B.C. starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions on surgeries, parks, stores, haircuts

VICTORIA — British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase.The plan to restart the province begins with certain health services, retail outlets, restaurants, salons, museums and parks resuming some operations in mid-May, Premier John Horgan said at a news conference Wednesday.All of the government's reopening plans are based on ...
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The effect of weather on COVID-19 infection rate

Viral epidemics are nothing new in human history. Several viruses circulate freely every year among human beings, causing seasonal outbreaks of disease and death, such as the seasonal flu. A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* reports that temperature plays a significant role in the growth of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Air pollution associated with greater virulence of COVID-19

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in April 2020 provides convincing evidence that air pollution contributes to greater severity of COVID-19. The researchers say, “This suggests the detrimental impact climate change will have on the trajectory of future respiratory epidemics.”
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New Zealand 'halfway down Everest' as Ardern plans big easing of Covid lockdown

New Zealand 'halfway down Everest' as Ardern plans big easing of Covid lockdown. PM says bars, hairdressers and domestic travel could be opened up next week along with gatherings of up to 100 people
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SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and rivers

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 shows that while the virus causing COVID-19 may be present in wastewater and rivers, the biological agent is typically devoid of vitality and unable to cause active infection. This should provide some relief to public health authorities in their quest to contain the virus.
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Study discovers inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 entry priming protein by approved drug

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome -coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread to most of the world, causing millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths. A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* shows that a protease inhibitor drug already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could inhibit viral entry.
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What we know about when -- and where -- coronavirus started appearing

It's been more than four months since China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, but so many questions are still unanswered about what we now know to be a coronavirus that's wreaked havoc and misery around the world -- including where the virus was, and when.
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Low CD8 and NK cell counts in the lung linked to high SARS-CoV-2 ACE2 receptor levels

A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in April 2020 reports that low levels of specific immune cells, namely, CD8 T cells and NK cells, are linked to higher expression of the ACE2 molecule, which acts as a receptor for the CoV.
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How do the betacoronaviruses evolve?

Researchers have worked on the evolution of the pathogenic strains of the betacoronaviruses including the SARS CoV-2 that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Research looks at best ways to disinfect N95 masks for reuse

The world is gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The health care personnel and those caring for these patients are at considerable risk of contracting the infection. N95 masks have been mentioned as protective face gear to cover the face, nose, and mouth of the user to prevent the spread of the infection via aerosols generated while coughing, sneezing, or even breathing.
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People thinking they have had COVID-19 could increase transmission

A study conducted by researchers in the UK has found that people who think they have had COVID-19 are more likely to believe they are immune to the infection and less likely to follow social distancing rules.
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Is Covid-19 scaring heart attack victims away from ERs?

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a drop in heart attacks and other medical emergencies.
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As Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine moves into human t...

As Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine moves into human trials, Dr. Mark Mulligan discusses when we'll know if it's safe and effective.
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Spillover of more bat coronaviruses likely due to destruction of wildlife habitats

A new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv used phylogenetic analysis to demonstrate how certain groups of bats harbor multiple coronavirus lineages that are not readily transmitted across different bat taxa. However, the researchers caution that another novel human coronavirus outbreak originating from bats is imminent due to the destruction of wildlife habitats.
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Gainesville has become hot spot for coronavirus cases in Georgia, a state just starting to reopen

Although the new coronavirus has been spreading through the United States for months, and there are cities seeing a flattening of the curve, some areas of the country have recently begun to find an uptick of cases.
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Not visiting your loved one in the hospital is an act of love

I spent many weeks as a patient in the hospital a few years ago and was encephalopathic during the entire stay. This means that I could speak and interact and, at times, especially to those who did not know me, appeared normal. I was told that I would give coherent lectures to the medical students […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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These are the '10 plain truths' about the coronavirus pandemic, according to former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

Dr. Tom Frieden, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, laid out "10 plain truths" about Covid-19 on Wednesday as he spoke at a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the pandemic response.
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The Doctor Will See You Now ... Online: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for May 6

As health care systems focus on fighting the pandemic, many have halted nonessential and non-emergency services. But people still need medical care for other reasons. What should you do if you need a doctor For some, the answer lies in telemedicine.
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Frontline healthcare workers may be at increased r...

Frontline healthcare workers may be at increased risk of PTSD and a number of other emotional disorders as a result of fighting the coronavirus. CNN's Erica Hill reports.
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Coronavirus: L.A. County announces guidelines for first wave of business openings starting as soon as Friday

As Los Angeles County announced Wednesday, May 6, the guidelines for the first round of businesses to reopen — approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom to begin as soon as Friday — health officials reported an additional 851 coronavirus cases bringing total confirmed coronavirus infections in the county to 28,644. L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said trails, golf courses, florists, car dealers and retail businesses selling toys, books, clothing, sporting goods and music can open as soon as Friday wit...
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'You can call me a Grandma killer,' says woman in regrettable tweet

I have a feeling this tweet will not age well. Bethany S. Mandel, @bethanyshondark. Homeschooling mom and writer, per the Twitter bio. My condolences for your mentions. The ratio looks brutal on this one, yes indeed. Author of the iconic "We Need To Start Befriending Neo Nazis” article now would like to be called “grandma killer” because she misses the zoo. — Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) May 6, 2020 From "we need to protect the elderly even if it means hurt...
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Researchers report "unprecedented cluster" of inflammatory problems in children amid pandemic

Coronavirus may be linked to a cluster of kids with serious inflammatory symptoms.
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Blood thinners may help patients with severe Covid-19 infections, study finds

Patients with blood clots caused by Covid-19 infection may survive better if treated with blood thinnners, doctors at Mt Sinai Hospital found.
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How to use Adele's birthday picture as inspiration instead of frustration

During a time when many of us are stress eating these days, waking up to Adele's Instagram birthday picture and her shockingly smaller size might come as unwelcome news. Here are tiny, achievable things you can do to get moving.
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Struggling with migraines? This specific yoga routine can help, study says

A specific yoga module that starts with prayer, breathing and meditation exercises may reduce migraine intensity, frequency and medication, a new study finds.
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Believe me, I'm not a "Pollyanna" who always sees the glass half full, but I have learned how to visualize what I want and know that somehow, someway, I'm going to get it. I guess I'd put that in the category of positive thinking. Here is an article about positive thinking and how it may help you conceive (and how negative emotions may be keeping you from your goal):From the articleA study published in the Italian fertility journal, Minerva Ginecologica, suggests that emotional ...
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Former CDC chief Tom Frieden, testified on Capitol...

Former CDC chief Tom Frieden, testified on Capitol Hill that he believes the number of coronavirus deaths in the US will exceed 100,000.
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Here are the places that are starting to reopen

Around the world, some governments are beginning to slowly relax their social distancing restrictions.
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