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Why COVID-19 hits men harder than women

When it comes to surviving critical cases of COVID-19, it appears that men draw the short straw. Initial reports from ...
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‘Long-haulers’ suffer from debilitating COVID-19 symptoms months after infection – and doctors can’t figure out why

Doctors "don't understand" why some formerly healthy people can have coronavirus symptoms that linger for many weeks or even months, emergency care ...
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Viewpoint: Media focus on COVID-19 deaths ignores lasting impact of ‘calamitous pandemic’

The media regularly reports about deaths from COVID-19 as if that is the whole story. But it's not. COVID-19 doesn't ...
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‘Immunological dark matter’: Is this why some people have a pre-existing immunity to COVID-19?

More than half a million people have died from COVID-19 globally. It is a major tragedy, but perhaps not on the ...
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Podcast: From the Black Death to COVID-19—Investigating the ancient war between genes and disease

Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, from the Black Death ...
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‘A huge amount of wasted effort’: Most COVID-19 studies too small to yield real results

1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 [have been designed] since the start of January ...
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The human protein that might explain who’s most at risk from Covid-19

The earliest clinical data out of China showed that some [COVID-19 patients] consistently fared worse than others, notably men, the ...
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Who are COVID-19 ‘super spreaders’ and how do they transmit the virus so widely

Growing evidence shows most infected people aren’t spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on ...
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Podcast: Europe suspends GMO rules to speed COVID vaccine; genes and coronavirus; Keto diet fights Alzheimer’s?

Europe has suspended some of its oppressive GMO regulations to speed development of a COVID-19 vaccine, drawing accusations of hypocrisy ...
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The novel coronavirus is a random murderer

Six months into a pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 people globally, scientists are still trying to understand the ...
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‘Desperation is not a strategy’: Slew of low quality studies clouds picture of how to confront COVID-19

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research ...
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In your genes? DNA holds clues about how you will fare when exposed to coronavirus

Although the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus causing COVID-19, has slowed in many places that have successfully “flattened the curve”, ...
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‘It’s not premature to plan’: Deciding who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

The new coronavirus’ disproportionate toll on the elderly could put them at the front of the line [for a vaccine] ...
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Mystery inflammation syndrome connected to COVID-19 in children results in brain damage

[Children with COVID-19] can suffer everything from headaches to muscle weakness, along with visible signs of damage to the brain ...
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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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‘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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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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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 ...