Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Study Questions if School Closures Limit the Spread of COVID-19

School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.

School shutdowns might have a relatively small effect on preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, a new meta-analysis suggests, though the preliminary data point to the need for more studies.

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Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Blood Pressure Meds Point the Way to Possible COVID-19 Treatment
Ashley Yeager | Apr 2, 2020
There is little evidence that antihypertensive drugs worsen COVID-19, and scientists are instead exploring the idea that such medications—or their downstream effects—may actually alleviate symptoms.
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Abby Olena | Mar 31, 2020
The host transcriptional signature elicited by the coronavirus appears to be less robust and lacks the induction of key antiviral genes.
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Ashley Yeager | Mar 24, 2020
The symptoms suggest SARS-CoV-2 might infect neurons, raising questions about whether there could be effects on the brain that play a role in patients’ deaths, but the data are preliminary.
Chloroquine for COVID-19: Cutting Through the Hype
Chloroquine for COVID-19: Cutting Through the Hype
Chris Baraniuk | Mar 20, 2020
President Donald Trump has touted the drug as a treatment but scientists still don’t know for sure that it is effective in patients. A number of clinical trials aim to find out.
US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19
US Primate Centers Work to Protect Animals from COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2020
Rhesus macaques can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, leading primate center scientists to try to prevent outbreaks in their colonies, especially as experiments on coronavirus start.
Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Possible Biological Explanations for Kids’ Escape from COVID-19
Anthony King | Mar 16, 2020
Infected children may harbor SARS-CoV-2 while showing less-severe symptoms than adults. Their young immune systems, ACE2 receptor levels, and even exposure to other coronaviruses might play a role in their resilience.
Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.
Which Species Transmit COVID-19 to Humans? We’re Still Not Sure.
Claire Jarvis | Mar 16, 2020
Preliminary modeling studies provide a shortlist of potential coronavirus intermediate host species.
SARS-CoV-2 Can Live on Plastic and Steel for 2–3 Days
SARS-CoV-2 Can Live on Plastic and Steel for 2–3 Days
Kerry Grens | Mar 12, 2020
A preprint indicates that coronavirus transmission from surfaces is possible, but does not provide evidence that this has occurred in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 24, 2020
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others.