The genetic variation of the novel coronavirus that dominates the world today infects human cells more readily than the original that emerged in China, according to a new study published in the journal Cell on Thursday.
There’s no playbook for living through a pandemic, so we decided to create one. With some basic rules to guide you, everyone can lower risk and live a full life while we wait for the virus to get under control.
Korber et al. (2020) found that a SARS-CoV-2 variant in the spike protein, D614G,
rapidly became dominant around the world. While clinical and in vitro data suggest
that D614G changes the virus phenotype, the impact of the mutation on...
Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back.
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Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.
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SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that newly emerged in China in late 2019 and spread rapidly worldwide, caused the first witnessed pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. As the pandemic progresses, information about the modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2...
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is leading to an exponential growth of cases and the total number
of confirmed cases has exceeded 3 million. Although respiratory droplets are the major
route of transmission of the virus, but, Doremalen and colleagues in a...
The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an urgent need to uncover the underlying biology of this devastating disease. Though RNA viruses mutate more rapidly than DNA viruses, there are a relatively small number of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
Researchers have developed a model that uses social-media and search data to forecast outbreaks of Covid-19 well before they occur.
Bill HanageCan we forecast the near future of the pandemic with data we have now? That’s the goal of this work led by @MauSantillana. The idea is simple;🔼in pandemic activity will lead to changes in multiple data streams before increases in cases become apparent nytimes.com/2020/07/02/hea… 1/n