-quarters of coronavirus patients in ICUs become delirious

The majority of Americans critically ill with the novel coronavirus become delirious, a new small study suggests. Researchers found that almost three-quarters of US adults admitted to the ICU with the virus experience delirium, which continues for about one week.  What’s more, coronavirus patients who experience delirium were 10 percent more likely to die than […]

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Flu researchers say we should make a NEW antiviral to stop coronavirus

A new antiviral drug should be created to stop the novel coronavirus rather than repurposing old medication, a new study suggests. Researchers compared an older antiviral treatment that most flu patients know compared to a newer one. The newer treatment cut the amount of time people were sick with the flu, which limited the spread […]

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Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY explains why losing weight could be a life-saver

As we have seen on the news, the Covid-19 virus is very selective about who it kills. Most people, particularly the young, shake it off. But others become extremely ill. Two of the main risk factors are age and gender (neither of which you can do much about). But you can do something about central […]

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Coronavirus US: 25% would increase risks to help economy

One-quarter of Americans say there are willing to accept greater risks of contracting the novel coronavirus if it would shorten the timeline of economic recovery, a new study suggests. Researchers found that about 36 percent of people surveyed were ‘risk minimizers’ who did not want to accept any increases in risk of becoming ill with […]