Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
yesterday • ~8 min
Tags: innovation coronavirus medicare telehealth medicaid ppe personal-protective-equipment healthcare-system infection prescribing healthcare-workers coronavirus-pandemic patients cares-act costs 2020 covid-testing
A second pathway into cells for SARS-CoV-2: New understanding of the neuropilin-1 protein could speed vaccine research
Scientists in the UK and Germany discovered a new doorway that the COVID-19 virus uses to infect human cells. This reveals new therapeutic possibilities for blocking the virus.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 pandemic pain sars-cov-2 pain-relief viruses infection chronic-pain
Over the approachin holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus holidays quarantine travel sars-cov-2 testing airports cars covid-19-testing infection rt-pcr christmas driving thanksgiving antigen-test pcr-testing rapid-test
Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 immune-system pandemic sars-cov-2 viruses infection cytokine-storm antibody autoimmune-diseases b-cell
Reports describe a Hong Kong man who was reinfected with the coronavirus after returning from Europe. Does that mean he wasn't immune after the first infection?
Aug. 25, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic common-cold antibodies sars-cov-2 immunity viruses infection t-cell hong-kong
Aerosols of some FDA-approved food coloring could deactivate airborne viruses.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~4 min
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Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
July 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: children public-health coronavirus immune-system school death transmission sars-cov-2 disease reopening infection masks kawasaki-disease kids covd-19
'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus metabolism inflammation sars-cov-2 fever infection immune-response temperature body-temperature warmblood warm-bloodedness
Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
May 4, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: infectious-diseases covid-19 coronavirus immune-system psychology sars-cov-2 disease anthony-fauci infection pathogens germs personality diseases disgust pathogen health-behaviors behavior
Swedish authorities claim the country is rapidly approaching herd immunity.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology covid-19 coronavirus pandemic infection sweden uk
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