UK Scientific Advisor Says Coronavirus Unlikely to Be Eradicated

The coronavirus will be around for "evermore" as it is unlikely it will be eradicated, a British scientist on the government's advisory committee for the pandemic said on Wednesday, although a vaccine would help improve the situation. Britain, like other countries in Europe, is currently in the g

Fastest-ever growth in global virus cases as US tops 8 million

Coronavirus cases in the United States topped eight million Friday as the world saw the highest-ever number reported in a single day, while European countries tightened measures to control the pandemic’s spread.The running US case tally from Johns Hopkins University is the highest in the wor

Coronavirus 'Can Survive for 28 Days on Surfaces', Finds Study

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia's national science agency. Researchers at CSIRO's disease preparedness center tested the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in the dark at thre

How long does the Corona virus live on money? Scientists determine the duration

It is known that touching surfaces is one of the most common ways of transmitting the emerging corona virus, and for this reason, many consumers in the world have accepted electronic payment instead of paying in cash, given the possibility of transmission through securities. According to a recent

WHO Reports a Worldwide Record of 350,000 New Virus Cases Daily

The World Health Organization reported a worldwide record of 350,000 new daily coronavirus cases. The UN health agency said the confirmed daily high of 350,766 cases surpassed by nearly 12,000 a record set earlier this week. That tally includes more than 109,000 cases from Europe. British scient

A New Disease Threatens The World And Children At Risk

Scientists recorded the increase in scarlet fever among children around the world, and compared its spread with the spread of the “emerging” Corona virus. Scarlet fever arises from a substance produced by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria (group A streptococci) when contaminated wit

COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end: WHO

A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, without elaborating. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment by all leaders to ensure equal distribution of vaccines when th

September was India's worst month of pandemic

India has reported more than 86,000 new coronaviruses cases and another 1,181 fatalities in the past day India on Thursday reported 86,821 new coronaviruses cases and another 1,181 fatalities, making September its worst month of the pandemic. The Health Ministry's update for the past 24 hours ra

Only $ 5 ... a "wonderful" decision regarding the rapid Corona test

The World Health Organization announced, on Monday, what it described as "good news", after its agreement with prominent partners on a plan to provide 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for the Coronavirus, to help limited and middle-income countries to bridge the examination gap between them and

WHO Says 2 Million COVID-19 Deaths Possible

Coronavirus deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned, as Australia's prime minister urged any nation that develops a vaccine to share it with the world. The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 mi

UAE conducts 72,388 COVID-19 tests, reports 679 new cases and a death

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Monday said it carried out over 72,388 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods. The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 679 new cases from various nationali

There won’t be enough coronavirus vaccines for a return to normal life until 2022, WHO scientist says

Do not expect there to be enough Covid-19 vaccines for life to return to normal until 2022, World Health Organisation (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan predicted on Tuesday. Swaminathan said the WHO’s Covax initiative, the resource-pooling mechanism to provide equitable vaccine acces

WHO reports record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases

The World Health Organisation reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency's website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.

Scientists Publish Images of Coronavirus Infected Cells in New Research

Washington: Scientists have produced images of the novel coronavirus infecting lab-grown respiratory tract cells, findings that illustrate the number of virus particles that are produced and released per cell inside the lungs. The researchers, including Camille Ehre from the University of North Ca

AstraZeneca pauses vaccine study after volunteer falls ill

A front-runner Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford paused its phase three study after a volunteer developed an unexplained illness, AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday. The potential vaccine was viewed as a leading candidate in the global search for an im

Amnesty: Over 7,000 Health Workers Dead from COVID-19

At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Mexico alone, the most for any country, Amnesty International said Thursday. "Every health worker has the right to be safe at work, and it is a scandal that so many are paying

Oxford coronavirus vaccine researchers hope for autumn breakthrough

Oxford university researchers working on a promising potential vaccine for coronavirus are optimistic that data proving its effectiveness will be available to regulators as early as autumn this year. Prof Sir John Bell, who is part of the team developing the vaccine in Britain with pharmaceutical

WHO says 172 countries engaging with global COVID-19 vaccine plan

Some 172 countries are engaging with the COVAX facility designed to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but more funding is needed and countries need now to make binding commitments.Countries wishing to be part of the global COVAX plan have u

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