In the 2 weeks since England ended COVID-19 restrictions, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths are back on the rise -- a reversal of the overall downward trend that had appeared in the last month... Read more
A number of COVID medications have proven their mettle against the "stealth" BA.2 Omicron variant in lab tests, but it's not clear how effective they would be in... Read more
Mask mandates for airplanes, trains and transit hubs that were set to expire will be extended to April 18. Between now and mid-April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with other federal agencies to help... Read more
If you're among those people in the United States who never had COVID-19, how should you think about your risk? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of people in the US are in the never-got-COVID category... Read more
COVID-19 coronavirus has many symptoms, including fever and dry cough, to more extreme symptoms requiring immediate medical help. If you have relatively mild COVID-19 symptoms, these vitamins and supplements can... Read more
Are you confused by your symptoms and wonder if you have a COVID-19 infection or actually just a cold or the flu? Learn the similarities and differences for each condition with this simple symptoms chart... Read more
Tests for coronavirus may use two methods to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 disease, a debilitating and potentially deadly viral pneumonia.
The first and most prevalent method to detect the virus in individuals is based on... Read more
To protect those they love from a virus that can kill, people online are flooding the internet with search results for the best vitamins, foods, and activities to boost your immune system against coronavirus COVID-19.
The internet provides plenty of answers—some reliable, others not... Read more
Spanish flu was the most devastating pandemic ever recorded, leaving major figures like medical philanthropist Bill Gates to draw comparisons to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How did the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic cause such a high death toll? And how can the Spanish flu prepare us for coronavirus?
It started as a mild flu season, not different from any other. When its first wave hit in the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu seemed like just another flu. But then... Read more
What does the bubonic plague pandemic of Europe and Western Asia in the 14th century tell us about pandemics more broadly, and the coronavirus contagion in particular? Read more
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