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Hydroxychloroquine trials halted after World Health Organization cites ‘significantly higher risk of death’ for COVID-19 patients

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported ...
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Accidental side effect: COVID-19 pandemic could give polio ‘a fresh start’

The world’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is closing in on 5 million. But an accidental side effect of ...
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With a COVID-19 vaccine only a distant possibility, a HIV containment-like strategy could be best option

Though many people are pinning their hopes on a COVID-19 vaccine, another option is available: preventive treatment. At a Senate ...
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Viewpoint: Believing that we’ll have a COVID-19 vaccine anytime soon is naive

The odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine by January are vanishingly small ...
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‘That’s not easy’: Figuring out who gets first shot at a coronavirus vaccine

Even if scientists do develop a safe, broadly effective vaccine, nobody knows how to give it to billions of people ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t simply test our way out of the coronavirus pandemic

In response to calls for Covid-19 testing of the entire U.S. population, several large universities, and even some employers, have ...
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Viewpoint: Only a tiny percentage of children face threat of severe coronavirus complications. That risk isn’t high enough to justify lockdowns

Horrific stories are emerging of children developing rashes, cardiac abnormalities and other inflammatory symptoms that are linked to the novel ...
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New coronavirus test problem: Not enough people seeking tests in some states

Four months into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, tests for the virus finally are becoming widely available, a crucial step toward ...
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Novavax launches human clinical trial on coronavirus vaccine in Australia

A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday [May 26] with hopes ...
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Infographic: 8 ways we can defeat the coronavirus

More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams in companies and universities across the world. Researchers ...
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Exploring coronavirus patient DNA for answers: Why are some people hurt worse than others?

Thousands of UK patients who have fallen ill with coronavirus will have their genomes read in a major study to ...
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How coronavirus wreaks havoc on the body, organ by organ

Covid-19 has confounded the expectations of doctors. Patients suffer from a bewildering variety of complications. They urinate blood, complain of ...
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Coronavirus survivors’ plasma offers ‘modest’ recovery boost for infected patients, small study suggests

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients ...
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Why evangelical Christians fear—and may reject—a coronavirus vaccine

“Of course,” [Evangelical Christian Laura Popham] said, she’s worried about contracting COVID-19. But she’s more worried about a possible vaccine ...
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We need a quick, cheap test for coronavirus antibodies. It also needs to be accurate

An inexpensive coronavirus test that millions of Americans could use at a pharmacy, in a workplace or even at home ...
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China’s latest outbreak sparks concerns over dangerous coronavirus mutations

Chinese doctors are seeing the coronavirus manifest differently among patients in its new cluster of cases in the northeast region ...
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Viewpoint: US government’s coronavirus response a ‘living nightmare’

It sounds like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has become completely dysfunctional. The Secretary, Dr. Azar (ex-lobbyist ...
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Understanding why the coronavirus can make some people so sick

Why is the coronavirus deadlier than the flu? ...
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First, we need a coronavirus vaccine. Then we need to figure out who gets it first

Several drugmakers that have been building up their capabilities to make coronavirus vaccines, have pledged to deliver millions of doses ...
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Infographic: From head to toe, coronavirus affects the body in unpredictable ways

Today, there is widespread recognition the novel coronavirus is far more unpredictable than a simple respiratory virus. Often it attacks ...
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African science steps up to COVID challenge

As the coronavirus spreads across Africa, launching a pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) warns could “smolder” for years, ...
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Nationwide coronavirus antibody test in Israel to assess herd immunity and vulnerability to 2nd wave

Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United ...
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What we can learn from Sweden’s controversial—and seemingly effective—coronavirus strategy

Life in lockdown is slowly becoming a rather grim norm for millions of citizens across the globe as the response ...
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Good news for a coronavirus vaccine: Human immune system offers robust response, study shows

Information about immunity to SARS-CoV-2, both in the context of COVID-19 disease pathogenesis and in the context of how to ...
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Coronavirus fears spur drop in childhood vaccinations and could lead to new measles outbreaks

Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of ...
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Can the coronavirus be transmitted sexually? Small study suggests it’s possible

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 could be transmitted through sexual intercourse, a new study has concluded, prompting fears of a new ...
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Banning Aaron Ginn: Social media sites censoring coronavirus critics who claim lockdown strategy lacks a ‘scientific basis’

Does a pandemic demand the strong medicine of censorship? Social-media companies seem to think so. They’re taking steps to control ...
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Coronavirus immunity passports could create a world of ‘us and them’. But here’s why they make sense

Dividing groups of people into “us” and “them” isn’t usually a good idea, but in the scary new world of ...