Coronavirus: Scientists discover why COVID-19 causes loss of smell08/01/2020 03:00The team, led by Dr Taylor Heald-Sargent of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, observed "a 10-fold to 100-fold greater amount of SARS-CoV-2 in the upper respiratory tract of young children". According to the scientists, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has a genetic similarity of about 96% to the RaTG13 coronavirus, a virus sampled from the Rhinolophus Affinis (a horseshoe bat species) in China's Yunnan province in 2013...
Australia’s Victoria makes wearing mask mandatory as coronavirus infections goes up08/01/2020 03:00Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday said the latest fatalities were three men and three women in their 70s, three men and two women in their 80s, and two men aged in their 90s.Mr Andrews said further insights into modelling on community transmission trends might be presented in a press conference later this week...
Russian COVID-19 vaccine approval imminent, source says07/31/2020 03:00"This study shows that even just a single immunization with the Ad26 vaccine leads to neutralizing antibody responses and robust protection of monkeys against COVID-19", said Dr. Dan Barouch, a vaccine researcher at Beth Israel Deaconness who led the research in collaboration with J&J.Moderna announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, identified as mRNA-1273, is moving forward to the final phase of testing...
World Health Organization says coronavirus pandemic is 'one big wave', warns against complacency07/31/2020 03:00"People are still thinking about seasons, " Harris said.World Health Organization spokesperson Margaret Harris reiterated this message during the briefing Tuesday."Summer is a problem", she added.The experts at the organization believe the fluctuations in COVID-19 cases should not be described as waves because the pandemic and this particular virus is acting differently from earlier endemic experiences...
Madonna shares false viral video about the 'truth' of coronavirus07/30/2020 03:00Pop star Madonna has actually been censured by Instagram after sharing a video about a coronavirus conspiracy theory to her 15 million fans.Immanuel landed in the public limelight in the U.S. after President Donald Trump and his supporters embraced her claims that antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has proven to be an effective cure for coronavirus...