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Island mayor battles Georgia governor over virus limitations  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
The mayor of small Georgia beach community is in very public battle with the state's governor over how to protect the public during the coronavirus outbreak more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the new coronavirus more
Esper defends firing of Navy ship captain over virus warning  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
Defense Secretary Mark Esper is defending the firing of a Navy captain who sought help for sailors on his aircraft carrier amid a growing coronavirus outbreak as a... more
Virus raises specter of gravest attacks in modern US times  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
America’s surgeon general is raising the specter of the gravest attacks against the nation in modern times to steel an anxious country for the impending sorrow he says... more
The Latest: France: 357 deaths, but signs spread is slowing  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
France reported 357 deaths in hospitals from the virus in a single day Sunday but showed signs that its spread is slowing after 20 days of national confinement more
Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy's virus curve falls  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy’s daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two weeks and... more
Lost Time: How coronavirus spread while supply orders lagged  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
The government's stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment is nearly drained just as the numbers of people infected with the coronavirus and in need of critical care is... more
Clinical trial to evaluate experimental COVID-19 drug is underway at Montefiore and Einstein  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat... more
Virus cancels anniversary event for deadly mine explosion  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
A planned public gathering on the 10th anniversary of the worst U.S. mining disaster in decades was shelved more
Scientists show how normal speech may produce aerosolized particles to transmit coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists... more
Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops  ABC NEWS · 7 hours
Pope Francis has celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Doctors, nurses leave homes to protect families from virus  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
Countless doctors and nurses who face an increased risk of exposure to the coronavirus are moving away from their families to protect them more
Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Grocery workers across the globe are working the frontlines during lockdowns meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading more
The Latest: Adams braces America for deadly week ahead  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
Surgeon General Jerome Adams is bracing Americans for what he expects to be a deadly week in the coronavirus pandemic more
U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic more
Palm Sunday: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter's  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Putin still working remotely during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Russian President Vladimir Putin continues working remotely and will do so for at least another week amid the coronavirus pandemic more
In years before outbreak, investment in public health fell  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
In the decade before the coronavirus outbreak, state and local officials across the United States made steady and sometimes dramatic cuts to their first line of defense against pandemics and... more
In years before outbreak, investment in public health shrunk  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
In the decade before the coronavirus outbreak, state and local officials across the United State made steady and sometimes dramatic cuts to their first line of defense against pandemics and... more
Chile drought causing water shortage amidst virus crisis  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
With historically low river flows and reservoirs running dry due to drought, people in central Chile have found themselves particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. more
Experts highlight the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with Parkinson’s disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and unfavorable outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic among patients with Parkinson's disease... more
Removing SARS-CoV-19 virus from the water cycle  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days -- or even longer -- in sewage and drinking water. more
Wearing surgical masks in public may help limit the spread of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research that could help settle... more
The Latest: Pope begins Holy Week events without the public  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
Pope Francis has begun the first of several Holy Week ceremonies that will be held without the public this year because of the coronavirus pandemic more
COVID-19-related school closures may exacerbate childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. more
France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
France is moving hundreds of critically ill COVID-19 patients around the country on specially fitted high-speed trains, planes, even a warship more
US braces for more virus deaths; Europe hopes crisis peaking  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
The U.S. is warning of many more coronavirus deaths in the days ahead, as the global pandemic mutes traditional observances from family grave-cleaning ceremonies in China to Palm... more
Mormons hold crowd-less conference because of pandemic  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room Saturday as the faith carried out its signature conference while adhering to social distancing guidelines more
Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, has docked in Florida more
Mormons hold crowd-less conference due to pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room Saturday as the faith carried out its signature conference while adhering to social distancing guidelines more
Indonesia covers up to protect orangutans from virus threat  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Poaching and habitat loss have decimated Indonesia's orangutan population, but now coronavirus has emerged as another potential deadly threat to the critically endangered species. more
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic  ABC NEWS · 1 day
President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to... more
Vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 being tested  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Rapid infectious disease shifts in Chinese children and adolescents prior to COVID-19  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. more
