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Coronavirus cases among lawmakers who sheltered in lockdown show one vaccine dose may not immediately protect against infection

Coronavirus vaccines take more than a week to protect against infection, experts said
  • Jan 13, 2021

UK approves anti-inflammatory drugs to treat sickest covid-19 patients after strong results in clinical trial

Two rheumatoid arthritis drugs that suppress the immune system may help critically ill patients survive covid-19
  • Jan 8, 2021

U.S. sets covid-19 death record as researchers point to asymptomatic cases as a major source of infections

As disease specialists had forecast for months, the coronavirus is spreading with speed and ferocity in the new year, with Thursday’s single-day record for deaths underscoring the threat.
  • Jan 7, 2021

People without symptoms spread virus in more than half of cases, CDC model finds

The finding underscores the importance of following guidelines to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
  • Jan 7, 2021

CDC foresees spread in U.S. of highly contagious coronavirus variant

Early data shows the mutation-laden variant is still rare but becoming more common.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Third national lockdown announced in England amid coronavirus surge driven by variant strain

Scotland also announces a new lockdown, closing classroom learning for the month in part because of uncertainty over the variant’s effect on children.
  • Jan 4, 2021

Young ER doctors risk their lives on the pandemic’s front lines. But they struggle to find jobs.

An unprecedented drop in visits to the emergency department has been ruinous to the job prospects for new doctors.
  • Jan 4, 2021

Out with the old, in with the few: The pandemic has changed New Year’s Eve

When the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, no one is likely to kiss a stranger.
  • Dec 31, 2020

First case of highly infectious coronavirus variant detected in Colorado

The case involves a man in his 20s who has no travel history and is recuperating in isolation.
  • Dec 29, 2020

Record numbers of covid-19 patients push hospitals and staffs to the limit

One public hospital in Los Angeles is at a level below triage when it will have to discourage people from coming altogether.
  • Dec 16, 2020