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Young People Most Likely To Spread Coronavirus At Home, Large Study Finds


Younger people aged 10 to 19 years old are more likely than other age groups to spread the coronavirus in their household, according to a large contact tracing study in South Korea soon to be published by the Centers for Disease Control, a concerning sign as U.S. school districts weigh whether to reopen for in-person classes in the fall. KEY FACTS - The study is an early release of a forthcoming…

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Moderna’s Covid Vaccine Candidate Elicits ‘Robust’ Antibody Response In All Participants In First Trial


Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate produced a robust immune response in all 45 individuals who participated in an early-stage human trial, raising hopes that the vaccine may offer some protection against the coronavirus, according to a preliminary report published in The New England Journal of Medicine. KEY FACTS - The antibody levels observed in all 45 participants were on…

Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks

Study: Immunity To Coronavirus May Fade Away Within Weeks


Many patients who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research from scientists at King's College London, which, if proven true, will have wide implications for vaccine development and could put a "nail in the coffin" in the idea that herd immunity to the coronavirus is attainable. KEY FACTS - Researchers at King's…

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New Coronavirus Cases In Beijing Stoke Fears Of A Second Wave In China

Concerns about a second wave of coronavirus infections in China heightened on Sunday after capital Beijing reported a further 36 cases, all linked to the city’s largest wholesale food market, despite the country appearing to have got…


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Pope Warns: ‘Don’t Cry Victory Too Soon’ Over Coronavirus

Pope Francis has urged Italians not to lower their guard too soon over coronavirus even as infection rates fall, during his Sunday address to hundreds of socially distanced onlookers at the Vatican. KEY FACTS - “Be careful. Don’t…


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China Says A Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Ready This Year

A Chinese Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of the year, a government body has announced as nations race to be the first to come up with a defense against the virus that has infected nearly 6 million people and wrecked the…


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

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,"…


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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.…


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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…


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Moderna Reveals ‘Positive’ Data In Coronavirus Vaccine Trial, Markets Spike

Boston biopharmaceutical Moderna announced Monday that “positive” data was collected from an early-stage human trial of a coronavirus vaccine, with all 45 participants producing COVID-19 antibodies⁠—and…


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CDC Warns Of Coronavirus-Related Inflammatory Syndrome Found In Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an alert Thursday on a rare, mysterious, coronavirus-related inflammatory syndrome increasingly being found in children and sometimes leading to death. KEY FACTS - Multisystem…


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Vaccine Company Novavax Gets $388 Million Grant For Coronavirus Vaccine

Vaccine Company Novavax Gets $388 Million Grant For Coronavirus Vaccine

Public vaccine company Novavax announced today that it will receive up to $388 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) to continue development and manufacturing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. KEY FACTS - The company…


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A Timeline Of The COVID-19 Wuhan Lab Origin Theory

The theory COVID-19 originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China —  and not naturally in wildlife — has emerged as an explosive claim pitting scientists, who remain skeptical of the claim, against Trump administration…


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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

The company’s billionaire CEO has secured huge grants on the promise of a new class of mRNA vaccines, but nobody really knows if they will work. From the moment the first case of what would later be called COVID-19 was announced, Moderna…


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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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