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Caldwell tested for COVID-19, will quarantine after positive case in his office – Hawaii News Now

Oahu is consistently seeing triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections.

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‘A whole new world’: The Aussies living in a COVID-free bubble – Yahoo News Australia

Some Australians are preparing to enter a completely different world to what they left almost 12 months ago when they return home.

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While this year Australians have been forced to stay in their homes during lockdowns, some have been blissfully unaware living in a COVID-free bubble at a remote outpost.
Almost 90 people stationed in Antarctica are bracing for a whole new world as they prepare to return from their expeditions to places like Melbourne, where people are only allowed a limited time to exercise each day and wearing masks is mandatory.
Maree Riley, organisational psychologist at the Australian Antarctic Division, …

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Dengue exposure may provide some COVID-19 immunity, researchers say | TheHill – The Hill

Exposure to the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever may provide s…

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Exposure to the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever may provide some immunity against COVID-19, Reuters reported Monday, citing a new study. 
The not-yet-published study analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil and found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever, according to the newswire. 
The study led by Miquel Nicolelis, a professor at Duke University, reportedly compared geographic distribution of coronavirus cases with the spread of dengue in 2019 and 2…

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Research shows Cairns a hotspot for rare skin disease, scleroderma – ABC News

Erica Blythe lives in tropical Cairns but a rare autoimmune disease means her fingers often become freezing cold, and researchers are still trying to work out w…

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On a stunning, 28-degree day in Cairns, Erica Blythe steps out of her car dressed in thick mittens, thermals and a polar fleece jumper.
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  • Even the slightest drop in temperature can cause scleroderma sufferers to lose blood circulation
  • Researchers have recently discovered a global hotspot for the disease in Cairns, Far North Queensland
  • Patients are calling for more research into the disease and are hoping for a cure

Ms Blythe lives in one of Austra…

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