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3 Jun 2020

What’s the Future of Group Exercise Classes?

During 24 days in February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea after participating in or associating with participants in Zumba classes, according to a sobering new epidemiological study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
During 24 days in February and March, 112 people were infected with the Covid-19 virus in South Korea after...

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2 Jun 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Antibody Testing Now

While it’s likely people develop some immunity after being infected with the coronavirus, experts still don’t know whether you need a certain amount of antibodies to fight off another infection. And even if you do have the right amount, it also isn’t clear yet how long its protection lasts.
While it’s likely people develop some immunity after being infected with the coronavirus, experts still don’t know...

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1 Jun 2020

Heat and coronavirus can be twin killers

We need to find out how human behaviour is changing in response to COVID-19, how this affects demands for food, energy, the Internet and transportation, and whether these altered demands are likely to increase or decrease people’s susceptibility to the effects of extreme weather.
We need to find out how human behaviour is changing in response to COVID-19, how this affects demands for food, energy,...
1 Jun 2020

K number: what is the coronavirus metric that could be crucial as lockdown eases?

K sheds light on the variation behind R. “Some [infectious] people might generate a lot of secondary cases because of the event they attend, for example, and other people may not generate many secondary cases at all,” said Dr Adam Kucharski. “K is the statistical value that tells us how much variation there is in that distribution.”
K sheds light on the variation behind R. “Some [infectious] people might generate a lot of secondary cases because of...
31 May 2020

Predictive power of mathematical modelling and the risk of a second wave

Neuroscientist Karl Friston, of University College London, builds mathematical models of human brain function. Lately, he’s been applying his modelling to Covid-19. He says, our approach, which borrows from physics and in particular the work of Richard Feynman, goes under the bonnet. It attempts to capture the mathematical structure of the phenomenon – in this case, the pandemic – and to understand the causes of what is observed.
Neuroscientist Karl Friston, of University College London, builds mathematical models of human brain function. Lately,...

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29 May 2020

Coronavirus May Be a Vascular Disease, Which Explains Everything

Data shows us that mysterious symptoms attributed to COVID-19, like coronavirus related strokes and Covid toes, are symptoms of an impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of the deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, the disease starts to look like a vascular infection.
Data shows us that mysterious symptoms attributed to COVID-19, like coronavirus related strokes and Covid toes, are...

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29 May 2020

COVID-19 misinformation and the election are colliding

Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and pull down content that could harm users. However, they have traditionally shied from removing false information that is politically charged. As health misinformation becomes increasingly politicized, they may be forced to take a stance.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, all three networks have worked to promote appropriate sources of health information and...

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28 May 2020

The coronavirus will rewire how we build offices—and where we build co

One of the consequences of COVI-19 is that companies have realized that they can forego expensive office space if they let people work for home. This is a direction that will affect other aspects of our society
One of the consequences of COVI-19 is that companies have realized that they can forego expensive office space if they...
22 May 2020

Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

This author puts the risks of dying from COVID-19 into a metric called "micromort", which measures a one-in-a-million chance of dying. The micromorts allows one to easily compare for example the risk of dying from skydiving (7 micromorts per jump), or dying under general anesthesia (5 micromorts).
This author puts the risks of dying from COVID-19 into a metric called "micromort", which measures a one-in-a-million...
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21 May 2020

CDC says 35% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic

A third of Covid-19 patients are asymptomatic and 0.4% of those who get sick will die, CDC says. The agency cautions that those numbers are subject to change as more is learned about Covid-19, and it warns that the information is intended for planning purposes.
A third of Covid-19 patients are asymptomatic and 0.4% of those who get sick will die, CDC says. The agency cautions...
21 May 2020

The future of dining: shorter menus, pricier food, less service

There will be many changes to dining out, like shorter menus, and servers wearing masks and surgical gloves.We don't know how this will effect the industry, we know that many resturants who have closed will never come back.
There will be many changes to dining out, like shorter menus, and servers wearing masks and surgical gloves.We don't...
21 May 2020

What CDC wants schools, camps to do before reopening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally issued full interim guidance on how schools and other establishments can safely open during the covid-19 pandemic, and below are all the recommendations for schools and camps.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally issued full interim guidance on how schools and other...

