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State of emergency declared in Racine County in response to coronavirus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health earlier this month shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S.  RACINE — “Racine …

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Iranians cope with coronavirus with dancing doctors and humor

“Doctors dance to lift patients’ spirits while friends bring meals to those too scared to leave their homes in Tehran. In nearby provinces, residents raise money to buy face masks for medical workers and locals threaten to block roads into areas with high coronavirus infection rates. Mistrustful of their clerics and fed-up with their leaders, …

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Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises

French authorities have warned that widely used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs may worsen the coronavirus. The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, who is a qualified doctor and neurologist, tweeted on Saturday: “The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already …

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Diagnosis and management of first case of COVID-19 in Canada: Lessons applied from SARS

Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention and Control team reports on the diagnosis and management of the first laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Canada. In the manuscript, which was published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the authors call for scalable and sustainable preparedness for COVID-19 and beyond. Click Here for the full story.

Scientists believe they’ve made a huge breakthrough in coronavirus vaccine effort

A team of Canadian scientists has successfully isolated and grown copies of the coronavirus — bringing the world a step closer to finding a vaccine to fight the deadly illness. Researchers from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University were able to isolate and replicate the virus in a lab using …

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Today’s Update

Online Courses The College is seriously considering and preparing for offering all spring 2020 lecture course via distance education. New developments will be posted on this website. The College’s clinics will remain open with heightened attention to cleaning and disinfection. Signs and Symptoms If you have the following symptoms do not come to the school …

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MCOM Coronavirus Checklist for Administrators

Click here for the source page. Universities and colleges are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of community-level COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States. Use this checklist to make decisions now that will protect the health of students and staff in your care. Stay informed about local COVID-19 developments. Review and update your emergency operations …

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