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Scientists Find Source of COVID Clots

THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 — COVID-19 is linked to potentially fatal blood clots. Researchers now believe they’ve found out how they occur, which potentially could lead to better treatment. “While many forms of illness can generate blood clots, the endothelial cells that line the inside of blood vessels play a surprisingly large role in COVID-19… Read More »

Chinese scientists warn babies may be at risk of catching coronavirus during pregnancy 

Coronavirus warning for mothers-to-be as Chinese scientists warn babies may be at risk of catching the deadly virus during pregnancy Chinese doctors studied four newborns diagnosed a few days after birth They ‘couldn’t rule out’ that the babies could the virus via the placenta It’s possible the babies caught the virus in hospital, but the… Read More »

How does COVID-19 spread? This is what scientists know about it (so far)

There is not yet an ironclad scientific consensus on exactly how the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is spreading, but experts are getting a pretty good sense of it. That understanding needs to be central to our strategy of combatting the virus with minimal collateral damage. This isn’t about over-reaction or under-reaction, but mis-reaction. For example,… Read More »

When an Epidemic Looms, Gagging Scientists Is a Terrible Idea

Get an informed guide to the global outbreak with our daily Coronavirus newsletter. Many times in many countries, political leaders have tried to censor health officials and play down the risks of infection just as epidemics approached. This strategy has almost never worked, historians and former health officials said. And ultimately, if there are more… Read More »

Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills. But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock… Read More »