Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made public and awaits external evaluation. William Bryan, science and technology advisor to the Department of Homeland Security secretary, told reporters at the …

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Jeff Bezos has returned to day-to-day management of Amazon after years of solely focusing on high-impact projects like Alexa

Jeff Bezos has resumed day-to-day management of Amazon amid turbulent times for the retail giant. The company told the New York Times that Bezos has, in the newspaper’s words, “turned back to the here-and-now problems facing Amazon” as the firm effectively becomes the world’s supermarket during global lockdowns. Bezos’ day-to-day …

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Evidence suggests COVID-19 isn’t sexually transmitted

COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen, according to University of Utah Health scientists who participated in an international study of Chinese men who recently had the disease. The researchers found no evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the semen or testes of the men. The study …

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Plasma Therapy Saves Pediatric Coronavirus Patient In Pennsylvania

Plasma transfusion therapy has surprisingly treated a young COVID-19 patient at a hospital in Philadelphia. Doctors described the approach as “remarkable” but more tests are required to understand its effects on people with the novel coronavirus. The therapy involves taking plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. Scientists believe that the donated …

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Study finds raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

ew research due to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) reveals that raw-type dog foods contain high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria, including those resistant to last-line antibiotics. The potential transfer of such bacteria between dogs and humans is an international public health …

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