South Australia produces more than 100 million masks
More than 100 million face masks will be produced by Brompton’s Detmold Group in South Australia over the next few months. They currently produce paper packaging for companies, but under an agreement with the state and federal governments, will produce 145 million masks, 45 million of which will be kept in SA for its fight against the spread of coronavirus.
PA Hospital lung cancer researcher Dr Arutha Kulasinghe has collaborated with local and overseas researchers to identify a genetic marker called IFI27 in the lung tissue and blood of people with Covid-19 which can be used to identify how severe the virus is likely to be in Covid-19 patients and signal whether they need to be hospitalised or are able to quarantine at home. Sydney-based company SpeeDx are now developing a blood test that could be used by an infected person, early on in their symptoms, as a guide to how bad their infection will be. | https://www.pafoundation.org.au/news/36/covid-19-studies-advanced-thanks-to-cancer-research