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Buyer beware of fake Covid-19 ‘cures’

SYDNEY — Criminal groups are offering unproven treatments for Covid-19 on the dark web, including vials of blood from recovered patients and samples of vaccines that are still under clinical testing. Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) found 645 listings for medical products, supplies and treatments related to the virus during a survey of […]

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Dossier an indictment of China’s virus response

Did China deliberately suppress or destroy evidence of the coronavirus outbreak in an “assault on international transparency’’ that cost tens of thousands of lives? According to a 15-page dossier prepared by concerned Western governments on the Covid-19 contagion and obtained by The Saturday Telegraph, it lays the foundation for the case of expanding negligence being […]

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First doses of virus vaccine arrive in EU

Live version of coronavirus map A swath of EU nations begin vaccinating their most vulnerable groups Sunday as a reputedly more contagious coronavirus variant spread internationally and the WHO warned that the current pandemic would not be the last. First doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in EU countries including hard-hit Italy, Spain and France […]

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Race to develop vaccine gathers pace

Live version of coronavirus map Australia’s leader called Wednesday for coronavirus immunizations to be mandatory, wading into ethical and safety debates raging around the world as the race to develop a vaccine gathers pace. Almost 30 potential vaccines are now being tested on humans across the globe in the hope of ending a pandemic that […]

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Australia lab may have found Covid-19 cure

SYDNEY – Australian researchers have been given the green light to start human trials of a promising drug treatment for the novel coronavirus after raising funds from donors in a remarkable global appeal.  Covid-19 patients will be given two drugs previously used to treat AIDS and malaria at about 50 hospitals in Australia, with tests […]

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Indonesia may have quietly beaten dengue fever

JAKARTA – Overshadowed by government efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine, Indonesian researchers have quietly played a key role in a major breakthrough that could lead to the elimination of dengue fever, the mosquito-borne scourge whose symptoms Covid-19 often mimics. An initial trial by the Australian-based Monash University’s World Mosquito Program (WMP) has shown a […]