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Virus traces at seven new Qld sites

Traces of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more Queensland sites. Viral fragments of the virus were found at wastewater treatment plants at Cairns South, Cairns Marlin Coast, Nambour, Maroochydore, Pulgul at Hervey Bay, Condon at Townsville, and Yeppoon. Queensland recorded no new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. However, chief health officer Dr Jeanette… Read More »

Study suggests novel reason for wide range in COVID illness: people never exposed to virus have some antibodies

Article content continued Even if they are legitimate, he said, it would be “speculative” to suggest that antibodies in unexposed subjects explain the wide range of illness caused by the coronavirus. Age is the clearest predictor now of how sick COVID-19 will make people, noted Krajden. Lavoie and colleagues asked for volunteers to submit to… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »