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Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'
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Chinese Virologist Warns Coronavirus Is 'Just Tip Of The Iceberg'

Shi Zhengli, the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said in an interview Monday on China Global Television Network that new viruses being discovered, such as Covid-19, are "just the tip of the iceberg," and that international cooperation is needed to prevent future epidemics. KEY FACTS - The Wuhan Institute of Virology, which houses China's only level-four…

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All The Times Trump Has Promoted Hydroxychloroquine

 Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump has embraced unproven treatments for coronavirus, especially anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which a new study found is linked to an increased risk of death in patients. Here are all the times Trump has pushed the drug. TIMELINE March 19 Trump announced that the FDA would fast-track approval of unproven coronavirus…

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Can Covid-19 Be Smelled?

The answer is maybe, yes; The U.K. has invested about $600,000 to determine whether drug-sniffing dogs can be trained to smell COVID-19 while a small California-based company has partnered with airplane manufacturer Airbus to bring a machine to market that can detect chemicals, explosives and biological threats like the coronavirus. KEY FACTS - The U.K. government is sponsoring a study in…

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Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

Here’s Why Experts Expect A Second Coronavirus Wave

As U.S. states and countries across the world begin to gradually lift coronavirus lockdowns, experts and officials are ramping up warnings about the possibility of a second—and more deadly—wave of the pandemic.…

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Fueled By $500 Million In Federal Cash, Moderna Races To Make A Billion Doses Of An Unproven Cure

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China Covered Up Coronavirus To Hoard Medical Supplies, DHS Report Finds

China covered up the severity of COVID-19 and delayed telling the World Health Organization in order to import more medical supplies to respond to it, according to a new report by the Department for Homeland Security, seen by the…

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FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization For Gilead’s Coronavirus Treatment Remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an emergency use authorization for remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown some promising preliminary results in early clinical trials. KEY FACTS - The emergency use authorization…

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Trump Claims To Have Seen Evidence Linking Coronavirus To Wuhan Lab After Intelligence Chief Says Virus Not Manmade

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a statement on Thursday saying the U.S. intelligence community "concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified,"…

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Some Coronavirus Victims Are Dying Alone. Donating A Phone Charger Could Help

When Stephen Hefler was admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 symptoms in late March, his kidneys were on the brink of failure. From his bed in the ICU, the 77-year-old retired physician initially remained in contact with his family. “We…

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CDC Adds 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms to its official list of COVID-19 symptoms Sunday, as the medical community continues to report new presentations of the virus and coalesces around a precise definition…

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Trump Suggests Injecting Coronavirus Patients With Light Or Disinfectants, Alarming Experts

Trump spent much of his Thursday White House briefing contradicting his health experts and bashing the media, particularly around his suggestion that scientists should investigate whether they could inject COVID-19 coronavirus patients with…

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Fitbit And Other Wearables Could Help Researchers Predict Coronavirus Before Symptoms Start

As coronavirus cases surged worldwide in March, Fitbit observed a global decline in physical activity among its 30 million activity tracker and smartwatch users. As governments implemented shelter-in-place orders, the company recorded…

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