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Scientists using AI to see how COVID-19 might evolve to prepare for future variants

Wellington, New Zealand | Xinhua | A team of international researchers has developed a high-tech method to explore the possibilities of how the COVID-19 virus could evolve to prepare for future coronavirus variants using Artificial Intelligence (AI). University of Waikato researcher William Kelton has been working with international partners from Switzerland’s …

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WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

WHO officially declared monkeypox outbreak had turned into a public health emergency of international concern Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid causing any cultural or social offense, the …

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UVRI to investigate low Covid-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute has started a study to investigate why the country and some of its neighbors are reporting low COVID-19 cases. The study is expected to last four years and will look at what contribution the different COVID-19 variants have played in the …

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Experts warn Africans to brace for more COVID-19 variants

  Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have warned that Africa will continue seeing a cycle of new COVID-19 variants if more people are not vaccinated. Speaking at a transnational science café on Friday attended by journalists from East and Southern Africa, Dr. Lul Riek a Public Health …

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UK on high alert over new Delta variant

London, UK | Xinhua | The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed Friday that the Delta variant sub-lineage (Delta AY.4.2) was designated a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) on Oct. 20, 2021, and has been given the official name VUI-21OCT-01. The UKHSA said the designation was made on the basis that …

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