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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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UK to back ‘human challenge’ COVID trials where volunteers are deliberately infected – 7NEWS.com.au

In ‘human challenge’ trials, young, healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with the virus. But is it safe?

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Britain says it will back human challenge trials, where young and healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with COVID-19, to accelerate the development of vaccines for the disease.
The government said it would invest $A61.4 million in the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, laboratory and trial services company hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
If approved by regulators and an ethics committee, the studies would start in January with results expected by…

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Covid-19: Are we detecting coronavirus the right way? New researches pose questions – India Today

Covid-19 is no longer considered an exclusive respiratory illness by the scientific community. Intestines have emerged as another major hiding place for SARS-Co…

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Is Covid-19 only a respiratory illness? This was the question that scientists asked months ago. Now, the researchers are wondering: Is Covid-19 primarily a respiratory illness? Are we testing in the right manner to diagnose Covid-19 or understand SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection correctly?
Covid-19 has a gut connection. It is no longer just a respiratory illness for scientists. An emerging volume of research suggests that Covid-19 is a multisystem illness with overlapping symptoms for a host of…

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UK vaccine trials to infect volunteers – Seymour Telegraph

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Britain says it will back “human challenge” trials, where young and healthy volunteers are deliberately infected with COVID-19, to accelerate the development of vaccines for the disease.The government said it would invest STG33.6 million ($A61.4 million) in the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, laboratory and trial services company hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
If approved by regulators and an ethics committee, the studies would start in January with r…

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