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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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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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‘Brilife:’ Israel unveils name of COVID-19 vaccine – J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service

Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday toured the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and was updated on the advancements in the development of a…

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Minister of Defence Benny Gantz on Monday toured the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and was updated on the advancements in the development of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine ahead of the start of the expected human trials at the end of October.
COVID-19 quarantine. Credit: Pixabay.
Gantz received an overview of the completions required for the start of the trials and the manufacturing process of the vaccine.
IIBR Prof. Shmuel Shapira announced that the vaccine was named Bril…

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Scientists Just Discovered a Mysterious Organ Lurking in The Centre of The Human Head – ScienceAlert

Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head – which…

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Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head which somehow have been missed by scientists for centuries up until now.
This “unknown entity” was identified by accident by doctors in the Netherlands, who were examining prostate cancer patients with an advanced type of scan called PSMA PET/CT. When paired with injections of radioactive glucose, this diagnostic tool highlights tumours in the …

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