US COVID cases could reach 20 million by January’s end

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US will likely nearly double to 20 million by the end of January, a new model predicts.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Nipah virus may teach us about COVID-19 spread

Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine, no cure, and a mortality rate of up to 70%, can teach us a lot about dealing with COVID-19, says Stephen Luby.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Decoy could halt this deadly (and spreading) virus

More viral outbreaks are likely. Researchers are working to thwart one, Venezuelan equine encephalitus virus, with a decoy molecule.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~7 min

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Experts: 2 COVID-19 vaccines bring us into ‘new territory’

Pfizer and Moderna announced they have developed effective coronavirus vaccines, but how will they work? Two experts weigh in.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Nov. 20, 2020 ~10 min

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New shingles vaccine may protect lymphoma patients

A new shingles vaccine may work where others have failed for patients with lymphoma, researchers report.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Coronavirus may be no match for the cornea

"Our findings do not prove that all corneas are resistant," says Jonathan Miner."But every donor cornea we tested was resistant to the novel coronavirus."

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Hospital support staff face far higher COVID risk

Support staff and Black and Latinx hospital workers have a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than doctors and nurses, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Hospital support staff face far higher COVID risk

Hospital support staff and Black and Latinx have a higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection than doctors and nurses, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Mutations may have made SARS-CoV-2 more contagious

The virus that causes COVID-19 is accumulating genetic mutations, one of which may have made it more contagious, researchers report.

Marc Airhart-Texas • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Can mouthwash kill the coronavirus?

Some oral mouthwashes may effectively inactivate human coronaviruses after only 30 seconds of contact time, a new study shows.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~6 min

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