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Natural Herd Immunity to COVID-19 Might Be Impossible
Herd Immunity
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Natural Herd Immunity to COVID-19 Might Be Impossible
Coronavirus antibodies can disappear, according to a new study, potentially killing hopes that natural herd immunity will end the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 11, 2020

Coronavirus antibodies can disappear, according to a new study, potentially killing hopes that natural herd immunity will end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What We Know About How the Coronavirus Affects the Brain
Coronavirus Affects the Brain
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What We Know About How the Coronavirus Affects the Brain
Studies are finding that the coronavirus affects the brain as well as the lungs in some patients, causing delirium, strokes, and even fatal swelling.
July 11, 2020

Studies are finding that the coronavirus affects the brain as well as the lungs in some patients, causing delirium, strokes, and even fatal swelling.

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Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19?
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Should We Be Using AI Models for Diagnosing COVID-19?
Researchers are training algorithms to help predict the severity of COVID-19. But is AI ready for COVID-19?
July 10, 2020

Researchers are training algorithms to help predict the severity of COVID-19. But is AI ready for COVID-19?

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New Air Filter for COVID-19 Could Lower Risk of Being Indoors
Air Filter for COVID-19
Coronavirus
New Air Filter for COVID-19 Could Lower Risk of Being Indoors
A new air filter for COVID-19 heats up to nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit to kill the coronavirus in aerosols.
July 8, 2020

A new air filter for COVID-19 heats up to nearly 400 degrees Fahrenheit to kill the coronavirus in aerosols.

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Is the Coronavirus Airborne, and Does It Matter?
Is the Coronavirus Airborne
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Is the Coronavirus Airborne, and Does It Matter?
Is the coronavirus airborne? More than 200 scientists have told the WHO that yes, it’s likely the coronavirus spreads through aerosols.
July 7, 2020

Is the coronavirus airborne? More than 200 scientists have told the WHO that yes, it’s likely the coronavirus spreads through aerosols.

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New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
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New Images Reveal Which Type of Face Mask Is the Best
To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.
July 5, 2020

To find out which type of face mask is the best, researchers rigged a mannequin’s head to a fog machine and then tested four masks on it.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Produces More Antibodies Than the Disease Itself
Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.
July 4, 2020

Early data shows Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine produces immunity as good as, or better than, recovery from the virus.

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A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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A Guide to Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.
July 4, 2020

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic can increase your infection risk, but if you can't avoid it, here’s how to do so as safely as possible.

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Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
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Coronavirus
Can Old Vaccines Be New Weapons Against COVID-19?
Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.
July 2, 2020

Well-established vaccines using weakened pathogens provide general immune benefits. Now researchers are proposing them to help fight COVID-19.

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What Are the Risks for Pregnant Women With COVID-19?
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What Are the Risks for Pregnant Women With COVID-19?
Pregnant women have a lot to worry about, but is stressing over coronavirus worth it? Here's the latest research.
June 30, 2020

Pregnant women have a lot to worry about, but is stressing over coronavirus worth it? Here's the latest research.

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Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Reopening Schools
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Reopening Schools This Fall Could Benefit Children
Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.
June 29, 2020

Experts in favor of reopening schools as soon as possible argue that school closures could be hurting young people’s physical, mental, and social health.

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The Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19
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The Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19
As their numbers swell, some survivors are reporting long-term health effects of COVID-19.
June 28, 2020

As their numbers swell, some survivors are reporting long-term health effects of COVID-19.

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Simple Tips for Choosing a Face Mask That Works
Choosing a Face Mask
Coronavirus
Simple Tips for Choosing a Face Mask That Works
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are now mandatory in many states. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a face mask.
June 27, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, face coverings are now mandatory in many states. Here’s what you need to know about choosing a face mask.

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Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19? Experts Weigh In.
Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19
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Who Is at High Risk for COVID-19? Experts Weigh In.
Two COVID-19 risk factors are particularly likely to increase a patient’s chances of having a severe case, according to a new CDC report.
June 25, 2020

Two COVID-19 risk factors are particularly likely to increase a patient’s chances of having a severe case, according to a new CDC report.

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Does a Positive Antibody Test Mean I’m Immune? It Depends.
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Does a Positive Antibody Test Mean I’m Immune? It Depends.
As the conversation shifts from tracking and diagnosing COVID-19 to reopening society, people are now focused on antibody tests. But experts warn that an antibody screen may supply a false peace of mind.
June 20, 2020

As the conversation shifts from tracking and diagnosing COVID-19 to reopening society, people are now focused on antibody tests. But experts warn that an antibody screen may supply a false peace of mind.

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How To Stop COVID-19's Killer Cytokine Storm
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How To Stop COVID-19's Killer Cytokine Storm
COVID-19 can cause a potentially lethal cytokine storm, a runaway immune system response. Researchers are studying drugs they hope can calm the storm.
June 20, 2020

COVID-19 can cause a potentially lethal cytokine storm, a runaway immune system response. Researchers are studying drugs they hope can calm the storm.

