Friday, 4 December 2020

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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu

LONDON: The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the ...

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EU urges more flu vaccinations fearing COVID-19

BRUSSELS: The European Union executive urged member states to launch earlier and broader vaccination campaigns against flu this year to reduce the risk of simultaneous influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks in the autumn. The European Commission wants to head off the risk of hospitals being again overwhelmed by a surge of ...

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Aussie flu: what are the symptoms and what should I do?

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The flu has arrived, folks. With latest figures showing a doubling in the rates of ILI (influenza-like illness) in the community, it’s time to batten down the hatches in advance of what some experts have said will be an especially bad flu season. Predictions of so-called “Aussie flu” – a ...

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