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UK scientists warn reinfections with COVID-19 “to be expected” – China.org.cn

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LONDON, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — The British government’s science advisers have warned that reinfections with COVID-19 are “to be expected” as the virus continues to spread in the country, local media reported Saturday.
The conclusion by researchers on the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium is based on what is known about people’s immunity to other coronaviruses that cause the common cold, according to a report by The Guardian newspaper on Saturday.
It was unclear how soon people who had recovered fro…

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Woman may be the UK’s longest COVID-19 sufferer after ‘catching virus last Christmas’ – Yahoo News Australia

Nicola Kimberley, 53, from Cheltenham said she caught the virus over Christmas last year.

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A woman who believes she was the first British person to catch coronavirus says she is still suffering from symptoms 10 months on.
Nicola Kimberley, 53, claims she caught the virus last year while travelling through Gatwick Airport and passing near passengers who had just arrived from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of COVID-19.
She came down with symptoms on Christmas Day and spent the entire week of her holiday in St Lucia in the Caribbean in bed with a fever, a cough, and lack of taste and smell.

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Flu, cold or corona? How to recognize the difference! – The Washington Newsday

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Anyone who is currently coughing or sneezing might also be wondering if COVID-19 could be behind it. In addition to the available test methods, the present symptomatology also indicates which disease may be the cause of the symptoms. Because besides a few similarities, there are also differences, as the infectiologist explains.
Dr. Kristin Englund is a specialist in infectious diseases at the renowned Cleveland Clinic in the USA. In a recent article at the clinic, the expert explains the differences…

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‘People will die’ without social distancing over Christmas, former Sage expert warns – Yahoo News Australia

Professor Neil Ferguson said the government would have to weigh up the “cost versus the benefits”.

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A former government advisor has warned that people will die if social distancing measures are not reimposed over the Christmas period.
Professor Neil Ferguson, a former member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said the government would have to weigh up the cost versus the benefits in the coming weeks.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4s Today Programme, he said: It risks some transmission and there will be consequences of that. Some people will die because of getting infected on that…

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