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The EPA approved the Lysol disinfectant spray as effective against Covid-19

Lysol Desinfectant Spray and Lysol Desinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic. This resulted in laboratory tests that found that both products killed the virus two minutes after contact, the agency said in a statement Monday. While the list of disinfectants contains more than 420 products that, according …

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According to the CDC, 9% of workers in meat packaging plants were diagnosed with Covid-19

A facility of Tyson Foods Inc. is located in Lexington, Nebraska, USA, on Friday April 24, 2020. Nebraska companies that fired workers during the coronavirus crisis may be forced to repay tax credits and other incentives, they have received through the state business incentive program, the State Department of Revenue said. Dan Brouillette | Bloomberg | Getty Images According to …

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The World Health Organization holds a briefing after scientists say that airborne coronavirus transmission is a “real risk”.

The World Health Organization held a briefing on Tuesday Scientists call for the agency and other public health organizations to change their policies to reflect the risk that the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. The WHO has stated that the coronavirus is only in the air during aerosol-generating medical interventions in healthcare such as intubation. The virus is …

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Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 17 new cases

Maine CDC reports 1 new coronavirus-related death, 17 new cases Updated: 11:23 EDT July 7, 2020 The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported a new coronavirus-related death and 17 new cases on Tuesday. The number of Maines deceased with COVID-19 is 110. The newly reported death was a man in the 90s from Cumberland County. The 17 new …

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Coronavirus outbreak at the San Quentin State Prison, as experienced by an inmate detained there.

Photo illustration of Slate. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images. Coronavirus diaries is a series of programs that examine how the coronavirus affects people’s lives. For the latest information on public health, see the Centers for disease control and prevention website. For Slate Coronavirus coverage, click Here. This diary is based on a conversation with Adamu Chan, a detained …

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Bubonic plague: Russia takes action against marmot hunting

Two cases of the plague were registered in the province of Khovd in western Mongolia, the Russian state media agency TASS reported on Tuesday. Marmots are large ground squirrels, a kind of rodent that have historically been linked to pests outbreaks in the region. Republican Ministry of Agriculture and Food officials urged citizens in the border area not to hunt …

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Coronavirus: Spanish study raises doubts about the feasibility of herd immunity

Image rights AFP Image description The study estimates that only about 5% of the Spanish population developed antibodies A Spanish study has raised doubts about the feasibility of herd immunity as a means of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The study of more than 60,000 people estimates that only about 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies, the medical journal …

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