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Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

To prevent spread of the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged social-distancing measures. However, airports and airplanes are not designed for maintaining the recommended six feet of space between people, and location-tracking data has shown the virus spreading along major air traffic routes. Sheldon H. Jacobson, an […]

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New York deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come

New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared around […]

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South Korea virus test-kit makers approved to export to US

Three South Korean coronavirus test-kit makers have been given the green light to export their devices to the United States, officials said Saturday. The companies won pre-approval under emergency use authorisation from the US Food and Drug Administration that allows for the products to be sold in America, South Korea’s foreign ministry said, without naming […]

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UK pledges extra £210 million to search for virus vaccine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Britain on Thursday announced an extra £210 million ($251 million, 227 million euros) towards the global fund to find a coronavirus vaccine, taking its total contribution to £544 million. “While our brilliant doctors and nurses fight coronavirus at home, this record British funding will help to find a vaccine for the […]

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What it means to be immunocompromised

As any new mom would, Erin Anthony worried about germs before the coronavirus outbreak. Now, the 21-year-old mother of 6-month-old twin boys said she’s “absolutely terrified” of how fast the respiratory virus can spread. One of Anthony’s sons is in a Dallas facility receiving treatment for multiple conditions, including tracheomalacia, which causes his airway to […]

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Egypt announces 2-week, night-time curfew to slow virus

Egypt will impose a two-week, nightly curfew in the Arab world’s most-populous country in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, its prime minister announced Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund warned that a shortage of medical supplies could affect the Mideast’s poorest nations. There are over 31,000 confirmed cases of the […]