Coronavirus: As cases increase, US experts call for ‘rationing’ of hospital resources and ventilators
Coronavirus: As cases increase, US experts call for ‘rationing’ of hospital resources and ventilators

Of all the medical care that will have to be rationed, the most problematic will be mechanical ventilation, say experts

Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status but experts warn about 'affordability' of drug
Potential coronavirus treatment granted rare disease status but experts warn about 'affordability' of drug

Experts warn that the status of 'rare diseases' could block supplies of the antiviral medication remdesivir from generic drug manufacturers and prove quite profitable for Gilead Sciences

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

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: 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 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

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 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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

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: 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: 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: 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 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

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 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 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: 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