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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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Therapeutic Goods Administration reassures Australians over flu shots after 48 deaths in South Korea – 7NEWS.com.au

The Health Sciences Authority is working with South Korean authorities to determine if there is a direct link between the deaths there and the vaccines.

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Authorities have responded over concerns about Australian vaccines after several people died in South Korea after getting flu shots.
As of Saturday, Reuters reports that 48 have died in the Asian country after receiving a vaccine – although a direct link is yet to be established.
On Monday, Singapore announced that they were halting the use of two of their vaccines in the wake of the deaths.
The use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent and Vaxigrip Tetra has been halted in Singapore, despite no deaths associated…

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Research uncovers SARS-CoV-2 viral traits critical for the virus in human airways – News-Medical.Net

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in October 2020 reports the discovery of important viral genomic features that are crucial to its replication…

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Across the world, scientists are working frantically to develop effective therapies and vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in October 2020 reports the discovery of important viral genomic features that are crucial to its replication in the human airway cells, and its enhancing mutations which increase the rate of replication and determine its target cells.
This discovery suggests that SARS-CoV-2’s…

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New coronavirus rates top 100 for another day across northern Lincolnshire – Grimsby Live

Sunday saw a slight fall in cases, but there are fears they could rise next week

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The latest coronavirus cases remain worryingly high across northern Lincolnshire.
In North East Lincolnshire there were 67 new cases reported on Sunday, bringing the total for the area to 1471 since the start of the pandemic.
In North Lincolnshire, 36 new cases were reported yesterday, taking the overall total to 1,895.
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