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Immunity to COVID-19 may wane just 2-3 months after infection, study suggests

Immunity to COVID-19 may wane just 2-3 months after infection, study...

Enlarge / WUHAN, CHINA: The medical detection of antibodies for fresh graduates in Huazhong University of science and technology on June 11. 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Protective immune responses that build up during a SARS-CoV-2 infection may weaken just two to three months later—particularly if the infection didn’t…
WHO gives up on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, stops trials

WHO gives up on hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, stops trials

Enlarge / Pills of Hydroxychloroquine sit on a tray at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The World Health Organization on Wednesday announced that it is abandoning use of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in the Solidarity trial—the organization’s massive, global clinical trial of potential COVID-19 treatments.…
Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen here

Beijing reinstated lockdown as US officials warn the same could happen...

Enlarge / BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 15: A Chinese epidemic control worker performs a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 on a man who had contact with the the Xinfadi Wholesale Market. Authorities are trying to contain the outbreak linked to the Xinfadi wholesale food market, Beijing's biggest supplier of produce and meat. Several neighborhoods have…
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,…
Most COVID cases don’t spread virus—it’s the superspreaders we need to stop

Most COVID cases don’t spread virus—it’s the superspreaders we need to...

Enlarge / Crowds of people walk along the Ocean City Boardwalk during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Much about how the new coronavirus spreads from one victim to the next remains a maddening mystery. But amid all the frantic efforts to understand transmission, there is one finding…
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,…
Brazil pulls all coronavirus stats, then releases incompatible numbers

Brazil pulls all coronavirus stats, then releases incompatible numbers

Enlarge / For Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, shown here without a face mask, public health precautions are for other people. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Outside of the United States, Brazil has the largest number of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections; it's behind only the US and UK in terms of confirmed COVID-caused deaths. Meanwhile, its leader,…
Here’s what WHO says your mask should have to prevent COVID-19 spread

Here’s what WHO says your mask should have to prevent COVID-19...

Enlarge / French fashion student sews homemade protective face masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The World Health Organization on Friday updated its guidance on the use of masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, making several changes and additions. Most notably, the agency is now recommending that governments encourage healthy…
Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent COVID-19

Americans are drinking bleach and dunking food in it to prevent...

Bleach Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Americans are doing more housecleaning and disinfecting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and many are turning to wild and dangerous tactics—like drinking and gargling bleach solutions. Back in April, the agency noted an unusual spike in poison control center calls over harmful exposures to household cleaning products, such as bleach.…
Retracted: Hydroxychloroquine study pulled over suspect data [Updated]

Retracted: Hydroxychloroquine study pulled over suspect data [Updated]

Enlarge / A bottle and pills of Hydroxychloroquine. US President Donald Trump announced May 18 he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The Lancet medical journal on Thursday announced the retraction of a dubious study suggesting that the anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and…

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