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Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike

(NEW ORLEANS) -- In Louisiana, amid skyrocketing rates of the novel coronavirus and a statewide stay-at-home order, scientists are finding themselves face-to-face with the virus they hope to develop a vaccine for.At the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC), scientists from across the United States are coordinating their research in…... Read More

Website allows people to report coronavirus symptoms, track spread

(NEW YORK) -- As health experts and public officials have warned that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are likely nowhere near the actual number of people infected, medical professionals in Boston have created a website to help close the gap."COVID Near You" allows the public to report coronavirus-related symptoms.…... Read More

Can recovered coronavirus patients help combat the disease?

(NEW YORK) -- It's a critical, urgent question in the battle to save American lives -- and one that a growing number of institutions, including one of New York's preeminent medical centers, will attempt to answer.Dr. David Reich, the president of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said his team of…... Read More

Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- Iran, already struggling to fight the growing spread of novel coronavirus, is now coming to grips with an alcohol poisoning problem that has killed hundreds of people this year.In the wake of the deaths, officials initially blamed misinformation on social media for convincing victims that drinking alcohol…... Read More

What to know about the Navy hospital ships coming to New York and California

(NEW YORK) -- To help medical professionals focus on treating novel coronavirus patients, the Navy has deployed two hospital ships, to New York and to California, that will be used to treat people suffering from other ailments.The United States Naval Ships Mercy and Comfort each are 894-foot vessels stocked with…... Read More

What to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms

(NEW YORK) -- As more people across the United States test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it's important to know what to do if you think you have the virus.If you develop mild flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or your local health department and mention why you think…... Read More

COVID-19 has been compared to the flu -- Experts say that's wrong

(NEW YORK) -- Even with businesses closed, travel restricted and shelter-in-place orders issued around the world, many still wonder if such extremes are needed to battle the novel coronavirus.Some people, including the president of the United States, have said COVID-19 isn't too different from the common flu.But, according to experts,…... Read More

Mother to baby transmission of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out, new study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Early in the novel coronavirus pandemic, encouraging data suggested that infants born to mothers with COVID-19 did not acquire the virus before birth, a process called vertical transmission. However, three new reports released in The Journal of the American Medical Association unfortunately suggest the opposite may be…... Read More

The little things we miss during coronavirus, and why it's normal to feel that way

(NEW YORK) -- After spending time apart social distancing, and witnessing the devastation caused by the coronavirus crisis, many may also just miss simple social interactions.Whether it's going for a cup of coffee, taking a stroll and sparking up conversations with a friendly dog owner or enjoying a meal with…... Read More

Chloroquine: Coronavirus savior or the Wild West of medicine?

(NEW YORK) -- If drugs can be famous, chloroquine is as close as it comes.Chloroquine, and its derivative hydroxychloroquine, were touted by President Donald Trump as potential “game changers” when combined with azithromycin, and were elevated to stardom practically overnight. Previously approved as anti-malarial drugs, for systemic lupus erythematosus and…... Read More

Study concludes COVID-19 'is not a laboratory construct'

(NEW YORK) -- Conspiracy theories claiming COVID-19 was engineered in a lab as part of a biological attack on the United States have been gaining traction online in recent weeks, but a new study on the origins of the virus has concluded that the pandemic-causing strain developed naturally.An analysis of…... Read More