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Second US Coronavirus vaccine trial, that could be revolutionary, kicks off

The new coronavirus is believed to have been transmitted to humans in Wuhan of an unknown animal species in December. The AP reported that there were long lines at the airport as well as bus and train stations as numerous city's 11 million people returned to their jobs and homes.

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Ontario to accelerate essential construction projects amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. David Williams says the province plans to ramp up testing. Ontario Health reports it has tested 84,601 people for COVID-19, and there are 1,102 tests still awaiting results. Locally, the Porcupine Health Unit reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the region this morning. There are now COVID-19 outbreaks at 58 nursing homes and 14 hospitals as the number of confirmed and presumed cases across the province rises to 5,769, with 201 dead.

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COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy shows promise in pilot study

In this therapy, the antibody-laden serum from previously recovered patients is passively infused in a patient to help him/her fight the disease. It was announced last week that the first patient in the USA had received a transfusion of plasma donated from a patient who had recovered from COVID-19.

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Hydroxychloroquine in high demand for COVID-19 treatment

Last week, Trump had said he sought help from Prime Minister Modi to allow the sale of hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the USA to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.

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Over 700 Hospital Workers in Detroit Area Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is making upgrades to their website to provide more information regarding the coronavirus. In a statement, Dr. Detroit is at the center of Michigan's coronavirus outbreak, with 80% of the state's cases being located in the Metro Detroit area, with 5,023 cases in the city alone out of 17,221 in the state.

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Former ER Nurse Reveals How Fast Germs Spread Even With Gloves On

Molly Lixey of Saginaw, Michigan, posted an instructional video on her Facebook page demonstrating how cross-contamination leaves people susceptible to viral germs even if they are wearing gloves. That's because anything on the gloves would migrate to the phone if someone picked it up. Then she showed her phone ringing again, requiring her to pick up the device and continue to spread more germs on her face.


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