The Coronavirus Has A Mysterious “Loop” That Lets It Quickly Attack Human Lungs. Here’s How It Works.
How does a relatively common type of virus turn into one so deadly it could spur a pandemic? The answer may lie in its microscopic spikes.
A Now-Retracted Study Claimed The Malaria Drug Touted By Trump Looked Deadly For Coronavirus Patients
A massive study claiming that hydroxychloroquine could increase the risk of death for coronavirus patients was retracted two weeks later.
State officials in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia have reportedly been censoring scientists or providing questionable COVID-19 case data while pushing for early reopenings.
The nation's top infectious disease official warned lawmakers that if states proceed with reopening their economies early, "There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control."
As fights over lockdowns reach a fever pitch, public health experts say loosening restrictions will lead to more deaths by summer.
A legacy of racism has left a dangerous divide between the medical establishment and black Americans, who are now dying at high rates in the coronavirus pandemic.
The drug's approval comes days after a preliminary study showed a four-day decrease in hospital stays following treatment.
These Kids With Rare Genetic Diseases Were Part Of Research Into New Treatments. The Coronavirus Has Stopped All Of It.
“All of our labs are shut down, and as a result the precious little time my son has left is being wasted,” said one mother. “So I guess I would say the cost of this is the lives of children.”
Scientists Now Say No, They Weren’t Reporting The First Case Of A Dead Body Spreading The Coronavirus
The authors of the controversial report issued a correction saying their initial claims were misinterpreted. “This is really unusual, you don't publish a report that someone is dead and then say, no he isn't,” another scientist said.
Scientists Are Calling For Vaccine Experiments That Would Deliberately Infect People With The Novel Coronavirus
“Normally, deliberately giving someone an infection that is potentially lethal would be unacceptable,” one bioethicist said. “But in extreme times, like a plague, you might look to extreme measures.”
Coronavirus Antibody Tests Could Help Us Get Back To Normal — Or They Could Be The Next Testing Crisis
Hospitals and clinics are rushing to use antibody tests in an effort to determine who is immune to the coronavirus. But almost none of them have been verified by the FDA.
A previous report by two Thai scientists suggested that the coronavirus had spread from a corpse. A correction said the original letter was poorly written and had resulted in misinterpretation.
“You can’t drive a bus or wash dishes on Zoom,” said one doctor. “These are people we count on to do essential jobs, and they are going unprotected.”
The politically opposite neighboring states have had two different approaches to tackling the spread of COVID-19, and, some residents fear, two drastically different outcomes.
The Federal Government Is Planning To Order 5-Minute Coronavirus Tests — But Not Nearly Enough For Everyone Who Needs One
The White House has said the machine will revolutionize the beleaguered testing system in the US. But the feds have only planned to order enough tests for up to 5,500 people, according to emails obtained by BuzzFeed News.
“We need to figure out how we are going to live in a time of plague,” said one doctor.
This week, researchers in New York City started collecting blood from COVID-19 survivors. The hope is that their immunity can be shared with others.
A Woman With Lupus Said Her Health Care Provider Is Stopping Her Chloroquine Prescription And Thanked Her For The “Sacrifice”
"The fact that they thanked me for my 'sacrifice' is disturbing," she told BuzzFeed News. "I never agreed to sacrifice my health and possibly my life and cannot believe that I am being forced to do so."
"If you just have millions of people taking a drug with known toxicities, haphazardly, we are going to see major safety problems.”
An anti-malaria drug called chloroquine is just one of many drugs being repurposed in an attempt to treat the surge in COVID-19 cases in the US. Big questions remain about whether they’ll actually work.