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How Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics

Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics

How Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics How Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics “Had we had it set up in 2019, then when this virus hit the U.S., we would have had ready access to data that would have allowed us to see it circulating in New York City, …

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Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics

Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics

Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics “Had we had it set up in 2019, then when this virus hit the U.S., we would have had ready access to data that would have allowed us to see it circulating in New York City, for example, …

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What’s Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us

What’s Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us

What’s Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us What’s Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don’t Know Could Hurt Us Bats were once of interest mainly to specialists and devoted conservationists. But the global pandemic pushed the animals squarely into the spotlight as the apparent original source of the novel coronavirus. Now, once arcane research into …

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Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists

Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists

Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists Nothing Eats Viruses, Right? Meet Some Hungry Protists On the dinner plate that is planet Earth, there exists a veritable buffet of viruses — an amount of biomass that is the equivalent of about 25 billion human beings. So perhaps it’s a bit baffling that scientists have yet to pinpoint a species …

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‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns

‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns

‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns ‘There Are No Viruses Here’: Leader of Belarus Scoffs at Lockdowns MOSCOW — As he headed off the ice after playing a hockey game in an amateur tournament in late March, the leader of Belarus brushed aside reporters’ anxious questions about the coronavirus pandemic. “There are no viruses here,” …

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Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ‘Not as a Treatment,’ Birx Says.

Science Offers Sunlight as Way to Tame Virus, and Trump Rushes Toward It

Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ‘Not as a Treatment,’ Birx Says. Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ‘Not as a Treatment,’ Birx Says. President Trump has long pinned his hopes on the powers of sunlight to defeat the Covid-19 virus. On Thursday, he returned to that theme at the daily White House coronavirus briefing, bringing in a …

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Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.

Animal Viruses Are Jumping to Humans. Forest Loss Makes It Easier.

The destruction of forests into fragmented patches is increasing the likelihood that viruses and other pathogens will jump from wild animals to humans, according to a study from Stanford University published this month. The research, which focused on contact between humans and primates in western Uganda, holds lessons for a world reeling from the coronavirus outbreak and searching for strategies …

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