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Turkey imposes weekend curfews to fight virus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday announced weekend curfews and ordered restaurants to switch to takeout service only to fight rising coronavirus infections and growing deaths. The latest wave of restrictions also includes the closure of all cinemas and restricted hours for most stores and shopping malls. Elementary schools will switch to remote learning […]

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Coordinated response needed to fight coronavirus pandemic

Just like you can’t treat a termite infestation by fumigating only one room in a house, you can’t control the coronavirus pandemic by targeting interventions to a specific region or country, says Stanford scholar Matthew Jackson. Instead, managing the crisis requires a comprehensive and coordinated response between states within the U.S. and across countries and […]

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How to fight ‘scary’ superbugs? Cooperation and a special soap

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap. The efforts—funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—are taking place at 50 facilities in those […]

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WHO launches strategy to fight ‘inevitable’ flu pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday launched a strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are “inevitable”. Influenza epidemics, largely seasonal, affect around one billion people and kill hundreds of thousands annually, according to WHO, which describes it as one of the world’s greatest […]

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Researchers discover how sleep can fight infection

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study that will be published February 12 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study, led by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana […]