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MERS-CoV just a few mutations away from becoming a pandemic threat

An international team of researchers has found that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) is just a few mutations away from becoming a serious pandemic threat. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of different variants of the virus. MERS-CoV was first observed in 2012 […]

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Why Covid temperature tests aren't just pointless – they're dangerous

Busting Covid myths: Top international experts explain why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous Businesses last year required anyone who entered to have temperature taken But top experts now say the tests are, at best, ‘futile’ and at worst, ‘dangerous’ Some even call scanners ‘random number generators’ due to their inaccuracy […]

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Masks don’t just save lives, they also boost economy

The economy and coronavirus pandemic were two of the top issues for voters in the 2020 election, according to exit poll surveys. Notably, 52% of voters said controlling the pandemic was more important, even if it hurts the economy. But what if we didn’t have to choose? In communities where masks were mandated, consumer spending […]