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In vitro testing suggests effective novel drug combinations for SARS-CoV-2 – News-Medical.Net

A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in September 2020 shows the value of drug combinations to enhance the therapeutic and preventive effica…

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Every year, emerging and re-emerging viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV, Zika virus, Ebola virus, influenza A virus, and Rift Valley fever virus surface from natural reservoirs to infect, disable, and kill people. Today, the number of people infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to rise, with 30.9 million recorded infections and a global death toll nearing 1 million.
The high expense and delay associated with drug development is a significant de…

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What will sway Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine? Efficacy, adverse effects and politics, survey says – USA TODAY

According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, people were most swayed by vaccine efficacy, adverse effects, duration of protection and politics.

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during a stop in Texas Monday that a vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready as soon as the end of this year or early 2021. But he isn’t saying when Americans might be able to get it. (Sept. 28)
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A recent survey found Americans willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine may be determined by its medical effectiveness as well as politics.
According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open awaiting peer review, peop…

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Access to the latest and most effective diabetes drugs depends on where you live and what you earn – ABC News

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconom…

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Access to the latest and most effective drugs for Australians with diabetes can depend on where they live and how much they earn, new data shows.
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  • People in remote and lower-socioeconomic areas are more likely to be using older and less efficient medications
  • The study tracked all 1.2 million Australians being treated for type 2 diabetes between 2007 and 2015
  • The Federal Government says it provides considerable support to Australians with diabetes through subs…

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NC wildlife officials tracking lethal disease in domestic, wild rabbits – WRAL.com

Biologists are asking North Carolinians to report any dead rabbits they see to the state Wildlife Resources Commission.

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By Jessica Patrick, WRAL multiplatform producer
Raleigh, N.C. — Biologists are asking North Carolinians to report any dead rabbits they see to the state Wildlife Resources Commission.
According to the agency, a fatal disease has been reported in both wild and domestic rabbits in seven states. Although the disease has not yet been reported in North Carolina, biologists are monitoring it.
According to the Wildlife Resources Commission, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2, known as RHDV2…

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