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Universal mask wearing could save almost 130,000 lives from coronavirus, epidemiologist says

Epidemiologist Dr. Ali Mokdad is advising people across the U.S. “to be very careful” and “to change our behaviors” as the nation heads toward winter, the worst season for viral transmission. Mokdad’s research estimates America could see more than 500,000 total deaths from Covid-19 by the end of February, more than double the current toll,… Read More »

A promising discovery could lead to better treatment for Hepatitis C

Virologists at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) have identified a critical role played by a cellular protein in the progression of Hepatitis C virus infection, paving the way for more effective treatment. No vaccine currently exists for Hepatitis C virus infection, which affects more than 130 million people worldwide and nearly 250,000 Canadians.… Read More »

Trump virus therapy could pave way: expert

The treatment being provided to United States President Donald Trump could pave the way to fighting COVID-19, says one of Australia’s top scientists. Professor Peter Doherty, who shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1996 for his work on how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells, says a vaccine might not be the only answer.… Read More »