It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

It turns out seniors are both more vulnerable to COVID and can handle quarantines better

Stories abound of many older Americans handling the pandemic with the kind of resilience and aplomb my mother showed... My ...
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World War I now linked to 5-year frigid period that likely intensified Spanish flu that infected one-third of the world

During the [1918] influenza pandemic, about one-third of the world was infected and at least 50 million died. But why was the ...
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COVID spikes surge in search for birth parents and disconnected relatives

[Krystal] Myers, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island with her mother, and still lives near there. When she was ...
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A cup of coffee a day keeps colorectal cancer away

Drinking one to four or more cups of coffee a day may help people with advanced colorectal cancer live longer ...
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Video: Breaking the COVID genetic code: How genetic data revealed a secret coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus mutates as it moves through its victims. Infectious particles swabbed from a patient’s nose carry small but distinctive differences ...
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With concerns rising that Trump was conspiring to end run FDA vaccine standards, White House reverses decision to block release after the agency ignored the president and published them anyway

The White House on [October 6] approved tough new standards for coronavirus vaccines after weeks of delay, but only after the ...
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Chilling news from Italy’s COVID epicenter: 5 months after infection, half of survivors still suffer symptoms

Six months ago, Bergamo was a startling warning sign of the virus’s fury, a city where sirens rang through the night and ...
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Easy-to-administer single shot COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson in final phase testing

[An] experimental vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is the fourth vaccine to enter the large, Phase 3 ...
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Ostrich Paradox: How our inability to process risk is crippling responses to COVID

The question is… Why do some take the threat of the virus more seriously than others? Your risk of contracting ...
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Geopolitical COVID challenge: China and Russia providing not-fully-vetted vaccines, targeting the Middle East

China's Sinopharm announced [September 14] that it would provide emergency doses of one of its two trial vaccines to the ...
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CDC guidance in turmoil over conflicting evidence whether COVID can be transmitted through the air over longer distances

[On Monday, September 21,] the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention edited its Web page describing how the novel coronavirus spreads, ...
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Poop detection is the latest ‘cutting-edge’ test to protect returning college students from COVID

The [University of Arizona] is regularly screening the sewage from each dorm, searching for traces of the virus. On [September ...
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Meet the scientists who research mosquitoes by feeding them their own blood

The colony was picky — it wouldn’t feed on anesthetized mice or drink from a container covered with a membrane ...
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Trump won’t join cooperative global effort to develop and distribute COVID vaccines because of his opposition to WHO

More than 170 countries are in talks to participate in the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) Facility, which aims to speed vaccine ...
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Science checking Trump’s touted convalescent plasma COVID treatment

President Trump announced [August 23] that he had helped break through a regulatory “logjam” to grant emergency authorization of convalescent ...
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Will schools maintain immunization requirements as vaccination rates plunge?

[E]ven as the coronavirus dominates concerns of parents and school leaders, the dwindling rates of routine childhood vaccinations are quietly ...
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‘Like, wow’!: 3-D ultrasound images allow blind parents ‘glimpse’ at their newborn’s face

[S]ophisticated technology allows [blind parents] to “see” their little ones before they are born by creating a 3-D image to ...
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FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn: ‘Decisions about approving vaccines will be based solely on good science’

The framework in the United States to support a covid-19 vaccine is now in place. Testing is underway and manufacturing ...
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97,000 school-age children tested positive for COVID-19 in late July — most had no or mild symptoms

Pictures of packed school hallways in Georgia and news of positive tests on the first day of classes in Indiana ...