Coronavirus: Sunnyvale firm gets FDA approval for first rapid test with 45-minute detection time
Coronavirus: Sunnyvale firm gets FDA approval for first rapid test with 45-minute detection time

The automated systems do not require users to have specialty training to perform testing and will begin shipping next week

Coronavirus: Elon Musk praises doctor who rigged ventilator to treat 9 instead of 1 using online tutorial
Coronavirus: Elon Musk praises doctor who rigged ventilator to treat 9 instead of 1 using online tutorial

This could prevent a worst-case scenario in which doctors have to choose between patients, condemning those who don't get access to a ventilator to die

Coronavirus pandemic: Doctors and nurses are experiencing high rates of depression, anxiety and distress
Coronavirus pandemic: Doctors and nurses are experiencing high rates of depression, anxiety and distress

A study based on 1,257 healthcare workers across 34 hospitals in China found that 50.4%, 44.6%, 34%, and 71.5% of all participants reported symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress

Coronavirus pandemic: Where did COVID-19 originate? New evidence suggests it may not be Wuhan's wet market
Coronavirus pandemic: Where did COVID-19 originate? New evidence suggests it may not be Wuhan's wet market

While there is enough evidence to prove that the virus jumped from animals -- bats to an intermediary animal and then to humans -- scientists do not know where the virus took hold

Coronavirus pandemic: Everything you need to know about symptoms based on what experts have reported so far
Coronavirus pandemic: Everything you need to know about symptoms based on what experts have reported so far

While coughing, fever and breathing difficulties are quite common, some patients have reported losing their sense of smell and experiencing digestive trouble

Coronavirus: Trump says it’s ‘just a feeling’, snaps at journalist for questioning unproven malaria drug
Coronavirus: Trump says it’s ‘just a feeling’, snaps at journalist for questioning unproven malaria drug

Contradicting an expert in the coronavirus task force, who said there is no “magic drug", Trump said “I disagree. Maybe there is, maybe there isn’t. We have to see. We’re going to know soon”

Coronavirus pandemic: Experts call for Manhattan Project-style approach to fight virus in the US
Coronavirus pandemic: Experts call for Manhattan Project-style approach to fight virus in the US

The Manhattan Project was a US-led program for developing the first two atomic bombs that were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War 2

Coronavirus: World's fastest supercomputer that studies stars helps scientists fast-track search for treatments
Coronavirus: World's fastest supercomputer that studies stars helps scientists fast-track search for treatments

IBM's supercomputer Summit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory just took two days to screen thousands of potential drug compounds for its effectivity against the new coronavirus and predicted that 77 of them might work

Coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan has a lower death rate than previously estimated, say scientists
Coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan has a lower death rate than previously estimated, say scientists

A new study says that the case fatality rate in the city is around 1.4%, while past studies have estimated the death rate to be between 2% and 3.4%. By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills about 0.1% of those infected

With 10,000 deaths in just 3 months, is COVID-19 becoming one of history's worst pandemics?
With 10,000 deaths in just 3 months, is COVID-19 becoming one of history's worst pandemics?

Its closest relative SARS pales in comparison, which resulted in the death of 774 people globally over the course of a year

Coronavirus: 1918 Spanish flu might offer insight into what children born during pandemic can expect
Coronavirus: 1918 Spanish flu might offer insight into what children born during pandemic can expect

Over 500 million people were infected, about a quarter of the world's population, from January 1918 through December 1920. The death toll is estimated to have been anywhere from 17 million to 50 million

Coronavirus: Use bandanas and scarves to protect yourself if face masks are not available, says CDC
Coronavirus: Use bandanas and scarves to protect yourself if face masks are not available, says CDC

To tide over the shortage, guidelines issued by CDC also call for re-using facemasks. Trump, meanwhile, has said the federal government is not a shipping clerk and that state governors should buy masks

