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Not Now, Ominous New Swine Flu Strains

Researchers in China are sounding the alarm over strains of the influenza virus that have become common among some farm pigs—strains that have the potential to erupt into a easily transmissible pandemic in people, they warn. But while the threat is serious and worth keeping an eye on, it’s not an urgent risk of doom.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Pandemic

Cue Health’s portable, fast COVID-19 test gains FDA emergency approval

Fresh off a $100 million Series C funding round, molecular diagnostics startup Cue Health has more good news – it has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 test. The company got a $13 million grant from BARDA in March to help it scale its development and deployment of rapid diagnostics, and its COVID-19 test is obviously a key focus of that effort given the current global pandemic. Cue’s test is portable, and uses an RNA detection method to confirm t...
Tags: Health, TC, Biology, Medicine, Tech, Smartphone, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biotech, Influenza, BARDA, EUA, COVID, Cue Health

She Fed Her Sick Flock During the 1918 Pandemic. Her Legacy Lives On.

An old woman leaves a pot of food on a rock outside her daughter’s house. A century later, others roll trays of meals to people with Covid-19.
Tags: Food, News, New York City, Influenza, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, County Kerry (Ireland, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?
Tags: News, China, Immune System, Hepatitis, National Institutes of Health, Influenza, Antibodies, Antibiotics, Chicken Pox, Trump, Clinical Trials, Preventive Medicine, Donald J, Rabies, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Deaths (Fatalities

Fitbit launches a COVID-19 early detection study, and you can join from the Fitbit app

Fitbit’s activity-tracking wearable devices are already being used by a number of academic institutions to determine if they might be able to contribute to the early detection of COVID-19 and the flu, and now Fitbit itself is launching its own dedicated Fitbit COVID-19 Study, which users can sign up for from within their Fitbit mobile app. The study will help the company figure out if it can successfully develop an algorithm to accurately detect a COVID-19 infection before the onset of sys...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, Canada, United States, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Influenza, Wearable Devices, Physician, Ambient Intelligence, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Vaccinations Fall to Alarming Rates, C.D.C. Study Shows

In Michigan, fewer than half of infants 5 months or younger are up to date on their vaccinations, which may allow for outbreaks in diseases like measles.
Tags: News, Epidemics, Michigan, Influenza, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Preventive Medicine, Children and Childhood, Measles, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

How Pandemics End

An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide?
Tags: News, Microbiology, Epidemics, Ebola Virus, Influenza, Rats, Antibiotics, Plague, Fleas, Deaths (Fatalities, Bubonic plague, Vaccination and Immunization, Smallpox, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-health, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

How Remdesivir, New Hope for Covid-19 Patients, Was Resurrected

The drug failed as a treatment for hepatitis and Ebola. With federal funding, scientists trained it on the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Research, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Hepatitis, Colds, Influenza, Viruses, Trump, Gilead Sciences Inc, Donald J, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Tests (Medical, RNA (Ribonucleic Acid, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Vintage instructions for making a smoker's influenza mask

"It's all very well to use an influenza mask. But what if you want to smoke? Edward T. Duncan has supplied the answer. First, buy two-corn plasters at the drugstore. You may not see the relationship between a corn plaster and the influenza. Wait a minute. Hasn't the plaster an opening for a corn? Well, that whole can be made to fit a cigar or a cigarette." [via Bruce Sterling]
Tags: Post, News, Smoking, Influenza, Bruce Sterling, Vintage Weird, Edward T Duncan

Was It Covid? Americans Ask Amid Signs the Coronavirus Came Earlier

New revelations have left people wondering about ailments early this year. Doctors are thinking back to unexplained cases. Medical examiners are looking for possible misdiagnosed deaths.
Tags: News, Fever, United States, Influenza, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Deaths (Fatalities, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Santa Clara County (Calif

Coronavirus Critics’ Picks

Now is an excellent time to read about the 1918 flu. Or maybe just watch the Fast & Furious movies.
Tags: News, Johnson, Influenza, Frank, Jenna, Kristof, Bruni, Wortham, Nintendo Switch (Video Game System, World War I (1914-18, Quarantines, Dwayne (1972-, Love Island (TV Program, Nicholas D, Debatable, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

The Fear of Coronavirus and Flu Colliding in the Fall

Even as the president plays down that possibility, the C.D.C. chief and other experts warn of a dual challenge.
Tags: News, Influenza, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Redfield, Robert R, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Social Distancing for Coronavirus Has a History

The idea has been around for centuries. But it took a high school science fair, George W. Bush, history lessons and some determined researchers to overcome skepticism and make it federal policy.
Tags: News, Obama, Epidemics, Influenza, Defense Department, George W Bush, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Barack, University Of Michigan, Trump, Bush, Sandia National Laboratories, George W, Health and Human Services Department, Veterans Affairs Department, United States Politics and Government

Building Carma: Matters of the heart and its diseases

Research at Stellenbosch University looks at the link between viral infections and cardiovascular disease The post Building Carma: Matters of the heart and its diseases appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Obesity, Opinion, Article, Diabetes, Influenza, Wuhan, Hiv/aids, Openaccess, Stellenbosch University, Rooibos, Lifestyle Choices, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cardio-metabolic Diseases, Cardiovascular Risk, Heart Injury

