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35% of novel coronavirus infections are asymptomatic and 0.4% of people who show symptoms may die, according to the US CDC’s new "best estimates," CNN reports.

The estimates are part of 5 planning scenarios for infectious disease modelers in new CDC guidance.

The CDC also estimates...

WHO Tedros on COVID-19

Tensions between US and China boiled over at the virtual 73rd World Health Assembly yesterday, amid calls for investigations into source of the virus in China and the WHO’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

In scathing remarks, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar blasted China and...

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A historic 73rd World Health Assembly is underway, amid a global high-stakes battle against the "worst pandemic in modern history, NPR Goats and Soda reports.

The unprecedented gathering, for the first time ever taking place not in Geneva but via teleconference, gives global leaders a...

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The new coronavirus has affected people’s health in more ways than one. In this Special Feature, we look at what the pandemic has meant for primary healthcare access in countries around the world.

Over the past few weeks, Medical News Today have investigated the many ways in which the...

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Vaccine

There is no available vaccine, but coronavirus research into developing a vaccine has been undertaken by various agencies. There are three vaccination strategies being investigated:

  • First, researchers aim to build a whole virus vaccine. The use of such a virus (inactive or...

This Questions and Answers page will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide.

For more information, check back regularly on Get Vaccination pages.

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As the coronavirus continues to make the news, a variety of coronavirus myths have sprung up around the novel coronavirus and we address them all here.

The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread from Wuhan, China, to every continent on Earth except Antarctica.

The...

Vaccination

Prevention is healthier than cure.

It has always been safer to stop something bad from happening than it has been to deal with it after happening.

Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a...