Coronavirus: Divorce rates in US could see spike if couples are forced to stay indoors for long, warn experts
Coronavirus: Divorce rates in US could see spike if couples are forced to stay indoors for long, warn experts

Many therapists are setting up ways to help people through online counseling, which could help couples navigate these difficult times

Coronavirus pandemic: There maybe 5 to 10 undetected cases for every confirmed one, say worried scientists
Coronavirus pandemic: There maybe 5 to 10 undetected cases for every confirmed one, say worried scientists

The findings are particularly worrying for the US as the worst-case scenario projection by CDC shows that 160M to 214M Americans could be infected

Coronavirus pandemic: Millennials not invincible as 20% of those hospitalized in the US were aged 20-44
Coronavirus pandemic: Millennials not invincible as 20% of those hospitalized in the US were aged 20-44

Among 2,449 patients, whose ages were known during the analysis, 29% were aged 20-44 years and only 5% of cases occurred in people aged 0-19 years

Coronavirus pandemic: How one Italian town stopped all new infections simply by testing everyone
Coronavirus pandemic: How one Italian town stopped all new infections simply by testing everyone

Experts are urging countries that have been limiting virus testing, which includes the UK and US, to learn  from Vo

Coronavirus: Mobile app that can trace and warn individuals of exposure to infected people is need of the hour
Coronavirus: Mobile app that can trace and warn individuals of exposure to infected people is need of the hour

Current strategies are not working fast enough to intercept the transmission of coronavirus. To effectively tackle this pandemic we need to harness latest technology, say experts

Coronavirus pandemic: WHO announces 'solidarity trial' to evaluate untested drugs that could be used in treatment
Coronavirus pandemic: WHO announces 'solidarity trial' to evaluate untested drugs that could be used in treatment

This large, international study is designed to generate the robust data we need, to show which treatments are the most effective, the WHO chief said

Coronavirus pandemic: Quarantines and lockdowns can trigger PTSD, as they did with SARS outbreak
Coronavirus pandemic: Quarantines and lockdowns can trigger PTSD, as they did with SARS outbreak

Of the 5,000 people in China who were evaluated for PTSD, 21.5% had obvious symptoms, a survey conducted by the Chinese Psychology Society found

Coronavirus pandemic hits largest Arctic expedition as scientist tests positive despite showing no symptoms
Coronavirus pandemic hits largest Arctic expedition as scientist tests positive despite showing no symptoms

The team member who contracted the virus works on the airborne component of the expedition and had not yet joined the mission in the Arctic. Before being allowed onboard the ship, researchers will now be tested twice

Coronavirus pandemic: People with blood type A are at higher risk of infection, finds study
Coronavirus pandemic: People with blood type A are at higher risk of infection, finds study

Those with blood type A are also more likely to die from COVID-19 while those with blood type O are at lower risk, shows the study's analysis

Coronavirus pandemic: Women advised not to undergo IVF as experts call for suspension of non-urgent treatments
Coronavirus pandemic: Women advised not to undergo IVF as experts call for suspension of non-urgent treatments

Experts say all fertility patients planning treatment should avoid becoming pregnant at this time

Coronavirus pandemic: Top US doctor calls for 14-day nationwide quarantine as virus hits every American state
Coronavirus pandemic: Top US doctor calls for 14-day nationwide quarantine as virus hits every American state

Dr Ashish Jha from Harvard Global Health Institute has said that a two-week national pause is needed now to figure out how many are infected in the US

Coronavirus pandemic: Paper-based test that can detect infection within 30 minutes developed at MIT
Coronavirus pandemic: Paper-based test that can detect infection within 30 minutes developed at MIT

The test awaits approval as the developer, Cambridge-based E25Bio, prepares to apply for “emergency use authorization,” which would temporarily allow them to use the device to test patients

Coronavirus pandemic: Newborns might not get virus from their infected mothers, shows a new study of 4 infants
Coronavirus pandemic: Newborns might not get virus from their infected mothers, shows a new study of 4 infants

