A history of unfulfilled promises between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. government has helped fuel one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country among Navajo People. The Navajo Nation imposed extensive lockdown orders, but inadequate infrastructure and lack of access to basic needs like running water is intensifying the crisis.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 22:57

Research Abstract Background Large-scale data show that the mortality of COVID-19 varies dramatically across populations, although the cause of these disparities is not well understood. In this study we investigated whether severe COVID-19 is linked to Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 20:59

Controversial trials in which volunteers are intentionally infected with Covid-19 could accelerate vaccine development, according to the World Health Organization, which has released new guidance on how the approach could be ethically justified despite the potential dangers for participants.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 20:24

From Ebola to Coronavirus — A Simple Practice of Sticker-Photo Portraits for Health Care Workers (kqed.org)


The scene has become a familiar one at COVID-19 testing centers: health care workers clad in head-to-toe personal protective equipment with eyes peeking out behind an N95 mask and goggles. Expressions and smiles are hidden behind a protective layer.

The image becomes even more stark when thinking of those alone, in isolation.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 15:14

In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists led by a team at Columbia University found that people infected with COVID-19 taking hydroxychloroquine do not fare better than those not receiving the drug.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 22:55

As hospitals were overrun by coronavirus patients in other parts of the world, the Army Corps of Engineers mobilized in the U.S., hiring private contractors to build emergency field hospitals around the country.

The endeavor cost more than $660 million, according to an NPR analysis of federal spending records.

But nearly four months into the pandemic, most of these facilities haven't treated a single patient.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 19:21

University of Lethbridge researcher Igor Kovalchuk is leading a study on medical cannabis as a potential therapy for COVID-19.

He say Cannabis extracts are showing potential in making people more resistant to the novel coronavirus.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 05/07/2020 - 19:02