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ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers may increase the risk of severe COVID-19, paper suggests

James Diaz, MD, MHA, MPH & TM, Dr PH, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people... Continue Reading →

Can the coronavirus really live for 3 days on plastic? Yes, but it's complicated.

For more than a week, people have been sharing an eyebrow-raising report that the novel coronavirus can live for 24 hours on cardboard, and up to three days on plastic and stainless steel. It can, but the details are more... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic has a natural origin

The novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, last year and has since caused a large scale COVID-19 epidemic and spread to more than 70 other countries is the product of natural evolution, according to findings... Continue Reading →

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds

Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread, a factor that may help public health officials in their efforts at containment. They found that... Continue Reading →

Chest CT findings in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia

A multi-center study (n=101) of the relationship between chest CT findings and the clinical conditions of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia -- published ahead-of-print and open-access in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) -- determined that most patients with COVID-19 pneumonia have ground-glass... Continue Reading →

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