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Low Cost Heparin Could Fight COVID-19

A widely available and affordable drug, heparin, limits lung damage when inhaled by COVID-19 patients, according to world-first findings by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU). The researchers are coordinating multiple studies tracking hospital patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 13 countries who were given doses of inhaled heparin. ANU study lead Professor Frank van Haren …

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Compound in the Herb Rosemary Against COVID-19

Scientists find evidence that carnosic acid can block SARS-CoV-2 infection and reduce inflammation. A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has found evidence that a compound contained in the medicinal and culinary herb rosemary could be a two-pronged weapon against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The scientists, in experiments described in a paper …

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US suspends flights by Chinese airlines

The United States has moved to block 44 flights to the US by Chinese airlines in retaliation for China forcing the cancellation of flights by US airlines. The Transportation Department order affecting four Chinese airlines on Friday is the latest development in a long-running dispute over Covid-19 restrictions. The department …

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U.S. blames China over cancelled flights

Beijing’s actions are inconsistent with its obligations under the US-China Air Transport Agreement, US Transportation Department says. US has criticised China’s decision to cancel a growing number of flights from the United States to China because of passengers who later tested positive for Covid-19 and warned it could take action …

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