Upto 25% people infected with coronavirus may not show symptoms, warns CDC as it reviews use of masks
Upto 25% people infected with coronavirus may not show symptoms, warns CDC as it reviews use of masks

CDC is reviewing its guidelines on the use of face masks that currently says only those who are sick and those who are taking care of them should wear masks

WHO changes its tune on video games: Now says playing them will help you stay social during lockdown
WHO changes its tune on video games: Now says playing them will help you stay social during lockdown

The pandemic has prompted WHO to change its stance: from labeling addictive gaming as a mental health disorder to promoting it in a bid to keep people home and safe

Cats can get coronavirus and infect each other but pet owners need not panic, finds study
Cats can get coronavirus and infect each other but pet owners need not panic, finds study

Pet owners should not panic as there is no evidence they can spread it to humans. The study was conducted based on lab experiments. It is not representative of real-life interactions between people and their pets

Netflix's 'Pandemic' doctor says he's found potential cure for coronavirus using antibodies that killed SARS virus
Netflix's 'Pandemic' doctor says he's found potential cure for coronavirus using antibodies that killed SARS virus

Dr Glanville, who runs a San Francisco-based therapeutic company Centivax, says his team has developed ultra-potent antibodies capable of fighting the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Does the amount of virus one gets infected with affect severity of the disease?
COVID-19: Does the amount of virus one gets infected with affect severity of the disease?

While scientists are divided on this subject currently, a new study has found a strong link between disease severity and the amount of virus present in the nose

Can AI help diagnose COVID-19? After testing waters in China, tech company eyes US hospitals
Can AI help diagnose COVID-19? After testing waters in China, tech company eyes US hospitals

The technology is being used to detect COVID-19 in hospitals across China and Russia. But some doctors are not convinced they are effective

Coronavirus intelligence failure is worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11, says expert slamming Trump government
Coronavirus intelligence failure is worse than Pearl Harbor and 9/11, says expert slamming Trump government

For years, US intelligence agencies have been warning about the increasing risks of a global outbreak with pandemic potential

Coronavirus: World waits for number of infected to surge after China buckles and will report asymptomatic cases
Coronavirus: World waits for number of infected to surge after China buckles and will report asymptomatic cases

This move comes amid allegations of cover-up and concerns over the risk of infection from silent carriers --people who test positive and do not show symptoms

Coronavirus worst crisis since World War II and 25 million people may lose their jobs, says UN chief
Coronavirus worst crisis since World War II and 25 million people may lose their jobs, says UN chief

The world will lose $860 billion to $3.4 trillion in labor income, says a UN report

Funeral workers say they are at high-risk of exposure to coronavirus, write to Trump seeking more protection
Funeral workers say they are at high-risk of exposure to coronavirus, write to Trump seeking more protection

The National Funeral Directors Association has written to the president and Congress asking them to recognize them as “essential critical infrastructure workers”

Coronavirus pandemic: Can the deadly virus give you the highly contagious pink eye?
Coronavirus pandemic: Can the deadly virus give you the highly contagious pink eye?

Pink eye is an infection of a part of the eye called the conjunctiva, a thin transparent layer of tissue, covering the white part of the eye

Coronavirus: 20% of US doctors aged 55-64 could be vulnerable to infection, predict experts
Coronavirus: 20% of US doctors aged 55-64 could be vulnerable to infection, predict experts

Of approximately 1.2 million physicians in the US, an estimated 230,000 are aged 55 to 64 years, whereas among nearly 2 million registered nurses, an estimated 370,000 or 19% are aged 55 to 64 years

US may witness deadliest day on April 15 with over 2,271 coronavirus deaths, predict scientists
US may witness deadliest day on April 15 with over 2,271 coronavirus deaths, predict scientists

The estimate is from modeling studies conducted by the University of Washington School of Medicine. According to the analysis, by April 15, the new coronavirus might kill at least 29,000 Americans in total

As world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, bats are harboring a far deadlier disease, show studies
As world reels from the coronavirus pandemic, bats are harboring a far deadlier disease, show studies

Bats host over 61 viruses that can infect humans. The bat's fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster in humans, wreaking deadly havoc

Coronavirus: Contact lens users should switch to glasses to lower the risk of infection, say experts
Coronavirus: Contact lens users should switch to glasses to lower the risk of infection, say experts

As contact lens wearers tend to touch their eyes more often than others, they are at a higher risk, according to experts from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Coronavirus: CDC, WHO have said masks can't protect people but one expert from China believes that's a mistake
Coronavirus: CDC, WHO have said masks can't protect people but one expert from China believes that's a mistake

A top Chinese scientist recently pointed out that Americans and Europeans were making a mistake by not using them to protect themselves

UK retracts move to let women undergo medical abortions at home without going to a clinic due to coronavirus
UK retracts move to let women undergo medical abortions at home without going to a clinic due to coronavirus

