Coronavirus therapeutics 'more complicated' than vaccine, expert says

Editors of a highly respected medical journal discussed on Wednesday “Operation Warp Speed” and the government’s response to COVID-19, focusing mostly on therapeutics. “Operation Warp Speed” is the U.S. government’s plan to quickly ramp up the development and production of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. “Therapeutics are, in a way, more complicated than vaccines,” said Dr. Eric Rubin,


Adult obesity on rise in US, CDC says

New data released Wednesday show that adult obesity increased in the U.S., last year, while racial and ethnic disparities persist, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The findings may be especially concerning amid the pandemic as obesity lends worse outcomes from COVID-19, and minorities are disproportionately impacted by both the virus and obesity. The CDC


Coronavirus causing 'persistent fatigue' in more than half of recovered patients, study finds

As researchers work to understand both the short and long-term effects of the novel coronavirus, more than half of participants in a recent study who have recovered from COVID-19 are still experiencing “persistent fatigue” related to the disease. The study, conducted by Dr. Liam Townsend, St. James’s Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, Trinity College,


Case of rare mosquito-borne EEE virus suspected in Michigan

Michigan health officials this week reported a suspected human case of the dangerous mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus. The possible case was reported in a Barry County resident, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). “Preliminary test results indicate the patient has EEE and confirmatory testing


Coronavirus outbreak hits naval shipyard in Maine

An outbreak of coronavirus in a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is being investigated by the Maine Center for Disease Control. During a media briefing this week, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said as of Thursday 18 new cases were confirmed among workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Some 13 of those individuals who tested positive for novel coronavirus are

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