When the COVID-19 coronavirus hit American shores, there were testing issues and little was known about asymptomatic and alternatively symptomatic people. Now, Penn State University epidemiologists believe these factors led to an infection rate 80 times higher than originally estimated.
Is it possible to have COVID-19 coronavirus and not even know it? Yes. Of greater concern to scientists is what may be happening to those asymptomatic carriers and how many people they may be unwittingly infecting. The numbers may be higher than we previously imagined, according to a new study.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and numerous other public health experts told us that lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were the best path to mitigation for COVID-19 coronavirus. But did they consider the health risks of those lockdowns. A new study reveals an unintended consequence: higher childhood obesity rates.
Most research into COVID-19 coronavirus is focused on what it is and how to stop it. Virtually all of that research was on live subjects. Now, a team at The Mount Sinai Hospital is looking at the dead to help them better understand COVID-19’s broad impact on the human body.
During the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there has been some controversy around the wearing of masks or face coverings. We were alternately told to wear them and not wear them. But does wearing a face covering reduce transmission of the virus? A new study seeks to answer that question.
Polls of Americans show that many don’t trust the reporting of the number of COVID-19 deaths in the US. Stories continue to appear about suicides and murders being reported as COVID deaths. Now, it appears that news out of Colorado may back up those suspicious of inaccurate death counts.
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.