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Will You Get Your Kids Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Children as young as first graders may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine by the time school starts in September, presuming trials are successful in those age groups, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview with ProPublica. No vaccines against COVID-19 are currently authorized […]

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New Zealand coronavirus cluster grows with three new cases

FILE PHOTO: People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona GoodallWELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand reported three new locally transmitted cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, as […]

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A different strategy for wastewater detection of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers tested a variety of RNA concentration and extraction methods and assays to develop a protocol for testing SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater, which may help improve COVID-19 surveillance. COVID-19, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is usually monitored by diagnosing symptomatic patients and tracing their contacts. However, this may not be very […]