Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): The Latest News, Updates and Information

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Reviewed on 6/11/2020

Can You Spread COVID-19 With No Symptoms? Asymptomatic/Pre-symptomatic Studies Say Yes

Can You Spread COVID-19 With No Symptoms? Asymptomatic/Pre-symptomatic Studies Say Yes

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- If you have no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, can you pass the disease to others? News from the World Health Organization this week muddied the waters.

But studies suggest asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers were shown to be contagious in a window of time lasting anywhere from... Read more

Will Schools Reopen This Fall? What Will That Look Like?

Will Schools Reopen This Fall? What Will That Look Like?

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- The boisterous bustle of students jostling down crowded hallways to reach lockers and classrooms has long served as one of the most powerful memories of high school life for many.

Those loud, happy throngs might now belong to a bygone era, thanks to COVID-19... Read more

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit 2 Million as New Hotspots Surface

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit 2 Million as New Hotspots Surface

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases passed 2 million on Thursday, as public health experts warned of the emergence of new COVID-19 hotspots across the country... Read more

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Common Cold: Differences and Similarities

COVID-19 vs. Flu vs. Common Cold: Differences and Similarities

Are you confused by your symptoms and wonder if you have a COVID-19 infection or actually just a cold or the flu? Learn the similarities and differences for each condition with this simple symptoms chart... Read more

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

How Do the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tests Work?

Tests for coronavirus may use two methods to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 disease, a debilitating and potentially deadly viral pneumonia.

The first and most prevalent method to detect the virus in individuals is based on... Read more

Are Face Shields Better Than Face Masks for Coronavirus?

Are Face Shields Better Than Face Masks for Coronavirus?

Hundreds of millions of Americans heeded recent government advice and rushed to wear cloth face masks, hoping they might prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. But there's another option and is it better? Read more

Record-High Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases Seen in 14 States, Puerto Rico

Record-High Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases Seen in 14 States, Puerto Rico

A new analysis shows that parts of the country that had been spared the worst of the coronavirus pandemic are now tallying record-high cases of new infections... Read more

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Clothes and Laundry?

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Clothes and Laundry?

Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home -- some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?

While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study... Read more

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

Boosting Your Immunity From COVID-19? These Foods, Vitamins, Routines Work Best

To protect those they love from a virus that can kill, people online are flooding the internet with search results for the best vitamins, foods, and activities to boost your immune system against coronavirus COVID-19.

The internet provides plenty of answers—some reliable, others not... Read more

Nine U.S. States Seeing Spikes in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Nine U.S. States Seeing Spikes in COVID-19 Hospitalizations

In another troubling sign that the spread of coronavirus might be accelerating, new U.S. data shows hospitalizations in at least nine states have been on the rise since Memorial Day... Read more

How Long Does Coronavirus Stay on Surfaces and in the Air?

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days.

The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days, according to a new study.

The data indicate that the stability of the new virus is... Read more

What 1918 Spanish Flu Death Toll Tells Us About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Can the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic prepare us for the 2020 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

Spanish flu was the most devastating pandemic ever recorded, leaving major figures like medical philanthropist Bill Gates to draw comparisons to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How did the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic cause such a high death toll? And how can the Spanish flu prepare us for coronavirus?

It started as a mild flu season, not different from any other. When its first wave hit in the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu seemed like just another flu. But then... Read more

Is It COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

Is It COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you've come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms... Read more

COVID-19: Using Bleach on Food, Gargling With Cleaners

COVID-19: Bleach on Food, Gargling Cleaners

Nearly two out of five Americans are using bleach and other household cleaners in potentially dangerous ways in an effort to protect themselves against COVID-19 infection... Read more

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