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Aussie morgue worker’s UK virus horror

As the United Kingdom battles a fatal second wave of COVID-19, an Australian working in London’s largest mortuary has warned those back home just how deadly complacency can be. Rose Carbon, a former Brisbane resident who now works as a mortuary assistant at a major southwest London hospital quickly running out of space as the… Read More »

Vic has no virus deaths, no new cases

Victoria has had its second-straight day of no coronavirus deaths and no new cases. The last virus death was on October 19 and the state toll remains at 817, with the national figure on 905. The clean sheet comes the day after Premier Daniel Andrews announced a widespread easing of Melbourne’s restrictions, effective at midnight,… Read More »

CDC redefines coronavirus ‘close contact’ to include multiple brief exposures to virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its definition of “close contact” to an individual infected with the coronavirus on Wednesday to include multiple, brief exposures adding up to over 15 minutes within 24 hours. The agency previously said close contact consisted of being within six feet of an infectious person for 15 minutes straight. The change may prompt health… Read More »

Could the novel coronavirus become a seasonal virus? New study suggests yes — but not yet

The novel coronavirus may one day become a seasonal virus like the flu — but that day won’t come until herd immunity is achieved, according to the findings of a recent review published in Frontiers in Public Health. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection, will likely become seasonal “in countries with temperate climates”… Read More »