Tech It Out: How potential drugs can work to treat COVID-19

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  • In this edition of Tech It Out, we continue with our “Science Behind Virus” series, finding out how potential drugs can work to treat COVID-19.

    On Science Saturday, we review the major science news of the past two weeks, including the ExoMars space mission being delayed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic; new nerve interface technology to help amputees better control bionic hands; scientists discovering that bumblebees can recognize objects across senses; and WHO announcing that the global mean sea level hit a record high level in 2019.

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    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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