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What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

What we mean by a ‘second peak’ of coronavirus

Coronavirus will surge again when summer ends; infectious disease experts are almost certain of that. But they don’t know how severe that resurgence will be. The World Health Organization offered one bleak hypothesis for what the next few months of coronavirus could look like. While we’re still living through the first wave of the pandemic,…MORE

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people across the US

It took less than four months for an unseen enemy to kill 100,000 Americans. That’s almost twice the number of Americans lost during the entire Vietnam War. No one knew how bad the coronavirus pandemic would get when the first known virus-related death happened on February 6. But since then, an average of nearly 900…MORE

When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people until they’ve gone at least three days with no fever, have seen symptoms improve, and until it’s been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance. The CDC updated guidance…MORE

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital was clearly very ill — so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new coronavirus. It was mid-April — the height of the outbreak in the Boston area. The patient had trouble…MORE

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website. Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. “Antibodies…MORE

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