Potential new treatment for COVID-19 uncovered by BenevolentAI enters trials

BenevolentAI, a startup which has raised $292 million to apply AI to create drugs faster, today says it has uncovered an already approved drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19, after it applied its AI platform and team to the problem. The revelation, which has now appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has already entered clinical trials with a major pharmaceutical company, could offer a glimmer of hope to a world locked-down by the pandemic. In February, BenevolentAI set up a...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, London, Medicine, US, Tech, Ceo, Virus, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Disease, Influenza, Infection, TechCrunch, Shields

Putin’s Long War Against American Science

A decade of health disinformation promoted by President Vladimir Putin of Russia has sown wide confusion, hurt major institutions and encouraged the spread of deadly illnesses.
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Social Media, Epidemics, Influenza, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Biological and Chemical Warfare, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Computers and the Internet, Vladimir V, Medicine and Health, United States International Relations, Espionage and Intelligence Services, News and News Media

The Disease Detectives

(Editor’s Note – The following is an updated repost of a story on the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine Epidemiology Reference Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, which was originally published on March 27, 2018. It contains new information on the lab’s mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.) For the latest Air Force information and guidance on COVID-19 go to Update – COVID-19 and the USAFSAM Epi Lab The Un...
Tags: Medicine, Navy, Cdc, Hiv, Department Of Defense, People, Public Health, Military, United States, Testing, Microbiology, Army, Ohio, Flu, STD, Influenza

The Killer Flu of 1918: A Philadelphia Story

The brutal toll taken by the flu that claimed 20,000 lives in the city has not been forgotten as Philadelphia braces for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Epidemics, Philadelphia, Influenza, Mutter Museum, Philadelphia (Pa, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The Killer Virus of 1918: A Philadelphia Story

The brutal toll taken by the flu that claimed 20,000 lives in the city has not been forgotten as Philadelphia braces for the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: News, Pennsylvania, Epidemics, Philadelphia, Influenza, Mutter Museum, Philadelphia (Pa, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Coronavirus vs Flu vs Allergies: Which One is It?

Seasonal allergy symptoms differ from those caused by viral infections like influenza or the coronavirus.
Tags: News, China, Fever, United States, Influenza, Allergies, Tests (Medical, Seasons and Months, Quarantines, Throat, Your-feed-health, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

What New York Looked Like During the 1918 Flu Pandemic

The Spanish flu raced through crowded tenements and neighborhoods, killing more than 20,000 New Yorkers. But it could have been much worse.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Epidemics, Influenza, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms, Assume You Have the Illness, Even if You Test Negative

Just because a coronavirus test says you don’t have the virus doesn’t mean you aren’t infected — or infectious.
Tags: News, Influenza, Antibiotics, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Tests (Medical, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Cue Health awarded $13 million government contract to develop portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test

Biotech startup Cue Health has secured a $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’ Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which will be used to speed the development and testing of a handheld molecular test that can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Cue, which broke cover in 2014 with plans for a connected lab in a box for at-home testing and a $7.5 million funding round, is developing a product that pai...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Ceo, Fda, Biotech, Influenza, Viruses, BARDA, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Cue Health, Ayub Khattak

Testing Can’t Stop Coronavirus Now, But There Are Still Things We Can Do

Our leaders need to speak some hard truths and then develop a strategy to prevent the worst.
Tags: News, Hospitals, Epidemics, Influenza, Shortages, Quarantines, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters

Scientists are seeking to manufacture key medications in South Africa, saving on costs and shoring up decreased supplies The post Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: China, Cancer, India, Article, South Africa, National, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Hiv/aids, United States Food and Drug Administration, National Research Foundation, Paul Watts, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Corona Lead

Mesa Biotech gains emergency FDA approval for rapid, point-of-care COVID-19 test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making use of its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) powers to expand the pool of available COVID-19 testing resources in the U.S., and now you can add another rapid test that delivers results in just 30 minutes to the list. Mesa’s test is also small enough to be able to be used right at the frontline of care, including in clinics and hospitals, with multiple tests able to be run in parallel. Mesa’s rapid test follows one from Cepheid that was app...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Science, Tech, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Flu, Fda, Influenza, Amplifiers, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, EUA, Mesa, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Kinsa’s fever map could show just how crucial it is to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Smart thermometer maker Kinsa has been working on building accurate, predictive models of how seasonal illnesses like the flu travel in and among communities — and its fever map is finding new utility as the novel coronavirus pandemic grows globally. While Kinsa’s US Health Weather Map has no way of tracking the spread of COVID-19 specifically, as it looks only at fevers tied to geographic data, it could provide easy-to-grasp early indicators of the positive effects of social distancing and i...
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Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

Worried Americans are scrambling to buy wellness products they think will protect against coronavirus. Some may do harm.
Tags: News, Sleep, Colds, Herbs, Influenza, Vitamin D, Health Foods, Zinc, Vitamins, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies, Diet And Nutrition, Anxiety and Stress, Drugstores, Melatonin (Hormone, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

The Lessons of the Elections of 1918

A nation ravaged by the Spanish flu figured out how to vote back then. Not without incident, but with democracy intact.
Tags: News, Influenza, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020