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COVID-19 vaccine is safe and triggers immune response in human trial

According to a new study, a Chinese phase II clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate has shown that it is safe and induces an immune response. With over 15 million confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and more than 624,000 COVID-19 deaths globally, scientists around the world are competing...

Nigerian Foreign Minister Onyeama tests positive for coronavirus

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19, and became the first member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to contract the new coronavirus. Onyeama, 64, said on Twitter he had taken a COVID-19 test because of a throat irritation. “Did my...

Complications Coronavirus Can Cause

If you have COVID-19, the illness that comes from infection with the recently discovered coronavirus, your symptoms may be relatively mild and manageable at home. That’s true for most people. But if you’re older or have another illness such as diabetes or heart disease, you’re more at risk for the serious form of COVID-19. Some people...

Help Wanted: Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials

July 17, 2020 -- Stella Sexton is one of those good citizens who helps out whenever she can. "I'm a blood donor, O-negative," says the 41-year-old property manager and mother of two in Lancaster County, PA. After her second baby, she donated extra breast milk to milk banks. When her kids'...

How Long Does the Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person. When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, they send droplets containing the virus into the air. A healthy person can then breathe in those droplets. You may also catch the virus if you touch a surface or object...

What should I do if I think I have coronavirus (COVID-19)?

ANSWER If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) and your symptoms are mild, you can stay home, rest, stay hydrated, and let your body heal itself. If you get worse, develop shortness of breath, or you’re concerned about your symptoms, call your doctor first before going in and ask...

Coronavirus in Context: Why Are Some People Believing Conspiracy Theories?

Video Transcript  JOHN WHYTE: You're watching Coronavirus in Context. I'm Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD. Today I'm joined by Dr. Seema Yasmin. She's a public-health expert and former CDC detective that I'm sure you've seen on-- on multiple news channels. Dr. Yasmin, thanks for joining me. SEEMA YASMIN: Thanks so much for having me. JOHN WHYTE: I want to...

‘Why Is It Called COVID-19?’

By Elizabeth Hanes, BSN, RNJuly 13, 2020 When this coronavirus first starting circulating, most people called it just that: the coronavirus. But as the situation got more serious (and news coverage blew up), we started hearing experts calling it the “novel coronavirus,” and then COVID-19. Why did the name seem to change? Well, it’s...
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