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Tokyo's voluntary standstill may have stopped COVID-19 in its tracks

Why did Japan largely contain COVID-19 despite famously jam-packed Tokyo and despite the country's proximity to China?

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Stanford engineers have developed a genetic microlab that can detect COVID-19 in minutes

Using "lab on a chip" technology, Stanford engineers have created a microlab half the size of a credit card that can detect COVID-19 in just 30 minutes

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Challenges to providing behavioral health care during pandemic

A Rutgers survey of New York providers finds technology barriers, safety protocol and communication need to be addressed to improve care


Do you Know How to Detect a Sign of Domestic Violence?

Recognizing a hand signal to report domestic violence can save a woman's life

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Hot or cold, weather alone has no significant effect on COVID-19 spread

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there were high hopes that hot summer temperatures could reduce its spread

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How people would choose who gets scarce COVID-19 treatment

Young, most likely to survive are favored, global study finds

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Some COVID-19 "long haulers" experience lasting skin problems

A research team evaluated almost 1,000 cases of patients with skin manifestations of COVID-19

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Key challenges for assessing clinical efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

It is important that standardized, quantifiable endpoints are applied to clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines

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Remdesivir for COVID-19: FDA approved but still unproven

Researchers say effective public health strategies are more urgently needed

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The Importance of Minority Communities for Political Parties

Black women's communities have become the fundamental voting bloc of the Democratic Party in the United States.

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A disinfection system that could neutralize COVID-19 in a few minutes is developed

The system uses atmospheric plasma to disinfect spaces and surfaces and neutralises almost all airborne bacteria and viruses

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Is it okay for governments to create media observatories?

The controversial initiative of the Argentine NODIO leads to a debate on the extent to which states should evaluate the opinions of governments

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COVID-19 anxiety linked to body image issues

Study finds association between stress and anxiety, and negative body image

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Homosexuals and the Catholic Church: the story of a historical rejection

Pope Francis endorsed the civil union between people of the same sex. Given this, we decided to find out the bases of this conflict