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Singing unmasked, indoors spreads COVID-19 through aerosols, new study confirms

Singing indoors, unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols, confirms a new peer-reviewed study of a March choir rehearsal which became one of the nation's first superspreading ...

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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; ...

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How We Feel app pilots COVID prediction model

Among the pandemic's biggest challenges for public health experts have been just how novel it is, how hard it's been to come by sufficient useful data, and how few tools scientists have for accurately tracking and predicting ...

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Lancet boosts review process after COVID study retraction

The prestigious Lancet medical journal said it is bolstering its scientific review process after being forced to retract a study into the effects of an anti-arthritis drug on COVID-19 patients.

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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 ...

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Dublin tightens virus curbs for second time this week

Coronavirus restrictions were tightened in Dublin for the second time in a week on Friday, as Ireland's capital becomes the epicentre of a fresh wave of infections countrywide.

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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 ...

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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.

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COVID-19 death toll unacceptably high: WHO

The COVID-19 weekly death toll of around 50,000 lives is unacceptably high, the World Health Organization said Friday as the one million fatalities landmark approaches.

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How the modern world was shaped by epidemics 500 years ago

The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there has been little consideration of probably the most significant historical ...

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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, ...

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Video: Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first?

A committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is readying a report with recommendations for equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Q&A, bioethicist Dr. Nicole Hassoun of Binghamton ...

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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 ...