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Medication Used for Alcoholism Treatment Is Potentially Effective Against COVID-19 – SciTechDaily

In Brief Problem: Development and trials of new coronavirus treatments may take anywhere from four to seven years. But millions of patients need treatment here and now. Doctors are looking for effective medications (or combinations of medicines), blindfolded.…

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Problem: Development and trials of new coronavirus treatments may take anywhere from four to seven years. But millions of patients need treatment here and now. Doctors are looking for effective medications (or combinations of medicines), blindfolded. Meanwhile, chemists can predict which existing medications are potentially the most effective.Solution: Russian researchers have created a special method of molecular modeling called ‘on-top docking.’ They used it to explore the whole surface of a p…

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515 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 18 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 515 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 9,178.
There were 14,310 new molecular tests conducted, with an approximately 3.60% daily positive rate. This is the highest the daily positive COVID-19 test rate has been in Massachusetts since June 9, when it was 4.29%.
State health officials also confirmed 18 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed …

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Coronavirus in Oregon: 277 news cases, 4 deaths – oregonlive.com

Oregon’s count of coronavirus cases grows with 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases, the Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday, one day after the highest recorded single-day total of new cases since the pandemic began. The state has now eclipsed 32,50…

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Oregons count of coronavirus cases has grown by 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases, the Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday, one day after the highest recorded single-day total of new cases since the pandemic began. The state has now eclipsed 32,500 total cases.
Lane County, Oregons fourth most populous, had the most new cases of any county with 44. Multnomah County, the states largest, was second with 33.
Public health officials cautioned Friday that cases in the area of Eugene, L…

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Here’s why tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

NEW YORK >> At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they…

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NEW YORK >> At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus take turns sitting in a chair and putting their faces into the big end of a large cone. They recite the alphabet and sing or just sit quietly for a half hour. Sometimes they cough.
The cone sucks up everything that comes out of their mouths and noses. It’s part of a device called “Gesundheit II” that is helping scientists study a big question: Just how does the virus that causes COVID-19 spread from one …

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