• Two crew from bulk carrier anchored off WA port test positive to COVID-19

    26 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    Two crew members on board a manganese ore carrier anchored off Port Hedland have tested positive to COVID-19.
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  • Quarantine ordered for 2,500 students at elite Swiss school

    26 days ago - By ABC News

    Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality school after “significant outbreaks” of COVID-19 that are suspected to be the byproduct of off-campus partying
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  • Mexico Tackles COVID-19 Pandemic With Junk Food Bans

    26 days ago - By Mercola

    While most mainstream media pundits and American health authorities remain mum about the influence of nutrition and lifestyle on the risks of COVID-19 and its prognosis, more than a dozen states in Mexico have decided to combat the pandemic by banning the sale of junk food to minors.
    Mexico Bans Junk Food to Curtail COVID-19 Death Toll
    As reported by NPR, September 14, 2020: 1
    “First Oaxaca's state legislature passed a ban on selling or giving out high-calorie packaged foods and sugar-sweetened drinks to minors on Aug. 5. Less than two weeks later, Tabasco state approved a prohibition...
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  • FDA action on ‘high risk' foods settles lawsuit brought by Center for Food Safety

    26 days ago - By Food Safety

    When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this week issued a proposed rule naming certain high-risk foods, it also settled a 2018 lawsuit with the Center for Food Safety that requires FDA to meet deadlines and reporting requirements as mandated by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act .
    FDA's proposed rule establishing additional traceability record keeping requirements for certain high-risk foods such as leafy greens, freshcut fruits and vegetables, some types of fish, shell eggs, nut butter and others was accepted by CFS as settlement.
    “We are pleased FDA has now released this...
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  • Britain will 'host world's first Covid-19 vaccine challenge trial', reports

    Britain will 'host world's first Covid-19 vaccine challenge trial', reports

    26 days ago - By Daily Mail

    The controversial trials - which could rapidly speed up vaccine development - are said to be set to begin in January at a quarantine facility in east London.
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  • AI used to define the cytokine storm implicated in fatal COVID-19

    27 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 reports the use of artificial intelligence to identify an invariant or universal host immune response found in all viral pandemics so far. The association of this response with severe COVID-19 phenotypes indicates a new understanding of the human immune response in viral pandemics.
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  • New method ranks contact-tracing apps according to their compliance with UN's Sustainable Development Goals

    27 days ago - By News Medical

    The UN's criteria for individual rights and fairness form the basis for a newly-published critique of COVID-19 contact-tracing app guidelines for Europe, and of apps already being used by millions in Austria and Singapore.
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  • 'Where's my husband?': Doctor reveals trauma of aged care residents amid COVID outbreak

    27 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    A geriatrician who worked in nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks worries that the needs of residents are not being sufficiently taken into account.
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  • FDA issues emergency use authorization for first serology point-of-care test for COVID-19

    27 days ago - By News Medical

    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the first serology point-of-care test for COVID-19.
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