COVID-19
The Latest: UN chief says pandemic worsens Sahel security  ABC NEWS · 9 minutes
The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has compounded “the dire humanitarian and security situations” in Mali and Africa’s Sahel region more
Assessing the integrity of remdesivir clinical trial during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 minutes
As acknowledged in the first remdesivir double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing treatment for COVID-19 recently published in Lancet (Wang, et al., April 29, 2020), a statistician at Rutgers... more
Asia Today: 39 new cases in S. Korea; China defends record  ABC NEWS · 40 minutes
South Korea has reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus as infections continued to spike after rigid social distancing rules were relaxed more
Designing a prototype spike protein vaccine for SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 41 minutes
A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the development of a prototype vaccine containing multiple antigenic sites, based on the spike protein of the severe acute... more
The Latest: 39 new virus cases in South Korea, most in Seoul  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
South Korea has reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections in... more
Comparing genomes to understand how mutations affect the COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Now, a new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Center for Computational Biology, Flatiron Institute and published online on the bioRxiv preprint server... more
SARS-CoV-2 gene deletions may cause milder infections and increase human-to-human transmission  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
In their recent paper released on the bioRxiv preprint server, a research group from Spain demonstrated how genome changes and deletions in severe acute respiratory syndrome... more
Scientists aim to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National... more
Alpaca-derived antiviral agent neutralizes SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Researchers at Karolinska University Hospital and the University of Cape Town have identified an antibody fragment that targets the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein and potently neutralizes the virus. more
Mexico leader urges calm after jump in reported COVID deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging the country to remain calm as Mexico registers the second straight day ofescalating coronavirus death numbers rivaling those coming out... more
The Latest: China reports 5 new coronavirus cases, no deaths  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
China is reporting five new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought by Chinese citizens from outside the country more
Universal preoperative screening of pediatric patients for COVID-19 improves safety  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Universally screening pediatric patients for COVID-19 before they undergo surgical procedures has allowed hospitals to improve safety by identifying all patients who test positive for the virus, half... more
The Latest: 2nd prison worker with coronavirus dies in Calif  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Officials in California say a second state prison employee has died after testing positive for the coronavirus more
Potential new immunotherapy for critical COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Researchers at the Chongqing Medical University in China have identified a cytokine that could serve as a potential candidate for treating patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). more
Authors Retract Hydroxychloroquine Study, Citing Concern Over Data  NPR · 4 hours
A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in... more
The Latest: California gov fears virus spread amid protests  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s concerned about the spread of coronavirus as thousands of people gather for protests against police brutality across the state more
The Latest: Wisconsin's World Dairy Expo canceled amid virus  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Organizers of the World Dairy Expo in Madison have canceled this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Storm season adds to pandemic worries for Mexico, C. America  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Authorities in Mexico and Central America are putting their plans for dealing with the hurricane season amid the coronavirus pandemic into action more
Two elite medical journals retract coronavirus papers over data integrity questions  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Mysterious company Surgisphere declined to provide access to hospital data used to evaluate drugs in COVID-19 patients more
Cuomo: Protesters have 'civic duty' to get virus tested  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus more
Prominent study showing harm from hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients is retracted  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 hours
The study was withdrawn over concerns about the study's data, which was provided by an obscure U.S. analytics company called Surgisphere. more
The Latest: Disney World to open with no parades, fireworks  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
When Walt Disney World reopens next month for the first time since it closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there will be no parades, fireworks... more
Vegas, baby! Casinos reopen after long coronavirus closure  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Mask use was spotty among customers as casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada reopened Thursday for the first time since March more
Asia-Pacific satellite operators still assessing pandemic’s market impacts  SPACE NEWS · 7 hours
Three months after the coronavirus pandemic brought large swaths of the global economy to a near halt, Asia-Pacific satellite operators... more
Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report more
The Latest: Family of virus victims attend Seville funeral  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Over 500 family members of victims of the COVID-19 virus have attended a funeral Mass at Seville’s Cathedral more
The Latest: Arizona death toll approaches 1,000  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Arizona has registered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 associated deaths as infections continue to climb in the state more
New initiative to determine extent of COVID-19 infections in Virginia  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
UVA Health has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health and other hospitals around the state to determine how many Virginians have been infected with COVID-19 - and... more
Efforts to curb congenital syphilis falter in COVID’s shadow  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
U.S. public health officials are closer to identifying a road map for curbing the rising rates of syphilis infections in newborn babies, but with so many resources diverted to stopping... more
