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Gilead Falls as Drug Has Only Small Benefit in Large Trial

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Impact of COVID-19 on Psychological Well Being

Novel Coronavirus marked itself not just as an epidemiological pandemic but also as a psychological crisis. Since the first case of Coronavirus was reported, it has quickly mushroomed across the world. To mitigate the spread, countries all over the world enforced physical or social distancing resulting in a change in the usual day-to-day functioning of everyone’s lives.
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Blood Testing May Show Immunity to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun conducting blood tests which may help determine if a person has been exposed to COVID-19. Individuals may not show symptoms to be carriers of the virus. These new tests differ from those being used to see if an individual is showing symptoms of the current pandemic. 
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Combating COVID-19: Anti-parasitic drug killed coronavirus within 48 hours in lab

Australian scientists have found that a common anti-parasitic medication killed COVID-1, within 48 hours in lab settings. Ivermectin, a medication which is used to treat many types of parasite infections, is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic medication has shown to be effective against many viruses, including HIV, Dengue, and Influenza. 
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Scientists identify 69 drugs to test against COVID-19

In a study, scientists have identified that 70 drugs and additional experimental compounds may be effective in treating the current pandemic. Some of the medications are currently being utilised to treat other conditions, repurposing them to treat COVID-19 could be faster than developing a new drug. 
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