• Timeline Shows 3 Paths To COVID-19 Treatment And Prevention

    15 days ago - By Forbes

    A new visualization of progress in the fight against COVID-19 should give us hope. Although we are all now living in uncertain times, we are also witnessing one of the greatest moments in the history of science.
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  • Everything we know about remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, and 4 other drugs being tested against the coronavirus

    Everything we know about remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, and 4 other drugs being tested against the coronavirus

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Repurposing drugs that are designed to treat other conditions is our best near-term hope for finding a COVID-19 treatment.
    There are dozens of trials right now on a slew of drugs that were originally tested against diseases like Ebola, malaria, HIV, and arthritis.
    The early clinical results have shown a mix of promising and disappointing data.
    The studies have all been limited by small patient populations and other constraints. But a lot more information is coming as soon as April.
    Here are the six leading repurposed drugs being tested, and everything you need to know about each of...
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  • France launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19

    France launches marketplace to manage essential products against COVID-19

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    French startup Mirakl usually works with e-commerce websites in order to help them build out a marketplace with third-party sellers. This time, the company has developed a marketplace called StopCOVID19.fr to centralize the supply and demand of essential products during the fight against COVID-19. The French government is backing the project.
    While many French companies have promised to manufacture hand sanitizer, masks, gloves and other essential products to protect healthcare professionals and people in general, it also creates many supply chain challenges. How do you make sure that...
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  • Proper Tools for Disinfecting Surface Areas - Reduce Quat Binding of Your Wholesale Commercial Microfiber - By David Forssell

    Proper Tools for Disinfecting Surface Areas - Reduce Quat Binding of Your Wholesale Commercial Microfiber - By David Forssell

    15 days ago - By Hotel News Resource

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has brought home the impact of a world that's getting smaller every day. In light of the current situation, I thought it would be timely to discuss using the proper tools and basic techniques when disinfecting surface areas and removing microorganisms.
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  • Chicago uses hotels for quarantine to ease hospital demand

    15 days ago - By Chron

    CHICAGO - Hours before his first shift cooking for people with mild cases of COVID-19 who are being quarantined in a downtown Chicago hotel, Jose Gonzalez made a plan to protect his family from the coronavirus.
    Chicago's plan to reserve at least 1,000 hotel rooms through partnerships with five hotels is the first such sweeping strategy unveiled in the U.S. aimed at relieving the pressure on hospitals that are the only option for the seriously sick.
    But it will assuredly not be the last.
    Government officials nationwide are searching for facilities that could act as a relief valve for...
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  • Inside London during COVID-19 lockdown

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    The UK has gone into full coronavirus lockdown with the British public ordered to stay at home.
    People will only be allowed to leave their home to do essential work, exercise or buy food or medicine.
    All non-essential shops, premises and places of worship will be closed down, with weddings and baptisms banned.
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new rules would be enforced by the police with fines imposed on those breaking them.
    The announcement comes as the latest data suggests the UK is just two weeks behind the level of crisis seen in Italy.
    The UK has so far recorded at least 6,650...
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  • Self-reporting app for Covid-19 symptoms for UK research sees 650k downloads in 24 hours

    Self-reporting app for Covid-19 symptoms for UK research sees 650k downloads in 24 hours

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    One of the big challenges with the coronavirus pandemic is that overwhelmed health services do not always know how best to deploy the limited resources that they have to meet the demand of people falling ill with Covid-19. For example, we know that more ventilators and beds will be needed, but where specifically are the outbreaks happening and how can those local areas be served better?
    Now, an app in the UK called the C-19 Covid Symptom Tracker , developed out of an unlikely corner of medical research - looking into the progression of medical conditions by tracking twins - is asking...
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  • New York State seeks tech talent for its COVID-19 technology SWAT team

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    New York State is ramping up efforts to combat the growing coronavirus pandemic, including appeals to all industries for help in the form of much-needed medical equipment for healthcare workers. It's also specifically asking for help from the tech community, through an open call for contributions from individuals and organizations to help form its “COVID-19 Technology Swat Team. ”
    The call, posted to New York State's official government website, seeks “impactful solutions and skilled tech employees” to help state authorities scale and grow their technology-driven response to the spread of...
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  • Dr. Anthony Fauci and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are the most trusted leaders in America on coronavirus right now. Trump is not

    Dr. Anthony Fauci and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are the most trusted leaders in America on coronavirus right now. Trump is not

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Americans trust Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York the most when it comes to official guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak, a new Insider poll shows.
    We asked respondents: "When it comes to the official advice regarding coronavirus, please rate how much you trust the following messengers on a scale on 1 to 5."
    Fauci and Cuomo received the highest marks with President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin receiving the lowest average scores.
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    Americans trust Dr. Anthony...
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  • UK researchers develop new low-cost, rapid COVID-19 test that could even be used at home

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    A new type of test developed by UK researchers from the Brunel University London, Lancaster University and the University of Surrey can provide COVID-19 detection in as little as 30 minutes, using hand-held hardware that costs as little as £100 with individual swab sample kits that cost around $5 per person. The test is based on existing technology that has been used in the Philippines for testing viral spread in chickens, but it's been adapted by researchers for use with COVID-19 in humans, and the team is now working on ramping mass production.
    This test would obviously need approval by...
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