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More Than 1,000 CDC Officials Ask: Why Bench the CDC During a Pandemic? – Gizmodo Australia

In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, a re…

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In an open letter published this week, 1,044 former and current officers of the Centres for Disease Control and Preventions Epidemic Intelligence Service, a renowned fellowship program that focuses on research and emergency response, expressed concern over the diminished role of the public health agency during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter had one clear demand: Take the CDC off the bench.
The letter, published in the journal Epidemiology Monitor, was written by physicians, nurses, scien…

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A novel species of bacteria isolated from diseased walnut discovered in Portugal – News-Medical.net

Xanthomonas euroxanthea, a new species of bacteria isolated from diseased walnut discovered in Portugal.Bacteria recently isolated from walnut (Juglans regia L….

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020
Xanthomonas euroxanthea, a new species of bacteria isolated from diseased walnut discovered in Portugal. Bacteria recently isolated from walnut (Juglans regia L.) buds in Portugal has been identified as a new species of Xanthomonas.
Interestingly, this new species baptised as Xanthomonas euroxanthea includes both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains on walnut, constituting a unique model to address the emergence and evolution of pathogenicity in X…

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Coronavirus infection rates, cases, and deaths for all parts of Wales on Monday, October 19 – Wales Online

More than 600 new cases as well as one further death have been confirmed on the day a 17-day ‘fire-break’ national lockdown for Wales was announced by the First…

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One more person has died in Wales after testing positive for coronavirus and more than 600 new positive cases have been recorded.
Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Monday, October 19, show that 620 positive cases have been logged from labs in the last 24 hours, a significant drop on the 950 recorded on Sunday.
The NHS body also confirmed that one more person had died to bring the overall death toll since the pandemic began to 1,712.
Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil remain the loca…

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Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access – Egypt Independent

GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator.

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GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator.
From factory to syringe, the worlds most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe. But despite enormous strides in equipping developing countries to maintain the vaccine cold chain, nearly 3 billion of the worlds 7.8 billion people live where temperature-controlled storage is insufficient fo…

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