Severe Covid-19 may trick the immune system into producing so-called autoantibodies that have the potential to eventually attack healthy tissue and cause inflammatory diseases, researchers warned in a paper published in Nature Communications. Another study suggests that the virus that causes Covid-19 may be getting better at traveling into the air
Authorities in Vietnam detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK Covid-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said on May 29.
Since the 1800s, scientists have pushed governments to overhaul water supply systems for cleaner, safer water to stop the outbreak of waterborne pathogens. Now, researchers are calling for a similar “paradigm shift” in indoor ventilation systems to combat Covid-19 and other airborne pathogens.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidance communicating to the public that the coronavirus disease 2019 is an airborne threat, explicitly stating that transmission and subsequent infection with the novel coronavirus can occur via inhalation of very fine respiratory droplets as well as aerosolized particles.
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine greatly reduces virus transmission, according to two Israeli studies, shedding light on one of the biggest questions of the global effort to quash the pandemic.
With Egypt facing a second coronavirus wave, an inventor is trialing a remote-control robot which can test for Covid-19, take the temperature of patients and warn them if they do not wear masks at a private hospital north of Cairo.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance on possible transmission of the new coronavirus through airborne particles in error and will be updating the CDC’s recommendations.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that Covid-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.
The World Health Organization said airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus can occur during medical procedures that generate aerosols.
The World Health Organization acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update the WHO’s guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people.