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Coronavirus Patient Zero

New study may change our understanding of the coronavirus’ origins

May 16th, 2020

The origin of the novel coronavirus pandemic is still unknown because the world lacks data about Patient Zero, the first patient who got the virus. New research indicates that COVID-19 may have been spreading in France in mid-November when some patients already had atypical pneumonia that’s consistent with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. The data might …

Coronavirus Map

Doctors estimate 1.67 million people in France may be infected with coronavirus

April 11th, 2020

Estimates from a doctors’ union in France say the country might have as many as 1.67 million COVID-19 patients, not including asymptomatic coronavirus carriers. Sweden might have more than a million cases of COVID-19 cases as well, according to a mathematical model. This data can’t be confirmed without proper coronavirus testing. But widespread COVID-19 screening …

Coronavirus USA Cases

Expert warns obesity is a major risk factor for coronavirus patients

April 9th, 2020

Obesity is a major risk factor for COVID-19 patients, France’s top epidemiologist says. Novel coronavirus patients who suffer from other medical conditions, obesity included, may experience more severe COVID-19 illnesses. The expert warned that even young COVID-19 patients who are overweight are at risk. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The global COVID-19 death toll …

Coronavirus Symptoms

Doctors just uncovered another unusual coronavirus symptom

April 8th, 2020

Unusual coronavirus symptoms keep piling up if the empirical findings of a French organization of dermatologists are to be believed. Skin issues, including frostbite-like manifestations, hives, and persistent redness, have been associated with COVID-19. There is no scientific study to back up the new finding, but it’s the latest in a growing list that could …

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus infection may be worsened by a common household drug

March 15th, 2020

France, one of the European countries seeing the biggest surge in novel coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, has taken additional measures to increase social distancing in an effort to curb the rate of COVID-19 infections. Doctors treating coronavirus cases have suggested that using a particular type of anti-inflammatory drug sold without a prescription …