Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus dead in nursing homes are often its uncounted victims

One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, against both the known and the unknown. They are running out of body ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK local authorities not ready for the number of deaths from Covid-19

University of Huddersfield experts have made stark warnings about the impact of coronavirus on local authorities. A major increase in mortality rates and staff absences will mean a struggle to issue death certificates, leading ...

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Coronavirus skeptics, deniers: Why some of us stick to deadly beliefs

In recent weeks, several conservative media personalities, political and business leaders and other influencers have publicly shrugged off warnings about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, calling it no deadlier than the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fake cures, risky rumours: virus misinformation hits home

From being duped into taking poisonous "cures", to watching businesses crumble and avoiding life-saving medication, people are suffering devastating real-world impacts of a deluge of online virus misinformation.

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'We are collapsing': Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy

By the time Patricia Núñez's cough started, she was already familiar with the dreaded dry hacking sound tormenting patients who had for weeks been filling the Madrid emergency ward where she works.

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Loss of smell could reveal hidden virus cases: experts

From a mother unable to smell her baby's nappy to a lawmaker who suddenly could not taste food, some coronavirus patients have described a loss of olfactory senses—and experts say this might be a new way to detect the virus.

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