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Quantum Nanodiamonds May Help Detect Viruses Like HIV, COVID-19 Earlier

Quantum Nanodiamonds May Help Detect Viruses Like HIV, COVID-19 Earlier

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The quantum sensing abilities of nanodiamonds can be used to improve the sensitivity of paper-based diagnostic tests, potentially allowing for earlier detection of diseases such as HIV and COVID-19, according to a study. - Science news - Paper-based lateral flow tests work the same way as a pregnancy test in that a strip of paper is soaked in a fluid sample and a change...

Human Test of Iranian COVID-19 Vaccine to Begin in Days: Minister

Human Test of Iranian COVID-19 Vaccine to Begin in Days: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – One of the four Iranian companies working on a vaccine for the coronavirus infection will start human tests of its vaccine next week, the health minister said. - Science news - Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Saeed Namaki said 12 Iranian companies have launched projects to produce a coronavirus vaccine, four of which have made remarkable advances.One of the companies...

WHO: Gaza’s Health System near Collapse due to COVID-19, Israel’s Siege

WHO: Gaza’s Health System near Collapse due to COVID-19, Israel’s Siege

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The healthcare system in the Gaza Strip is near collapse as a result of Israel's stifling siege and the rise in coronavirus cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. - World news - Abdelnaser Soboh, emergency health co-ordinator in the WHO's Gaza office, warned that "within a week, we will become unable to care for critical cases".Of Gaza's 100...

Iran Decries Harmful Impacts of Sanctions on COVID-19 Battle

Iran Decries Harmful Impacts of Sanctions on COVID-19 Battle

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna denounced the damaging effects that unilateral sanctions have on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in developing countries. - Politics news - Addressing the 48th session of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board, held online on Monday, Kazem Gharibabadi said the battle against COVID-19 requires...

Scientists Develop Nasal Spray That Reduces Risk of Catching COVID-19

Scientists Develop Nasal Spray That Reduces Risk of Catching COVID-19

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scientists have developed a new nasal spray that they say slashes your risk of COVID-19 by 78%. - Science news - The spray, called Taffix, costs just 7p/day, and provides five hours of protection with a single application.Dr Dalia Meggido, co-founder and chief executive officer of Nasus Pharma, the firm behind the spray, said: “Taffix is not a replacement for...

Chaos Erupts After Shanghai Airport Staff Ordered to Undergo COVID-19 Testing (+Video)

Chaos Erupts After Shanghai Airport Staff Ordered to Undergo COVID-19 Testing (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport descended into mayhem after Chinese health authorities ordered all cargo workers at the air hub to be tested for the coronavirus, leading to a standoff between officials and angry staff. - World news - The airport’s cargo handlers were corralled in a nearby parking lot to undergo an unannounced testing regime, reportedly...

UK’s Public Debt Goes Over $2.6 Trillion Amid COVID-19 Crisis

UK’s Public Debt Goes Over $2.6 Trillion Amid COVID-19 Crisis

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The UK government deficit is on course to hit a peacetime record in 2020-21 as the country continues to battle against the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. - World news - UK’s public sector debt has reached £2.08 trillion ($2.6 trillion) at the end of October, a level not seen since in the last 60 years, as a result of government borrowing to cope with the...

75 Democrats Urge Outgoing Trump to Be Flexible on Iran Sanctions amid COVID-19

75 Democrats Urge Outgoing Trump to Be Flexible on Iran Sanctions amid COVID-19

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing back on the Trump administration’s plan to unveil stepped-up sanctions against Iran, urging the outgoing US president to show leniency and allow coronavirus aid to be sent. - Politics news - In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week, Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García and Sen....

Arthritis Drug ‘Cuts Elderly COVID-19 Deaths by Two-Thirds’

Arthritis Drug ‘Cuts Elderly COVID-19 Deaths by Two-Thirds’

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An arthritis drug has been found to cut deaths in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 by a remarkable two-thirds – giving medics a powerful new weapon in their armory against the disease. - Science news - The daily pill, first earmarked as a potential COVID game-changer by a British firm, reduces deaths by 71 per cent in those with moderate or severe illness,...

Thousands March in Liverpool, Bristol against COVID-19 Restrictions (+Video)

Thousands March in Liverpool, Bristol against COVID-19 Restrictions (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Thousands of UK anti-lockdown protesters marched on city centers in Liverpool and Bristol, defying warnings that they could be fined for violating COVID-19 restrictions, and clashes with police led to dozens of arrests. - World news - Police said 14 people were arrested in Bristol alone, and at least 25 more in Liverpool, where a massive crowd gathered outside George's...