The country has seen a 40 percent increase in the past month in the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
The New York TimesThe coronavirus surge in El Paso, Texas, has gotten so bad so fast that officials have imposed a two-week stay-at-home order and a curfew. As the number of people hospitalized soars, overflow beds are being set up under tents in parking lots.
A spike protein mutation D614G became dominant in SARS-CoV-2 during the COVID-19 pandemic1,2. However, the impact on viral spread and vaccine efficacy remains to be defined. Here, we engineer the D614G mutation in the USA-WA1/2020 strain and...
NatureA Nature paper shows that a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that has become dominant over the course of the pandemic increases virus replication. The findings show the importance of the mutation in viral spread, vaccine efficacy, and antibody therapy. go.nature.com/3dWiFZfpic.twitter.com/wEdzEnbvgL
BRUSSELS - Well into Europe's second wave of the coronavirus, so many Belgians are sick...
Caitlin Rivers, PhD"so many Belgians are sick or quarantining that there aren't enough police on the streets, teachers in classrooms or medical staff in hospitals....at some hospitals in the city, between one-fifth and one-quarter of medical staff is sick or quarantining."
Tests on more than 365,000 people in England have shown that the antibody response to the virus that causes COVID-19 wanes over time.
Helen WardAs we report the latest findings from the REACT studies this week, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the hundred of thousands of people who have taken part. You make a major contribution to research - we couldn’t do this without you!
Helen Branswell"If we want to do the best science we can, we need a diverse set of people." — star Yale immunologist @VirusesImmunity talks to @scchak about battling sexism & toxic behavior in academia.
An outbreak of 59 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) originated with 13 cases linked by a 7 h, 17% occupancy flight into Ireland, summer 2020. The flight-associated attack rate was 9.8–17.8%. Spread to 46 non-flight cases occurred country-wide....
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows seemed to indicate the Trump administration has concluded containment of the virus is not possible.
Helen BranswellDo not give up on trying to control #Covid19, @WHO urges. Lockdowns can be avoided if governments support test, trace & then support people in quarantine and individuals play their part too. The alternative? "A tsunami of cases" that strain health care.
The health secretary says the system is one part of the Covid fight and urges people to stay safe.
Jeremy FarrarReality all Europe incl UK. Hospitals in Belgium requested that doctors & nurses who test positive for Covid-19, continue to work if they have no symptoms. Acknowledged risk but left with no choice in order to avoid hospital system collapsing within days.
Background: In most countries, contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases are asked to quarantine for 14 days following exposure, to limit asymptomatic onward transmission. We assessed the merit of RT-PCR testing in reducing the length of quarantine,...
A requirement to cover your face in public could be more of a cultural norm than a political statement.
Scott Gottlieb, MDMy @WSJ Op Ed: It's time we pursue a national mask mandate. We're dangerously behind the curve in confronting rising Covid spread across the U.S. We need to maximize steps that are less intrusive now; so we can minimize those that are more disruptive later
The UK's COVID-19 epidemic during early 2020 was one of world's largest and unusually well represented by virus genomic sampling. Here we reveal the fine-scale genetic lineage structure of this epidemic through analysis of 50,887 SARS-CoV-2 genomes,...