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Environment

Coronavirus-induced carbon dioxide emission reductions are not yet detectable in the atmosphere

Based on current data measured in the energy, industry, and mobility sectors, restrictions of social life during the corona pandemic can be predicted to lead to a reduction of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by up to eight ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most homemade masks are doing a great job, even when we sneeze, study finds

Studies indicate that homemade masks help combat the spread of viruses like COVID-19 when combined with frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. Many of these studies focus on the transfer of tiny aerosol particles; ...

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers warn of COVID-19 and flu 'twindemic'

Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A pregnancy ended by COVID-19 informs new understanding and protocols

When the first pregnant woman diagnosed with COVID-19 was admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital in March, she was in her second trimester and critically ill. At the time, almost nothing was known about how the novel coronavirus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential new drug to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection consequences

Scientists from the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Malaga (UMA) and the Andalusian Center for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND) have made progress in finding new rapid implementation therapies to combat ...

Vaccination

Flu activity low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020

(HealthDay)—There was very low influenza activity during June to August 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere, according to research published in the Sept. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another rapid COVID-19 test shows promise

(HealthDay)—Yet another rapid COVID-19 test has proven its mettle in spotting infection with the new coronavirus, this time in a British study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics ...