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Blood tests find thousands of COVID-19 cases could have gone undetected – The Australian

Tens of thousands of coronavirus cases may have gone undetected in Australia, according to a federal government-funded study.

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  • By Erin Lyons
  • NCA NewsWire
  • 32 minutes ago September 16, 2020

Tens of thousands of coronavirus cases may have gone undetected in Australia, according to a federal government-funded study.
Researchers from the Australian National University have developed a new test that can detect previous COVID-19 infection in a patient’s blood.
The ANU study suggests for every 3000 healthy Australians, eight had likely been unknowingly infected with the virus. No one in the st…

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Healthy volunteers to be infected with coronavirus during UK vaccine study – ABC News

Healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30 are being recruited for the human challenge study, which will infect them with coronavirus in order to determine its strength a…

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Robert Hatfield hasn’t told his family he has volunteered to let scientists infect him with COVID-19 as part of a world-first study.
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  • The Imperial College London human challenge study is looking for healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30
  • They will be infected with COVID-19 and monitored in a clinic for 14 days
  • The study aims to test the virus’s strength and potential vaccines

“They dont know.

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What will sway Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine? Efficacy, adverse effects and politics, survey says – USA TODAY

According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, people were most swayed by vaccine efficacy, adverse effects, duration of protection and politics.

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during a stop in Texas Monday that a vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready as soon as the end of this year or early 2021. But he isn’t saying when Americans might be able to get it. (Sept. 28)
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A recent survey found Americans willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine may be determined by its medical effectiveness as well as politics.
According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open awaiting peer review, peop…

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Access to the latest and most effective diabetes drugs depends on where you live and what you earn – ABC News

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconom…

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Access to the latest and most effective drugs for Australians with diabetes can depend on where they live and how much they earn, new data shows.
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  • People in remote and lower-socioeconomic areas are more likely to be using older and less efficient medications
  • The study tracked all 1.2 million Australians being treated for type 2 diabetes between 2007 and 2015
  • The Federal Government says it provides considerable support to Australians with diabetes through subs…

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