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NRL 2020 as it happened: Embarrassing Broncos belted by brilliant Roosters – The Sydney Morning Herald

The Roosters made Friday night football look like a glorified training run as the Broncos’ diabolical season continues.

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ASX moves higher; Blackmores up 10% – The Sydney Morning Herald

Consumer stocks, healthcare, and information technology have helped pushed the ASX to flat after the index dropped as much as 0.5% at the open.

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Annual inflation dropped to minus 0.3 per cent, only the third time since 1949 that it had been negative over a 12-month period.
The Reserve Bank’s preferred measures of inflation showed moderate increases. The trimmed mean lifted by 0.4 per cent to 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months while the weighted median increased by 0.3 per cent to 1.3 per cent.
The head of the ABS’ prices statistics, Andrew Tomadini, said the end of free childcare was the major factor in the result.
“In the September quarter…

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US election LIVE updates: Donald Trump holds rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin while Joe Biden hits Georgia as third coronavirus wave continues to sweep nation – The Sydney Morning Herald

With just one week until US election day, President Trump plans to attend rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska today while Joe Biden has headed to Georgia….

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But nothing Obama has said during the Trump era compares with his gleeful slag-heaping of scorn upon Trump in the closing days of the 2020 campaign, part of a two-week burst of activity that will culminate in a joint rally with Biden being planned for this coming weekend, according to Democratic officials.
“What’s his closing argument? That people are too focused on COVID?” Obama said Tuesday at an Orlando rally intended to energise voters in Florida, a perennial neck-and-neck battleground and Trump’s…

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Rapid CD169 assay for COVID-19 screening – News-Medical.Net

Researchers in France have conducted a study demonstrating the sensitivity of a rapid flow cytometry assay that could be used to screen for severe acute respiratory…

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Researchers in France have conducted a study demonstrating the sensitivity of a rapid flow cytometry assay that could be used to screen for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
The assay detects the upregulation of whole blood monocyte CD169, which has been reported as a marker of viral infections.
This rapid assay was more sensitive than the currently used method and less likely to produce false-negative results, especially among early and asymptomatic patients.

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