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Global ‘catastrophe’ looms as Covid-19 fuels inequality

Job losses, homelessness, school closures and acute hunger set to rise dramatically without urgent support, Christian Aid warnsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has exposed and reinforced deep inequalities across the world, with the true extent yet to be seen, according to a major new report.The crisis in the poorest countries threatens to escalate into a catastrophe as job losses and food insecurity mount. “The economic, social and political impacts are on...
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COVID-19 brain study to explore long-term effects of the virus

The new study seeks to track the health of 50,000 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.The study aims to explore whether the disease causes cognitive impairment and other conditions.Recent research suggests that COVID-19 can, directly or indirectly, cause brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage and other neurological problems. As the coronavirus pandemic enters its fifth month, many questions remain unanswered over how the virus damages the body. Now, a group of researchers are plannin...
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Bodies donated to science 'left to be eaten by rats at Paris centre'

Inquiry to examine claims remains were found strewn around and dismemberedAuthorities in France will investigate claims that human corpses donated for science were left to rot and be eaten by rats at a university research facility, the Paris prosecutor’s office has said.An investigation into “violations of the integrity of a corpse” was handed over to magistrates by prosecutors who handled the initial phase of the investigation after l’Express magazine reported the scandal last November. Contin...
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How to stop your glasses steaming up – and 19 other essential facts about face masks

How often should you wash a cloth mask? And how effective are the disposable ones? The expert guide to choosing, wearing and caring for your face coveringThe British have been slow to embrace face masks, despite calls from public health experts. Uptake has been just 25% in the UK, compared with 83.4% in Italy and 65.8% in the US. The president of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, said this week that wearing one “is the right thing to do” and that a refusal to do so should be seen as sociall...
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Coronavirus live news: Tulsa health chief cites Trump rally over spike in cases

Gathering ‘likely contributed’ to surge; Bolsonaro vetoes measures to help indigenous people; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 11.33pm BST Coronavirus cases worldwide have exceeded 12 million, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airbor...
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Century-old vaccine may lower coronavirus deaths, finds new study

A new study finds a country's tuberculosis BCG vaccination is linked to its COVID-19 mortality rate.More BCG vaccinations is connected to fewer severe coronavirus cases in a country.The study is preliminary and more research is needed to support the findings. Preliminary findings from a new study show that the Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), a vaccine given to kids in countries where tuberculosis is prevalent, might be able to reduce COVID-19 mortality rates.Analyzing globally-collected coronavi...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil's Bolsonaro vetoes Covid-19 support for indigenous people

President blocks guarantee of hospital beds; Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in casesWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live 8.33pm BST Police in Serbia fired tear gas at protesters after being pelted with flares and stones as thousands protested in front of the Belgrade parliament despite warnings su...
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Two charged over attack on French bus driver who refused entry to unmasked men

Philippe Monguillot left brain dead after assault by men not wearing Covid-19 face masksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrench prosecutors have charged two men with attempted murder after a bus driver was assaulted and left brain dead for refusing to let a group of people who were not wearing face masks board the bus.Four men set upon 59-year-old Philippe Monguillot in the south-western town of Bayonne on Sunday after he asked three of them to wear masks and tried to ...
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Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus

WHO adviser says results from well-designed studies are needed before it changes its adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours.Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into th...
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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infections

Melbourne goes into full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 3.23pm BST Authorities in Greece are becoming increasingly worried by the rising number of “imported” coronavirus cases the c...
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What kind of face mask gives the best protection against Covid-19?

Your questions answered on what type of mask to wear to cut the risk of getting Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYes. Different types of mask offer different levels of protection. Surgical grade N95 respirators offer the highest level of protection against Covid-19 infection, followed by surgical grade masks. However, these masks are costly, in limited supply, contribute to landfill waste and are uncomfortable to wear for long periods. So even countries that ha...
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Coronavirus live news: new Melbourne lockdown to begin shortly; Iran death toll exceeds 12,000

Melbourne to go into full lockdown again; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.24pm BST Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrew is reintroducing restrictions across the city after a record high of 191 cases were recorded on...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on controversial drug after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne lockdown updates – live 9.25am BST Africa now has more than a half-million confirmed coronavirus case. The total across the continent is ...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO next year; Bolsonaro on hydroxychloroquine after positive test

Joe Biden says he would return US to WHO if elected; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia: Melbourne lockdown updates – live 8.28am BST More on ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne Covid-19 spread in this World Health Organisation video 8.16...
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Global report: WHO says 'evidence emerging' of airborne coronavirus spread

WHO bows to pressure from scientists about risk from aerosol transmission; Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive; Israel health chief resignsCoronavirus latest updatesUS still ‘knee-deep’ in pandemic says FauciBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19The World Health Organization has acknowledged new evidence that the coronavirus spreads more widely in the air than it had previously suggested, as the Trump administration gave official notification of its withdrawal from the grou...
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Coronavirus live news: US gives WHO official notice of its withdrawal next year

Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; WHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spread of Covid-19; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive. Follow the latest updatesWHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusAustralia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdown 2.27am BST Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian: New Zealand’s ...
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Coronavirus live news: US to leave WHO as organisation warns crisis accelerating

US gives notice of withdrawal next year; Joe Biden says he would return the US to the WHO if elected; Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesWHO acknowledges ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusAustralia: Melbourne returns to six-week lockdown 1.20am BST Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic challenger for the presidency, said he would ret...
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A new hydrogel might be strong enough for knee replacements

Duke University researchers created a hydrogel that appears to be as strong and flexible as human cartilage. The blend of three polymers provides enough flexibility and durability to mimic the knee. The next step is to test this hydrogel in sheep; human use can take at least three years. While the human body is designed for decades of use, we are prone to breaking down at inopportune times. Our necks didn't evolve to hold certain head positions (like hunched over a laptop). Foot pain is common...
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Predicting PTSD symptoms becomes possible with a new test

10-15% of people visiting emergency rooms eventually develop symptoms of long-lasting PTSD.Early treatment is available but there's been no way to tell who needs it.Using clinical data already being collected, machine learning can identify who's at risk. The psychological scars a traumatic experience can leave behind may have a more profound effect on a person than the original traumatic experience. Long after an acute emergency is resolved, victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cont...
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How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.Over a two-decade span from January 2000 to January 2020, private-sector vaccine-development efforts succeeded in bringing a drug to market 39.6 percent of the time, the researchers found. By contrast, programs to develop anti-infective therapeutics — medicines that lessen ...
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Italy could ‘section’ people who refuse treatment for Covid-19

Minister proposes mandatory hospital care as country grapples with fresh outbreaksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly’s health minister has proposed “sectioning” people who refuse hospital treatment for Covid-19 and has suspended flights from Bangladesh as the southern European country grapples with several new coronavirus outbreaks.The potential move towards forced hospitalisations came after a cluster of infections arose in the northern Veneto region, triggered by...
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Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sa...
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Risks, R numbers and raw data: how to interpret coronavirus statistics

Covid-related facts and definitions are confusing, and as lockdown is eased, clarity is more important than ever Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe’re finally over the first peak of the epidemic, but the numbers relating to the virus keep on spreading. Sometimes, however, things get lost in translation from the spreadsheet to the article, broadcast or tweet. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazilian cases pass 1.5m

Country has second-worst outbreak in the world as global cases near 11mUS reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,0004 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ events 11.28pm BST Hi, I’m Josh Taylor and I will be taking the live blog through to 9am Melbourne time on Saturday. In Australia, all eyes are currently on Victoria, where the state is experiencing a second spike in cases. We will get an update on the number of new cases identified overnight sometime later t...
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Coronavirus live news: Miami-Dade mayor imposes indefinite nightly curfew; South Africa cases surge

Biggest single-day jump in South African cases month after lockdown eased; Belgrade declares state of emergency; cases worldwide close to 11mUS reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,0004 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 6.20pm BST The New Mexico national guard and tribal police are preparing to enforce a weekend curfew on the Navajo nation, as the sprawling reservation tries to contain a cor...
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Coronavirus live news: Belgrade declares state of emergency; South Africa cases surge after lockdown lifted

Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano; Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 2.15pm BST The European Commission has given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe Covid-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region’s fi...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5 million infections; South Africa cases surge month after restrictions lifted

Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano; Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 12.10pm BST Cases of coronavirus are surging in South Africa, exactly a month after the country lifted most of the restrictions brought in with one of...
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Coronavirus live news: Brazil nears 1.5 million infections; Nigeria lifts lockdown in Kano

Philippines reports largest single-day increase in cases; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; cases worldwide close to 11mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumble4 July celebrations increase risk of ‘superspreader’ eventsBrazil infections nearing 1.5mUK coronavirus updates – live 11.16am BST The US reported more than 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a new daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic, as infections rose in a majority of states, ac...
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Coronavirus live news: Mexican state asks for US border closure as global cases near 11m

UN predicts mass bankruptcies in Latin America; Florida confirms 10,000 new cases in one day; Brazil infections nearing 1.5mGlobal report: horror week for US as coronavirus records tumbleMexican state eyes closing border with USCases worldwide near 11mUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live 8.01am BST For the latest on how Covid-19 has spread around the planet, here is our coronavirus world map Related: Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19...
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'I'm cautiously optimistic': Imperial's Robin Shattock on his coronavirus vaccine

Team is using new approach that could be cheap and scalable and become the norm within five yearsProf Robin Shattock would have liked slightly longer to develop the revolutionary approach to vaccines that he is pretty sure will not only save lives in the Covid-19 pandemic but become the norm for vaccine development within five years.His team at Imperial College were working on Ebola and Lassa fever vaccines using new technology but had not got as far as human trials when a novel coronavirus star...
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