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.
Some US states are planning to reopen their economies after 6 or more weeks of being shut down. Some fear COVID-19 will return if this happens. A new online model may help them predict how social distancing will impact the spread of the virus during reopening.
COVID-19 coronavirus has killed hundreds of thousands of people, sickened millions and crippled the word economy since emerging from Wuhan, China in 2019. Now a team at UNC Chapel Hill is undertaking a massive review of all available research data to find a way to beat it.
Part of the challenge of the COVID-19 coronavirus has been the difficulty in locating the origins of each genetic variation, or strain, of the virus. Without understanding which strains are active, it’s harder to know for sure if the worst has passed and how best to combat the virus.
The Chinese government claimed that the Wuhan coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, originated in bats sold at Wuhan’s “wet market.” The World Health Organization obediently parroted that claim. According to new genomic analysis, both were wrong.
Doctors, nurses and medical professionals all over the world are working long hours diagnosing and treating COVID-19 coronavirus patients. Their choices are being made based on rapidly developing scientific evidence. Could that evidence essentially be “bad intel?”
We know that people with certain comorbidities like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, as well as older people, are at higher risk of dying from COVID-19. It wasn’t believed, however, that those with COVID-19 might also have other respiratory illnesses like influenza, rhinovirus or adenovirus. New research indicates differently.
Many Americans, including many parents, believe cannabis – marijuana – to be a more benign alternative to other substances, causing few negative side effects and little harm to the body’s systems. But as research continues onto cannabis, we’re learning the truth – and it seems to be getting uglier.
To stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, a majority of people around the world have been told to stay at home. Even without your gym or health club, you can still take advantage of a huge immune system booster. Regular exercise helps boost your immunity and keep you healthy.