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Covid-19: ¿cómo transformar las ciudades para que sean más habitables y sostenibles?

Telos Josué Prieto Prieto, Universidad de Salamanca; David Cerro Herreros, Universidad de Extremadura; Miguel Ángel Tapia Serrano, Universidad de Extremadura; Mikel Vaquero Solis, Universidad de Extremadura et Pedro Antonio Sánchez Miguel, Universidad de Extremadura El Observatorio de la Movilidad Metropolitana-OMM analizó la movilidad cotidiana y destacó que el uso de coche o moto es predominante (entorno al 60 %) seguido de …

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WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases

Peter Gluckman and Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato The World Health Organization (WHO) has come in for its share of criticism for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some faults are the responsibility of the WHO, others were caused by member states, which did not always act as quickly as they should have. In our opinion, the fundamental problem …

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A second pathway into cells for SARS-CoV-2: New understanding of the neuropilin-1 protein could speed vaccine research

The Spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 must bind to proteins on the surface of human cells to trigger an infection. KTSDESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Rajesh Khanna, University of Arizona and Aubin Moutal, University of Arizona When it comes to how the coronavirus invades a cell, it takes three to tango. The dance began with the ACE2 receptor, a …

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You’re not done with banana bread – a psychologist reveals all

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Nata Bene/Shutterstock Stephanie Baines, Bangor University During the first pandemic lockdowns at the start of 2020, social media was flooded with pictures of homemade banana bread as people turned to baking in lieu of socialising. Now with many places reintroducing or anticipating further restrictions as COVID-19 case numbers rise again, there’s a good chance we could see a revival of …

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فيروس كورونا: ما هي أعراض الإصابة به وكيف تقي نفسك منه؟

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تشير بعض الدراسات إلى أن نحو 80 في المئة من المصابين بالفيروس يشعرون بأعراض طفيفة، أو لا تظهر عليهم أعراض على الإطلاق، بيد أن عددا قليلا آخر قد يعاني من أعراض مرضية حادة. فما هو هذا المرض؟ وماذا تفعل كي تقي نفسك من الإصابة به؟ ما هي الأعراض؟ يُصيب فيروس كورونا الرئتين، وتظهر أعراض رئيسية هي: الحمى والسعال الجاف المستمر. …

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Coronavirus reinfection cases: what we know so far – and the vital missing clues

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Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester As President Trump claims that he is immune to COVID-19 and isolated reports emerge of reinfection, what is the truth about immunity to COVID-19? To date, there have been six published cases of COVID-19 reinfection, with various other unverified accounts from around the world. Although this is a comparably small fraction of the millions of …

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COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?

Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them. (Usplash/Vera Davidova)

Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them. (Usplash/Vera Davidova) Catherine Clase, McMaster University; Edouard Fu, Leiden University, and Juan Jesus Carrero, Karolinska Institute Face masks reduce the spread of viruses passed on from respiratory secretions. While cloth masks are imperfect, widespread use of an imperfect mask has the potential to make a big …

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¿Conviene hacerse el sueco con el coronavirus?

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Shutterstock / OPOLJA Salvador Peiró, Fisabio La respuesta sueca a la COVID-19 ha sido mucho menos intensa que en cualquier otro país europeo, incluyendo sus vecinos nórdicos. Suecia no sólo eludió los confinamientos generalizados sino que mantuvo abierta la escuela primaria, continúa desaconsejando el uso de mascarillas (salvo situaciones específicas) y hasta hace poco mantenía sin aislar a los contactos …

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