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19 May 2020

China’s new outbreak shows the Virus could be changing

Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in its new cluster of cases in the northeast region compared to the original outbreak in Wuhan. Patients found in the north east appear to carry the virus for a longer period of time and take longer to test negative.
Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in its new cluster of cases in the...

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19 May 2020

Metaphors Matter in a Time of Pandemic

Language matters. This author critiques the use of War metaphors in dealing with pandemics. Author reminds us that at war we require command and control, rather than the spontaneous volunteerism we have seen with self-isolation and self quarantine.
Language matters. This author critiques the use of War metaphors in dealing with pandemics. Author reminds us that at...
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19 May 2020

What We Know About the Covid-Related Syndrome Affecting Children

Recently some children are displaying new life threatening, pediatric inflammatory syndrome. Children in Europe and United States are being hospitalized for this mysterious illness, which can harm kids hearts and other organs, often requiring intensive care.
Recently some children are displaying new life threatening, pediatric inflammatory syndrome. Children in Europe and...

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18 May 2020

‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Coronavirus Syndrome

In this report we learn of symptoms like rashes, glossy eyes, stomachaches, in young adults as a result of coronavirus. The young adult had developed a tennis-ball size lymph node, raging fever, racing heartbeat, and dangerously low blood pressure after 14 days.
In this report we learn of symptoms like rashes, glossy eyes, stomachaches, in young adults as a result of coronavirus....
15 May 2020

‘Weird as hell’: the Covid-19 patients who have symptoms for months

There is growing evidence that the virus causes a far greater array of symptoms than was previously understood. And that its effects can be agonisingly prolonged: in Garner’s case for more than seven weeks. The professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine says his experience of Covid-19 featured a new and disturbing symptom every day, akin to an “advent calendar”.
There is growing evidence that the virus causes a far greater array of symptoms than was previously understood. And that...

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15 May 2020

FDA: Abbott coronavirus test may falsely tell patients they don’t have the virus

The FDA has received at least 15 reports that suggest Abbott Labs coronavirus tests are inaccurately telling patients that they do not have the virus, FDA said in a Thursday press release citing early data. These tests have been widely distributed by the federal government in response to the pandemic.
The FDA has received at least 15 reports that suggest Abbott Labs coronavirus tests are inaccurately telling patients...
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14 May 2020

Does Chlorine Kill Coronavirus? What You Need To Know About Summer Pool Trips

Infectious disease physician and vaccination specialist Dr. Jonas Nilsen tells Romper that while The Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) has put out a mandate stating that "the chance of COVID-19 to manifest in swimming pools, spas, jacuzzis, etc. is very low as they are treated with chlorine and bromine," it's the lack of social distancing in and around the pools that is dangerous.
Infectious disease physician and vaccination specialist Dr. Jonas Nilsen tells Romper that while The Centers for Disease...
14 May 2020

Smartphone data may not predict future coronavirus deaths

Where people travel and how long they stay away from home can be measured with smartphone location data. But the increasingly popular movement maps derived from this data don’t reveal how well people maintained social distancing once they reached their destinations
Where people travel and how long they stay away from home can be measured with smartphone location data. But the...

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14 May 2020

South Korean coronavirus test maker Osang ready to ship 100 million kits to U.S.

Osang Healthcare Co, the first South Korean maker of coronavirus test kits to win preliminary approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, is ready to ship kits that can test 100 million people in the United States, an executive said on Friday.
Osang Healthcare Co, the first South Korean maker of coronavirus test kits to win preliminary approval from the U.S....
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13 May 2020

Hims and Vault Health have COVID-19 tests you can take at home

Telemedicine company Hims says it will start selling saliva tests for SARS-CoV-2 that you can take at home from RUCDR Infinite Biologics, an organization within the Rutgers University Genomics Laboratory. Patients must be exhibiting symptoms to qualify for a test.
Telemedicine company Hims says it will start selling saliva tests for SARS-CoV-2 that you can take at home from RUCDR...
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13 May 2020