The Latest: US requires virus test data to include race, sex  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
The U.S. government is requiring the collection of additional demographic details from people tested for COVID-19, including their sex, age, race and ethnicity more
Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virus  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
A second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms more
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Protests and the pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Following the death of George Floyd while in custody in Minneapolis, protests have mushroomed around the U.S. to decry police violence, raising concerns among public health officials about the potential for further... more
The Latest: UK official ill in Parliament tests negative  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
British Business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for the coronavirus after he fell ill while making a speech in the House of Commons more
Mexican president urges calm after jump in reported deaths  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has asked the country to remain calm after health officials announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths, a figure that was more than double... more
SOFIA preparing to resume flights after being grounded by pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
A NASA airborne astronomy observatory that has been grounded for nearly three months by the coronavirus... more
Coronavirus linked to stroke in otherwise healthy young people  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy. more
New Zealanders' attitudes changed after pandemic lockdown  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
In the first few weeks of the lockdown of New Zealand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents reported a slight increase in mental distress but higher levels of confidence in the government, science... more
A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19. more
Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Missouri's top health official says no additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial... more
Psychological distress has increased among US adults during COVID-19, shows survey  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A new survey conducted during the pandemic by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins... more
Hydroxychloroquine not able to prevent development of COVID-19, UMN trial shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Today, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the post-exposure prevention of COVID-19. more
Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral... more
Pandemic-fueled job losses exacerbating preexisting inequalities among workers  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The sharp spike in job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic were disproportionately concentrated in lower-paying occupations and industries, with the most acute impact felt among women, minorities, younger workers and less-educated... more
Nothing changes: Lockdown gender gap remains firm  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
While the world has been thrown into chaos by COVID-19, gender inequality has survived the pandemic intact, according to a report from Oxford's Department of Sociology, with women still carrying out most housework and... more
The Latest: Virus in pregnant refugee quarantines Greek camp  ABC NEWS · 13 hours
 Authorities in northern Greece have placed a refugee camp with about 1,500 residents under a 14-day quarantine after a pregnant Syrian woman living there tested positive for the coronavirus more
Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have joined forces with a research team at Stanford to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19. more
Slow response to coronavirus led to unnecessary deaths in UK prisons, says expert  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
The government's slow response to recognize the impact of coronavirus on UK prisons has led to unnecessary deaths amongst its population, according... more
COVID-19 can increase stroke risk in young healthy people  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Young patients with no risk factors for stroke may have an increased risk if they have contracted COVID-19, whether or not they are showing symptoms of the disease. more
Trial shows hydroxychloroquine has no benefit over placebo in preventing COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Today, researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the post-exposure prevention of COVID-19. more
Research supports cautious re-opening of schools  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
The gradual reopening of schools, starting with primary schools, is unlikely to lead to a second wave of infection, according to new mathematical modelling of the COVID-19 outbreak from University of Warwick researchers, but we should... more
The Latest: Brazil reports highest 1-day virus death toll  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Brazil has reported another 1,349 COVID-19 deaths, the largest 24-hour increase to the country’s coronavirus death toll since its outbreak began more
Study finds political bias skews perceptions of verifiable fact  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Politics has seeped into every corner of our lives. Even announcements once thought above rank partisanship, such as states letting voters mail their ballots this fall and the death toll... more
How African feminists are helping to sustain peace in a pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, African feminists have been essential in responding with care to the challenges facing their communities. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in... more
The Latest: Pakistan's hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
Doctors at hospitals in Pakistan are bracing for a surge of COVID-19 patients as the country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed the number in neighboring China more
Work resumes in support of stockpile modernization  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
The effort to resume hands-on work in support of stockpile modernization programs reached a major milestone May 7 with the successful execution of a focused experiment at the High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF) at... more
Could manufacturing aid Australia's economic recovery?  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Following a federal government call for the reignition of domestic industrial activity, University of Sydney experts comment on the role of advanced manufacturing and boosting the digital workforce in Australia's post-coronavirus economy. more
The Latest: German car sales down despite open showrooms  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Germany’s auto industry says car sales in the country remained very weak in May despite the reopening of showrooms and the easing of other coronavirus restrictions more
