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This theory might explain “Covid toes” and other mysteries of the disease

This theory might explain “Covid toes” and other mysteries of the disease

Back in March, Michigan’s Covid-19 cases exploded — leaping from zero to 3,657 in just two weeks. Detroit’s three big automakers closed factories temporarily, and the state’s largest health care system warned it was reaching capacity. In the midst of this crisis, Joseph Roche, an associate professor in the physical therapy program at Wayne State…
The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

The new Covid-19 case surge in Europe, explained

VIENNA — “I have never seen an emergency room so crowded with very, very sick patients,” recalls Annalisa Malara, a doctor at Codogno Hospital in Lombardy, Italy. “We were literally overwhelmed by the number.” That was late February, when Malara diagnosed Italy’s first case of locally transmitted Covid-19. An emotionally wrenching marathon of hospital shifts…
Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.

Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s...

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that if you excluded blue states, America’s Covid-19 death numbers would look much better. “If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at,” he said at a White House press conference. There are plenty of problems…
What Trump said about Covid-19 in private versus what he said in public

What Trump said about Covid-19 in private versus what he said in public

President Donald Trump seemed to have very different things to say about Covid-19 when he spoke in public — at press conferences and TV appearances — than when he spoke to journalist Bob Woodward one-on-one. In public comments, Trump took a tone that downplayed the coronavirus — making it seem like the virus would go…
Do I Have Fall Allergies Or COVID-19?

Do I Have Fall Allergies Or COVID-19?

If you have fall allergies, you're probably familiar with the symptoms. If you need a refresher, Dr. Parikh lists a few: “Itchy watery eyes, stuffy nose, a dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, sore throat, itchy throat, itchy ears, rashes such as eczema or hives, and headache.” One thing I keep in mind is that allergies…
A top Covid-19 vaccine trial is on hold after a patient had health problems. Good.

A top Covid-19 vaccine trial is on hold after a patient had health problems....

One of the most promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates, being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, had its Phase 3 trials put on hold after a patient experienced a serious adverse event. That certainly sounds like bad news for everybody eager to have a vaccine as soon as possible. But hidden in this development is a…
Covid-19 vaccine makers are pushing back against pressures to deliver by Election Day

Covid-19 vaccine makers are pushing back against pressures to deliver by Election Day

Nine companies leading the charge to develop a Covid-19 vaccine released a pledge Tuesday to stick to the science in the development and licensing of a vaccine in what appears to be an attempt to preempt pressure from the White House to rush vaccine approval before the November election. The vaccine makers said they are…
ICE Is Using COVID-19 As An Excuse To Raid Homes & Detain Undocumented People

ICE Is Using COVID-19 As An Excuse To Raid Homes & Detain Undocumented People

“The aliens targeted during this operation preyed on men, women and children in our communities, committing serious crimes and, at times, repeatedly hurting their victims,” Senior Official Performing the Duties of the ICE Director Tony H. Pham said in a press release. “By focusing our efforts on perpetrators of crimes against people, we’re able to…
Covid-19 death skepticism, explained by a cognitive scientist

Covid-19 death skepticism, explained by a cognitive scientist

As the US Covid-19 death toll continues to rise (more than 183,000 as of September 1), so has the number of people who believe that the official death count is vastly inflated. According to a July Axios-Ipsos poll, almost one in three people surveyed in the US thought the number of Covid-19 deaths was lower…
Rapid $1 Covid-19 tests exist. Why can’t we get them?

Rapid $1 Covid-19 tests exist. Why can’t we get them?

To get the US pandemic under control, a growing number of health and medical experts are making a clarion call for an additional testing approach to Covid-19. What we need, they argue, are at-home rapid tests that look for antigens, proteins the live virus makes. These kits would allow anyone to test themselves for the…

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