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How your sewage could help track coronavirus in your neighbourhood

Across Canada, scientists are working out how to build an early warning system for a second wave of the novel coronavirus based on a substance we don’t want to look at, think about, or be near: human waste. And they hope to refine their sewage-based surveillance system to the point that it can monitor individual neighbourhoods or institutions, like long-term […]

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Explainer: what’s the new coronavirus saliva test, and how does it work?

A cornerstone of containing the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread testing to identify cases and prevent new outbreaks emerging. This strategy is known as “test, trace and isolate”. The standard test so far has been the swab test, in which a swab goes up your nose and to the back of your throat. But an alternative method of specimen collection, using […]

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