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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Earth Sciences

Decrease in CO2 emissions during pandemic shutdown shows it is possible to reach Paris Agreement goals

An international team of researchers has found that the sudden drop in CO2 emissions during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that it is possible to reduce emissions enough to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius ...

Bio & Medicine

Nanoparticle vaccine protects against a spectrum of COVID-19-causing variants and related viruses

A new type of vaccine provides protection against a variety of SARS-like betacoronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 variants, in mice and monkeys, according to a study led by researchers in the laboratory of Caltech's Pamela ...

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How omicron dodges the immune system

By comparing the neutralization capacity induced by the different variants of SARS-CoV-2, a team from the UNIGE and the HUG reveals the exceptional capacity of omicron to evade our immunity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For COVID-19, endemic stage could be two years away

Illnesses like the common cold and the flu have become endemic in human populations; everyone gets them every now and then, but for most people, they aren't especially harmful. COVID-19 will eventually transition to endemic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the coronavirus attacks the heart

The coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 can cause severe organ damage in humans. Heart complications are one of the possible consequences of an infection. In addition, the virus also attacks the heart directly, can cause myocarditis and ...


Two doses of BNT162b2 moderately effective for 5- to 11-year-olds

For children aged 5 to 11 years, two doses of BNT162b2 provide moderate protection against documented severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and symptomatic COVID-19, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccinations cut US COVID deaths by 58 percent, says study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus's expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Social Sciences

Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

Many Americans don't expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many think it's a good thing if those options remain available ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prevalence of COVID-19-related croup up during omicron

The proportion of children with COVID-19-related croup was increased during the period of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) omicron predominance compared with alpha or other variant- and delta-predominant ...