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Covid-19 lockdown rules: ‘I don’t expect to see any friends until 2021’ – BBC News

People and businesses react as areas move into tougher coronavirus restrictions this weekend.

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By Francesca GillettBBC News
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image captionJosh says the first lockdown was different as, like the oft-used phrase, “we were all in it together”
“I don’t expect to see any of my friends until 2021 now, which is upsetting,” says Josh Whipps, 24.
The first-year university student is one of millions of people in England who
woke up to tougher Covid rules on Saturday morning, as areas moved to a higher tier because of rising coronavirus cases.
It is not known how…

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Covid-19: Are we detecting coronavirus the right way? New researches pose questions – India Today

Covid-19 is no longer considered an exclusive respiratory illness by the scientific community. Intestines have emerged as another major hiding place for SARS-Co…

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Is Covid-19 only a respiratory illness? This was the question that scientists asked months ago. Now, the researchers are wondering: Is Covid-19 primarily a respiratory illness? Are we testing in the right manner to diagnose Covid-19 or understand SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection correctly?
Covid-19 has a gut connection. It is no longer just a respiratory illness for scientists. An emerging volume of research suggests that Covid-19 is a multisystem illness with overlapping symptoms for a host of…

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UK vaccine trials to infect volunteers – Seymour Telegraph

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Britain says it will back “human challenge” trials, where young and healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with COVID-19, to accelerate the development of vaccines for the disease.The government said it would invest STG33.6 million ($A61.4 million) in the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, laboratory and trial services company hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
If approved by regulators and an ethics committee, the studies would start in January with r…

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The volunteers lining up for Covid-19 challenge trials – The Guardian

Non-profit organisation 1Day Sooner has attracted over 38,500 willing participants

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Human challenge trials in which young, healthy volunteers are intentionally infected with a virus to allow vaccines and treatments to be tested quickly have been used in the fight against diseases ranging from typhoid and cholera to malaria.
With the announcement on Tuesday of such trials to help develop a vaccine against Covid-19 there is a key difference there are as yet very few proven therapies for the virus and we know little about its long-term effects.
But volunteers are lining up in th…

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