Duck decoys lure real ducks within range of hunters. Nanoparticles that look like cells serve as both decoys and hunters to ensnare virus particles.
Nanoparticles dressed up in cell membranes snag SARS-CoV-2 virus particles before they reach human cells.
Aerosols are made up of tiny respiratory droplets suspended in the air.
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More than 200 scientists wrote to the WHO, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus. The WHO has since acknowledged the evidence but hasn't change its advice yet.
The actions of one country cannot be allowed to undermine decades of multilateral efforts to improve the health and well-being of all peoples of the world.
Research shows children who go camping do better at school and are healthier and happier.
An imam leads the prayer during the funeral for COVID-19 coronavirus victims at a mosque in Cape Town.
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It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
COVID-19 has been linked to neurological problems in those with severe disease.
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As if the symptoms of COVID-19 were not disturbing enough, physicians have noted a rare neurological condition that emerges during some severe cases of this viral infection.
The economic impact of coronavirus restrictions can also take a human toll.
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Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.
Creating lots of new money is supposed to produce runaway inflation. The longer that it doesn't happen, the more this branch of economics appears to have a point.
Young Nigerians build stronger bonds from offline interactions and more bridges from online interactions.
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While the internet and social media have changed young Nigerians' communication styles and even language, they have not reduced communication.
The same stay-at-home recommendations meant to protect older adults from COVID-19 can also leave them feeling isolated and lonely.
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Social distancing is leaving older Americans more isolated and opening them up to serious health risks.
Daily deaths from COVID-19 have rarely been below 600 in the U.S. since March.
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There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
A list of rules from the U.S. Public Health Service in 1918 to reduce the chances of contracting or spreading the devastating flu pandemic.
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How politicians and the public in Denver, Colorado handled the 1918 flu epidemic is relevant to today.
South Korea’s success in containing COVID-19 came at the price of sacrificing privacy.
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Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.
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It's good exemptions are available for those who really need them – but it's crucial these options are not abused. If we get this wrong, we risk losing control.
Are we really all in this together? ‘Vaccine nationalism’ must be addressed to ensure equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Word that the U.S. has bought up the entire supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir is another reminder that in a pandemic, treatments and vaccines need to be accessible to everyone, globally.
To contain and mitigate the virus of misinformation needs multi-levelled, socio-cultural approaches.
In Africa, people who report higher levels of exposure to disinformation also report lower levels of media trust.
Bruce Aylward, team lead of the WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about COVID-19 after returning from China, on Feb. 25, 2020.
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The World Health Organization’s handling of communication around COVID-19 included ambiguous messaging that created confusion.
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Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.