Symptoms for the Coronavirus

Here you find a list of symptoms caused by coronavirus. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Additionally find emergency warning signs if you are infected and when you should be seeking medical help.
Here you find a list of symptoms caused by coronavirus. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus....
12 May 2020

Fauci warns against reopening U.S. too quickly at Senate hearing

Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, warned of “suffering and death that could be avoided” and of further economic damage if states reopen too quickly and said the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus is probably higher than the 80,000 reported.
Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, warned of “suffering and death that could be...
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12 May 2020

Scanning for answers to a pandemic

The greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network—or SCAN—is a first-of-its-kind disease surveillance platform for COVID-19 that allows participants to use a self-swab test to collect their own nasal samples and send them to a lab without leaving home. As a surveillance program, SCAN’s goal isn’t to test every person or serve as a replacement for medical care.
The greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network—or SCAN—is a first-of-its-kind disease surveillance platform for...
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12 May 2020

The Risks of being infected by Coronavirus – Know Them – Avoid Them

In order to get infected you need to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus; based on infectious dose studies with other coronaviruses, it appears that only small doses may be needed for infection to take hold. Learn where and how your risks increase.
In order to get infected you need to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus; based on infectious dose studies...
12 May 2020

What we know of the Kawasaki-disease-like syndrome affecting children and believed to be tied to coronavirus

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Sunday that three New York children have died and 73 have become gravely ill with an inflammatory disease tied to COVID-19. The illness, pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, has symptoms similar to toxic shock or Kawasaki disease. Doctors, emphasized parents should not panic. The vast majority of those younger than 18 who are infected with the coronavirus have mild symptoms or none at all.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Sunday that three New York children have died and 73 have become gravely ill with an...

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12 May 2020

Wuhan, China to test all 11M residents for coronavirus in 10-day span

Wuhan has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million people after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began reported new infections for the first time since its lockdown was lifted.
Wuhan has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million people after the central Chinese city where the...

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11 May 2020

Want to be a contact tracer? Johns Hopkins is offering a free course

A five-hour online course created by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health could become the backbone of the country's contact tracer training program. The class, which rolled out Monday, offers online instruction to anyone who wants to learn the basics of contact tracing: the process of identifying and isolating people who have been infected with COVID-19 and their close contacts.
A five-hour online course created by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health could become the backbone of the...
10 May 2020

How coronavirus attacks the human body

Today, there is widespread recognition the novel coronavirus is far more unpredictable than a simple respiratory virus. Often it attacks the lungs, but it can also strike anywhere from the brain to the toes. Many doctors are focused on treating the inflammatory reactions it triggers and its capacity to cause blood clots, even as they struggle to help patients breathe.
Today, there is widespread recognition the novel coronavirus is far more unpredictable than a simple respiratory virus....

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10 May 2020

How Pandemics End?

When will the Covid-19 pandemic end? And how? According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes.
When will the Covid-19 pandemic end? And how? According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings:...
10 May 2020

Life as a contact tracer

The main job is to contact people who have been exposed to the coronavirus by a person who has tested positive. Some people are a little suspicious. Some people hang up after I ask for their date of birth and address. I understand that, the mistrust of the government, having grown up under communism.
The main job is to contact people who have been exposed to the coronavirus by a person who has tested positive. Some...

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10 May 2020

Why have 14,000 people volunteered to be infected with coronavirus?

Imagine being told to inhale a nasal spray full of coronavirus. More than 14,000 people in the U.S. and elsewhere are putting their names forward to do so. They are volunteering for what's called a "human challenge trial," an ethically controversial way to test vaccines that would deliberately infect people with a virus that has killed over 270,000 people worldwide and has no cure.
Imagine being told to inhale a nasal spray full of coronavirus. More than 14,000 people in the U.S. and elsewhere are...

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10 May 2020

Will Covid-19 mutate into a more dangerous virus?

