Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus and other deadly epidemics

The novel coronavirus pandemic, soon to pass the milestone of one million deaths, has a higher toll compared with other modern viruses although its ravages to date are far less than the Spanish flu a century ago.

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Flu may increase the spread of COVID-19

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and the Institut Pasteur in Paris used a mathematical model to study the first months of the corona pandemic in Europe. They show that the decrease of ...

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That COVID-19 baby boom might be more of a bust

When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called—"coronials" ...

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WHO hopes end to pandemic in 'less than two years'

The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years—faster than it took for the Spanish flu.

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COVID-19 makes clear that bioethics must confront health disparities

With some reluctance, I've come to the sad realization the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stress test for bioethics, a field of study that intersects medicine, law, the humanities and the social sciences. As both a physician ...

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New swine flu strain found in China poses threat of pandemic

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and one in the U.S. has found evidence of a new strain of swine flu that poses a possible threat to humans. In their paper published in Proceedings of ...

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