Plasma from recovered patients shows little benefit in those hospitalized with COVID-19

By Vishwadha Chander Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to...

Mutations appear to be slowing the rapid spread of coronavirus

By Kate Kelland The COVID-19-causing coronavirus is mutating as it spreads around the world in the pandemic, but none of the mutations currently documented appears...

‘We’re drowning’: The problem is a shortage of hospital workers, not beds…

By Nick Brown Dr. Drew Miller knew his patient had to be moved. The vital signs of the 30-year-old COVID-19 victim were crashing, and Kearny County...

The ‘safest bet’ for some families is to cancel Christmas gatherings, says WHO

The "safest bet" for some families will be not to have family gatherings this Christmas in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus,...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows average efficiency of 70%

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus, developed along with the University of Oxford, showed an average efficiency of 70% in...

Patrick Quinn co-creator of Ice Bucket Challenge dies of ALS at age 37

Patrick Quinn, whose personal battle with ALS helped power the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraising campaign, died on Sunday at age 37, seven years after...

Berlin asks for volunteer workers after picking sites for vaccination centers

Germany has identified six sites in the capital Berlin to be used as centers to administer the new coronavirus vaccination, an official at the...

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