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Coronavirus could hit your state harder for a reason you wouldn’t expect

April 1st, 2020

Coronavirus infections are far more serious for individuals with health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and severe obesity, CDC data shows.  Some states and communities within the United States have greater numbers of at-risk individuals than others, and great care should be taken to ensure those areas are well prepared as the pandemic continues to …

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Coronavirus might be able to travel up to 27 feet in the air

April 1st, 2020

Coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet through the air, an MIT researcher warns, basing her new research paper on more up-to-date models of how droplets and particles move through the air.  Current social distancing measures may not be adequate, as staying six feet away from a sick person may not be enough to protect …

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Coronavirus has killed more people in the US than the 9/11 attacks

March 31st, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has cost more lives in the United States than the events of 9/11, with over 3,000 people now having died from their infections.  Total cases now top 160,000 in the US, and some areas are being hit much, much harder than others.  Public health experts say social distancing and widespread lockdown are …

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Scientists identify new coronaviruses in animals smuggled into China

March 28th, 2020

New coronavirus strains have been identified in pangolins smuggled into China, researchers report in Nature.  The smuggled animals, called pangolins, may have helped to pass the novel coronavirus to humans, though additional evidence will be needed to determine that.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. New versions of coronavirus have been identified in illegal shipments …

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Doctors finally found an early warning sign of a coronavirus infection

March 27th, 2020

A loss of smell and taste has been noted in coronavirus patients in many areas, and New Jersey doctors are now saying many of their patients have experienced the same thing.  Identifying all the symptoms of a coronavirus infection will help doctors and healthcare workers in the screening process.  Some patients who reported a loss …

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What to do if someone in your home has coronavirus

March 25th, 2020

Caring for a coronavirus patient in your own home means adapting to a fast-changing situation.  Setting up a sick room, isolating the virus, and ensuring the comfort of your loved one is of utmost importance.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Health experts across the globe are recommending social distancing and self-isolation as the best …

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Coronavirus shutdowns across the US are saving 600,000 lives, data shows

March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus has forced social distancing and shutdowns of schools and businesses, but these measures are saving hundreds of thousands of lives, researchers say.  Reversing course before treatment or vaccine research has matured could lead to an incredible spike in deaths as the healthcare system is overwhelmed by critically ill patients.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more …