White House science office says Trump ended COVID-19 pandemic as US hits record cases (thehill.com)


The White House science office listed "ending the COVID-19 pandemic" as the top accomplishment of President Trump's first term, even as the U.S. has set records for new daily infections and numerous hospitals across the country are stretched to their breaking points.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 10/27/2020 - 19:50

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time (reuters.com)


LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.

Scientists at Imperial College London have tracked antibody levels in the British population following the first wave of COVID-19 infections in March and April.

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 19:36

People with blood type O may have lower risk of Covid-19 infection and severe illness, two new studies suggest (cnn.com)


(CNN)People with blood type O may be less vulnerable to Covid-19 and have a reduced likelihood of getting severely ill, according to two studies published Wednesday. Experts say more research is needed.

Submitted by mo2 on Thu, 10/15/2020 - 03:28

A Man Caught Coronavirus Twice -- and It Was Worse the Second Time (thelancet.com)

MIT Technology Review reports: The 25-year-old man tested positive for the first time on April 18, after experiencing several weeks of symptoms including sore throat, cough, headache, nausea, and diarrhea. He felt fully recovered by April 27, and tested negative for the virus on both May 9 and 26. But just two days later, on May 28, he developed symptoms again, this time with fever and dizziness too. He tested positive on June 5 and needed to be hospitalized after his lungs were unable to get enough oxygen into his body, causing hypoxia and shortness of breath.

Submitted by mo2 on Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:59

Could The Live Flu Vaccine Help You Fight Off COVID-19? (npr.org)


In case you were still procrastinating getting a flu shot this year, here's another reason to make it a priority.

There's a chance the vaccine could offer some protection against COVID-19 itself, says virologist Robert Gallo, who directs the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is chairman of the Global Virus Network.

Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 10/11/2020 - 19:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday, as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government. Trump “remains fatigued,” his doctor said.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is experiencing mild symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus, administration officials said on Friday, as the White House and election campaign scrambled to adjust to an extraordinary twist in his turbulent presidency.

Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from the outset, said he and his wife Melania were going into quarantine after testing positive for the virus, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans and severely damaged the U.S. economy.

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 10/02/2020 - 19:29