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Covid-19 lockdown rules: ‘I don’t expect to see any friends until 2021’ – BBC News

People and businesses react as areas move into tougher coronavirus restrictions this weekend.

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By Francesca GillettBBC News
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image captionJosh says the first lockdown was different as, like the oft-used phrase, “we were all in it together”
“I don’t expect to see any of my friends until 2021 now, which is upsetting,” says Josh Whipps, 24.
The first-year university student is one of millions of people in England who
woke up to tougher Covid rules on Saturday morning, as areas moved to a higher tier because of rising coronavirus cases.
It is not known how…

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More than 2.5 million person-years of life lost in US due to COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

In a recently published study, researcher Stephen Elledge from Harvard Medical School has described converting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) death toll from…

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In a recently published study, researcher Stephen Elledge from Harvard Medical School has described converting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) death toll from individual deaths to “person-years” lost in order to provide a more accurate picture of the pandemic’s toll on the population.
Elledge has estimated that as of early October 2020, more than 2.5 million person-years of life have been lost due to the pandemic, in just the US alone.
This corresponds to an average loss of 13.25 person-years…

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New organ in the human throat may have been discovered – 9News

A group of scientists from the Netherlands have discovered a pair of previously overlooked glands hidden away in our skulls where the nasal cavity and the throat…

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Property News: 11 things I learned about cleaning during lockdown – domain.com.au

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Diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder – Medical Xpress

Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type…

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Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease.
The inherited disease is linked to a mutation in the ATXN3 gene. This mutation, which affects the central nervous system, appears between the ages of 40 and 70, and is characterized by an unsteady gait, loss of muscle control,…

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