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Infectious disease expert calls White House advisers herd immunity claims ‘pseudoscience’ | TheHill – The Hill

Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser…

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Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces ‘encouraging news on testing’ for stimulus packageChina warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: reportMusician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of ‘Fortunate Son’MORE, is pushing the White House to attempt a herd immunity approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials – The Washington Post

The research is risky, given that there’s no surefire treatment for covid-19.

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The United States is moving more cautiously, with leading government researchers saying human challenge trials might be too risky or unnecessary. But the British scientists say the potential payoff is massive that accelerating vaccine development by even three months could save hundreds of thousands of lives globally.
CDC director says coronavirus vaccines wont be widely available till the middle of next year
The British experiment is scheduled to begin in January. Volunteers will be given a l…

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Australia Covid-19 quarantine blood-testing blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test – CNN

More than 200 former residents of coronavirus quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after au…

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(CNN)More than 200 former residents of coronavirus quarantine facilities in Australia are being urged to test for blood-transmitted diseases, including HIV, after authorities admitted they used the same blood-testing devices for multiple guests.
It’s the latest in a series of Covid-19 setbacks to hit the country and the state of Victoria in particular. Earlier breaches at Victoria quarantine hotels led to a Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, prompting the country’s second biggest city to spend mon…

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Scientists Just Discovered a Mysterious Organ Lurking in The Centre of The Human Head – ScienceAlert

Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head – which…

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Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head which somehow have been missed by scientists for centuries up until now.
This “unknown entity” was identified by accident by doctors in the Netherlands, who were examining prostate cancer patients with an advanced type of scan called PSMA PET/CT. When paired with injections of radioactive glucose, this diagnostic tool highlights tumours in the …

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