Rumored caches of hidden supplies. Million-dollar wires to strangers. Pleading with customs officials to let that one package through. Meet the dealers scouring China for masks to help the U.S. battle the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Battle Creates a Global ‘Free-for-All’ to Find Masks
Traders scour factories and warehouses, find planes and pilots and look for buyers as hospitals and governments beg for protective gear.
A leading figure in pulmonology, Dr. John Murray helped define acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that led to his death, attributed to the coronavirus. He was 92.
Dr. John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92
Internationally recognized in pulmonology, he helped define acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that led to his death, attributed to the ...
Dr. Gita Ramjee, a leading researcher in the AIDS epidemic, died in another epidemic when the coronavirus took her life:
Gita Ramjee, a Leading AIDS Researcher, Dies at 63
Working in South Africa, she led studies and drug trials, hoping to overcome not only H.I.V. but also cultural barriers to stopping its spread. She di...
Do you know anyone with these traits?
9 Ways to Spot a Sociopath
Ever suspected someone you know might be a sociopath? Learn about the 9 sociopath characteristics to watch for.
What explains older people’s greater susceptibility to #Covid19? It starts with preexisting conditions.
What explains Covid-19's lethality for the elderly? - STAT
Covid-19 kills an estimated 13.4% of patients 80 and older, compared to 1.25% of those in their 50s, researchers in London reported Monday.
Fevers are dropping across the country, showing that harsh “social distancing” measures like staying home actually work.
Restrictions Are Slowing Coronavirus Infections, New Data Suggest
A database of daily fever readings shows that the numbers declined as people disappeared indoors.
The coronavirus genome is filled with mysterious proteins the function of which scientists don't yet fully understand
Bad News Wrapped in Protein: Inside the Coronavirus Genome
The virus injects a tiny but remarkably complex strand of RNA into infected cells.
Coronavirus: The NHS workers wearing bin bags as protection
Why some NHS workers are wearing bin bags as protection
One intensive care doctor describes the reality faced by some UK health workers on the front line.
Juul's strategy of launching first, asking permission later, has backfired across the world.
The World Pushes Back Against E-Cigarettes and Juul
Facing ire at home, the e-cigarette giant counted on international expansion to offset losses in the U.S., but the regulatory response abroad has been...
Thank you @KateBennett_DC. I just showed Soleil your tweet — and she offered to make you a mask as well!
. @drsanjaygupta’s daughter sewing masks for her dad and family (and one for @AC360 @andersoncooper) just broke me — the sweetest gesture of kindness. When Sanjay says, “look at her go...” so proud 💕. #CNNTownHall
These scientists had never seen anything like the underwater forest. No one has. And that's why they went diving down in the deep to search for miracle medicines.
A Forest Submerged 60,000 Years Ago Could Save Your Life One Day
Before this underwater forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the futu...
Addiction experts call the coronavirus pandemic an extraordinary relapse trigger. Here are some virtual supports to help people in isolation maintain sobriety.
Online Help to Stay Sober During a Pandemic
Though face-to-face counseling and in-person group meetings have been suspended to curb the spread of the coronavirus, there are many virtual options ...
Addiction experts say the pandemic is the biggest trigger for relapse imaginable. Online meetings are sprouting, but not for people who don't have phones or computers.
With Meetings Banned, Millions Struggle to Stay Sober On Their Own
Addiction experts are calling the coronavirus pandemic a national relapse trigger. Online support groups, doctors and even federal agencies are rushin...
Will you pay more for your health insurance next year because the coronavirus is sickening so many Americans, and causing lengthy hospital stays? One analysis estimates as much as a 40% hike in commercial insurance costs for consumers.
Coronavirus May Add Billions to U.S. Health Care Bill
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billion...
Who knew getting an at-home spin bike for my birthday back in December would be such a clutch move? 🚲❤️ #letsomethinggo
Good to know if you'd rather skip a trip to the grocery store.
Is It Safe to Order Food Delivery During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Here's What Experts Say
Can your food delivery order transmit the coronavirus? Find out what experts say about the safety of food delivery and eating out at restaurants durin...
On this week’s episode of The Readout LOUD
@sxbegle outlines how we could return to normalcy
Patient advocate @G17Esiason discusses living with CF during #coronavirus &
@DrSidMukherjee talks his new doc w/ @KenBurns
Listen: Pandemic exit strategies & how the outbreak affects patients - STAT
In this episode, STAT's Sharon Begley joins us to discuss the debate over just when the U.S. can return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A community health clinic network in the Boston area had to furlough a quarter of its work force. Across the country, these clinics for the poor and uninsured are facing hard times because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Just When They‘re Needed Most, Clinics for the Poor Face Drastic Cutbacks
Clinics that treat the poor and uninsured are facing hard times just when they are most needed. The coronavirus pandemic has depleted their revenues.
How medical illustrators created the coronavirus pandemic's most iconic image
The Spiky Blob Seen Around the World
How C.D.C. medical illustrators created the coronavirus pandemic’s most iconic image.
In new letter just posted, Gilead CEO says the company has ramped up remdesivir supply to 1.5 million individual doses (depending on optimal duration of treatment, which is being studied, could equate to 140K+ courses) which it’s providing to treat severe #COVID19 at no cost (1)
Supplies of more than a dozen medications — including bronchodilators, antibiotics, antivirals and sedatives — used to care for all patients requiring respiratory support are running low.
Essential Drug Supplies for Virus Patients Are Running Low
Medicines to alleviate breathing difficulty, relieve pain and sedate coronavirus patients are in very high demand, depleting stock around the country.
Ancient hominid lines congregated in southern Africa.
A hominid transition occurred in southern Africa 2 million years ago
Braincases excavated from the Drimolen caves suggest Homo erectus and Paranthropus robustus may have coexisted in southern Africa.
A 31-year-old woman presented with blurred vision and proptosis of the left eye. An MRI revealed a retrobulbar cystic lesion, which was confirmed on histopathological examination to be a hydatid cyst.