Coronavirus
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Italy extends quarantine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/10/20, 09:54 am

With 9,000 cases of COVID-19 and 463 deaths, the Italian government put the whole country under a travel ban on Monday night. The revised quarantine affects 60 million people. It will last until April 3, extending school closures and banning all public gatherings and nonessential travel. Delivery trucks are still running, and authorities said people can still travel for work.

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 Chicago Tribune

The vitamin D factor

Medicine | Research shows vitamin D sometimes prevents the common cold. Could it help ward off the new coronavirus?
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 3/09/20, 05:25 pm

The research world has mounted an electrifying response to the new coronavirus: Those playing a role include vaccine developers, drug researchers, gene sequencing labs, and the fields of public health and artificial intelligence. In the shadows of this effort is a less glamorous role—that of checking the archives of past research for clues to better treating and preventing COVID-19.

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Italy imposes widespread quarantine

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/09/20, 11:29 am

The Italian government has quarantined roughly 16 million people in the northern half of the country for the next month. COVID-19 has killed at least 366 people in the country, which has the highest death toll from the disease caused by the new coronavirus outside of China.

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