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Coronavirus can remain viable on everyday surfaces for up to 3 days. Here’s how to protect yourself

Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do ...
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FDA approves rapid blood test for coronavirus antibodies. Could help determine who has ‘some’ immunity.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new test for coronavirus antibodies, the first for use in the ...
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Racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, using technologies both old and new

The need to rapidly develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 comes at a time of explosion in basic scientific understanding, including ...
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‘Virtual dating’ and how the coronavirus is changing the romantic landscape

Welcome to dating and sex during the coronavirus pandemic. Dating apps have struggled; after all, the whole point of dating ...
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Dealing with ‘confusing directives’, US doctors seek coronavirus advice from Chinese counterparts

Now, fed up with what they see as inadequate and confusing directives from public health authorities, many physicians are trying ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-vaccine, anti-GMO groups use coronavirus outbreak to stir unfounded 5G-cancer fears

Leave it to science denialists to exploit a global crisis and tragedy to spread health hysteria. As the world struggles ...
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How long are you infectious? COVID-19 patients struggle to find an answer

Reyhan Harmanci is feeling better. After cycling through an illness she thinks was COVID-19, with headache, fever, and nausea, her ...
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Coronavirus might push us towards a more automated society

There’s plenty of hope and opportunity to be found in this crisis. Peter Xing, a keynote speaker and writer on ...
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Infographic: Buying time: What we gain from strong coronavirus measures, including suppression strategies

Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak ...
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How America’s obesity epidemic could exacerbate deadly impact of coronavirus

With businesses facing bankruptcy, schools closed and sports events canceled, President Trump and others have now asked: Is the cure ...
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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna turns lab into coronavirus test center

A team of academic and industry researchers led by Jennifer Doudna, the researcher best known for her role in the ...
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Timing ‘couldn’t have been worse’: Why travel restrictions didn’t prevent a coronavirus pandemic

The most extensive travel restrictions to stop an outbreak in human history haven’t been enough. We analyzed the movements of ...
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‘Sophie’s Choice’ in the time of coronavirus: Deciding who gets the ventilator

Three otherwise healthy patients go to the emergency department with severe acute respiratory failure. Only one ventilator, required to sustain ...
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‘Nothingburger of a paper’ and why we still don’t know if anti-malarial drugs work against the coronavirus

Last week, I wrote about an experimental treatment for COVID-19 that repurposes old drugs. One version of the treatment uses ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech activist Vandana Shiva says GMO soy caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s why she’s wrong

In recent months, quacks and charlatans of all kinds have been rubbing their hands with glee, as a novel coronavirus ...
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Podcast: Science writer Michael Specter on what you should know about the coronavirus, food security and GMOs

Science writer, New Yorker contributor and author of the book Denialism Michael Specter joins Felix Salmon on the Slate Money ...
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Viewpoint: World Health Organization, China must be held accountable for ‘recklessly managing’ coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) [March 11] finally declared the coronavirus from China that rapidly spread across the world a pandemic ...
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Coronavirus may survive longer than expected on uncleaned surfaces

The news: There were still traces of coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after it emptied of passengers, according to a ...
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Getting past the coronavirus: ‘A road map to reopening’ by the American Enterprise Institute

Executive Summary This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It ...
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What’s ‘race’ got to do with it? Most of sub-Saharan Africa emerges as coronavirus ‘cold spot’, which may offer clues to finding COVID-19 vaccine

Do diseases discriminate on the basis of 'race'—or their genetic population, using more precise terminology? On the surface, this may ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus and food safety; debunking the ‘Dirty Dozen’; COVID-19 cure worse than the disease?

As the world takes unprecedented measures to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, some commentators argue 'the cure is worse than the ...
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COVID crisis captivates conspiracy theorists

In the face of a global catastrophe like COVID-19, it’s only natural that frightened, anxious people try to ascribe blame ...
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There are 7 coronaviruses that infect humans. Here’s what makes SARS-CoV-2 so dangerous

SARS-CoV-2 is not the flu. It causes a disease with different symptoms, spreads and kills more readily, and belongs to a completely ...
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Warm weather won’t solve COVID-19 pandemic by itself

Many infectious diseases wax and wane with the changing months. Some, like flu, spike when the weather turns cold, while others, ...
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Video: Biohackers take coronavirus vaccine into their own hands

A collective of biohackers has begun circulating a document proposing a plan to create, test, and distribute a vaccine to battle SARS-CoV-2 ...
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Can herd immunity—and coronavirus-immunity registries—help us restart the economy?

Coronavirus spreads rapidly. One person typically infects two or three other people, who then infect two or three others and ...
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How do you ‘boost’ your body’s immune function in the fight against the coronavirus? Answer: You can’t

The short answer to the question – how do you boost your immune system – is that you can’t. The ...
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Losing sense of taste and smell could be ‘early warning sign’ of coronavirus infection

Nearly two weeks ago, Alessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working as a consultant in Bologna, Italy, was mowing the grass in his ...