The results support a previous study on nine pregnant women in Wuhan which said that the new coronavirus cannot be passed from mother to child while in the womb

Coronavirus could make millions sick in the US but hospitals have fewer than 100,000 ventilators
Coronavirus could make millions sick in the US but hospitals have fewer than 100,000 ventilators

According to estimates available from a 2010 study, only 62,188 full-feature mechanical ventilators were available in US acute care hospitals

Coronavirus pandemic: Infected people without symptoms may be behind COVID-19's rapid spread, finds study
Coronavirus pandemic: Infected people without symptoms may be behind COVID-19's rapid spread, finds study

About 86% of people infected early in the outbreak might have escaped detection in China. The virus moved discreetly in the beginning stages, explaining why it spread so fast, say experts

Coronavirus pandemic: How to cope with stress, anxiety and isolation during quarantine
Coronavirus pandemic: How to cope with stress, anxiety and isolation during quarantine

Realizing that lockdowns and quarantines are not going to be here forever and that it is short-term is important, says an expert

Coronavirus pandemic: WHO warns countries like US that lockdowns and quarantines alone won’t stop virus
Coronavirus pandemic: WHO warns countries like US that lockdowns and quarantines alone won’t stop virus

WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said they have seen a rapid escalation in social distancing measures, but they have not seen an urgent enough escalation in testing, isolation and contact tracing

Coronavirus pandemic: #HighRiskcovid19 trends as immunocompromised people ask others to keep social distance
Coronavirus pandemic: #HighRiskcovid19 trends as immunocompromised people ask others to keep social distance

Immunocompromised people have a reduced ability to fight infections and they are taking to Twitter to explain why taking precautions is a matter of life and death

Coronavirus pandemic: Virus could kill 11 times more people in the US than cancer in 2020, say experts
Coronavirus pandemic: Virus could kill 11 times more people in the US than cancer in 2020, say experts

Assuming an overall infection rate of 70% and a fatality rate of 3.0% over the next year, nearly 7 million people could die of the disease

Coronavirus: France's health minister warns ibuprofen could worsen infection, experts ask for scientific proof
Coronavirus: France's health minister warns ibuprofen could worsen infection, experts ask for scientific proof

Infectious disease expert Dr. Muge Cevik said she is deeply concerned about this bold statement by the French Minister of Health with no reference to the claim, which is causing public concern

Coronavirus pandemic: Hundreds at risk as passengers wait in queues for hours to get tested at crowded airports
Coronavirus pandemic: Hundreds at risk as passengers wait in queues for hours to get tested at crowded airports

The condition of US airports seemed dismal while handling the influx of tourists amid the epidemic

Coronavirus: Pregnant women not at greater risk, mothers can breastfeed their newborns, say experts
Coronavirus: Pregnant women not at greater risk, mothers can breastfeed their newborns, say experts

The virus does not seem to behave like Zika, a virus known for jumping to the fetus from the mother. According to the World Health Organization, there is no evidence on mother-to-child transmission

Coronavirus: America battens the hatches after CDC says no mass gatherings of more than 50 people for 8 weeks
Coronavirus: America battens the hatches after CDC says no mass gatherings of more than 50 people for 8 weeks

This does not apply to day-to-day operations of schools, colleges and businesses

Coronavirus vaccine: US skips 'crucial' animal trials, to start testing experimental drugs on human
Coronavirus vaccine: US skips 'crucial' animal trials, to start testing experimental drugs on human

According to reports, 45 healthy volunteers are expected to join the study. Over 10 potential vaccines are already in the works, say experts

Coronavirus: California, Ohio and Illinois shut bars and restaurants  after mass gathering ban
Coronavirus: California, Ohio and Illinois shut bars and restaurants after mass gathering ban

The total confirmed cases in the US have now surpassed 3,200 with 62 fatalities

Coronavirus pandemic: People with heart disease, diabetes have worst outcomes, should remain alert
Coronavirus pandemic: People with heart disease, diabetes have worst outcomes, should remain alert

The numbers are particularly worrisome for the US where 6 in 10 American adults have a chronic disease, while 4 IN 10 adults in the US have two or more. 

