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Latest News

Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Date Published: July 11, 2020

Source: BBC

Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened on Saturday in Florida, almost four months after Disney World was closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the US. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to open next Wednesday. Visitors will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing rules while at the entertainment complex. […]

Coronavirus: US surpasses three million cases

Date Published: July 9, 2020

Source: BBC

On Tuesday, the United States of America surpassed 3 million cases of COVID-19. Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is still in its first coronavirus wave. Despite the increasing number of cases, the White House continues to push for reopening schools and will have the CDC issue guidance on how to proceed. […]

Latest Scientific Updates

What proportion of the population of Spain has developed antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Bottom Line: Only approximately 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 after the initial epidemic wave. Reference: Pollán, M. et al. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study. The Lancet (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(20)31483-5 Date Published: 6 July 2020 Synopsis: Spain was one of the European countries most affected by the […]

Can public health campaigns help change behaviours that lead to reduced COVID-19 transmission?

Bottom Line: A public health campaign in the Netherlands using a widely-circulated news article with infographics and a video featuring a social media influencer led to increases in hand washing, greater awareness of face touching, and physical distancing. Reference: Yousuf, H. et al. Association of a public health campaign about coronavirus disease 2019 promoted by news […]

How is the SARS-CoV-2 virus able to invade the brain and cause an infection?

Bottom Line: The slightly positively charged spike protein is thought to allow the virus to enter the central nervous system and cause a brain infection. Reference: Hassanzadeh, K. et al. Considerations around the SARS-Cov-2 spike protein with particular attention to COVID-19 brain infection and neurological symptoms. ACS Chemical Neuroscience (2020). https://doi.org/10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00373 Date Published: 6 July 2020 Synopsis: Increasing […]