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, there are concerns that it will mutate into a form that is more transmissible, more dangerous or both, potentially making the global health crisis even worse. What do we know about the way the virus is evolving?
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, there are concerns that it will mutate into a form that is more...
9 May 2020

A guide to negotiating a covid ‘bubble’ with other people

In some places, “double-bubbling” is becoming official policy: households are being encouraged to buddy up for the sake of variety and mental health. But negotiating to become part of someone else’s intimate circle in the midst of a pandemic is fraught with dangers both medical (what if you inadvertently infect one another?) and social. (What if you have a falling out? Whom do you pick? What if they don’t pick you?).
In some places, “double-bubbling” is becoming official policy: households are being encouraged to buddy up for the...
9 May 2020

After weeks with coronavirus, a sick woman wonders when it will end

I’ve hardly moved from this couch in weeks, but right now my heart rate monitor says I’m at 132. That’s double my normal. That’s like if I’m climbing a mountain. How come? Nobody knows. Nobody ever knows. And why has my fever been spiking again? Do I need to go back to the ER?
I’ve hardly moved from this couch in weeks, but right now my heart rate monitor says I’m at 132. That’s double my...

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8 May 2020

Could the porn industry offer a model for reopening amid Covid-19?

Since the late 1990s, when an outbreak of HIV infections threatened to shutter the multibillion-dollar industry, the mainstream porn community has implemented procedures that require all performers to be tested for HIV and a host of other sexually transmitted infections every 14 days before they can be cleared to work.
Since the late 1990s, when an outbreak of HIV infections threatened to shutter the multibillion-dollar industry, the...
8 May 2020

Doctors Flummoxed By Long-Term Organ Damage In COVID-19 Survivors

The immediate effects of the disease are devastating.But what has confronted doctors and patients alike since American hospitals began to fill up in March has been another, deeply sobering prospect: that of long-term, maybe permanent organ damage among those who contract severe COVID-19 infections.
The immediate effects of the disease are devastating.But what has confronted doctors and patients alike since American...

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8 May 2020

Fact-checking ‘Plandemic’: A documentary full of false conspiracy theories about the coronavirus

We fact-checked eight of Mikovits’ most misleading claims from the video. They span from conspiracies about the origin of the coronavirus to falsehoods about wearing a face mask.
We fact-checked eight of Mikovits’ most misleading claims from the video. They span from conspiracies about the origin...

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8 May 2020

Seen ‘Plandemic’? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video’s Claims

The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim that Dr. Fauci sent threatening letters to her and about him profiting from patents and COVID-19 payments
The analysis of the Pandemic video offers some insight into claims made against Dr Fauci, more specifically the claim...

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7 May 2020

Coronavirus is spreading under the radar in US homeless shelters

Researchers are beginning to test homeless individuals in the United States for the virus that causes COVID-19 — and are discovering that the situation is out of control: tests are rare and outbreaks are spreading below the radar.
Researchers are beginning to test homeless individuals in the United States for the virus that causes COVID-19 — and...

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7 May 2020

COVID-19 Risks to People With Asthma Much Lower Than Expected

Several months into the pandemic, medical experts say that Asthma hasn't been a significant risk factor. Even though CDC recommended at the beginning of the pandemic that COVID-19 patients should not be treated with corticosteroids, because steroids increase the need for ventilation, length of illness and chance of dying, this did not apply to people who are already on steroids for underlying conditions.
Several months into the pandemic, medical experts say that Asthma hasn't been a significant risk factor. Even though CDC...
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7 May 2020

Sewage Could Provide Early Warnings About Coronavirus Outbreaks

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often spread through sneezes and coughs, but it also leaves the human body through our waste. Scientists around the world are now testing sewage for the virus, using it as a collective sample to measure infection levels among thousands of people.
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is often spread through sneezes and coughs, but it also leaves the human body through our...
7 May 2020

Why are there so many drugs to kill bacteria, but so few to tackle viruses?

Why are there so few antivirals? The answer boils down to biology, and specifically the fact viruses use our own cells to multiply. This makes it hard to kill viruses without killing our own cells in the process.
Why are there so few antivirals? The answer boils down to biology, and specifically the fact viruses use our own cells...
6 May 2020

COVID-19’s Toll on the Heart

Other viruses can affect the heart, but experts say that COVID-19 can cause cardiac complications that are a major cause for concern, especially among those with preexisting heart disease. Although experts don't yet have conclusive data on the percentage of patients who have heart damage as a result of COVID-19 infections, estimates run as high as 25 or 30 percent.
Other viruses can affect the heart, but experts say that COVID-19 can cause cardiac complications that are a major cause...

