Media reports about COVID-19 coronavirus would lead you to believe that after 6 months, we know nothing about it and are doomed. But that’s not the case. We know quite a bit about this virus, how it behaves and how to treat it, and we learn more every day.
COVID-19 coronavirus infections and deaths worldwide have left serious and lasting damage in their wake. But one aspect of that damage may far outlast the pandemic. Millions around the globe are suffering debilitating psychological disorders that may last for many years to come.
By now you’ve been bombarded with news headlines about the “grave danger” to children posed by COVID-19 coronavirus. Reports of “unusual” illnesses related to the virus are swirling, too. But what is the real risk that your children might be killed or left damaged by COVID-19?
Rumors abound about how long COVID-19 coronavirus can survive on various surfaces. One media story said the virus survives for 3 to 4 days on your kitchen counter. Thankfully, real science has provided real evidence. It’s also told us something about your smartphone you may not want to hear.
While the argument rages on about when and how to reopen the American economy, many experts think one statistic may be more important than the case count or number of deaths. The number of recovered COVID-19 patients may be key to safely reopening society, according to a new scientific model.
COVID-19 coronavirus has had a brutal impact on much of the world. But in two southeast Asian zoos, one group of residents is taking it all in stride. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say, waddling around like they own the place!
Worldwide, travel bans have been implemented to try and stem the tide of COVID-19 coronavirus. Here in the US, Democrat lawmakers heaped scorn on President Trump for his travel bans, calling them racist and xenophobic. Now, a Stanford University study says they have saved millions from infection and death.
A newly identified monoclonal antibody may be the key to developing a safe and highly effective treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies were once thought to be the “magic bullet” in treating disease. Now, they might be a powerful weapon against a dangerous pathogen.
Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections and conditions including influenza, tuberculosis and even childhood asthma. But can vitamin D help fight off COVID-19 coronavirus? And if you do get infected, can adequate vitamin D levels reduce the severity of symptoms?
Fox News and some other news outlets have been criticized and accused of misleading the public recently. They reported that US hospitals get paid more for Medicare patients listed as COVID-19 patients and three times as much for virus patients on a ventilator. Is it true?