Hours after the revised guidance was published on the gov.uk website, the changes were pulled down and replaced with the message that this was published in error and there will be no changes to abortion regulations

Future coronavirus outbreaks are highly likely to originate in China from bats, experts had warned in 2019
Future coronavirus outbreaks are highly likely to originate in China from bats, experts had warned in 2019

According to experts, Chinese food culture maintains that live slaughtered animals are more nutritious and this belief may enhance viral transmission

CDC warns against unprescribed use of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 as Arizona man dies after consuming drug
CDC warns against unprescribed use of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 as Arizona man dies after consuming drug

Pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate are substances approved by the FDA to treat only particular medical conditions like malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

People with Down Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy could be left to die under new coronavirus guidance
People with Down Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy could be left to die under new coronavirus guidance

Disability advocates are disturbed by guidelines published by Alabama state on how to ration ventilators during a resource crunch

Tennessee doctors advised to use diapers, swim goggles and bandanas to cover face if PPE is not available
Tennessee doctors advised to use diapers, swim goggles and bandanas to cover face if PPE is not available

Tennessee has more than 900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with three deaths so far

Coronavirus pandemic: FDA approves diagnostic test that can detect virus in 15 minutes
Coronavirus pandemic: FDA approves diagnostic test that can detect virus in 15 minutes

The FDA has only approved the test for emergency use by approved labs and healthcare providers and has not been cleared or approved for regular use

Coronavirus pandemic: Scientists use tech, wearables as early warning systems to tackle the outbreak
Coronavirus pandemic: Scientists use tech, wearables as early warning systems to tackle the outbreak

This includes an interactive map that shows regions where unusually high levels of illness have been detected across the US as well as an app-based study that leverages wearable data to potentially flag onset of viral illnesses

US relaxes enforcement of pollution laws amid coronavirus outbreak, puts public health in jeopardy
US relaxes enforcement of pollution laws amid coronavirus outbreak, puts public health in jeopardy

EPA will allow businesses such as factories and power plants to pump pollutants into the air and water and still get away with violations due to the pandemic

Coronavirus: Experts propose human challenge, ask healthy volunteers to get infected for speedy vaccine trial
Coronavirus: Experts propose human challenge, ask healthy volunteers to get infected for speedy vaccine trial

The trio says it may seem impermissible to ask people to take on the risk of severe illness or death, even for an important collective gain, but 'we actually ask people to take such risks for others’

Coronavirus pandemic: Can dogs sniff out the disease? A UK team is exploring the possibility
Coronavirus pandemic: Can dogs sniff out the disease? A UK team is exploring the possibility

The previous work of the researchers demonstrated that dogs can detect odors from humans with a malaria infection with extremely high accuracy – above the World Health Organization standards for a diagnostic

Coronavirus can cause heart injury in patients even without underlying heart conditions, says study
Coronavirus can cause heart injury in patients even without underlying heart conditions, says study

Other studies have also said that heart injury could be a common condition in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and that it is associated with a higher risk of death

Fetuses may be able to contract coronavirus infections in wombs, multiple studies indicate
Fetuses may be able to contract coronavirus infections in wombs, multiple studies indicate

However, experts caution that more research and more definitive evidence is needed. A previous study had said that newborns might not get the virus from their infected mothers

Scientists predict another pandemic in coming years even as world grapples with coronavirus outbreak
Scientists predict another pandemic in coming years even as world grapples with coronavirus outbreak

Experts say they have been warning of a coronavirus pandemic threat for years but governments failed to pay any heed

Smoking, vaping and substance abuse put people at higher risk of coronavirus infection as disease attacks lungs
Smoking, vaping and substance abuse put people at higher risk of coronavirus infection as disease attacks lungs

Smokers have a higher risk of developing a kind of respiratory problem usually seen in COVID-19 cases. Such patients cannot breathe and require a ventilator to pump oxygen into and out of their bodies.

Coronavirus: Opening the US by Easter could kill over 80,000 people despite social distancing, warns study
Coronavirus: Opening the US by Easter could kill over 80,000 people despite social distancing, warns study

Discontinuing social distancing measures early could lead to a massive surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the US

Coronavirus: Untested treatments for Covid-19 like antimalarials might do more harm than good
Coronavirus: Untested treatments for Covid-19 like antimalarials might do more harm than good

In the absence of proven treatments, people are resorting to untested drugs to keep themselves safe from the disease

Blood from coronavirus survivors to be used to treat critically ill patients in New York after FDA approval
Blood from coronavirus survivors to be used to treat critically ill patients in New York after FDA approval

Doctors will use the blood of coronavirus survivors to extract antibodies and then inject this into sick patients

Coronavirus could become a seasonal thing in the US, warns Anthony Fauci
Coronavirus could become a seasonal thing in the US, warns Anthony Fauci

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director says the new coronavirus will most likely follow the path of the flu

Social distancing may be enforced again in 2022 as coronavirus could rebound once measures are lifted: Study
Social distancing may be enforced again in 2022 as coronavirus could rebound once measures are lifted: Study