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6 May 2020

Details of a New Anti-Coronovirus Neutralizing Antibody

There’s a lot of work being done on antibodies for the coronavirus and on the protein domains they recognize. This of course has bearing both on the idea of monoclonal antibody therapies and for the vaccines that are in development, so let’s have a look at the new data.
There’s a lot of work being done on antibodies for the coronavirus and on the protein domains they recognize. This of...

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6 May 2020

Genetic mutation study finds new coronavirus spread swiftly in late 2019

A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday.
A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread...

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6 May 2020

Mounting promises on Covid-19 vaccines are fueling false expectations

Vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infection are hurtling through development at speeds never before seen. But mounting promises that some vaccine may be available for emergency use as early as the autumn are fueling expectations that are simply unrealistic, experts warn.
Vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infection are hurtling through development at speeds never before seen. But mounting...
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6 May 2020

Researchers hypothesize that a highly contagious strain is spreading; other experts remain skeptical

A research paper from scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, not yet peer-reviewed, reports that one strain of the novel coronavirus has emerged in Europe and become dominant around the planet, leading the researchers to believe the virus has mutated to become more contagious The bold hypothesis, however, was immediately met with skepticism by many infectious-disease experts, and there is no scientific consensus that any of the innumerable mutations in the virus so far have changed the general contagiousness or lethality of covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
A research paper from scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, not yet peer-reviewed, reports that one strain of...

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6 May 2020

What Hamburg’s Missteps In 1892 Cholera Outbreak Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Response

As the world comes to terms with how governments have responded to today's coronavirus pandemic, some are looking to history to guide them. Chief among those lessons is the need "to have proper precautions in place," and not to try and hush it up or try and deny its existence. Then it has fatal consequences for many, many people.
As the world comes to terms with how governments have responded to today's coronavirus pandemic, some are looking to...

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5 May 2020

Back to Work Safely – Science based recommendations

Learn specific, easy-to-follow, science-based recommendations for limiting the transmission of the coronavirus while operating a wide variety of businesses, including restaurants, retail outlets, and hair and nail salons.
Learn specific, easy-to-follow, science-based recommendations for limiting the transmission of the coronavirus while...
5 May 2020

Children Are Falling Ill With a Baffling Ailment Related to Covid-19

Children don't seem to be inflicted by the common respiratory symptoms but similar to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease which can be lead to inflammation of blood vessels, especially the coronary arteries.
Children don't seem to be inflicted by the common respiratory symptoms but similar to a rare childhood illness called...

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5 May 2020

Estimating the Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Interventions

To slow the spread of COVID-19, state and local officials implemented a range of non-pharmaceutical interventions, like social distancing and school closures. This policy evaluation tool helps decisionmakers weigh the public health and economic consequences of different approaches.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, state and local officials implemented a range of non-pharmaceutical interventions, like...
5 May 2020

Israeli scientists discover monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2

In a significant medical breakthrough, Israel's Institute for Biological Research Institute (IIBRI) has wrapped up the development of a potential treatment for the coronavirus disease. The scientists say they have identified an antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 in vitro or outside of a living organism.
In a significant medical breakthrough, Israel's Institute for Biological Research Institute (IIBRI) has wrapped up the...

