Coronavirus: What parents should know and do

As a parent, you can’t help but worry about the safety of your children. So it’s natural that as stories about the novel coronavirus that started in China flood the news, parents worry about whether their children could be at risk. We are still learning about this new virus; there is much we do not…

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak

As disease spreads in the U.S., it’s important to take precautions. COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially called the disease a pandemic—a disease outbreak occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population. The United…

ANTIBODIES FROM COVID-19 SURVIVORS COULD BE USED TO TREAT PATIENTS, PROTECT THOSE AT RISK

Infusions of antibody-laden blood have been used with reported success in prior outbreaks, including the SARS epidemic and the 1918 flu pandemic With a vaccine for COVID-19 still a long way from being realized, Johns Hopkins immunologist Arturo Casadevall is working to revive a century-old blood-derived treatment for use in the United States in hopes of slowing…

US Just Started The First Human Trial of a Vaccine For The New Coronavirus

The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. But it may be another year to 18 months before it becomes available, once it has passed more trial phases to prove it works…

CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS START ABOUT FIVE DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE, JOHNS HOPKINS STUDY FINDS

The median incubation period of COVID-19 from exposure to the onset of symptoms is 5.1 days, researchers say, meaning the recommended 14-day quarantine period is a reasonable amount of time to monitor individuals for development of the disease A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that the median incubation…

Walmart, McDonald’s, Home Depot, and 16 other retailers share how the coronavirus outbreak could affect business

The coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on the economy in China and beyond. Certain sectors and companies are more exposed to risk than others. Business Insider contacted numerous retailers to get a sense of how the coronavirus is affecting their international operations and supply chains. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has spread far beyond China,…

Coronavirus can live in patients for five weeks after being infected

By Claire Che Patients with the new coronavirus keep the pathogen in their respiratory tract for as long as 37 days, a new study found, suggesting they could remain infectious for many weeks. In yet another sign of how difficult the pandemic may be to contain, doctors in China detected the virus’s RNA in respiratory…

The flu and the new coronavirus have similar symptoms, but the coronavirus is far deadlier — here’s how the 2 compare

The coronavirus outbreak came in the middle of flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. Many people have highlighted the overlapping symptoms of the flu and COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Even President Donald Trump asked pharmaceutical execs if the flu vaccine could be used to stop the coronavirus. But Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the…