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App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds (NY Times)

The app, which allows people to record their symptoms, was remarkably effective in predicting infections. The most reliable indicators, researchers found, were...

The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them (Dr. Bromage)

Source: Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D.

Where to Buy Masks Online & How to Make Them

Listed below are popular coronavirus mask resources including where to buy masks and how to make a DIY mask yourself to help...

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List (NPR)

The Centers for Disease Control now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste...

Are Face Masks the New Condoms? (NY Times)

If people with no symptoms are spreading the coronavirus, as some studies suggest, it may be time to give face masks the...

What’s It Going To Take To End The Shutdown? 5 Keys To Containing Coronavirus (NPR)

Political leaders want to reopen the economy soon, but public health experts say we first need to set up systems to prevent...

Apple and Google are building coronavirus tracking tech into iOS and Android (CNET)

The two companies are working together, representing most of the phones used around the world. Source: CNET

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do (CNN)

We are learning more about coronavirus symptoms every day. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms and what to do to...

What is Actually Known about Trump’s Malaria Drug? (The Atlantic)

What is actually known about hydroxychloroquine, the drug the president is fixated on recommending for COVID-19 Source: The Atlantic

How Will We Know When It’s Time to Reopen the Nation? (NY Times)

Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.

CDC recommends wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic (LA Times)

The CDC now recommends that the public wear cloth face masks while also urging that high-grade equipment be reserved for medical personnel.

FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care (Politico)

The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence. Source: Politico

Blood from people who recover from coronavirus could provide a treatment (Washington Post)

People who recover from the coronavirus could play an essential role in fighting the disease -- by donating plasma (called "convalescent plasma")...

Which Covid-19 drugs work best? (MIT)

The first clinical trial results of COVID-19 drugs like chloroquine had mixed results. Source: MIT Technology Review

Far more people in the U.S. have the coronavirus than you think (Washington Post)

We aren’t testing enough to control the outbreak. The real count could be 10 times higher. Source: Washington Post

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help (CNN)

CNN asked three of the nation's leading medical experts about the symptoms of the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 as well as when...

Study Calculates Just How Much Age, Medical Conditions Raise Odds Of Severe COVID-19 (NPR)

A new study found people age 50 and older are around 2-and-a-half times more likely to develop a severe case of COVID-19....

Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection (NY Times)

Doctor groups are recommending testing and isolation for people who lose their ability to smell and taste, even if they have no...

Should You Take Advil (ibuprofen) for COVID-19? (The Atlantic)

It’s a surprisingly tricky question. Source: The Atlantic

We’re not going back to normal (MIT Technology Review)

Social distancing is here to stay for much more than a few weeks. It will upend our way of life, in some...

Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment (NY Times)

In an ambitious international collaboration, researchers have “mapped” proteins in the coronavirus and identified 50 drugs to test against it.

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” (Washington Post)

The early trickle of new coronavirus infections has turned into a steady current. By creating simple simulations, we can see how to...

Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago. Then the money dried up. (NBC News)

"We just could not generate much interest," a researcher said of the difficulty in getting funding to test the vaccine in humans.