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A Paradigm Shift Accelerated by the Coronavirus

Even before the arrival of COVID-19, humanity found itself stuck in several crises at once. The current shock delivered by the coronavirus could accelerate a paradigm shift that was already underway. It may result in a better and more sustainable … Continue reading

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How the Coronavirus Is Changing the World

Everything will be different after the COVID-19 pandemic. But how? Who will emerge as a winner amid all the changes sweeping the globe? Six economists, diplomats and pollsters share their prognoses for the post-coronavirus future. Read

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What History Can Tell Us about Today’s Coronavirus Pandemic

In an interview, medical historian Frank Snowden discusses how the coronavirus pandemic mirrors past outbreaks and argues that we must quickly apply the lessons learned today in preparation for the next disease. Medical historian Frank Snowden discusses how the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Nanomachines to fight next viral pandemic

Japanese researchers have had success with miniscule robots that are small enough to get inside and neutralize a cancer cell — and they want their creations to be ready to deal with future outbreaks of lethal viruses. The fight against … Continue reading

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Antibody Treatments May Be the Best Hope Against the Virus Until a Vaccine

Neutralizing those spikes may be the best way to prevent the virus from harming its host. And among the most promising approaches to doing that is finding the right antibodies. Multiple companies are doing this, using antibodies from laboratory mice … Continue reading

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Virus Likely to Keep Coming Back Each Year – Chinese Scientists

Chinese scientists say the novel coronavirus will not be eradicated, adding to a growing consensus around the world that the pathogen will likely return in waves like the flu. It’s unlikely the new virus will disappear the way its close … Continue reading

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Sick Body, Vigilant Mind: The Biological Immune System Activates the Behavioral Immune System

Activation of the behavioral immune system has been shown to promote activation of the biological immune system. The current research tested the hypothesis that activation of the biological immune system (as a result of recent illness) promotes activation of the … Continue reading

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Combating COVID-19: health equity matters

COVID-19 has affected vulnerable populations disproportionately across China and the world. Solid social and scientific evidence to tackle health inequity in the current COVID-19 pandemic is in urgent need. Developing an equitable health system is at the core of the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Epidemiology Among Children

Children of all ages appeared susceptible to COVID-19, and there was no significant sex difference. Although clinical manifestations of children’s COVID-19 cases were generally less severe than those of adult patients, young children, particularly infants, were vulnerable to infection. The … Continue reading

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The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2

Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus. SARS-CoV-2 is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans; SARS-CoV, MERSCoV and SARS-CoV-2 can cause severe disease, whereas HKU1, NL63, OC43 and 229E are associated with mild symptoms. Here we review what … Continue reading

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