COVID-19: How long does it take to get sick? Will you always have a fever?

You’re probably inundated with news and messages about coronavirus at the moment. But how do you know if you’re consuming evidence-based information or just speculation and myth? There’s still a lot we don’t know but here’s what the evidence tells us so far about the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19. How does it spread? COVID-19 is […]

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Spain virus death toll soars past 1,000: ministry

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The coronavirus death toll in Spain rose to 1,002 on Friday after another 235 people died in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said. The number of cases also soared to 19,980 after another 2,833 infections were confirmed over the same period, the ministry’s emergencies coordinator Fernando Simon said. The figures showed a 16.5 percent […]

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The New Coronavirus Illness Was Named COVID-19 For A Really Important Reason

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in February 2019 an official name for the disease causing the current pandemic. The word coronavirus refers to a family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. COVID-19 is the official name for the disease behind the current pandemic. Just last December, people only knew of novel coronavirus as an emerging outbreak. Three months later, […]

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AI may help predict responses to non-small cell lung cancer systemic therapies

Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict tumor sensitivity to three systemic cancer therapies. The study is published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, by Laurent Dercle, MD, Ph.D., associate research scientist in the Department […]

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US doctors being exposed to COVID-19 because they don’t have protective gear

The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are putting themselves at unnecessary risk due to the national shortages of protective gear. They also fear they are infecting their patients, according to an investigative report by ProPublica. One emergency room (ER) physician in Amite, Louisiana, John Gavin tested positive for COVID-19 (the disease caused by the […]

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