Cloth face masks offer two-way protection, benefitting both the wearer and those around them.
This comes on the the tail of Pfizer's announcement that its experimental coronavirus vaccine may be more than 90% effective in preventing an infection.
Researchers have uncovered a mysterious gene in the genetic code of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – a segment virtually hidden from view in the virus's genome, and largely overlooked until now.
The plan includes an expansion of diagnostic testing, increased PPE production and a nationwide mask mandate.
The data is not yet published and the study is ongoing. But if this number holds up, it far exceeds public health experts' expectations.
Cytokines help the immune system kill pathogens, but too many cytokines can lead to bad health outcomes and may turn into a "cytokine storm."
The researchers say this is the longest anyone has been reported to be contagious with COVID-19 while remaining asymptomatic.
The virus has mutated in mink — as might be expected — but we don't know if those mutations changed the virus significantly.
In the absence of a COVID-19 cure or vaccine, scientists are investigating whether vitamin D can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.
A famous equation used in the search for alien life has inspired a new model that estimates the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new guidance clarifying what exactly “close contact” means when it comes to transmission of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.