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Video: How can we figure out the real fatality rate of COVID-19 and how lethal it is?

Dr. Wessam Atif breaks down what we do and don't know about the worldwide death rate, or case fatality rate, ...
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Viewpoint: Beware a fraudulent ‘October vaccine surprise’ as Trump maneuvers to win re-election

Oct. 23, 2020, 9 a.m., with 10 days before the election, Fox New releases a poll showing President Trump trailing ...
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‘A misunderstanding’: WHO backtracks on claim that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is ‘very rare’

The World Health Organization held a press conference on Tuesday [June 9] to clarify a surprising announcement it made a ...
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Some COVID-19 survivors may never regain taste or smell, doctors say

Clinicians racing to understand the novel disease are starting to discern an unusual trend: one common symptom—the loss of smell ...
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The problem with winter: Indoor heating creates an easy pathway for coronavirus to spread

It is obvious that in winter, indoor heating causes a difference between indoor and outdoor temperature. But what we are ...
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‘It’s been so chaotic’: US government ‘Operation Warp Speed’ may not be focusing on developing the most promising COVID-19 vaccines

When the news broke [June 3] that Operation Warp Speed had selected five experimental COVID-19 vaccines to fast-track through testing ...
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COVID-19 vaccines unlikely to be ‘cure-alls’. That might not be such a bad thing

With a little luck and a lot of science, the world might in the not-too-distant future get vaccines against Covid-19 ...
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Coronavirus antibodies from GMO cows set for summer clinical trials

The latest recruits in the fight against COVID-19 are munching hay in a South Dakota barn. A biotech company has ...
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How a rare bird and the coronavirus remind us that our safety depends on science—not wishful thinking

There are worse places to spend a COVID-19 lockdown than next to a sanctuary with one of the world’s rarest ...
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Could COVID-19 cause wives to cheat? How pandemics affect sexual desire

The coronavirus has impacted society and affected our behaviour in many ways from an increase in our use of social ...
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‘A new way of life’: UK launches COVID-19 contact tracing system with voluntary self-isolation

A test-and-trace system to find and isolate people who come into contact with coronavirus will be launched in the U.K ...
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Intriguing links between blood types and COVID-19 outcomes

Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill? Geneticists have been ...
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On second thought: Sweden’s top epidemiologist says nation should have done more to slow COVID-19

For months, the world has watched Sweden's light-touch approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, wondering whether it was genius or ...
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Hydroxychloroquine found ‘no better than placebo pills’ in preventing COVID-19 in high risk people, New England Journal of Medicine study finds

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, ...
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Lancet medical journal retracts much-questioned COVID-19 ‘observational study’ that raised safety alarms about hydroxychloroquine

The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on [June 4] retracted an influential study that raised alarms about ...
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Sewage monitoring could give early warning of fresh coronavirus outbreaks

Scientists in Spain are expecting to begin regularly analyzing sewage for traces of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, The Scientist ...
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Herd immunity alone isn’t enough to save us. Why a vaccine is critical

[G]etting to herd immunity without a vaccine isn’t as simple as the idea itself. A number of variables can affect ...
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Viewpoint: Sweden’s unique approach to COVID-19 containment has failed

There was a familiar refrain from political commentators on certain corners of the internet in the early days of the ...
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US hospitals have ‘pulled way back’ on hydroxychloroquine use after studies identify safety risks

U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald ...
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Rethinking COVID-19 school restrictions: Few cases, almost no fatalities and no documented incidents of child-to-adult transmission

As lockdown restrictions ease, a critical question looms: When do we reopen schools? Parents and others weighing covid-19′s risk to ...
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Top 5 most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates

More than 100 vaccine efforts are currently underway in the global push to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ...
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Analysis: Is COVID-19 a blessing or a curse to Africa?

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has left no corner of the world untouched. Since the first case of the disease was ...
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Why all the COVID-induced blood clots, strokes and heart attacks? The coronavirus may be a blood vessel disease rather than a respiratory affliction

In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially ...
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Is hydroxychloroquine useless and dangerous, or not? Major study released last week dissing therapy now under scrutiny

Does President Trump’s favored coronavirus treatment, the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, make you more likely to die of Covid-19? That was ...
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‘Cognitive technologies’: Automated supply chains could alleviate pandemic-fueled food shortages

As the coronavirus crisis takes a massive toll on global markets, officials are increasingly raising alarms about the food supply ...
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COVID-19 hit the US as early as January, CDC analysis suggests

How early did local transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus begin in the United States? For the second time [recently], scientists ...
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Adverse reactions in COVID-19 vaccine trial illustrates rocky road to developing therapies for diverse populations

Patients in clinical trials are usually faceless. But as the experimental Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Moderna Therapeutics has begun ...
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Coronavirus rekindles age-old debate: Should human genes be patentable?

The sudden surge in the demand for a vaccine has seen the biotechnology industry rush to innovation and testing, which, ...