Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): The Latest News, Updates and Information

Will Vaccines Work Against the New Coronavirus Variants?

Will Vaccines Work Against the New Coronavirus Variants?

Everyone has heard the scary reports about the new, more infectious coronavirus variants that are circulating in countries around the world, but scientists aren't pushing the panic button at this point. Why? Because the... Read more

500,000 COVID Deaths by February, Administration Warns

500,000 COVID Deaths by February, Administration Warns

As President Joe Biden began to enact key parts of his ambitious pandemic response plan on Thursday, he warned Americans that the coronavirus death toll in this country could top 500,000 by February... Read more

You're More Likely to Maintain Social Distance If Your Friends Do

You're More Likely to Maintain Social Distance If Your Friends Do

Family and friends can influence whether people follow social distancing recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds. This influence outweighed whether people personally felt distancing was the right thing to do... Read more

Details of National Pandemic Response Plan

Details of National Pandemic Response Plan

A day after his inauguration, President Joe Biden plans to unveil a new, far-reaching pandemic response plan. He'll also issue executive orders that aim to ramp up the production and distribution of COVID-19 tests and vaccines, make schools and travel safer, and help states fight the spread of coronavirus... Read more

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit Coronavirus to Others

Kids Highly Likely to Transmit Coronavirus to Others

While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. The findings show the need to... Read more

What Will COVID-19 Look Like in the Future?

What Will COVID-19 Look Like in the Future?

The bad news? COVID-19 may be around for a long, long time. The good news? Even if it does, new research suggests it could very well end up being just another mild illness, bringing with it inconvenience and discomfort, but rarely hospitalization or death. Why? The theory is... Read more

What Happened to the Flu This Year?

What Happened to the Flu This Year?

The United States has far fewer flu cases than normal, and experts say it's probably due to measures people are taking to protect themselves from COVID-19. Flu season usually peaks between December and February but so far this flu season, there have been just... Read more

Can You Stop COVID Precautions After Vaccination?

Can You Stop COVID Precautions After Vaccination?

It will be tempting for folks to think they can resume a "normal" life after they've received the two-dose course of the COVID-19 vaccine. But infectious disease experts warn that you'll still need to wear a mask and practice social distancing because vaccinated folks could become unknowing "Typhoid Mary" candidates... Read more

20 Vitamins and Supplements To Boost Immune Health for COVID-19

20 Vitamins and Supplements To Boost Immune Health for COVID-19

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

What Happened to the Flu This Year?

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Common Cold: Differences and Similarities

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

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

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

Are Face Shields Better Than Face Masks for Coronavirus?

Are Face Shields Better Than Face Masks for Coronavirus?

Hundreds of millions of Americans heeded recent government advice and rushed to wear cloth face masks, hoping they might prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. But there's another option and is it better? Read more

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Clothes and Laundry?

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Clothes and Laundry?

Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home -- some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?

While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study... Read more

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

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

What Will COVID-19 Look Like in the Future?

Can You Spread COVID-19 With No Symptoms? Asymptomatic/Pre-symptomatic Studies Say Yes

If you have no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, can you pass the disease to others? News from the World Health Organization this week muddied the waters.

But studies suggest asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers were shown to be contagious in a window of time lasting anywhere from... Read more

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days.

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Surfaces and in the Air?

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days, according to a new study.

The data indicate that the stability of the new virus is... Read more

Coronavirus Isn't Even 'Alive,' But Expert Explains How It Can Harm

Coronavirus Isn't Even 'Alive,' But Expert Explains How It Can Harm

It has spread across the globe in just a few short months, sickening hundreds of thousands, but the new coronavirus has the dubious distinction of not really being a living organism, biologists say. "Viruses aren't considered alive..." Read more

Can UV Light Kill or Prevent Coronavirus?

Can UV Light Kill or Prevent Coronavirus?

The coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into a decades-old technique that can zap viruses and bacteria: ultraviolet light. Hospitals have been using it for years to... Read more

COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Do I Have Allergies or COVID-19?

If you are feeling sneezy, feverish, short of breath, exhausted, or achy, you may be wondering if your signs and symptoms are due to seasonal allergies or COVID-19... Read more

The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Can the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic prepare us for the 2020 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

What 1918 Spanish Flu Death Toll Tells Us About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Can You Get Reinfected With Coronavirus?

Can You Get Reinfected With Coronavirus?

People all over the globe who've recovered from the new coronavirus want to know the same thing: Am I immune, at least for a while? Read more

Can Zinc Lozenges Ward Off Coronavirus? What Doctors Say

Can Zinc Lozenges Ward Off Coronavirus? What Doctors Say

They may soothe a sore throat, but can zinc lozenges actually shorten the length of a viral infection? The question is getting a fresh look after coronavirus researcher James Robb's email suggesting... Read more

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