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Smokers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 according to a large population study – News-Medical.Net

A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, revealing that smokers are at higher risk of increased symptom burden and more prone to h…

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Philippines virus cases surge over 100,000 – Australian Associated Press

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The Philippines has reported a record 5032 daily coronavirus infections, pushing the country’s total caseload to over 100,000, as medical frontliners warn the country is losing the battle against COVID-19.

The death toll also rose to 2059, following 20 additional deaths, the Department of Health said on Sunday.

Of the additional cases, 2114 were infections confirmed in the past three days, while 2918 were confirmed previously but only later added to the…



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Latest on the worldwide spread of COVID-19 – Australian Associated Press

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* Top congressional Democrats are not close to a deal with the White House to pump more money into the US economy to ease the heavy toll, both sides say, after an essential lifeline for millions of unemployed expired.

* The coronavirus death toll in Latin America passed 200,000 on Saturday night, underlining the region’s status as one of the global epicentres of the pandemic.

* Major League Baseball postponed wekend games…



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Researchers from PolyU and M.U.S.T. Collaborate in Development of a Recombinant RBD Vaccine Against SARS-CoV – Mirage News

Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world. Here in Hong Kong, people are confronting a third wave of…

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Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world. Here in Hong Kong, people are confronting a third wave of outbreaks, with the number of confirmed infections surging to over 3,000 in just a few weeks. Since the early days of the outbreak, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been working with various research partners in the fight against COVID-19 through the development of different diagnostic and preventive measures. PolyU and the Macau Univers…

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