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Infectious disease expert calls White House advisers herd immunity claims ‘pseudoscience’ | TheHill – The Hill

Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser…

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Infectious-diseases expert Michael Osterholm blasted a report that Scott Atlas, a medical adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces ‘encouraging news on testing’ for stimulus packageChina warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: reportMusician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of ‘Fortunate Son’MORE, is pushing the White House to attempt a herd immunity approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Volunteers to Be Infected With Coronavirus in Vaccine-Effectiveness Trials in U.K. – The Wall Street Journal

Controversial ‘human challenge’ trial would require injecting healthy humans with virus to gauge effectiveness of vaccines

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LONDONU.K. researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19.The plans for so-called human-challenge trials target 18- to 30-year-olds who have been free of Covid-19 symptoms and show no other risk factors such as heart disease or diabetes, said the researchers, led by infectious-disease experts at Imperia…

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Coronavirus outbreak linked to Maine church that held a fellowship rally – NBC News

Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.

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Maine health officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a church that held a fellowship rally earlier this month.
The state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that 17 cases of the coronavirus were linked to Brooks Pentecostal Church in Waldo County.
By Monday that number had climbed to 32, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine.Google Maps
The Maine CDC said in a press release on Saturday that the church in Brooks,…

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Human coronaviruses ‘inactivated’ by mouthwash, oral rinses: study – Fox News

A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that a common dental item can inactivate human coronaviruses: mouthwash and…

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A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that a common dental item can inactivate human coronaviruses: mouthwash and oral rinses. 
For the study, the results of which were published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers tested various oral and nasopharyngeal rinses — which included a 1% solution of baby shampoo, a neti pot, peroxide sore-mouth cleansers, and mouthwashes — to determine how well they inactivated human coronaviruses. 
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