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Human gene variants may offer resistance against Covid-19, Dow research suggests

A study by the Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi has revealed that certain variants of a human gene may offer resistance against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, which has infected more than 1.5 million people globally and killed… Continue Reading

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should be cautious about easing restrictions, even as some struggle with the economic impact. Europe’s worst hit countries, Spain and Italy, are both relaxing some measures, while their lockdowns continue. Globally there are 1.6… Continue Reading

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Why soap is preferable to bleach in the fight against coronavirus

For Nearly 5,000 years, humans have concocted cleaning products, yet the simple combination of soap and water remains one of the strongest weapons against infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus. Even so, when outbreaks like COVID-19 occur and panic sets… Continue Reading

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Limiting coronavirus: ‘Social Distance’ is crucial

Social distancing, not travel bans, is crucial to limiting coronavirus’ spread Aggressive actions to prevent — or at least to slow — the spread of COVID-19 are being taken across the world. Universities are cancelling in-person classes, while academic conferences… Continue Reading