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Immunity to the coronavirus is ‘fragile’ and ‘short-lived,’ immunologist warns – CNBC

Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said it was not a “safe bet” to rely on immunity to Covid-19 as a strategy for coping with the pandemic.

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The WhatsApp messages behind the hiring of security firms for hotel quarantine – The Age

From talk of industry cowboys to contacting company bosses over LinkedIn, messages reveal the scramble to find security for Victoria’s quarantine hotels.

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Wilsons yes, one wrote.
Reputable, another replied.
Wilsons are the kings of the market for sure down there.
Another company name was thrown into the mix, but that firm had been hit and miss with shitty managers in the past, wrote one of the members of the group.
MSS views anyone? someone asked of the firm MSS Security.
MSS also reputable. Not worked with them. Respected in the industry.
The members of the departments employer engagement team turned to professional networking website Linke…

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CHO says Queensland cruises still a long way down the track – Brisbane Times

Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young says cruise ships magnify infections and it would not be safe to begin even Queensland-wide cruising until “later down the track”.

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She added that travelling on cruise ships was not safe during the pandemic.
“The problem with cruise ships is that they lead to transmission very, very readily,” Dr Young said.
“We know that from the past, we always saw outbreaks of norovirus, weve seen outbreaks of flu, so it is not surprising that you would see outbreaks of COVID, so really, they are not safe.”
Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones declined to comment.
Opposition tourism spokesman David Crisafulli said health and safety h…

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Parkinson’s disease can affect the eyes – here’s what we know so far – The Conversation UK

Parkinson’s disease may be diagnosed by looking for subtle changes in eye movements and thinning of retina layers.

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Parkinsons disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. Its characterised by changes in movement, including tremors, and slower and more rigid movements. But researchers are also beginning to investigate other symptoms of Parkinsons disease including those involving the eye.
Parkinsons results from the degeneration of dopamine neurons in the brains basal ganglia an area involved in voluntary movement. Though no cure exists for Parkins…

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