The True Coronavirus Case Tally in The US Could Be Over 80 Times Larger Than Reported

Crowded New York subway platform on May 30. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) The US may never know the true tally of its coronavirus infections – but scientists are getting closer to an accurate count. New research suggests that many millions […]

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A ‘triumph of hope over facts’: The rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The rise and fall of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as “game-changing” treatments for COVID-19 should come as no surprise to experts who have paid attention to the history of these drugs, according to findings published in The FASEB Journal . […]

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COVID-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports

Sinovac Biotech has created a new COVID-19 vaccine by growing the novel coronavirus in the VERO monkey cell line and inactivating it with chemicals. Science’ s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. For the first time, one […]

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All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus

The Atlantic Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here . Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET on April 9, 2020. In the month since he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, President Donald Trump has repeatedly lied […]

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Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria drugs for coronavirus

After U.S. President Donald Trump advocated widespread use of two malaria drugs for COVID-19 patients, the FDA, led by Commissioner Stephen Hahn (left) produced an emergency use authorization for the medications. Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. The recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use […]

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Lockdowns Are the New Normal

An official wearing protective gear stands guard outside an entrance to the Hong Mei House residential building at Cheung Hong Estate in the Tsing Yi district, on February 11, 2020 in Hong Kong. HONG KONG—As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases exploded in China early this year, Hong Kong, […]

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Here’s How COVID-19 Compares to Past Outbreaks

The 1918 flu pandemic led to hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. Getty Images SARS, the 1918 flu pandemic, and Ebola have all helped public health officials prepare for major outbreaks. Each major outbreak is different though, and experts have a hard time predicting how they will […]

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Synthetic Biologists Think They Can Develop a Better Coronavirus Vaccine Than Nature Could

Credit: Peter Zelei Getty Images Even as companies rush to develop and test vaccines against the new coronavirus, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are betting that scientists can do even better than what’s now in the pipeline. If, as seems quite possible, […]

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It takes a whole world to create a new virus, not just China

When I get stressed, a patch of annoying red eczema appears on the inside of my upper right arm. The doctor gives me some cream to rub on it, but I also know that to stop it coming back I have to deal with the underlying problem. Too much […]

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Structural insights into the potential changes in receptor binding site found in the 1998-2018 influenza B/Yamagata hemagglutinin: A putative correlation between receptor binding site structural variability and seasonal infection.

Abstract Influenza B virus has two distinct lineages (Victoria and Yamagata) and are associated with seasonal influenza epidemics that cause respiratory illness. Influenza B hemagglutinin (HA) is a major surface glycoprotein with the receptor-binding site (RBS) primarily involved in viral pathogenesis. Generally, influenza B exclusively infects the human population […]

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