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Covid-19 lockdown rules: ‘I don’t expect to see any friends until 2021’ – BBC News

People and businesses react as areas move into tougher coronavirus restrictions this weekend.

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By Francesca GillettBBC News
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image captionJosh says the first lockdown was different as, like the oft-used phrase, “we were all in it together”
“I don’t expect to see any of my friends until 2021 now, which is upsetting,” says Josh Whipps, 24.
The first-year university student is one of millions of people in England who
woke up to tougher Covid rules on Saturday morning, as areas moved to a higher tier because of rising coronavirus cases.
It is not known how…

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Adult stem cell-based lung organoid models emulate host immune response in fatal COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

Recently, a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA, showed that an integrated stem cell-bas…

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), causes large-scale damage to the lungs triggered by a massive immune response. It causes inflammation and injury in the lungs and gives rise to diffuse alveolar damage resulting in the apoptosis of alveolar pneumocytes and pulmonary edema. The origins of this overzealous immune response are still unknown.
Although some preclinical animal models developed earlier by scientist…

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Covid-19: ‘Major outbreak’ at Christchurch isolation facility housing dozens of international fishermen – Stuff.co.nz

Hundreds of international fishermen are thought to be isolating at the hotel, which is now in lockdown.

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Eleven international seamen have tested positive for Covid-19 days after arriving in Christchurch.
Stuff previously reported about 440 fishermen from Russia and Ukraine were due to arrive on two flights chartered by fishing companies the first of which is thought to have touched down from Moscow via Singapore on Friday.
Many of the 237 people onboard have been isolating at the Sudima Hotel, near Christchurch Airport, since their arrival.
A Ministry of Health spokeswoman said there were 11 p…

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OMA announces availability of updated Pediatric Obesity Algorithm – News-Medical.Net

The Obesity Medicine Association today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for cli…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020
The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity.
Childhood obesity, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presents a seri…

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