Any presidential election in the United States America is bound to divide Americans, but it seems like the country is more divided than ever. And getting there has taken years. But how did it happen? And how does America get out of it?View on euronews
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Researchers in Ireland say they have developed a system that can predict who will suffer from severe COVID-19. According to UPI, the team of researchers revealed their study and findings on Wednesday. The scoring system, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians to make more informed decisions. Physicians will be able to identify patients who may benefit from steroids and other treatments after being infected.
UPI reports people sickened with COVID-19 produce "high-quality" antibodies. The antibodies work against the virus five to seven months after they become infected. The findings suggest those infected with COVID-19 potentially can develop a long-lasting immunity to it. Antibodies are proteins produced by the human immune system to help the body fight off viruses. Many concerns have been expressed about immunity against COVID-19 not lasting.
A new, rapid, bedside test for COVID-19 delivers results in less than two hours. UPI reports a new study says such a quick turnaround means appropriate treatment can start earlier for those already hospitalized because of their symptoms. The standard COVID-19 test swabs the patient's nose and uses polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, technology. It typically takes over 20 hours to produce results.
New research from Harvard and Calgary Universities have shed new light on who is more or less likely to observe COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. UPI reports more North American and European men, and young adults of both sexes, fail to adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines than older adults. The data showed 59% of male respondents said they adhered to local social distancing guidelines, while 69% of female respondents reported doing so.
During the 2019-20 flu season, 52% of people in the US were vaccinated against the seasonal influenza. And results of a new survey by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases are likely to have public health officials cheering. UPI reports that of the 1,000 people surveyed, 60% of people in the United States plan to be vaccinated against the flu this winter. Nearly half said they were concerned about the potential effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 on the seasonal bug.
Spain is now the first Western European country to exceed 1 million reported COVID-19 infections, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite a series of increasingly stringent measures to control the second wave of the virus. Olivia Chan reports.
Business Insider reports that billionaire Richard Branson is looking to raise $400 million. A filing showed that Branson is looking to raise the money in a special purpose acquisition company. VG Acquisition Corp is the name of the new company. It intends to sell 40 million units at a price of $10 per unit. The company said it plans to search for targets that operate in consumer-facing industries in US and Western Europe.
Across the world mass testing of Covid-19 is being carried out as a tool tocontrol the spread of the virus. The tests vary and are used to determine ifsomeone has a current or past infection. Here's a guide to the types of testsout there and when they should be used.
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As the country is reeling under the impact of COVID-19, several firecracker workers are facing hardship even as Diwali approaches. Factory workers in Ahmedabad are suffering due to the dip in demand for crackers. The livelihood of several workers is dependent on this business. Speaking on this, one of the workers said, "We are not receiving orders like previous years. Our business has been severely impacted due to the pandemic situation."
Gizmodo reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California have stopped using Verily to test for the novel coronavirus. Google's health-centered sister company launched a $55 million pilot COVID-19 testing program earlier this year to set up mobile and stationary test sites. However, Verily’s services weren’t geared towards filling the needs of communities especially vulnerable to the pandemic.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India is likely to have a Covid vaccine by early next year. Harsh Vardhan made the statement in a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM). "Early next year..
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