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The fate of humanity hangs on the survival of the horseshoe crabs. 
Once a year during the full moon, thousands of horseshoe crabs emerge from the depths of the ocean and gather on the beaches on the Atlantic coast to perform a prehistoric ritual: spawning. Like clockwork, the horseshoe crabs repeat this ritual every ...
 
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Here's why it could be instrumental to finding a cure.
COVID-19 hits a number of people harder. What we know is that this includes older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems. But, a new study says that even bald men may have to be added to the list.Top Story: We Finally ...
 
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Not all masks are effective against the virus.
Face masks are hard to come by during these times and you could be pushed to look for an online seller that can ship face masks straight to your doorstep. While it’s convenient to add to cart, you should still check if ...
 
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When the government is giving them for free.
A COVID-19 rapid test provided by your local government is usually free. But in some private hospitals, tests could fetch for P1,500 to as high as P6,500, which leads many people to ask why.Before you jump to assumptions, you must know that ...
 
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Even with considerable distance.
Now that the government has allowed outdoor exercise with the condition that people observe physical distancing and wear face masks, it is worth noting that those who run without facemasks could be spreading aerosols farther than the two-meter physical distance recommended by authorities.The following ...
 
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Thanks to RITM, we're beginning to understand the virus even more.
The Philippines has reported its first set of SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) genome sequences, which have been added to the global, open-source project tracking the trail of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nextstrain. On April 28, Nextstrain grouped the Philippines' first reported ...
 
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Put down the scotch, stat.
Sorry to ruin a part of your quarantine routine, but science says drinking alcohol can actually make coronavirus worse. So, you better save your stash for later when this pandemic is over.According to the World Health Organization (WHO)—contrary to "news" spreading online—alcohol doesn't protect ...
 
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A clinical researcher explains why it's currently hard for the country to convince research sponsors to participate in vaccine clinical trials.
It's been more than a week since President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration to prioritize Covid-19 vaccine development, affirming our readiness to participate in clinical trials, and even offering a P10 million reward for its discovery.But just how easy is it to discover and ...
 
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We can detect diseases spreading in communities by testing sewage.
Coronavirus can survive in your guts, and eventually pass in stool, sewage, and wastewater, a study finds. This means that COVID-19 may be spreading in ways we may not be aware of. According to a separate research, it is possible for virus ...
 
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It attacks the body’s powerful T-cells.
Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic, turns out to be a very lethal virus. It has been discovered that it can destroy the body’s powerful T-cells, which are responsible for recognizing and destroying foreign invaders in the body.According to ...
 
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It could be the new normal.
Life as we know it has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Though that may seem like an exaggeration, a new study says current practices—social distancing, specifically—need to last until 2022.Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published the findings in ...
 
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Experts say wearing face masks is essential.
Measures like social distancing and the enhanced community quarantine are put in place because of how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads. Based on what medical and health experts tell us, we know we can get it through respiratory droplets produced by the ...
 
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Unbelievable.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, it pays to be a germaphobe. But learn not only how to protect yourself but how to dispose of items like gloves properly. For starters, you should never leave used gloves on the floor or anywhere ...
 
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He wants the world to know that he’s a COVID-19 survivor.
At least 21 doctors have died in the Philippines due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAP). The Department fo Health meanwhile said that over 250 health workers have tested positive for ...
 
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50 of the hospital's 83 psychiatrists are already on quarantine.
Hospitals and medical facilities in the coutry are overwhelmed by the continued increase in cases of the coronavirus. Many are reporting a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), and worse, their own doctors and nurses have fallen ill or are being ...
 
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There are still places in the world that are free of the coronavirus.
As of Tuesday, April 7, over 1.3 million people from over 200 countries and territories have been stricken with the coronavirus. The worldwide death toll is nearing 75,000. It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of the year, the virus was confined ...
 
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Volunteer test subjects will be injected with the vaccine candidate.
A possible vaccine against COVID-19 is entering Phase 1 clinical human trials in the U.S. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for INO-4800, its DNA vaccine candidate designed to prevent ...
 
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The city government is providing the masks to its constituents.
Quezon City has begun distributing face masks to the public.Mayor Joy Belmonte made the announcement after issuing Executive Order No. 25 requiring a mandatory wearing of facemasks within the city to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Belmonte required her constituents to ...
 
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Imagine what a sneeze could produce.
Here's another good reason to cover your mouth and always have a disinfectant sprayer: Invisible microdroplets could be hanging around in the air or on surfaces.According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information or NCBI, a droplet larger than five micrometers will simply ...
 
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Be wary of claims recommending vinegar as a 'good disinfectant.'
As the nation’s supply of disinfectants has dwindled over the past months, people have resorted to using various kinds of alternative disinfectants. Vinegar is not one of these.Many households use vinegar as a surface cleaner because of its acidic composition. Although it ...
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