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.
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?
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.
Your mom had an awful lot of wisdom about how to strengthen your body to fight pathogens like COVID-19 coronavirus. Did she know she was preparing you for a pandemic when she admonished you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? Maybe. Hope you were listening.
We’ve heard a lot about how COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted and how it effects the body. We were introduced to medical terms like cytokine storm, hydroxychloroquine and viral shedding. But how does the virus do its work? How does it beat our defenses and attack respiratory tissue
People are terrified that COVID-19 coronavirus is lurking on every surface they touch. As a result, they’re pouring gallons of hand sanitizer on themselves and using often toxic cleaning and sanitizing products on every surface around them. The result? Poison reports are spiking.
As America and the world shelter at home and maintain physical distancing to try and beat COVID-19 coronavirus, some are wondering if the cure is worse than the disease. While that’s debatable, one thing isn’t. Social distancing is creating mental health issues that experts failed to foresee.