Miscellany

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    UNICEF to stockpile 520m syringes by year-end

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:37am on October 20, 2020

    The UN Children’s Fund has begun laying the groundwork for COVID-19 vaccination by purchasing and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment, reports Xinhua. UNICEF will...

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    COVID-19 impacts journalist negatively worldwide: ICFJ study

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:45am on October 20, 2020

    Alongside jobholders in different sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted many journalists and newsrooms in one way or another across the globe according to...

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    Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu: study

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 11:18am on October 18, 2020

    The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand...

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    Primary findings show Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate safe

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . London | Updated at 02:05pm on October 17, 2020

    A Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate based on the inactivated whole SARS-CoV-2 virus is safe and elicits an antibody response, according to the findings from a...

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    Coronavirus infection can cause memory damage: Study

    United News of Bangladesh / Xinhua . Sao Paulo | Updated at 11:13am on October 17, 2020

    SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has the capacity to affect brain tissue and the structure of the cortex, a region of the brain responsible...

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    Coronavirus may increase deaths due to tuberculosis: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:37pm on October 15, 2020

    The novel coronavirus pandemic threatens to reverse progress towards eliminating tuberculosis, until now the top infectious disease killer globally, the World Health Organisation warned on...

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    Globe Biotech signs deal with ICDDR,B for COVID-19 vaccine trial

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:13pm on October 14, 2020

    Local drug firm Globe Biotech on Wednesday reached an agreement with the ICDDR,B for conducting human trial of its COVID-19 vaccine. ICDDR,B, however, would require...

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    Study shows vaccine reluctance linked to belief in virus hoaxes

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 10:55am on October 14, 2020

    Up to a third of people in certain countries may believe coronavirus misinformation and in turn be less open to immunisation, scientists said Wednesday, warning...

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    WHO slams herd immunity idea

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:39pm on October 13, 2020

    China rushed Tuesday to test an entire city of nine million within days after a minor coronavirus outbreak, as the WHO warned that letting the...

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    COVID-19 daily deaths rise to 31 in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:29pm on October 12, 2020

    COVID-19 claimed the lives of 31 more people while 1,472 new cases were detected in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am Monday. With the new...

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