Possible coronavirus drug identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. Scientists found that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.... more
The Latest: Lombardy region makes people wear masks outside  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Italy’s virus-ravaged Lombardy region is now requiring residents to wear a protective mask when they go outside in a bid to further trim infections more
The Latest: DC surpasses 900 coronavirus cases  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The District of Columbia has announced 145 new positive infections from the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total up to 902, with six new deaths bringing the total to 15 more
Mormons hold crowd-less conference to prevent virus spread  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ twice-annual conference will kick off Saturday without anyone attending in person to watch speeches from top leaders as the faith takes precautions to avoid... more
Another cruise ship with virus victims docking in Florida  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida more
Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Groups of scientists tasked with identifying pandemic-prone microbes like the novel coronavirus were stretched too far and thin. more
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Authorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000 more
Front-line medical staff deaths grow, highlight virus risks  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, including the health care “martyrs” who have died while fighting to... more
Hungary imposes new taxes on retail chains and banks  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Hungarian government says it will impose new taxes on multinational retail chains and banks to boost state budget revenues needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic more
Deaths of doctors, nurses highlight virus risks they run  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute Saturday to victims of the coronavirus pandemic including the health care “martyrs” who have died... more
Deep-sea worms and bacteria team up to harvest methane  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists at Caltech and Occidental College have discovered a methane-fueled symbiosis between worms and bacteria at the bottom of the sea, shedding new light on the ecology of deep-sea environments. more
The Latest: Britain may ease lockdown measures by end of May  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A scientist advising the British government on the coronavirus pandemic says it might be possible to loosen some lockdown measures by the end of May more
The Latest: UN to decide in month whether to delay meeting  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The president of the United Nations General Assembly says the 193-member world body will make a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the... more
Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U_S_ and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.” more
The Latest: Pakistan receives $200 million from World Bank  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The World Bank has given Pakistan $200 million in aid to help the most vulnerable as the country deals with the coronavirus pandemic more
Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The virus outbreak is compromising the ability of nations to prepare for natural disasters and deal with the aftermath more
Antibody recovered from SARS survivor reveals potential vulnerability of new coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An antibody recovered from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s has revealed a potential vulnerability of the new coronavirus at the root... more
Trial drug offers hope to block early infection of novel coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses... more
The Latest: South Korea extends guidelines to slow spread  ABC NEWS · 2 days
South Korea has extended government guidelines urging people to social distance to slow the spread of the coronavirus for two weeks as infections continue to grow in the densely populated... more
Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Hawaii's governor says he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world’s largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic more
Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Wisconsin is lurching toward a spring primary election on Tuesday despite widespread concern about in-person voting during the coronavirus crisis more
Deaths of Chinese children, adolescents from infectious diseases prior to COVID-19 found to be rare  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the COVID-19... more
South Australian researchers make rapid progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2... more
IRB Barcelona and Amazon join forces to develop computational tool in the fight against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
There are currently more than 10,000 scientific articles related to coronavirus infections. In fact, in recent weeks, research... more
First genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2 viruses in Austria openly available  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The first 21 SARS-CoV-2 genomes in Austria have now been completed and published within the scope of the “Mutational Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2” project recently launched by CeMM, the... more
Fox News’ Jesse Watters said travel bans ‘more critical in saving lives’ than COVID testing. He’s wrong.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Defending President Donald Trump's coronavirus response, Fox News commentator Jesse Watters highlighted federal efforts... more
Australian scientists identify possible coronavirus drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A collaborative study led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Melbourne, Australia, with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity, has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world kills the virus... more
US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Trump administration is urging Americans to cover their faces in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and is limiting exports of medical supplies more
The Latest: Hobby Lobby closing its stores because of virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Hobby Lobby announced that the ongoing coronavirus crisis is prompting it to close its stores until further notice more
Everyone should wear face 'masks' in public, CDC now recommends  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
People should wear nonsurgical cloth face coverings when they go out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the CDC now recommends. more
