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Coronavirus Symptoms

CDC reveals the frightening reason coronavirus spreads so quickly

May 22nd, 2020

The CDC recently updated information pertaining to coronavirus symptoms on its Pandemic Planning Scenarios page. According to the CDC’s current best estimate, 35% of all coronavirus infections will be asymptomatic, which explains why the virus is able to spread so quickly — many infected people don’t even realize they have COVID-19. The CDC also says …

Coronavirus testing

CDC: Babies born to mothers with coronavirus need to be tested

May 21st, 2020

The CDC updated its website this week to offer guidance for doctors in cases where a pregnant woman who has tested positive for the coronavirus gives birth. The data is limited, but infants may be at higher risk for a severe case of COVID-19 than older children, and they need to be tested twice within …

Coronavirus Spread

CDC: Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces

May 20th, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweaked its COVID-19 transmission information webpage to make it clear that the primary way the coronavirus spreads is from person-to-person. The CDC says the virus does not spread easily from touching surfaces, objects, or animals. The page does indicate that touching surfaces may still be risky if …

Coronavirus USA

Thousands of email addresses and passwords from CDC, WHO, and more leaked online

April 22nd, 2020

Nearly 25,000 email addresses and passwords from several organizations that are involved in dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic have been shared online. Email accounts from the CDC, Gates Foundation, NIH, WHO, and the World Bank were shared online. Some of the WHO credentials were verified. Far-right groups have been using the information to spread …

Coronavirus Tips

CDC: Coronavirus might travel up to 13 feet in the air

April 13th, 2020

A new study published on the CDC’s coronavirus website says the SARS-CoV-2 virus can travel up to 13 feet in the air. The study showed that several everyday objects in hospitals contained traces of the virus from COVID-19 patients and medical staff. Coronavirus traces were found on the soles of doctors’ shoes and in the …

Coronavirus USA

The CDC just changed key info about hydroxychloroquine on its coronavirus site

April 9th, 2020

The CDC corrected a page on its website that detailed therapeutic options for the novel coronavirus disease. A previous version included the actual dosage of the controversial hydroxychloroquine drug for COVID-19 patients, information that was based on anecdotal evidence rather than peer-reviewed studies. As popular as the drug might be on TV right now, there’s …

Coronavirus Masks

We should all be wearing masks, China CDC director says

March 30th, 2020

The general director of the Chinse CDC said in an interview that the biggest mistake Europe and US are making when dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic concerns masks. Everyone should be wearing masks in public, the official said. Masks, and other personal protective equipment required for treating COVID-19 patients, are in critical supply in …