Brazil may be just the tip of the iceberg as coronavirus rips through Latin America – ABC News

Brazil’s huge wealth disparities, porous social safety net and tightly-packed, densely populated favelas all make the country the ideal host for disease disaster. But why this perfect storm erupted ……

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San Mateo County: 8 inmates test positive for COVID-19

REDWOOD CITY – Eight inmates and three employees at San Mateo County jails have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, authorities revealed Thursday. The inmates were…

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4 Things We’ve Learned About Coronavirus That Make It Unusual – Lifehacker Australia

It is now almost six months since the world became aware of coronavirus, or COVID-19, and almost four months since the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic. As the number…

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Don’t let the virus kill humanity

Hatred and discrimination increased in the last two months since the pandemic was declared and no group of people was forgiven. No matter the age, religion, skin color, bank account,…

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An affordable sensor to assess water quality

In certain regions of the world, access to safe and potable water is not always guaranteed. Students from the School of Advanced Digital Technologies (ETNA) in France developed the WellCheck…

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Weight management apps cause concern

In a world where diets and weight loss programs are easily accessible online or through apps, healthcare professionals are worried about these solutions that tackle a problem of great complexity,…

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The “mechanics” of how bacteria divide explained in new study

Before a bacterium divides, there is an accumulation of mechanical stress in the cell wall, at the very place where it will separate, found Swiss scientists. Bacteria are among the…

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We are all mutants, but some more than others

All babies are born with genetic mutations different from those of their parents, but some have more than others, show the work of American geneticists. At birth, newborns typically have…

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Facial recognition must be regulated, experts say

The use of facial recognition raises many ethical questions and there is urgent need to legislate to frame it to protect the public, say researchers at the AI ​​Now Institute…

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Tea bags pour billions of microplastics per cup

The satin plastic tea bags of some high-end teas pour billions of microplastic particles per cup, according to a study released Wednesday. According to the McGill University study in Montreal,…

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