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4 May 2020

Contact tracing for the coronavirus, explained

To prevent another spike in cases, public health workers will perform the difficult and sometimes tedious process of interviewing people diagnosed with Covid-19, finding out who they have recently been in close physical contact with, and then informing those people of their potential exposure and advising them to self-isolate and get tested.
To prevent another spike in cases, public health workers will perform the difficult and sometimes tedious process of...
4 May 2020

Draft report predicts coronavirus cases will reach 200,000 a day by June 1

This is a report from a leaked government report. Its is not sure how these predictions are made, and whether it is because of reopening. The white house officials have been relying on other models (than CDC) to make decisions on reopening. The estimates here are based on premature relaxation of restrictions.
This is a report from a leaked government report. Its is not sure how these predictions are made, and whether it is...
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4 May 2020

Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19

This visualization provides weekly data on excess deaths by jurisdiction of occurrence. Counts of deaths in more recent weeks are compared with historical trends to determine whether the number of deaths is significantly higher than expected.
This visualization provides weekly data on excess deaths by jurisdiction of occurrence. Counts of deaths in more recent...
3 May 2020

COVID-19 fact check: Caution urged on study about virus, smoking

More information is needed after a French study suggested nicotine might play a role in preventing some illness from the coronavirus. Nicotine is not thought to attack sars-cov-2 directly. It may, however, play an indirect role that involves a cell-membrane protein called ace2, to which the virus attaches itself in order to gain access to a cell. Some researchers suspect that nicotine binds to ace2 as well, and that this makes it harder for the virus to do so alongside it.
More information is needed after a French study suggested nicotine might play a role in preventing some illness from the...

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3 May 2020

Oxford professor: Possible coronavirus vaccine could show efficacy by June

Sir John Bell, the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, said Sunday that researchers at the university working on a potential vaccine for the coronavirus would likely have an idea of its efficacy by June. Bell called the chances of success in developing a vaccine “pretty good,” adding “we are gradually reeling it in, bit by bit and as every day goes by, the likelihood of success goes up.”
Sir John Bell, the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, said Sunday that researchers at the university...

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2 May 2020

Covkid National Data Dashboard

The purpose of the Coronavirus in Kids (COVKID) Tracking and Education Project is to monitor and compile epidemiologic surveillance data on COVID-19 in children and teens. We aim to present timely data in formats that are accessible and useful for clinicians, public health practitioners, policymakers, elected officials, and journalists.
The purpose of the Coronavirus in Kids (COVKID) Tracking and Education Project is to monitor and compile epidemiologic...

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2 May 2020

Scientists conclude people cannot get coronavirus twice

A number of reported cases of coronavirus patients relapsing after overcoming the disease were actually due to testing failures, South Korean scientists say. Researchers at the South Korean centre for disease control and prevention (CDC) now say it is impossible for the COVID-19 virus to reactivate in human bodies.
A number of reported cases of coronavirus patients relapsing after overcoming the disease were actually due to testing...
1 May 2020

Children With Coronavirus Significantly Undercounted

IN THE U.S., the vast majority of serious Covid-19 cases — and eight out of 10 deaths — occur in people who are at least 65. Yet newly tabulated data show that the virus is also affecting young people across the country — and in very rare cases, killing them. The CovKid project estimates that the total number of children infected with the coronavirus in the U.S. is now at least 478,000.
IN THE U.S., the vast majority of serious Covid-19 cases — and eight out of 10 deaths — occur in people who are at...

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1 May 2020

Covid-19’s future: small outbreaks, monster wave, or ongoing crisis

As epidemiologists attempt to scope out what Covid-19 has in store for the U.S. this summer and beyond, they see several potential futures, differing by how often and how severely the no-longer-new coronavirus continues to wallop humankind.
As epidemiologists attempt to scope out what Covid-19 has in store for the U.S. this summer and beyond, they see several...

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1 May 2020

Experts question Facebook’s approach to combat Covid-19 misinformation

Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind some of those papers and outside experts say Facebook appears to be interpreting the findings incorrectly — and their approach could be running counter to the goal of tamping down on runaway misinformation.
Facebook's Covid-19 misinformation campaign pulls from several psychology studies. The problem: The researchers behind...
1 May 2020

What Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Lindy Fox, a dermatologist in San Francisco, used to see four or five patients a year with chilblains — painful red or purple lesions that typically emerge on fingers or toes in the winter. Over the past few weeks, she has seen dozens.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Lindy Fox, a dermatologist in San Francisco, used to see four or five patients a...
1 May 2020

What You Should Know About Remdesivir, The Potential COVID-19 Treatment

On Wednesday, researchers announced that they had “positive data” in regards to a potential treatment for COVID-19. Clinical trials for Gilead Sciences’ antiviral drug remdesivir, which was developed to treat Ebola, showed a “clear-cut positive effect in diminishing time to recover,” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
On Wednesday, researchers announced that they had “positive data” in regards to a potential treatment for COVID-19....

