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Hint of COVID-19 immunity: 3 sailors with antibodies spared in outbreak at sea

Hint of COVID-19 immunity: 3 sailors with antibodies spared in outbreak...

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Enlarge / Fishing vessels in Seattle. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Hints of protective immunity against the pandemic coronavirus have surfaced in the wake of a recent COVID-19 outbreak that flooded the crew of a fishing vessel. The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, infected 104 of the 122 people on board, about 85 percent, during a short voyage.…
Coronavirus researchers must examine Trump-backed conspiracy—or lose funding

Coronavirus researchers must examine Trump-backed conspiracy—or lose funding

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Enlarge / The Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories A New York-based nonprofit that has worked for decades to better understand and prevent the type of coronavirus pandemic now engulfing the world was abruptly stripped of its federal research funding in…
New Outbreak In New Zealand Leads To New Rules And Supermarket Runs

New Outbreak In New Zealand Leads To New Rules And Supermarket...

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People line up outside a supermarket in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday before a three-day lockdown goes into effect. Four new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Auckland, and an additional four probable cases have been identified. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Fiona Goodall/Getty Images People line up outside a supermarket…
COVID-19 Outbreak Devastates California’s San Quentin Prison

COVID-19 Outbreak Devastates California’s San Quentin Prison

More than one third of inmates at California's overcrowded San Quentin prison have tested positive for COVID-19, in what some are calling the state's biggest prison health catastrophe in history. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has raced through San Quentin Prison, California's oldest prison. Health officials call it the biggest prison…
Coronavirus Outbreak Continues To Accelerate In Arizona, Positivity Rate Nears 25%

Coronavirus Outbreak Continues To Accelerate In Arizona, Positivity Rate Nears 25%

Vice President Mike Pence visited Arizona Wednesday. He said 500 federal health care workers would be sent to the state, as the number of cases soars and the positivity rate hovers around 25%.
US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts brace for rise in deaths

US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts...

Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US logged nearly 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide Thursday—the highest daily total yet in the course of…
After months of silence, CDC holds press briefing, issues new COVID advice

After months of silence, CDC holds press briefing, issues new COVID...

Enlarge / Signage stands outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories As states reopen and people begin to ease back into public life, so too is the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it seems. Today, Friday,…
WHO butchers asymptomatic COVID comments. Here’s what they meant

WHO butchers asymptomatic COVID comments. Here’s what they meant

Enlarge / WHO Technical Lead and epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove attending a virtual news briefing on COVID-19 from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on April 6, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories An expert with the World Health Organization on Monday made brief comments about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 that sparked a firestorm of confusion,…
COVID-19 Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Seafood Industry As Season Ramps Up

COVID-19 Outbreak In Pacific Northwest Seafood Industry As Season Ramps Up

File photo of a seafood processing plant in Kodiak, Alaska. The industry faces an outbreak of COVID-19 just as salmon and pollack fishing seasons are ramping up. MARION OWEN/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption toggle caption MARION OWEN/ASSOCIATED PRESS File photo of a seafood processing plant in Kodiak, Alaska. The industry faces an outbreak of COVID-19 just…
New Ebola outbreak flares up as measles, COVID-19 rage in DRC

New Ebola outbreak flares up as measles, COVID-19 rage in DRC

Enlarge / Health workers operate within an Ebola safety zone in the Health Center in Iyonda, near Mbandaka, on June 1, 2018. A new outbreak of Ebola has ignited in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is still trying to stamp out an Ebola outbreak from 2018—and is now also battling a massive measles…

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