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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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

DeAgostini/Getty Images An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to […]

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How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

The coronavirus particle has a crown of spikes on its surface. Editor’s note: This article was revised on April 30 with the latest information on COVID-19. Since the new coronavirus was first discovered in January, many people have compared […]

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Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Neurological Symptoms. Here’s What You Need to Know

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, we are starting to see an increasing number of reports of neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast […]

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Coronavirus: What Is the Risk for Asthma Patients?

By Alexander Freund Elderly people or people with previous illnesses are considered a special risk group in the current COVID-19 pandemic. And since the aggressive SARS-CoV-2 virus primarily affects the lungs, many asthma patients are afraid they might have […]

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COVID-19 survivors may face ‘significant neuropsychiatric burden,’ experts suggest

Individuals who recover from COVID-19 infection may experience a significant neuropsychiatric burden long after the current pandemic, according to authors of a review article published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Thus, researchers should conduct prospective neuropsychiatric and neuroimmune monitoring […]

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What Is a Cytokine Storm?

As Covid-19 cases fill the hospitals, among the sickest and most likely to die are those whose bodies react in a signature, catastrophic way. Immune cells flood and attack the lungs they should be protecting. Blood vessels leak; the blood itself clots. Blood pressure plummets and organs start to […]

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FEMA Predicted Pandemic Effects Last Summer

A portable FEMA cot at a temporary medical facility in a gym at Southern New Hampshire University. In a remarkably prophetic report last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency accurately predicted that a nationwide pandemic would result in a shortage of medical supplies, hospitals would be overwhelmed and the […]

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Study further characterizes critical illness in COVID-19

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has offered further characterization of critically ill patients with COVID-19 who received treatment in the Seattle region. This case series adds to data from a single-center study , which was previously published in JAMA , describing initial characteristics […]

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Why Everything Is Closing For Coronavirus: It’s Called ‘Flattening The Curve’

Closing areas like parks is an essential part of the social distancing needed to slow the COVID-19 … [+] When organizers cancelled SXSW —the huge music/film/tech/education festival-conference that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Austin, Texas every March—it was only a matter of time before the other dominoes […]

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