Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Confused about COVID? Here's how to read a research paper

Scientific evidence can be difficult to understand. Normally we can rely on experts to interpret it for us, or the media to accurately report any interesting new discoveries, but the pandemic has challenged this.

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COVID-19 puts 'hygiene hypothesis' to test

Indian researchers from the formidable Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and two other institutes have put to test the "hygiene hypothesis" with a study suggesting that areas with high prevalence of infectious ...

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Amazon city of Manaus may have reached 'herd immunity': study

The Brazilian city of Manaus, which was devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, may have suffered so many infections that its population now benefits from "herd immunity," according to a preliminary study.

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Study tracks evolution of SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations

Since COVID-19 began its menacing march across Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and then across the world, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has taken a "whatever works" strategy to ensure its replication and spread. But in anew study ...

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Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown

New research from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have ...

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