Arctic sea ice melting faster than forecast
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK -- The Arctic sea ice is melting faster than climate models had predicted, researchers at the University of Copenhagen warned on Tuesday. Their findings, published in the journal Nature at the end of July, showed the unusually high temperatures currently being seen in the Arctic Ocean have only been observed during the previous ice age.
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COVID-19 risks ranked: Grocery stores among least-likely places to contract virus
Grocery stores among least-likely places to contract virus. The tennis court is one of the easiest places to ace the COVID-avoidance game — as long as your partner doesn’t have the disease. Places and activities ranked on a scale of 1-10 for risk of contracting COVID-19, with 10 being the riskiest and 1 the least dangerous:
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Coronavirus vaccine may be long-lasting, research suggests
Two recently concluded studies conducted independently by Rome's Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases and Ancona University Hospital's Department of Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have discovered through genetic sequencing that the coronavirus mutates very slowly, and therefore a vaccine developed for the virus may help inoculate populations for a long time to come.
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US Surgeon General warns the COVID-19 pandemic is about to get worse
Appearing on NBC's The Today Show, US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has stated that the coronavirus pandemic is about to get worse this week, with most states in the country facing an alarming rise in the number of newly infected people. The statement comes as New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Oregon and Illinois have seen complete lockdowns, with New York accounting for 6 percent of the world's coronavirus cases.
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Japanese flu medicine helps against coronavirus, Chinese officials say
Chinese medical officials have stated that they treated 340 coronavirus patients with the Japanese flu medication called favipiravir, which helped in reducing the time the virus infects the body and also improved lung condition in patients. Patients treated in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, recovered from the illness in about 4 days as compared to 11 days for patients not treated with favipiravir.
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