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

Coronavirus pandemic: Upto 200,000 Americans could die and millions could be infected, warns Anthony Fauci
Coronavirus pandemic: Upto 200,000 Americans could die and millions could be infected, warns Anthony Fauci

The US is now leading the world in the number of confirmed cases. As of March 29, the new coronavirus has sickened more than 142,004 people and killed 2,489 people

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

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 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

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

Haunting 3D image shows rapid lung damage in US coronavirus patient as it went from mild to severe 'very quickly'
Haunting 3D image shows rapid lung damage in US coronavirus patient as it went from mild to severe 'very quickly'

According to experts, the coronavirus onslaught begins and ends in the lungs. After entering the lungs, it kills two kinds of lung cells: one that makes mucus and the other that keeps viruses away

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: 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

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

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 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 pandemic: Mike Pence's staff tests positive, becomes first case in White House
Coronavirus pandemic: Mike Pence's staff tests positive, becomes first case in White House

Neither President Trump nor Pence had close contact with the individual, according to a statement from the White House

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: 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: World looking at early Wuhan-like situation if alertness is not raised, warns expert
Coronavirus pandemic: World looking at early Wuhan-like situation if alertness is not raised, warns expert

Professor Zhong Nanshan, head of the National Health Commission, also added that if countries took the necessary steps, the pandemic could reach its end by June this year

Coronavirus pandemic: US testing system is failing as many go undiagnosed 8 weeks into outbreak, warn experts
Coronavirus pandemic: US testing system is failing as many go undiagnosed 8 weeks into outbreak, warn experts

Trump administration promised to run a million tests but they admitted that they delivered only 75,000 tests

Coronavirus: Top scientist slams Trump for distorting facts and denying the seriousness of the outbreak
Coronavirus: Top scientist slams Trump for distorting facts and denying the seriousness of the outbreak

Dr H Holden Thorp, editor in chief, Science journals, wrote, "While scientists are trying to share facts about the epidemic, the administration either blocks those facts or restates them with contradictions"

Coronavirus: Responders say US govt gave them baby wipes and paper dust masks while dealing with Wuhan evacuees
Coronavirus: Responders say US govt gave them baby wipes and paper dust masks while dealing with Wuhan evacuees

A whistleblower had earlier alleged that officials had not received proper training or protective gear while helping at the Travis and March Air Force bases in California

Coronavirus: Contact tracing fails to slow down spread in US forcing authorities to focus on mitigation instead
Coronavirus: Contact tracing fails to slow down spread in US forcing authorities to focus on mitigation instead

Contact tracing -- where medical workers track down people who had been in direct contact with patients -- helps health workers get ahead of the virus, thereby helping them control the spread

Coronavirus: Can patients get reinfected after recovery? Some reports say yes but experts are divided
Coronavirus: Can patients get reinfected after recovery? Some reports say yes but experts are divided

While scientists have not yet ruled out the possibility of reinfection, some say it could be due to poorly conducted tests leading to false-positives or due to the biphasic tendencies of the virus

Coronavirus spreading at different rates affecting countries like US, France and UK faster than others: Study
Coronavirus spreading at different rates affecting countries like US, France and UK faster than others: Study

These variations across the globe are the result of several factors, including environment, population density, public health measures and susceptibility to a disease in a population, say experts

Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks
Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks

Based on the present findings, early discharge with ensuing home isolation could be chosen for patients 10 days after the symptoms appear, say experts

Coronavirus may continue to plague Americans in 2021 and settle down permanently like flu
Coronavirus may continue to plague Americans in 2021 and settle down permanently like flu

There is a good chance many will become sick because the virus is new and people have no immunity against it, says US health experts, adding that many may not develop serious illness

Coronavirus: From prayer mats to no services, how the outbreak is reshaping religious traditions across the world
Coronavirus: From prayer mats to no services, how the outbreak is reshaping religious traditions across the world

According to experts, such measures are helpful as people attending religious services, or other events, are often huddled together

Coronavirus: As US looks at school closures, experts fear shutting them down may do more harm than good
Coronavirus: As US looks at school closures, experts fear shutting them down may do more harm than good

Children, who depend on their schools for free or discounted meals, will be kept out, or they could be left at home unattended

Coronavirus: No, the virus did not hitch a ride to China from space, say experts rubbishing a bizarre claim
Coronavirus: No, the virus did not hitch a ride to China from space, say experts rubbishing a bizarre claim

A scientist has claimed that the new coronavirus came from a meteorite that hit China last year. The theory does not hold water because evidence suggests that the new coronavirus jumped from animals to humans

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