More Americans Evacuated From China Due to Coronavirus

FDA announced Tuesday that it has fast - tracked a test for the virus to help speed screening efforts
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Authors: Cron RQ, Chatham WW Abstract The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has spread rapidly throughout the planet. It is believed to have originated in the Wuhan province of China, but this highly contagious respiratory virus has spread to over 140 countries on 6 continents as of mid-March 2020 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Worldwide, there have been over 164,000 cases identified and over 6,500 deaths attributed to the viral infection. As of March 15, 2020, there are over 3,700 confirmed cases and 68 deaths ascribed to Covid-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2) in the United States [ht...
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Members of the California Air National Guard began work at 7 a.m. today building a 250-bed temporary hospital — officially a “Federal Medical Station” — to handle the surge in coronavirus patients that Santa Clara County is expecting in coming weeks. The hospital, with 250 beds for patients who are on the mend from the illness and won’t need intensive care services or ventilators, is expected to be finished at 7 tonight, said Dr. Jennifer Tong, a former medical director at the Valley Medical…
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Ohio's peak coronavirus surge could hit up to 10,000 new cases a day, state officials said Friday, a boost from the 6,000-8,000 daily case count projected Thursday. Those figures include presumed cases that won't likely be confirmed via testing. "I see drastic numbers on how many more cases there are (that) we aren't testing," Dr. Amy Acton, state health director, said Friday. "If you have this disease and can't be tested, you're hearing from your doctor to assume you have it and stay home." The…
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Columbus-based research giant Battelle is close to deploying machines that will sterilize masks and allow healthcare workers to reuse them as demand grows amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said Friday. He said approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the necessary final step before the technology can be put to use, could come as soon as Friday evening. A Battelle spokeswoman declined to talk about the technology pending that approval. But Husted said his understanding…
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Research examines how virus particles behave in different environments, including changing seasons, air-conditioned offices More at This is a Research News item.
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The disease at the center of the global pandemic is called COVID-19. Why? It's a shorthand for 'coronavirus disease 2019.'
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Around the world, more than 40 teams are working on a vaccine for Covid-19. We followed one doctor in the most urgent quest of his life. By Samanth SubramanianCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOf the dozens of places where a coronavirus vaccine might be born, one is DIOSynVax, a small company started by a Canadian pathologist named Jonathan Heeney. In ordinary times, I ’d have visited Heeney in his office, in a stately red-brick building in Cambridge. I’d have met his team and his Aria III cytometer, which looks like as if might brew a strong, space-age espresso but which, in fac...
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The amount of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 continues to increase in Dallas County, along with the number of patients requiring hospitalization. On Friday, Dallas County Health and Human Services officials reported 64 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus. This brings the total to 367 in the county. Officials also said 36% of all hospitalized patients have required admission to intensive care units. About two-thirds of hospitalized patients have been either over 60 years of…
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The National Institutes of Health receives the vast majority of the support
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