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How Does the Coronavirus Spread? Expert Consensus Builds
How Does the Coronavirus Spread
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How Does the Coronavirus Spread? Expert Consensus Builds
Scientists are beginning to come to a consensus on coronavirus transmission.
June 19, 2020

Scientists are beginning to come to a consensus on coronavirus transmission.

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The First Life-Saving Coronavirus Drug Is a Common Steroid
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Public Health
The First Life-Saving Coronavirus Drug Is a Common Steroid
A large clinical trial in the U.K. identified the cheap, widely available steroid dexamethasone as potentially the first life-saving coronavirus drug.
June 16, 2020

A large clinical trial in the U.K. identified the cheap, widely available steroid dexamethasone as potentially the first life-saving coronavirus drug.

Fixing Justice
Street Medics Tend to Protesters in the Midst of a Pandemic
Street Medics
Fixing Justice
Street Medics Tend to Protesters in the Midst of a Pandemic
Across the U.S., groups of volunteer street medics are dispensing medical care to police brutality protestors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 15, 2020

Across the U.S., groups of volunteer street medics are dispensing medical care to police brutality protestors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How Will Businesses Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19?
Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19
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How Will Businesses Keep Employees Safe During COVID-19?
Lockdowns are ending but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, so what can businesses do to keep employees safe during COVID-19?
June 14, 2020

Lockdowns are ending but the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, so what can businesses do to keep employees safe during COVID-19?

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How Organoids Are Helping Scientists Fight the Coronavirus
Organoids
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How Organoids Are Helping Scientists Fight the Coronavirus
Researchers are turning to organoids — lab-grown clumps of cells that mimic human organs — in an effort to better understand the coronavirus.
June 11, 2020

Researchers are turning to organoids — lab-grown clumps of cells that mimic human organs — in an effort to better understand the coronavirus.

Life After Lockdown
Are Handshakes Gone for Good?
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Watch Now
Life After Lockdown
Are Handshakes Gone for Good?
The spread of COVID-19 has turned an age-old gesture into a faux pas. As more people are wary of spreading germs, handshakes are becoming less of a cultural norm, but are they gone for good?
Watch Now
By Doug Dais
June 10, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has turned an age-old gesture into a faux pas. As more people are wary of spreading germs, handshakes are becoming less of a cultural norm, but are they gone for good?

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“That Is Insane”: The Strange, Deadly Coronavirus Immune Response
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Public Health
“That Is Insane”: The Strange, Deadly Coronavirus Immune Response
Research suggests the coronavirus immune response is different than with other viruses. It may help inform treatments and our understanding of COVID-19.
June 7, 2020

Research suggests the coronavirus immune response is different than with other viruses. It may help inform treatments and our understanding of COVID-19.

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A Soaring Employment Rate and More COVID-19 Updates
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Public Health
A Soaring Employment Rate and More COVID-19 Updates
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
June 5, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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Wearables Can Detect Coronavirus Symptoms Early
Wearables that Detect Coronavirus Symptoms
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Wearables Can Detect Coronavirus Symptoms Early
A study involving more than 600 people found that the Oura Ring wearables can detect coronavirus symptoms 72 hours prior to onset with 90% accuracy.
May 31, 2020

A study involving more than 600 people found that the Oura Ring wearables can detect coronavirus symptoms 72 hours prior to onset with 90% accuracy.

Future of Medicine
Gamers Are Helping Find Coronavirus Vaccines
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Future of Medicine
Gamers Are Helping Find Coronavirus Vaccines
Developing COVID-19 vaccines is a challenge. RNA platforms show some promise, but overcoming their drawbacks requires help — perhaps from a video game.
May 31, 2020

Developing COVID-19 vaccines is a challenge. RNA platforms show some promise, but overcoming their drawbacks requires help — perhaps from a video game.

Public Health
Japan Ends State of Emergency, Seniors DJ From Home, and More
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Public Health
Japan Ends State of Emergency, Seniors DJ From Home, and More
In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.
May 29, 2020

In our weekly news roundup, we take you inside the fight against COVID-19 to explore the solutions on the frontlines of an unprecedented global response.

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A New Electric Face Mask Kills the Coronavirus
Electric Face Mask
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A New Electric Face Mask Kills the Coronavirus
A new electric face mask prototype uses heat to kill the coronavirus. Another model generates an electric field that hinders its ability to infect cells.
May 27, 2020

A new electric face mask prototype uses heat to kill the coronavirus. Another model generates an electric field that hinders its ability to infect cells.

Future of Medicine
This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Portable Ultrasound Machine
Future of Medicine
This Ultrasound Connects to an iPhone to Help Catch COVID-19
Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.
May 24, 2020

Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool for COVID-19. A portable ultrasound machine called the Butterfly iQ may make it safer.

Public Health
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends yet
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Is It Safe to Hang out With Friends Now?
As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.
May 24, 2020

As more states ease up on lockdown restrictions, many of us are asking: is it safe to hang out with friends now? Here's everything you need to know.

Big Questions on COVID-19

We're tackling the questions with not so obvious answers. Updates daily.

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