Dog food delivered to western Alaska amid virus concerns  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Two animal welfare groups combined to have 8,000 pounds of dog food delivered to southwest Alaska more
The Latest: US starts releasing some detained migrants  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Immigration lawyers say the U.S. government has unexpectedly started to release detained migrants in Louisiana amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic more
How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to... more
Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts  ABC NEWS · 2 days
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic more
Experimental Drug Blocks Growth of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus in Cell Cultures and Organoids  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A trial drug called APN01 or human recombinant soluble ACE2 (hrsACE2) can significantly block early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infections, according to a paper published... more
The Latest: France’s coronavirus death count jumps  ABC NEWS · 2 days
France’s coronavirus death count has jumped to more than 6,500, up by more than 1,000, since the pandemic began spreading around France more
A highly conserved cryptic epitope in the receptor-binding domains of SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV  Science Magazine · 2 days
The outbreak of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus has now become a pandemic, but there is currently very little understanding of the... more
Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Gabon's government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional... more
Scotland, UK: Latest updates on Coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Of the 19,535 Scottish citizens tested for the virus, over 3,000 came back positive and 175 have died. more
International Panel Releases Guidelines on Management of ICU Patients with COVID-19  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 panel, which includes 36 experts from 12 countries, has... more
Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic  ABC NEWS · 2 days
For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith’s signature conference this weekend without an... more
Asymptomatic people may be fueling the coronavirus spread  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
For every person who tests positive, there's likely another handful of asymptomatic people who don't know they're infected. more
Wisconsin barrels ahead with election despite virus fears  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The coronavirus has scared some states into delaying their spring elections, but not Wisconsin more
Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have called for more research to determine the best ways to keep SARS-CoV-19 out of the water cycle. They also suggest that developed nations should finance water treatment systems in the... more
Salivary gland macrophages and tissue-resident CD8+ T cells cooperate for homeostatic organ surveillance  Science Magazine · 2 days
It is well established that tissue macrophages and tissue-resident memory CD8+ T cells (TRM) play important roles for pathogen sensing and rapid... more
Learning from our immunological history: What can SARS-CoV teach us about SARS-CoV-2?  Science Magazine · 2 days
Many strategies are being deployed to rapidly uncover targetable mechanisms of infection for SARS-CoV-2, and Hoffman et al. exploit our understanding and immunological experience... more
The Latest: Canadian military prepping Quebec to fight virus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian military is being sent to northern Quebec to help communities prepare to respond to the coronavirus pandemic more
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research. In laboratory experiments, the masks significantly... more
The Latest: IMF leader says virus is “crisis like no other'  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The head of the International Monetary Fund says the recession sparked by the coronavirus pandemic is “way worse” than the 2008 global recession more
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Researchers expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out-of-school time this year for... more
Developing personalized vaccines with biomimetic nanotechnology  nanowerk · 2 days
Nanotechnology offers many benefits that can be leveraged to increase the potency of vaccine formulations. For anticancer vaccination, antigenic material can be collected directly from a patient's resected tumor, formulated into a biomimetic nanoparticle, and then... more
Science News » Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic  NIMH · 2 days
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful – it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense... more
Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds  REUTERS · 2 days
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers... more
Video: Coronavirus Vaccine: Where are we and what's next?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
You might have heard that COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in Seattle. more
Research pinpoints which Australian cities take biggest economic blow from COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In an international collaboration between the University of South Australia Business School, the Hunter Foundation Research Centre at the University of Newcastle and George Mason University... more
Prince Charles opens new London hospital for virus patients  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Prince Charles has remotely opened a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients at London’s main exhibition center as the number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in the U.K. surpassed China’s official total more
The Latest: UN: 11 countries considering global cease-fire  ABC NEWS · 2 days
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global cease-fire to tackle the coronavirus pandemic more
Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families... more
Francis Crick Institute and UCLH play vital role in national COVID-19 testing effort  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
NHS staff testing for COVID-19 has been boosted by repurposing the Francis Crick Institute’s laboratory facilities as a testing facility, to help... more
Scotland-based virtual tissue biobank plays key role in the battle against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A Scotland-based virtual biobank dealing in ethically sourced human tissue samples is helping to speed up the provision of COVID-19 samples for researchers and... more
Unilever supports global and national efforts to tackle COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo and Lifebuoy, has announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle... more
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