China’s murky statistics are fueling widespread public distrust. Its narrow definition of Covid deaths “will very much underestimate the true death toll,” the W.H.O. says.
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Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That’s not wise, health experts say.
The best vaccines don’t just prevent a disease; they also prevent the pathogen causing the disease from being transmitted. So why aren’t we focusing more on those?
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She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?
The country is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Families say they are paying the price.
Debilitating symptoms can last long after a person’s body has gotten rid of the coronavirus, a reality Italians are now confronting.
Requiring pulse oximetry in nursing homes would be a big step.
This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.
Luis Arellano’s struggle to receive care illustrates the difficult decisions hospitals have to make in caring for coronavirus patients. They can mean the difference between life and death.
A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.
Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.