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Japan declares virus emergency three months before Olympics

Japan announced a new virus state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, as the country battles surging infections just three months before the Olympic opening ceremony. The nation’s virus outbreak remains much smaller than in many countries, but a recent uptick in cases has officials and medical professionals worried, even as […]

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Small molecule inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 identified by screening

Even as the vaccine rollout continues against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), seeking to bring an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, new variants emerge that show immune escape capabilities. Effective and safe drugs thus remain essential to treat severe infections with this virus. A new preprint, released on the […]

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Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states—a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 […]

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How could AI be used to predict infection outcomes?

Thought LeadersProfessor FrankelProfessor of Molecular PathogenesisMRC Centre for Bacteriology and Infection Professor Frankel from Imperial College London speaks to News-Medical about his latest research that investigated whether AI could be used to predict infection outcomes. What inspired your research into infections? I got interested in infectious biology very early during my studies; it is very […]