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Trump says US won’t shut down for second coronavirus wave

May 22nd, 2020

President Trump claims that a second wave of coronavirus infections won’t change plans for “reopening” the country. The state and local governments ultimately have the final say in how and when services and businesses resume normal operations. Trump made the claims during a tour of a Ford factor in Michigan. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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6 new coronavirus hotspots you wouldn’t expect have appeared in the US

May 7th, 2020

New coronavirus hotspots are popping up all over the United States, and they could spark a second wave of infections. Texas, Massachusetts, Utah, Georgia, and South Dakota are now trying to contain new, fast-moving pandemic cells.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The novel coronavirus pandemic may seem like it’s beginning to wane — social …

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Coronavirus might be able to survive in water

May 4th, 2020

Research has shown that coronavirus can survive in water for an extended period of time, but that doesn’t mean it poses a threat to the average person. No traces of the novel coronavirus have been found in water supplies in the United States, according to the EPA. Sewage treatment workers may be at heightened risk, …

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Coronavirus is ruining 4/20, but the memes are still glorious

April 20th, 2020

4/20/2020 is here, but the coronavirus lockdown is putting a damper on gatherings and celebrations. Marijuana fans have taken to the internet to voice their displeasure, and the memes are flowing.  Avoiding public places and nixing smoke sessions with friends isn’t fun, but it’s the best thing to do when a respiratory disease is sweeping …

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Does coronavirus survive even longer in your fridge or freezer?

April 10th, 2020

Viruses similar to the novel coronavirus have demonstrated an ability to live for extended periods of time in cooler temperatures. Past studies have shown that these viruses can live up to a month in temperatures similar to that of a household refrigerator. The virus is also believed to be capable of surviving after being frozen, …

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Coronavirus lung scans are a puzzle for doctors

April 8th, 2020

Not all coronavirus patients appear to have lung damage, despite having low blood-oxygen levels.  Scans show healthy lungs, but patients are struggling with oxygen anyway, leaving doctors puzzled.  One possible explanation is that damaged areas of the lungs aren’t rerouting blood flow as they should, possibly due to some unique aspect of the novel coronavirus, …

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Dr. Fauci says every state should be sheltering in place

April 3rd, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci is frustrated that stay-at-home orders haven’t been issued across every state in the US.  Fauci, one of the country’s top infectious disease experts and a member of the White House task force working on the coronavirus outbreak, says everyone should be staying home if at all possible.  Many states have refused to …

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Game-changing 2-minute coronavirus test’s FDA approval was false

April 3rd, 2020

A rapid-result coronavirus antibody test that supposedly gained FDA approval had not actually been approved by the FDA at the time of the company’s announcement.  The company, Bodysphere, says the mixup was simple human error, though it insists that its product works as intended and it is now eagerly awaiting a real approval from the …

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Of course these spring breakers returned to Texas with coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

Dozens of young spring breakers have the novel coronavirus after heading to Mexico despite advice from health and government officials to avoid such trips.  28 cases have been confirmed out of around 70 young adults who made the trip, and each of the confirmed COVID-19 patients is now in self-isolation.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more …