Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Under-20s half as likely to contract coronavirus: study

People under the age of 20 are half as likely to contract COVID-19 than the rest of the population, according to new modeling released on Tuesday that suggests four out of five infected young people show no symptoms.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Puerto Rico claims COVID-19 peak over as concerns remain

As Puerto Rico considers lifting pandemic quarantine restrictions, health officials said Wednesday that the U.S. territory passed its peak of coronavirus cases and related deaths more than two months ago—though independent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus cases exceed 2.5 million in Europe

Europe has recorded more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, with more than half the total accounted for by Russia, Britain, Spain and Italy, according to a tally from official sources complied ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Questions over virus models that prompted lockdowns

When the novel coronavirus began to circulate globally at the beginning of March, scientists turned to statistical models to predict the severity of the pandemic. The news was stark.

Medical research

Australia is 'an island in a sea of measles'

Combating the resurgence of measles requires vigilant clinicians and sustained, high level vaccination coverage, because Australia is "an island in a sea of measles," according to the authors of Perspective published online ...

Medications

237+ million medication errors made every year in England

More than 237 million medication errors are made every year in England, the avoidable consequences of which cost the NHS upwards of £98 million and more than 1700 lives every year, indicate national estimates, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US records 43,742 new virus cases in 24 hours: tracker

The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Saturday, amid a surge of infections around the country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global virus death toll passes 425,000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed 425,000 people since it emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 0130 GMT on Saturday.

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