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Brazil may be just the tip of the iceberg as coronavirus rips through Latin America – ABC News

Brazil’s huge wealth disparities, porous social safety net and tightly-packed, densely populated favelas all make the country the ideal host for disease disaster. And some are warning if things continue, it’s death toll will likely surpass that of America.

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The Nation Wanted to Eat Out Again. Everyone Has Paid the Price. – The New York Times

Governments and restaurant owners wanted to get back to business. But bars and restaurants have become a focal point for clusters of Covid infections.

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Contact-tracing can help keep restaurant outbreaks at bay, experts say, but only in places without widespread infections. I like to think that due to contact tracing and quickly quarantining close contacts, we have not had large outbreaks in restaurants yet, said Melissa Lunt, the director of nursing at the Graham County Health Department in Arizona. When workers were sickened in two restaurants in the area, the health department moved quickly to quarantine them to prevent further community spre…

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Aussie doctor spruiks $2 virus ‘cure’ | Chronicle – Chronicle

A doctor claims a head lice treatment that costs $2 could be a coronavirus cure and should be given to vulnerable patients now.

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A renowned Sydney doctor is urging health authorities to give vulnerable people infected with coronavirus a cheap and freely available drug that he believes is an effective “cure”.
Frontline medical workers should also be given it preventively to lower risk and in light of the large number who have contracted COVID-19 in Victoria, he argues.
Professor Thomas Borody, a gastroenterologist credited with developing a world-first cure for peptic ulcers, saving countless lives, has stepped up his ad…

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Coronavirus pandemic forcing surgery delays, treatment changes for patients with other chronic illnesses – ABC News

The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for cancer patient Jodie Leworthy. Her treatment has been amended and because of her weakened immune system she hasn’t been able to have friends or extended family close by.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Jodie Leworthy has either been at her Melbourne home or in hospital.
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  • The COVID-19 crisis is affecting treatments for people with other chronic illnesses
  • Cancer patient Jodie Leworthy has had some surgeries delayed and her treatment changed
  • She says the Government needs to rethink how the chronically ill are treated

The 32-year-old was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in January.
It’s been a …

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