Dominant Coronavirus Strain Appears to Be a Mutated, More Virulent Version, Study Finds

The genetic variation of the novel coronavirus that dominates the world today infects human cells more readily than the original that emerged in China, according to a new study published in the journal Cell on Thursday. ​The lab-based research […]

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Safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of a recombinant adenovirus type-5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine: a dose-escalation, open-label, non-randomised, first-in-human trial – The Lancet

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One U.K. trial is transforming COVID-19 treatment. Why haven’t others delivered more results?

A World Health Organization–led global trial of treatments for COVID-19 was slow to enroll coronavirus-infected people, like this one in a Spanish intensive care unit, whereas a large trial in the United Kingdom quickly produced results for three treatments. […]

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Emerging flu virus in Chinese pigs has pandemic potential, researchers say

A multi-year study of flu viruses in pigs across 10 China provinces identified a swine influenza strain with the potential for pandemic spread in humans, researchers from China reported yesterday, based on experiments that also found that swine workers […]

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How a British team discovered the first life-saving coronavirus drug

In mid-June a British research team announced that a cheap, safe, widely available drug called dexamethasone makes a huge difference in saving the lives of people severely ill with Covid-19. Perhaps no one was more surprised than the people […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Officials Fight Vaccine Skepticism, Fauci Warns U.S. Could Hit 100,000 Daily Cases

Fauci warns that the U.S. could see 100,000 new cases a day, and officials aim to counter vaccine skeptics. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned Tuesday that the number of new infections in the […]

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Masks for Prevention of Respiratory Virus Infections, Including SARS-CoV-2, in Health Care and Community Settings: A Living Rapid Review

Abstract Background: Recommendations on masks for preventing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vary. Purpose: To examine the effectiveness of N95, surgical, and cloth masks in community and health care settings for preventing respiratory virus infections, and effects of reuse or […]

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