CDC's worst case estimate of ONLY 1% coronavirus patients dying doesn't reflect ground reality, says expert
CDC's worst case estimate of ONLY 1% coronavirus patients dying doesn't reflect ground reality, says expert

The current numbers released by the CDC underestimate fatality by a substantial margin compared to current scientific consensus, they say

Study find traces of coronavirus in breast milk, raises questions on how virus spreads to newborns
Study find traces of coronavirus in breast milk, raises questions on how virus spreads to newborns

It remains unclear whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can be shed into breastmilk and transmitted to a child through breastfeeding, the expert says

Covid-19 appears to cause injury in placenta during pregnancy, experts call for additional monitoring
Covid-19 appears to cause injury in placenta during pregnancy, experts call for additional monitoring

The injury recorded in the study leads to insufficient blood flow between the mother and the fetus, which may hamper its functioning, fear experts

CDC messes up, merges two different coronavirus testing data that could create misleading picture of pandemic
CDC messes up, merges two different coronavirus testing data that could create misleading picture of pandemic

CDC has been reporting diagnostic and antibody test results as one, which could skew the understanding of how many new Covid-19 cases have emerged, a crucial metric to help control outbreaks and ease restrictions

Dr Fauci to go hiking on Memorial Day as he urges Americans to 'go out' while maintaining social distancing
Dr Fauci to go hiking on Memorial Day as he urges Americans to 'go out' while maintaining social distancing

Dr Anthony Fauci advised Americans to wear face masks and maintain a six-feet distance while staying outdoors

US could have avoided over 53,000 coronavirus deaths if lockdown was imposed two weeks earlier: Study
US could have avoided over 53,000 coronavirus deaths if lockdown was imposed two weeks earlier: Study

The findings underscore the importance of early intervention and aggressive response in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic

Trump says he won't close the country even if there is a second wave of Covid-19: 'We can put out the fires'
Trump says he won't close the country even if there is a second wave of Covid-19: 'We can put out the fires'

Trump's remarks come even as experts express caution over the reopening of all 50 states, which they feel can ignite the second wave

Coronavirus does not spread easily through contaminated surfaces or objects, say updated CDC guidelines
Coronavirus does not spread easily through contaminated surfaces or objects, say updated CDC guidelines

The advisory comes even as a new study has found that presymptomatic patients have high viral load shedding and can easily contaminate environments. Researchers detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA on 8 (36%) of 22 surfaces, as well as on the pillow cover, sheet, and duvet cover used by these patients.

Newborns should be tested if mothers are Covid-19 positive or suspected to be infected: CDC
Newborns should be tested if mothers are Covid-19 positive or suspected to be infected: CDC

The advisory follows a few case reports which suggest that infants are at higher risk of suffering from severe forms of infections than older children

Arkansas church link to new cluster of coronavirus cases is proof religious gatherings can be super-spreaders
Arkansas church link to new cluster of coronavirus cases is proof religious gatherings can be super-spreaders

Among 92 attendees at a rural Arkansas church during March 6-11, 35 people developed Covid-19 and three died

People in social isolation face 40% more risk of stroke or heart attack, says report
People in social isolation face 40% more risk of stroke or heart attack, says report

Studies have linked loneliness with about 50% increased risk of dementia. It is also associated with poorer mental health

Sneeze guards in offices to digital menus at restaurants, all you need to know about CDC's reopening guidelines
Sneeze guards in offices to digital menus at restaurants, all you need to know about CDC's reopening guidelines

The 60-page document on how to reopen America was released after the initial draft was shelved for being too prescriptive

Mink may have transmitted Covid-19 to humans in Netherlands, officials order mandatory testing at farms
Mink may have transmitted Covid-19 to humans in Netherlands, officials order mandatory testing at farms

This could make it the country's first reported case of animal-to-human transmission

US birth rate hits 35-year low and coronavirus pandemic may lead to further decline, say experts
US birth rate hits 35-year low and coronavirus pandemic may lead to further decline, say experts

The provisional number of births for the US in 2019 was 3,745,540, down 1% from 3,791,712 in 2018. This is the fifth year that the number of births has declined after the increase in 2014

World sees biggest single-day spike with 106,000 new coronavirus cases, US, Russia and India most hit: WHO
World sees biggest single-day spike with 106,000 new coronavirus cases, US, Russia and India most hit: WHO

In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO – the most in a single day since the outbreak began. However, this does not mean that they were infected, tested or counted in the last 24 hours

Are gyms safe? Intense workouts, poor social distancing can increase risk of Covid-19 infection, say experts
Are gyms safe? Intense workouts, poor social distancing can increase risk of Covid-19 infection, say experts

One study traced more than 100 infections to a single dance fitness workshop

Trump 'muzzling' scientists and spreading misinformation amid pandemic unlike Bush and Obama, analysis shows
Trump 'muzzling' scientists and spreading misinformation amid pandemic unlike Bush and Obama, analysis shows

