Coronavirus has cost more than 2.5 million years of potential human life in the US

The coronavirus pandemic has cost millions of years of potential human life in the US, a new study suggests. A researcher from Harvard University added up the number of years Americans who died from COVID-19 would have lived if they reached their average life expectancy. His findings show that, since the beginning of 2020, the … Read more Coronavirus has cost more than 2.5 million years of potential human life in the US

Surge of coronavirus cases in 75% of US is a ‘distressing trend’ officials say

Surge of coronavirus cases in 75% of US is a ‘distressing trend’ – but ‘hope is on the way’ with vaccines predicted to be available for vulnerable Americans by year-end, health officials say CDC and HHS officials held a now-rare COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday  Officials acknowledged a ‘distressing trend’ in rising coronavirus cases in … Read more Surge of coronavirus cases in 75% of US is a ‘distressing trend’ officials say

Head of Operation Warp speed says he expects coronavirus vaccine trials to resume next week  

Paused AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine trials expected to resume this WEEK, Operation Warp Speed chief says Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says he expects two paused coronavirus trials to resume this week AstraZeneca’s US arm was placed on hold on September 8 when a British participant suffered a … Read more Head of Operation Warp speed says he expects coronavirus vaccine trials to resume next week  

Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

A volunteer in the Brazilian arm of AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trial has died.    Brazilian health authority Anvisa stated on Wednesday that it had just received information from an investigation into the death. The Federal University of São Paulo, which is helping coordinate phase III clinical trials in Brazil, separately said that the … Read more Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

BREAKING NEWS: Volunteer in AstraZeneca and Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil Anvisa, Brazil’s health authority, announced on Wednesday that a volunteer in AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trial has died Reports indicate the volunteer was a 38-year-old man who did not receive the jab prior to his death    Health officials say he … Read more Volunteer in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial dies in Brazil

Black coronavirus patients nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites, new study finds

African-Americans are more likely to test positive for – and be hospitalized with – the novel coronavirus than white people, a new study suggests. Researchers found that black adults in the US were three times more likely to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, compared to white adults. Additionally, black coronavirus … Read more Black coronavirus patients nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized as whites, new study finds

Study that touted neck gaiters as effective face coverings against COVID-19 is questioned

Questions have risen over a new study that claims neck gaiters do help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA) found that the popular face coverings provided up to a 96 percent reduction in respiratory droplets compared to no mask at all. Previous studies have disputed the effectiveness … Read more Study that touted neck gaiters as effective face coverings against COVID-19 is questioned

People with kidney disease face THREE-FOLD higher risks of dying from COVID-19

People with kidney disease face THREE-FOLD higher risks of dying from COVID-19 compared to healthy patients – and having heart disease or high blood pressure DOUBLES mortality risk Researchers compared hospitalized coronavirus patients with pre-existing conditions tot hose without underlying health issues Coronavirus patients with diabetes or cancer were 1.5 times more likely to die … Read more People with kidney disease face THREE-FOLD higher risks of dying from COVID-19

Moderna’s CEO predicts the firm’s shot could get emergency FDA approval by December 

Moderna Inc says it will know if its experimental coronavirus vaccine is effective at preventing people from contracting the disease by November.  CEO Stéphane Bancel, speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference, said the company is waiting for interim results of its late-stage clinical trial. Provided the results are positive, Moderna could apply … Read more Moderna’s CEO predicts the firm’s shot could get emergency FDA approval by December 

Why doctors may start prescribing nicotine to help beat disease

Matt Eagles smoked his first cigarettes — which he bought quite easily from the local newsagent — aged 12. ‘I was the sort of kid who just liked being naughty, but it soon became a regular habit,’ says the 51-year-old from Cuddington, Cheshire. It’s a story familiar to millions, but while smoking is universally regarded … Read more Why doctors may start prescribing nicotine to help beat disease