One of those countries is Brazil. Here, they are facing a massive second wave outbreak, many daily deaths and instances of the health care systems collapsing.
Published this week in Cell Reports, this finding - from Gaetano Montelione, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his collaborators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Texas at Austin - raises the potential for repurposing available drugs as COVID-19 antivirals in cases where a vaccine isn't practical or effective.
A new study published today looks at the extent to which people managed to access NHS healthcare in April 2020, and as lockdown restrictions eased.
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, University College London, University of Cambridge, EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and their collaborators within the Human Cell Atlas initiative, found raised levels of specific immune cells in asymptomatic people.