To see how things have changed since Trump took over as the President, the analysts compared the current CDC press events with the past

Pandemic may continue till summer of 2021 as Pentagon asks military to prep for coronavirus 'environment'
Pandemic may continue till summer of 2021 as Pentagon asks military to prep for coronavirus 'environment'

The document mentions the need for increased testing and maintaining a registry 'to track and closely monitor outcomes of those infected with Covid-19'

Coronavirus kills 20 times more Americans than flu, say experts who warn comparing the two can be dangerous
Coronavirus kills 20 times more Americans than flu, say experts who warn comparing the two can be dangerous

The national rate of death among people infected with coronavirus and who show symptoms is 1.3%, a study found. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%

People who test positive after recovering from coronavirus are not reinfected or contagious, says study
People who test positive after recovering from coronavirus are not reinfected or contagious, says study

The study was conducted in response to reports of multiple cases testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 after being discharged from isolation in South Korea

Coronavirus could cause delirium, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in critical patients: Study
Coronavirus could cause delirium, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in critical patients: Study

Delirium, which is now associated with Covid-19, results in confused thinking and affected patients are oblivious to their surroundings and experience hallucinations

Rampant deforestation in Amazon rainforest could spark next coronavirus-type pandemic, warns scientist
Rampant deforestation in Amazon rainforest could spark next coronavirus-type pandemic, warns scientist

Its immense biodiversity could make the region 'the world's biggest coronavirus pool,' said Brazilian ecologist David Lapola, referring to coronaviruses in general

WHO’s coronavirus response and alert system on outbreaks need to be reassessed, says IOAC report
WHO’s coronavirus response and alert system on outbreaks need to be reassessed, says IOAC report

The report by Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee (IOAC) cautions that conducting such a review during the heat of the response could disrupt WHO’s ability to respond effectively

Trump threatens to permanently end funding if WHO doesn't show 'independence from China' in 30 days
Trump threatens to permanently end funding if WHO doesn't show 'independence from China' in 30 days

You failed to press China for timely admittance of a WHO team of international medical experts, says the letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

US drugmaker Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows promise as all volunteers develop antibodies in phase 1
US drugmaker Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows promise as all volunteers develop antibodies in phase 1

The FDA has already greenlit phase 2 trials where Moderna will give the vaccine to 600 volunteers to test its safety in a much larger group

Los Angeles coronavirus infections may be over 40 times higher than reported cases, says study
Los Angeles coronavirus infections may be over 40 times higher than reported cases, says study

The results are based on antibody testing. CDC will also start a coronavirus antibody study of up to 325,000 Americans in 25 metros to analyze how Covid-19 is spreading across the US into next year

High Covid-19 death toll due to minorities with 'greater risk profiles', says HHS Secretary Alex Azar
High Covid-19 death toll due to minorities with 'greater risk profiles', says HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explained that hypertension, diabetes, and other underlying health conditions heighten the risk of severe complications from coronavirus

Chinese expert admits Wuhan hid coronavirus numbers initially, warns of second wave due to lack of immunity
Chinese expert admits Wuhan hid coronavirus numbers initially, warns of second wave due to lack of immunity

The expert said that even though China currently has a relatively low number of infections, it still faces a 'big challenge' because most had not been exposed to the coronavirus

California churchgoer tests positive for Covid-19 after attending service, exposes 180 attendees to virus
California churchgoer tests positive for Covid-19 after attending service, exposes 180 attendees to virus

Moving too quickly through the reopening process can trigger outbreaks, forcing officials to enforce more restrictive measures, said an expert

Chinese horseshoe bat is natural host to coronaviruses causing Covid-19 and SARS in 'evolutionary arms race'
Chinese horseshoe bat is natural host to coronaviruses causing Covid-19 and SARS in 'evolutionary arms race'

The researchers say continued surveillance of this group of viruses in bats is necessary for the prevention of the next SARS-like disease

Trump continues to endorse Abbott coronavirus test even after study shows it fails to detect 48% of cases
Trump continues to endorse Abbott coronavirus test even after study shows it fails to detect 48% of cases

Developed by Abbott laboratories, the test generates results in under 15 minutes. and was approved by the FDA for emergency use in March

Whistleblower's account shows lockdown critic helped fund study claiming Covid-19 wasn't that fatal: Report
Whistleblower's account shows lockdown critic helped fund study claiming Covid-19 wasn't that fatal: Report

A noted critic of lockdowns and the founder of JetBlue Airways, David Neeleman, partly funded it, according to a complaint

China confirms it destroyed early coronavirus samples but still denies US accusations of cover-up
China confirms it destroyed early coronavirus samples but still denies US accusations of cover-up

It directed labs to destroy samples after learning they were not equipped to handle an infectious agent like the coronavirus

US could see more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths by June 1, says CDC
US could see more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths by June 1, says CDC

