Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 10,000; lockdown extension likely

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barreled past 10,000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spurred a global health crisis. To date, there are no proven options for prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS–CoV-2, nor therapy for those who develop COVID-19. Immune (i.e., “convalescent”) plasma refers to plasma that is collected from individuals following resolution of infection and development of antibodies. Passive antibody administration through transfusion of convalescent plasma may offer the only short-term strategy for conferring immediate immunity to susceptib...
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These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSIONS: The Geographic Information System (GIS) associated with spatio-temporal scan statistics can provide timely support for surveillance and assist in decision-making.
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Abstract The novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. Here, we report the clinical characteristics and therapeutic procedure for a case of severe NCP. The patient was started on glucocorticoids and non-invasive ventilator treatment. After treatment, the patient ’ s symptoms improved, and the status was confirmed as NCP negative. Our results may provide clues for the treatment of NCP.
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Protests across the United States over the death of George Floyd have eclipsed public attention on the coronavirus pandemic that has dominated much of the past three months
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As mass protests continued in large and small cities across the country, officials expressed concerns about a potential spike in coronavirus cases in coming days.WebMD Health News
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MLB owners and players have little time to save the 2020 baseball season amid the coronavirus outbreak. Lack of trust seems to be a big factor.
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