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Structural discrimination: COVID-19 illuminates healthcare inequalities for blacks

The disparities have long been documented. Black people are more likely than white people to die from cancer. They are ...
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COVID-19 can be passed from mother to fetus

[COVID-19] can be passed to fetuses and newborns, according to results of a small study released [July 9]. Just two ...
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Infographic: COVID-19 herd immunity threshold likely varies from region to region

[A] lot of nuance is involved in calculating exactly how much of the population needs to be immune [to COVID-19] ...
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Latest partisan flashpoint: Gap between rising confirmed coronavirus infections and relatively flat death rate

President Donald Trump has brushed off the coronavirus surge by emphasizing the lower death rate, saying that “99 percent of ...
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German-made vaccine likely ready by December, but BioNTech CEO says taming coronavirus might take a decade

Several hundred million doses [of a COVID-19 vaccine] could be produced even before approval, and over 1 billion by the ...
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‘Zombie cells’ infected with coronavirus sprout ‘ghoulish’ tentacles that reach out and hijack neighbors

Researchers exploring the interaction between the coronavirus and its hosts have discovered that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects a human ...
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Cytokine storms: This doctor hunting down a COVID-19 treatment the same way he cured his own rare disease

35-year-old associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine [David Fajgenbaum] leads the school's Center for Cytokine ...
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Big risk, big rewards: Betting on RNA to make cheaper, faster coronavirus vaccines

[A] promising — but unproven — new generation of vaccine technologies is based on deploying a tiny snip of genetic ...
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Crisis on the horizon? Nothing limits virus vaccine makers from charging exorbitant fees

[A] Covid-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it ...
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Testing negative for COVID-19 antibodies? Many people still have some protection against the virus

For every person testing positive for antibodies, two [people with negative tests] were found to have specific T-cells which identify ...
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The rich get safer? Developing countries likely last in line to get virus vaccine

Worldwide, about a dozen potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. While some could move into late-stage testing ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 invades the body, step by step

The newest coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has created a far deadlier pandemic in part because once it infects a person it can ...
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How does herd immunity work – and could it protect us from COVID-19?

Herd immunity is when a virus can no longer spread easily because enough people are immune to it. That lowers ...
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How will fall sports fare during the pandemic? Few remember the 1968 Hong Kong flu roiled football and basketball

A virus scything through locker rooms all over the East Coast, infecting the NBA’s most respected player, forcing one college ...
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COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu

Texas is just one of the states that has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases over recent weeks after relaxing ...
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Pandemic likely to lead to a global shortage of protein-rich foods with African and Asia hardest hit

A global shortage of protein-rich foods is expected this year due to COVID-19 and other factors, says a new report ...
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Why this COVID-19 spike is different: Current U.S. mutated version much more infectious than first wave virus but no more deadly

[A new COVID-19] mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any ...
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‘They let us down’: Botched COVID-19 response seriously shakes public confidence in the CDC

The C.D.C., long considered the world’s premier health agency, made early testing mistakes that contributed to a cascade of problems ...
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First COVID-19 vaccines on track to arrive late 2020, faster than thought possible

Three companies with funding from the US government—AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna—are on track to distribute the first commercial ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO groups push ‘natural’ COVID cures, deny pandemic-fighting biotech solutions

One of the primary arguments hurled at proponents of genetic engineering is that the crops, medicines and vaccines produced using ...
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Video: Is there an upside to soaring COVID-19 cases?

Most countries and models that have attempted to control COVID-19 situation have had one ultimate goal; trying to bring the ...
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Even with a vaccine, COVID-19 might be here to stay. Here’s what that means for society

It is a daunting proposition — a coronavirus-tinged world without a foreseeable end. But experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and ...
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Disturbing hallucinations and psychosis mysteriously plague some coronavirus patients

Nightmarish visions... plagued [Kim] Victory during her hospitalization this spring for severe respiratory failure caused by the coronavirus. They made ...
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Asymptomatic COVID-19 infections can still cause lung damage

Modern medicine rightly emphasises the importance of science. The focus, however, too often displaces our attention from the real point ...
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From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 affects the body long after the virus is gone

Because Covid-19 is a new disease, there are no studies about its long-term trajectory for those with more severe symptoms; ...
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FDA won’t approve a coronavirus vaccine unless there is ‘clearly demonstrated proof’ it’s effective

[A coronavirus vaccine must] be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing the disease [to be FDA ...
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Viewpoint: Reporting COVID-19 data is not ‘rocket science’ – yet US response has been a spectacular failure

Tragically, the United States, unable to match other countries’ response, has tallied the most cases and deaths in the world ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 mutated to infect the world

A change in the virus was appearing again and again. This mutation, associated with outbreaks in Europe and New York, ...