The virus may have had footholds in the US much earlier than previously believed as 2 Snohomish County residents, who fell ill in December, have now tested positive for antibodies

KEEP QUIET! Infected person talking loudly could generate coronavirus droplets and lead to airborne transmission
KEEP QUIET! Infected person talking loudly could generate coronavirus droplets and lead to airborne transmission

Researchers estimate that in one minute of speaking loudly at least 1,000 droplets could be generated and suggest these stay airborne for longer than eight minutes and sometimes as long as 14 minutes

US may have seen 35 times more Covid-19 cases if there was no social distancing, warns study as states reopen
US may have seen 35 times more Covid-19 cases if there was no social distancing, warns study as states reopen

Researchers studied the effects of social distancing in the US between March 1 and April 27 and found that longer social distancing slowed the new coronavirus

Blood plasma safe to treat severely ill coronavirus patients, finds study on 5,000 hospitalized adults
Blood plasma safe to treat severely ill coronavirus patients, finds study on 5,000 hospitalized adults

Of those who received convalescent plasma transfusions for the study, fewer than one percent experienced adverse events

WHO tells schools to maintain 3-feet distance and move classes outdoors when they reopen amid coronavirus
WHO tells schools to maintain 3-feet distance and move classes outdoors when they reopen amid coronavirus

Experts recommend daily screening for body temperature, allowing only 1 child in each seat in school buses and waiving requirement for doctor's note to excuse absence when there is community transmission of Covid-19

Wyoming, New Mexico and Arkansas record highest number of people with Covid-19 symptoms: Facebook survey
Wyoming, New Mexico and Arkansas record highest number of people with Covid-19 symptoms: Facebook survey

Wyoming, one of the few without stay-at-home orders, tops the list of states reporting Covid-19 symptoms

US men see masks as sign of weakness, less likely to wear them despite reducing Covid-19 risk: Study
US men see masks as sign of weakness, less likely to wear them despite reducing Covid-19 risk: Study

Study found that men are more than twice as likely to die of Covid-19 than women, regardless of age

CDC alerts doctors to look for signs of mysterious coronavirus-related inflammatory disease in children
CDC alerts doctors to look for signs of mysterious coronavirus-related inflammatory disease in children

The advisory comes even as a study from Italy provides the first clear evidence of a link between Covid-19 and the inflammatory condition

As many as 28.4 million surgeries to be canceled worldwide owing to coronavirus pandemic, experts predict
As many as 28.4 million surgeries to be canceled worldwide owing to coronavirus pandemic, experts predict

The analysis estimates that globally, 72.3% of planned surgeries would be canceled through the peak period of Covid-19 related disruption

100-year-old BCG vaccine given to children may not shield them from Covid-19, says new study
100-year-old BCG vaccine given to children may not shield them from Covid-19, says new study

BCG vaccine made it to the news when a preprint study suggested that countries with universal BCG vaccine had lower coronavirus cases

Stress during lockdowns may lead to more psychosis cases and increase risk of Covid-19 infection: Study
Stress during lockdowns may lead to more psychosis cases and increase risk of Covid-19 infection: Study

Stress due to isolation could trigger psychosis and patients may not grasp infection control measures such as hygiene, masks, or social distancing, said an expert

Children face severe complications and death risk due to coronavirus, finds US study
Children face severe complications and death risk due to coronavirus, finds US study

More than 20% children experienced failure of two or more organ systems due to Covid-19 and nearly 40% required a breathing tube and ventilator

Coronavirus 'may never go away', efficacy and safety of vaccines remains uncertain: WHO
Coronavirus 'may never go away', efficacy and safety of vaccines remains uncertain: WHO

Although researchers are tirelessly working to develop a vaccine against the disease, there is no guarantee if they can eliminate the novel coronavirus

Two-front battle awaits the next wildfire as coronavirus risk looms large on US firefighters: Report
Two-front battle awaits the next wildfire as coronavirus risk looms large on US firefighters: Report

A draft risk assessment prepared by the US Forest Service warns that in a best-case scenario, nearly two dozen firefighters could be sick with Covid-19

Unreleased White House report shows emerging Covid-19 hotspots, contradicts Trump's claim of drop in cases
Unreleased White House report shows emerging Covid-19 hotspots, contradicts Trump's claim of drop in cases

Coronavirus cases are rapidly rising in Minnesota, Washington, DC, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas, Maryland, Illinois, and Iowa

Choir practice that left 87% members infected is proof one gathering can be a coronavirus 'super spreader': CDC
Choir practice that left 87% members infected is proof one gathering can be a coronavirus 'super spreader': CDC

Among 61 people who attended a March 10 choir practice, 53 were infected with COVID-19 and two of them died

Coronavirus will keep spreading 'until it hits 60-70%' of population, warns expert
Coronavirus will keep spreading 'until it hits 60-70%' of population, warns expert

Infectious disease expert Dr Michael Osterholm also said that the situation in the US will worsen in the fall when the country has to face the flu and Covid-19

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