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Coronavirus: Hong Kong hits grim milestone of 1,000 cases as authorities urge people to stay home over Easter holiday

Hong Kong reached the grim milestone of 1,000 coronavirus cases on Saturday as authorities urged the public to stay at home during the long Easter weekend after thousands flocked to beaches and the countryside the previous day.Underlining the severity of the situation, a leading microbiologist said containing the outbreak before July was almost impossible as not enough people had developed immunity to the virus.The warning came as the city recorded 11 new infections, the fewest since March 17,…

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Bat virus? Bioweapon? What the science says about Covid-19 origins

As the Covid-19 pandemic has infected its way through human populations around the globe, it has been followed by a web of speculation about where the new coronavirus actually came from.Some possibilities are scientific hypotheses based on genetic data while others borrow from dark conspiracy theories with little or no basis in fact.Laboratory researchers have established solid genetic links between the new coronavirus, known as Sars-CoV-2, and one found in a horseshoe bat in southeastern China…

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Coronavirus: why there’s no quick fix for a Covid-19 vaccine

For months, vaccinologist Sarah Gilbert has been in a race against time, working seven days a week to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus that causes the potentially lethal disease Covid-19.Gilbert and her fellow researchers at Oxford University face a myriad of technical challenges and potential complications in their quest to defeat the virus that has claimed 100,000 lives and crippled economies worldwide.Yet, one far more mundane obstacle overshadows them all: money.Gilbert, a professor at…

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Coronavirus latest: India to extend lockdown, Singapore cases up, Spain’s death toll falls

The United States became the first country to report more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, marking a grim milestone as billions around the world celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown from home.The global death toll from the virus has surged past 102,000, with the United States quickly becoming the epicentre of the pandemic that first emerged in China late last year.Europe has so far shouldered the majority of all deaths and infections – though there were signs of…

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What Immunity to COVID-19 Really Means

The presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus could provide some protection, but scientists need more data

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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The EU has bungled its response to coronavirus

• Who's going to pay for Europe's virus recovery?

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China on knife edge between recovery and new virus wave

In the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where cases of the novel coronavirus were first detected late last year, the mood was one of triumph this week, as residents finally emerged from months of lockdown.

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Pop star: You should be upset I got a virus test and you didn’t

Pop star Pink said she and her 3-year-old son are recovering from the coronavirus. The singer told Ellen DeGeneres it was "the scariest thing I've ever, ever been through in my life."

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Spain passes 10,000 deaths after highest single-day rise yet, but curve is stabilizing

Spain passed another grim milestone as it grappled to contain its coronavirus outbreak on Thursday, reporting that more than 10,000 have now died in the country as a result of the virus.

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Filipino nurses are underprotected. Medics are dying, and others risk spreading the virus

Every day, Filipina nurse April Abrias walks six miles to monitor 30 patients who are suspected to have the novel coronavirus in a rural province north of the Philippines' capital, Manila.

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