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How are viruses and diseases classified, and what does this mean?

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An early misconception with COVID-19  was that it was just ‘like the flu’ virus. The symptoms are alike but as we now know the diseases are completely...

Data inundation: is it useful to compare countries?

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Grace Dean discusses why we shouldn't always take statistics at face value, especially when comparing global COVID-19 rates....

Newcastle scientists monitor sewage to detect COVID-19 hotspots

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Non-infectious genetic residues can survive for several days outside of a living organism in wastewater systems....

Three new cases of Ebola confirmed in DRC

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54 days since the last confirmed case was reported, three new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been announced....

Newcastle star Donna Air recovers from COVID-19 and offers advice

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Newcastle-born actress Donna Air, who currently stars in the BBC drama The Split, revealed on her Instagram account last week that she had caught and since recovered from...

Live eSports events under EA to be temporarily suspended

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Jack Wallace-Hunter reports on the cancellation of the Apex Legends Global Series, EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series and the FIFA Online 4 Live Events....

Britain vs the world: the UK Government is dropping the ball on our health

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Despite the inaction of the UK government in combatting the current crisis facing us, there are governments across the globe whose actions are far less controversial. Here I will...

The coronavirus declared a pandemic by the WHO

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Amanda Goh reports on the latest about the global outbreak...

COVID-19: Durham suspends classroom-based teaching

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All classroom-based teaching at Durham University will be cancelled next week following the continued outbreak of the Coronavirus. The University will remain open but staff have...

Have face masks become a fashion statement?

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News editor Carl Smith Valdez investigates whether face masks have become a fashion statement amidst coronavirus....