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WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Testing Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after a study published in The Lancet reported that COVID-19 patients taking the drug...

Free COVID-19 Tests for UAE Citizens, Domestic Workers, Others

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ordered...

The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19

In late April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its list of COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC initially listed fever, cough, and...

An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials

Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19. One of the oldest vaccines could...

Free Testing for People Showing Symptoms of COVID-19, Pregnant Women and...

The Department of Health–Abu Dhabi, DoH, has stated that the test for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is available for free in healthcare facilities across...
Covid-19 Patients Recovering Quickly with Experimental Drug Remdesivir

Experimental Drug Remdesivir Speeds Recovery from COVID-19

American biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences on Wednesday announced study results showing that patients receiving a 5-day treatment course of Remdesivir achieved similar clinical improvement...

U.S. FDA Approves First Test for COVID-19 At-Home Sample Collection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with a home collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency...

WHO Lists Two COVID-19 Tests for Emergency Use

WHO has listed the first two diagnostic tests for emergency use during the Covid-19 pandemic. The move should help increase access to quality-assured, accurate...

COVID-19: Top Four Science Stories Of The Week

Research has emerged suggesting coronavirus survivors' plasma could save lives; Scientists are in disagreement over whether the virus is airborne or not; A...

Global Nuclear Medicine Community Shares COVID-19 Strategies And Experiences

In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to...

COVID-19: The Immune System Can Fight Back

Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia's first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, showing the body's ability to fight the virus and...

Coronavirus Spreads Quickly; Sometimes Before People Have Symptoms

Infectious disease researchers at The University of Texas at Austin studying the novel coronavirus were able to identify how quickly the virus can spread,...

UAE Government Calls Upon Public To Stay Home

The UAE government has called upon the public to stay at home unless it's absolutely necessary to get essential supplies, such as food and...

Russia Starts Testing Coronavirus Vaccine Prototypes

Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus on animals. This is happening in a laboratory in Siberia, as...

Coronavirus: Chart Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important

Experts agree that the COVID-19 outbreak cannot be stopped, but that it can be slowed through the implementation of social distancing measures. Limiting...

New Study on COVID-19 Estimates 5.1 Days Incubation Period

An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1...

Social Distancing – The Key To Slowing Coronavirus

Canceling events. Closing schools. Avoiding crowds. Staying home. All of these actions have one goal in common, and it can help prevent the spread...

New Coronavirus Myths Busted

Separating coronavirus fact from fiction Is it safe to receive a letter or a package from China? Yes, it is safe. People receiving packages from China...