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Regional lockdowns could shorten the total duration of restrictions

A team of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen has simulated possible courses of the corona pandemic. The calculations show that regional measures can keep the epidemic under control with substantially fewer restrictions than nationally imposed lockdowns if the number of cross-regional infections is low enough. However, regional thresholds […]

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Could a cat allergy save you from a severe case of Covid-19?

Could a cat allergy save you from a severe case of Covid-19? Evidence suggests that everyday allergies could offer protection against coronavirus Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19 People who are cursing their hay fever right now may want to think again. A growing body of evidence suggests that everyday allergies could actually […]

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A second COVID-19 wave could be avoided if social distancing and the use of face masks are maintained: study

Individual behavior will have a significant effect on preventing a large second wave of COVID-19 infections. In fact, maintaining social distancing and other interventions such as the use of face masks and hand hygiene could remove the need for future lockdowns, according to a modeling study performed by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), […]

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Researchers ask if survivor plasma could prevent coronavirus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place. Thousands of coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world have been treated with so-called […]