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Detecting COVID at incubation phase
"Tests are not immediate, and there are false negative results, while we know that dogs can detect Covid in its incubation phase”.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/31/world/asia/dogs-coronavirus.html
1 June 2021 by Kylie Hargrea...

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Australia needs a world-beating vaccine roll-out NOW
Israel is the world’s gold standard with 57 per cent of its population “fully” vaccinated. The US is close behind with 40 per cent. Others leading the pack include the UK, Singapore and Lithuania, all with more than 20 per cent rates of complete coverage, meaning both jabs where applicable. Australia is at 1.9%.Flights between North America and Europe are due to resume this month. Flights between Australia and Europe up to December this year are being cancelled.Australia’s slow start means it will need a world-beating surge to catch up. We need to get 65 per cent of the population vaccinated.Suggestions? http://www.afr.com/news/politics/national/australia-needs-a-world-beating-vaccine-rollout-now-20210528-p57
30 May 2021 by IdeaSpies

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Forbes 30 under 30 | Afghan teens develop low cost ventilators
During the pandemic, 5 "teenage girls were developing a low-cost, lightweight ventilator to help treat patients diagnosed with Covid-19 in Afghanistan. After final testing, its release is expected to offset a shortage of ventilators in the country.The five girls—Somaya Faruqi, Ayda Hayderpoor, Elham Mansoori, Florance Pouya and Diana Wahabzada; all aged between 15 and 19—are part of the Afghan Girls Robotic Team, an all-female robotics team that was formed with help from New York-based nonprofit Digital Citizen Fund in 2017."MORE > https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkang/2021/04/19/get-to-know-the-youngest-members-of-forbes-30-under-30-asia-2021/?sh=3fe77e
26 April 2021 by Maria MacNama...

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Australian company COVID tests get European approval
Queensland biotech firm AnteoTech has gained European accreditation for its rapid COVID-19 testing platform and will now move to c
15 April 2021 by IdeaSpies

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Japanese companies launch service to spray antivirus agent from drones at event venues
Three Japanese companies have announced that in April they will launch a service to effectively coat event venues such as concert halls with antivirus agent using drones. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210402/p2a/00m/0bu/026000cFeel free to reach out to me and connect here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneleven/
5 April 2021 by René Leven

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Robots that kill viruses on planes
A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is being tested on Swiss planes, yet another idea aiming to restore passenger c
3 April 2021 by IdeaSpies