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COVID-19 ICU mortality rate dropping

Science | Researchers analyze how the pandemic has changed over time
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/23/20, 12:57 pm

The number of coronavirus cases keeps rising, but the death rate of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is going down. New research shows coronavirus ICU mortality decreasing by nearly one-third from March through May.

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China launches mission to Mars

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/20, 03:43 am

A Long March-5 carrier rocket lifted off from Hainan Island, south of mainland China, on Thursday to the cheers of onlookers from a beach across the bay. Launch commander Zhang Xueyu confirmed the Tianwen-1, also called “quest for heavenly truth,” entered the scheduled orbit. The spacecraft, which includes an orbiter and a rover, is expected to journey for seven months to Mars, where it will look for underground water and evidence of possible ancient life. 

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Is COVID-19 airborne?

Science | Experts continue to debate how easily the virus spreads
by Julie Borg
Posted 7/16/20, 06:48 pm

We all know that if someone with COVID-19 coughs on us, we might catch the disease. But what if we have a conversation with an infected person, or sit in the same restaurant, or pass them on the street?

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