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COVID-19 Breakthrough: Scientists Identify Possible “Achilles’ Heel” of SARS-CoV-2 Virus – SciTechDaily

COVID-19 Research: Anti-viral Strategy With Double Effect In the case of an infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus must overcome various defense mechanisms of the human body, including its non-specific or innate immune defense. During this process, infected body cel…

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COVID-19 Research: Anti-viral Strategy With Double Effect
In the case of an infection, the SARS-CoV-2 virus must overcome various defense mechanisms of the human body, including its non-specific or innate immune defense. During this process, infected body cells release messenger substances known as type 1 interferons. These attract natural killer cells, which kill the infected cells.
One of the reasons the SARS-CoV-2 virus is so successful — and thus dangerous — is that it can suppress the non…

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COVID-19 diagnosis shuts Sydney school – Australian Associated Press

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Another independent Catholic school in Sydney has been closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

St Vincent’s College in Potts Point will be closed on Friday for cleaning and to allow health authorities to contact trace after a student on Thursday tested positive to coronavirus.

It’s the third independent Catholic school to shut after being exposed to the virus with Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta closed until August 24 after three cases…



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Coronavirus Australia news: Venues in Sydney undergo weekend cleaning following visits from COVID-infected people – ABC News

New alerts have been issued for venues visited by infected people after nine new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Friday. Follow live.

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Several more venues in Sydney are being cleaned this weekend after people with coronavirus visited them, following nine new cases on Friday.
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Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? – ABC News

As coronavirus spread throughout various aged care facilities in Victoria in recent weeks, former opposition leader Bill Shorten claimed that aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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As Victoria grapples with coronavirus outbreaks in multiple aged care facilities, Labor Party figures have sought to blame the Federal Government for the unfolding disaster.
Arguing the Coalition was slow to respond to the looming threat, former opposition leader Bill Shorten told the ABC.
“People in aged care, we know they’re more vulnerable. But only now it seems the Federal Government is waking up and saying it’s going to do more. It’s a federal responsibility, aged care.”
Mr S…

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