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Coronavirus: Kenya doctors’ fury over Covid-19 deaths

November 2020 BBC; The doctors’ union in Kenya has accused the government of not protecting healthcare workers who are treating Covid-19 patients, after the deaths of four medical practitioners last week. They all died in a 24-hour period, although it is unclear if they had contact with coronavirus patients. The …

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Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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Study identifies 3 existing drugs that may help treat COVID-19

November 2020 medicalnewstoday; In a new study, scientists have found three previously-available drugs that may be effective at treating COVID-19 in its early stages. The research, which appears in the journal ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, is valuable in helping researchers identify treatment candidates for clinical trials. COVID-19 treatments SARS-CoV-2 and …

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