Experts feel such measures may have to stay in place over long periods, perhaps with occasional periods of loosening, as immunity slowly accumulates in the population to a point where it would preclude future outbreaks

Millions of Americans could die if Trump lifts coronavirus restrictions, warns John Hopkins expert
Millions of Americans could die if Trump lifts coronavirus restrictions, warns John Hopkins expert

COVID-19 would spread widely, rapidly, could kill potentially millions in the year ahead with huge social and economic impact across the country, says Dr. Tom Inglesby, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security director

Most US hospitals unprepared for coronavirus cases, only 31% nurses say there’s plan in place to isolate patients
Most US hospitals unprepared for coronavirus cases, only 31% nurses say there’s plan in place to isolate patients

In a nationwide survey of over 8000 registered nurses, just 19% report that their employer has a policy to address employees with suspected or known exposure to novel coronavirus

Coronavirus: Blood test looks for antibodies to determine if you are infected even if you don't show symptoms
Coronavirus: Blood test looks for antibodies to determine if you are infected even if you don't show symptoms

The test developed by scientists in the US can also tell whether people who recover from the infection stay immune to the virus

Diamond Princess had coronavirus traces 17 days after passengers left cruise ship: CDC
Diamond Princess had coronavirus traces 17 days after passengers left cruise ship: CDC

Among the 428 American passengers and crew members who were quarantined, 107 tested positive and 11 were hospitalized in Japan as of March 13

Coronavirus has a natural origin and is not a lab-grown bioweapon, new research ends speculation
Coronavirus has a natural origin and is not a lab-grown bioweapon, new research ends speculation

Scientists from the US, UK and Australia found no proof that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise engineered. They conclude that it is a product of natural evolution

Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', warns WHO as confirmed cases inch closer to 400,000 globally
Coronavirus pandemic is 'accelerating', warns WHO as confirmed cases inch closer to 400,000 globally

To win, countries must test every suspected case, isolate and care for every confirmed case and trace and quarantine every close contact

Lack of ICU beds in over half US counties could prove fatal for high-risk patients as coronavirus infections spike
Lack of ICU beds in over half US counties could prove fatal for high-risk patients as coronavirus infections spike

The Kaiser Health News data analysis shows that non-avilability of intensive care beds in counties could be particularly dangerous for over 7 million people who are age 60 and above

The strange case of Dr Linda Quick: The axed CDC expert who could've raised alert about coronavirus much earlier
The strange case of Dr Linda Quick: The axed CDC expert who could've raised alert about coronavirus much earlier

Dr Linda Quick, an epidemiologist, was posted to China to do one important job: helping detect disease outbreaks there

Sudden loss of smell and taste could be symptoms of coronavirus infection, warn doctors
Sudden loss of smell and taste could be symptoms of coronavirus infection, warn doctors

Young patients tend to have these symptoms over other commonly known ones. Doctors say patients could not smell their baby's dirty diapers or even their shampoos in some cases

New York now epicenter of outbreak in US with roughly 5% of all coronavirus cases worldwide
New York now epicenter of outbreak in US with roughly 5% of all coronavirus cases worldwide

The escalating crisis has prompted Trump to activate US National Guard units in the state and other severely-hit states: Washington and California

Coronavirus: Endangered mountain gorillas at risk as African national parks rush to close borders
Coronavirus: Endangered mountain gorillas at risk as African national parks rush to close borders

Gorillas are particularly susceptible to infectious diseases that affect humans and respiratory infections are the most common, causing up to 20% of sudden deaths in gorillas

Coronavirus: China hid 'silent carriers' who make up a third of the cases in official count, claims report
Coronavirus: China hid 'silent carriers' who make up a third of the cases in official count, claims report

Silent carriers are those with mild or no symptoms. According to confidential documents accessed by the South China Morning Post, China has not disclosed that it quarantined and monitored these silent carriers

Coronavirus: Massive gap in US response revealed after scientists learn colleague tested positive through tweet
Coronavirus: Massive gap in US response revealed after scientists learn colleague tested positive through tweet

Clement Chow, an assistant professor of human genetics tweeted last week that he was in the ICU for coronavirus. And that's when researchers who had attended a meeting with him found out about it

NYC man jumps to death from 16th floor of luxury apartment, neighbours believe it is related to self-isolation
NYC man jumps to death from 16th floor of luxury apartment, neighbours believe it is related to self-isolation

His neighbors believe that isolation because of the coronavirus could be to blame for the suicide. However, the police have not linked the death to the coronavirus pandemic or the lockdown in New York

Coronavirus will swamp the US if urgent action isn't taken, warn scientists: 'No easy way out'
Coronavirus will swamp the US if urgent action isn't taken, warn scientists: 'No easy way out'

They also suggest that parts of the country without large clusters of cases could still avoid the worst of the outbreak if they impose strict measures

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