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Evidence is mounting that tiny, infectious COVID-19 droplets linger in the air longer than once thought, according to a group of scientists urging the WHO to update its guidance, The Washington Post reports.

200+ scientists from 30 countries collaborated on an open letter—set to be...

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The "worst is yet to come" with COVID-19—and our "divided world" is accelerating its spread, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference yesterday marking 6 months since the first case was announced in China.

A look back at GHN headlines reveals how the...

Gut bacteria

The authors of a recent paper ask what role gut bacteria might play in COVID-19. They outline strands of existing evidence and conclude that a link between the two is plausible, but that more research is necessary.

Scientists have implicated gut bacteria in a number of conditions. From...

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A new study suggests that COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU) are more likely to suffer from cardiac arrests or arrhythmias caused by systemic issues.

New research found that COVID-19 patients in ICU were 10 times more likely to experience arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms...

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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.

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myths busted

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...