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Testing homeless people during COVID-19 identifies several new HIV cases, especially in Black people

An innovative peer-centred outreach project, testing homeless and unstably housed people in London during the height of the COVID epidemic for HIV and viral hepatitis, has revealed a significant proportion with HIV who were either undiagnosed, or diagnosed but not in care.  Dr Binta Sultan, physician in Inclusion Health at University College Hospital in London… Read More »

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19

The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, University College London, University of Cambridge, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their… Read More »

India axes exports of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir, plots boost to local production as COVID cases mount: reports

India is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of drugs and vaccines, but that hasn’t made it immune to COVID-19 supply instability. Now, the government is locking up at least one treatment for itself. As COVID-19 cases mount—and demand for treatments spikes—India has banned exports of Gilead Sciences’ pandemic antiviral remdesivir, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement… Read More »

Covid cases, vaccinations on the rise as U.S. officials urge continued caution

Amid growing fears of a fourth wave of U.S. Covid-19 cases, government officials urged Americans to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. During a press conference on Monday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said she had a feeling of “impending doom” and urged Americans to “just… Read More »

Europe records 1M coronavirus cases last week

PHOENIX — One day after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted capacity restrictions at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, the state reported 1,735 confirmed coronavirus cases. Arizona doesn’t have a statewide mask mandate. With 54 more confirmed deaths on Saturday, the totals rose to 825,119 cases and 16,323 deaths. The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations dipped below… Read More »

Victoria records no new local cases

Victoria has recorded no new cases after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to COVID-19. The 26-year-old’s family members have tested negative, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said. While the Premier did not confirm whether or not the worker has a mutant strain of the virus, he said the virus variants posed a “big challenge”. “(As… Read More »