CDC preparing for coronavirus to become a pandemic

Feb 22, 2020

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 / 02:47 PM CST / Updated: Feb 21, 2020 / 02:47 PM CST (CNN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed more than 30 cases of novel coronavirus in the United States, as health officials prepare for it to become a pandemic. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the… […]

Sacramento confirms first coronavirus case in patient who traveled to China

Feb 22, 2020

Health officials in Sacramento confirmed the county’s first case of novel coronavirus in an adult who recently returned from a trip to China. The patient returned to the U.S. on Feb. 2 and had been under self-quarantine until developing mild symptoms.CORONAVIRUS SPREADS IN CHINESE PRISONS, OVER 500 INFECTEDAccording to a news release, the patient’s health… […]

Third NC child dies of flu

Feb 21, 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Eleven more people died of the flu in North Carolina last week, including the third child victim, officials said Thursday. A child between the ages of 5 and 17 was among the latest deaths, only a week after a child younger than 5 died. Another child between 5 and 17 died last… […]

Study claiming vaping doubles heart attack risk retracted for being ‘unreliable’

Feb 21, 2020

CLOSE A pro-vaping advocate accuses a prominent tobacco researcher of publishing an “invalid” study saying vaping causes heart attacks. Due to technical difficulties, an earlier version of this video did not have Stanton Glantz’s response. USA TODAYOne of the country’s best-known tobacco researchers is under fire this week after one of his federally funded vaping studies was retracted… […]

Wait, What’s a Pangolin?

Feb 20, 2020

This highly endangered and frequently trafficked creature might be the source of COVID-19. It’s a pangolin! Roslan Rahman/AFP Contributor/Getty Images The new coronavirus that’s gripping the globe likely started out in animals (probably bats) before making the jump to humans. On Feb. 7, researchers in China suggested it might (might!) have included one extra step—from… […]

Best Treatments For New Coronavirus Now An Urgent Target For Biotech Labs : Shots

Feb 20, 2020

Hunt For New Coronavirus Treatments Includes Gene-Silencing And Monoclonal Antibodies Research & Development associate Divya Nagalati works on cell cultures in Regeneron’s infectious disease labs in Tarrytown, N.Y. The firm is looking for tailored antibodies that might prove useful against the new coronavirus. Rani Levy hide caption toggle caption Rani Levy Research & Development associate… […]

Why Are HIV Drugs Being Used to Treat the New Coronavirus?

Feb 19, 2020

Photo taken on February 16, 2020 shows a medical staff member resting at the isolation ward of the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.Photo: STR/AFP via Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, the Japanese government announced it will begin clinical trials to test treatments for the deadly new coronavirus that’s engulfed China and… […]

Fascinating microscope images reveal the coronavirus’s ‘crown’ shape

Feb 18, 2020

US scientists have released the first images of the new coronavirus that’s spread to more than 70,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,700. Scientists at the National Institute of Health (NIH) collected the sample from an infected American, though it’s unclear which one.  They captured images of the virus emerging from various cell types, and had… […]

How to protect yourself from coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020

(CNN)The novel coronavirus is now a “public health emergency of international concern,” killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. Even worse: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects this virus to keep spreading beyond this year. Here’s what makes this strain so unusual and what you can do to… […]

San Diego Lab Says It Has Designed a Vaccine for Coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020

A rendering of the 2019-nCoV strain of coronavirus is seen in an image released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A rendering of the 2019-nCoV strain of coronavirus is seen in an image released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said that it has produced a pre-clinical… […]

Coronavirus versus the flu: Comparison of cases, deaths

Feb 16, 2020

By Heather Leah, WRAL digital journalistThere’s a widespread illness in the United States that, according to figures from the CDC, has caused anywhere between 250,000 and 440,000 hospitalizations, and killed anywhere from 14,000 to 36,000. Included in those numbers are the deaths of 92 children in the US. It’s not the coronavirus. It’s the flu.… […]

Coronavirus: Is Britain Ready? | Documentary

Feb 15, 2020

Published on Feb 14, 2020Brighton, home to the UK’s first cluster of Coronavirus cases, is feeling the pressure. With schools, doctors surgeries and individual residents taking precautions – there are many urgent questions swirling.(Subscribe: deadly is it? How fast can it spread? What are the best precautions? Will we end up responding to it… […]

California officials warn against coronavirus-related hate crimes

Feb 15, 2020

Los Angeles leaders warned of bigotry against the Asian community on Thursday after several incidents of bullying and orchestrated hoaxes over the novel coronavirus were reported in the area.More than 64,000 people have been sickened by the COVID-19 virus and over 1,300 people have died, mostly in mainland China. Los Angeles has only one confirmed case.“We’re… […]

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