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30 Apr 2020

Contact tracing is the next big hurdle in the push to re-open cities

If we are indeed in the midst of a war against an invisible enemy, a contact-tracing offensive — launched by both an army of human tracers and an arsenal of technological tools — will be a big part of the key to winning. In the U.S., the most likely scenario for widespread, tech-enabled contact tracing lies with work done by Google and Apple.
If we are indeed in the midst of a war against an invisible enemy, a contact-tracing offensive — launched by both an...

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30 Apr 2020

Is Muscle Pain a Symptom of Coronavirus? Doctors Explain How it Feels, Why it Happens

Dr. Barzin explains that muscle pain that results from a viral infection is caused by damage to the muscle fibers from the virus itself. The virus also triggers an inflammatory response within your body—through inflammatory cytokines that essentially signal the immune system to get to work—that can cause abnormal tissue breakdown.
Dr. Barzin explains that muscle pain that results from a viral infection is caused by damage to the muscle fibers from...

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30 Apr 2020

Not just hospitals: U.N. uncovers surprise tools needed to beat coronavirus

How countries cope with the new coronavirus depends on more than hospital beds and income levels, the United Nations said on Wednesday, highlighting forgotten factors like internet access and reliance on tourism.
How countries cope with the new coronavirus depends on more than hospital beds and income levels, the United Nations...

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30 Apr 2020

Reopening some states heightens the risk of coronavirus surges in others

The problem, experts say, is that diagnostic testing remains so limited that a second surge of cases could silently build. The Trump administration’s goal of conducting 2 million tests a week is below what most experts say is needed to adequately track the virus, and that plan won’t be in place until at least the end of May.
The problem, experts say, is that diagnostic testing remains so limited that a second surge of cases could silently...
30 Apr 2020

Studies leave question of ‘airborne’ coronavirus transmission unanswered

The consensus so far is that the virus, although very contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets generated when people breathe, speak or cough and doesn’t infect people through particles that can linger in the air for hours, in the way that measles and some other viral diseases can.
The consensus so far is that the virus, although very contagious, spreads through respiratory droplets generated when...

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30 Apr 2020

UK still supports coronavirus lockdown, new Ipsos survey shows

Brits express more apprehension about easing the lockdown than any other major country, according to a recent Ipsos MORI poll that surveyed some 28,000 people across 14 different countries. That includes places like the US and Italy, which have both a higher number of Covid-19 deaths and confirmed coronavirus cases.
Brits express more apprehension about easing the lockdown than any other major country, according to a recent Ipsos MORI...
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29 Apr 2020

North Carolina Pug Likely First Dog In U.S. With Coronavirus

A pet dog in North Carolina has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans — and is believed to be the first dog in the U.S. to have tested positive for the virus, Duke Health confirmed to TIME. The dog belonged to a family participating in Duke’s Molecular and Epidemiological Study of Suspected Infection (MESSI), an ongoing research study, which examines how the body responds to infection.
A pet dog in North Carolina has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans — and is...

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29 Apr 2020

Poll: Most Americans Won’t Attend Big-Crowd Events Before COVID-19 Vaccine

The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, conducted from April 15 to 21, surveyed 4,429 adults about their interest in attending concerts, movie theaters, amusement parks, and sporting events before a vaccine was developed. Fifty-five percent of participants said movie theater screenings and live concerts should not resume until a vaccine was available.
The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, conducted from April 15 to 21, surveyed 4,429 adults about their interest in attending...
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29 Apr 2020

We need to flatten the ‘other’ coronavirus curve, our looming mental health crisis

The battle against the mental health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning. Governments and researchers are mapping how best to prevent the predicted rise in mental health issues we face in coming months and beyond.
The battle against the mental health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is just beginning. Governments and...
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