Coronavirus: Walmart will cut hours starting Sunday to give concerned workers time to restock and sanitize
Coronavirus: Walmart will cut hours starting Sunday to give concerned workers time to restock and sanitize

While Walmart stores that do not operate 27/7 will maintain their usual schedules, the ones that do will now be open from 6 am to 11 pm

Coronavirus pandemic: Experimental Ebola drug helps Americans recover but questions still remain on its efficacy
Coronavirus pandemic: Experimental Ebola drug helps Americans recover but questions still remain on its efficacy

Experimental antiviral remdesivir has saved one woman who was in critical condition in California and helped treat 14 infected Diamond Princess passengers

Coronavirus pandemic: Two New York State Assembly members test positive, Capitol to undergo intensive cleaning
Coronavirus pandemic: Two New York State Assembly members test positive, Capitol to undergo intensive cleaning

Two patients from New York State, an 82-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man with underlying health conditions, have died

Coronavirus pandemic: US open drive-through testing centers based on successful South Korea model
Coronavirus pandemic: US open drive-through testing centers based on successful South Korea model

After coming under fire for messing up its coronavirus testing capacity, the US has set up drive-through testing stations in various cities

Coronavirus pandemic: US hospitals, cities could be overrun with patients by March 23, warns former Obama aide
Coronavirus pandemic: US hospitals, cities could be overrun with patients by March 23, warns former Obama aide

Andy Slavitt, former Medicare, Medicaid, and Affordable Care Act head for Barack Obama, says that the “original sin” was Donald Trump’s months long denial and his dismantling of public health and response infrastructure

Coronavirus: UK banking on herd immunity to save it, but it could leave more than a million dead, say experts
Coronavirus: UK banking on herd immunity to save it, but it could leave more than a million dead, say experts

The approach could endanger the lives of the vulnerable population — the elderly and those with other health conditions such as diabetes or heart ailments

Coronavirus pandemic: Do travel bans help? Wuhan lockdown slowed down virus spread in China only by 3 to 5 days
Coronavirus pandemic: Do travel bans help? Wuhan lockdown slowed down virus spread in China only by 3 to 5 days

There was a 77% reduction in cases imported from China to other countries as a result of the travel ban in early February but then it again went up

Trump tests negative for coronavirus, says he underwent screening 'only because the press is going crazy'
Trump tests negative for coronavirus, says he underwent screening 'only because the press is going crazy'

A statement from the White House said that Trump tested negative and showed no symptoms of COVID-19

Coronavirus-themed party in New Jersey had guests in hazmat suits, 'Quarantini' punch and board game Pandemic
Coronavirus-themed party in New Jersey had guests in hazmat suits, 'Quarantini' punch and board game Pandemic

They were all “dressed up in hazmat suits, gloves and glasses” and played a board game called Pandemic, which involves fighting against the deadly virus to save the globe 

Coronavirus: Italy is letting its aged die without treatment so that the young can be helped, accuses doctor
Coronavirus: Italy is letting its aged die without treatment so that the young can be helped, accuses doctor

Dr Max Pemberton conceded this was the 'harsh reality' but ageism as a prejudice might end up killing many

Coronavirus: Basketball stars come together to cover salaries of arena workers after NBA season gets suspended
Coronavirus: Basketball stars come together to cover salaries of arena workers after NBA season gets suspended

Earnings of thousands of employees who work by the hour at basketball arenas across the country are being affected

Coronavirus: Oregon woman buys grocery for elderly couple too scared to step out of their car fearing infection
Coronavirus: Oregon woman buys grocery for elderly couple too scared to step out of their car fearing infection

Rebecca Mehra tweeted that the couple had been seating in their car for close to an hour looking for the right person to ask for help

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