Study proposes new strategies for social distancing  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Lifting the lockdown in favor of strategic distancing, could lead to improved compliance with official recommendations and 'keep the curve' flat, in terms of COVID-19 infections, according to a report today from Oxford researchers. more
Immune responsive nanoparticles for COVID-19 vaccine delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Analytik reports how the renowned Quadram Institute has invested in a ZetaView Nanoparticle Tracking Analyser to help them develop a new approach for vaccine delivery based on engineering the natural ability of resident gut... more
NIH Director Hopes For At Least 1 Safe And Effective Vaccine By Year's End  NPR · 18 hours
Dr. Francis Collins says some candidates for a coronavirus vaccine will be ready to start large-scale human trials as early... more
Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump  ABC NEWS · 19 hours
The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus more
Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush. more
World’s first study of potential antibody therapy to fight COVID-19 begins in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Eli Lilly and Company today announced patients have been dosed in the world’s first study of a potential antibody treatment designed to... more
GlobalData: Nearly 83.5% of orthopedic procedures estimated to be delayed in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Nearly 83.5% of all the orthopedic procedures performed in the US are estimated to be delayed, postponed or canceled due to COVID-19,... more
COVID-19 pandemic may cause long-term effects and increase healthcare costs, says GlobalData  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
As many COVID-19 patients may experience long-term complications from the illness such as intensive care unit delirium, post-traumatic stress disorder, lung damage, heart damage... more
New TILDA study highlights the internet habits and behaviors of older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and dramatically changed how people interact, moving work and social communication online. Use of the internet to stay connected,... more
Protein markers could help predict how ill a COVID-19 patient will become  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified 27 protein biomarkers that could be used to predict whether a... more
Pre-clinical data for Celltrion’s antiviral antibody treatment shows 100-fold reduction in viral load of SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Celltrion Group today announced positive pre-clinical results for its COVID-19 antiviral antibody treatment, with data demonstrating a 100-fold... more
The Latest: Pakistan, India coronavirus cases, deaths spike  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Pakistan has reported a record single-day spike in coronavirus-related deaths with 82 new fatalities and 4,688 cases more
An approach for caring patients in COVID-19 units  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Toronto and Spanish physicians describe in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) an approach to create dedicated COVID-19 patient units, infection control protocols and care teams to help other hospitals safely care for... more
27 protein biomarkers predict COVID-19 severity in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Some patients infected with the novel coronavirus may experience only mild symptoms, while others may need medical care due to severe illness. People who are at a high risk of developing severe... more
COVID‐19 epidemics could be seasonal, peaking during the cold season  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Now, a new study shows the link between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which means that outbreaks may... more
Avoiding 'air hunger' and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors... more
Las Vegas reopening from coronavirus casino closure  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada more
Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A recent research letter published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 evaluates the risk factors that may lead to higher... more
Physiotherapy can play key role in safeguarding mental health during and beyond COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, released to support and safeguard the mental health of Australians during and beyond... more
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ RNAdvance Viral XP kit listed for use in EUA-authorized COVID-19 testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced RNAdvance Viral XP has been added to the list of acceptable extraction... more
New mobile app can help the severity of COVID-19 cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. more
GlobalData: India has relatively low COVID-19 average case fatality rate despite surge in cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
With a total of nearly 200,000 confirmed cases and over 5,500 deaths reported due to COVID-19 in the past three... more
Health care providers urged to stop hydroxycholoroquine use for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The sacred oath taken by physicians during graduation from medical school to "First do no harm," the first words of the Hippocratic Oath, provides a strong impetus for... more
Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The COVID-19 pandemic that began in late December 2019 has spread to over 188 countries and territories, causing over 6.5 million cases and 385,000 deaths. With... more
People with sight loss are greatly affected by Covid-19 pandemic, survey shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the... more
How COVID-19 affects people with Down Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study published in June 2020 on the preprint online server medRxiv reports on the increased risk of COVID-19 in Down Syndrome (DS) and certain characteristic features that are found in this population... more
Better patient identification could help fight the coronavirus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In a new commentary, experts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental to stem the tide of the current pandemic and allow for fast action... more
The Latest: South Korea confirms 39 more coronavirus cases  ABC NEWS · 1 day
South Korea has confirmed 39 additional cases of the coronavirus, all but three of them reported in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area as authorities are struggling to contain a... more
Genetic variations linked to COVID-19 severity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new report by researchers from Thailand's Mahidol University and published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reports that the clinical severity of COVID-19 may be linked to the genetic makeup of the patient... more
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