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The facts – and gaps – on the origin of the coronavirus

Consideration of the so-called coronavirus lab leak hypothesis has seemingly gained momentum, yet the default answer for most scientists is that the virus probably made the jump to humans from bats directly or, more likely, through one or more intermediate mammals.... Read more»

Ask KHN-PolitiFact: How can COVID vaccines be safe when they were developed so fast?

The development of the first COVID vaccines may have seemed to occur at a dizzying pace. After all, scientists identified a new virus and created vaccines to protect against its most severe effects within a year. But the research underpinning these vaccines isn’t that new at all, vaccine experts say. Some of it is decades old. This foundation, combined with technical expertise, urgency and financial resources, enabled scientists to pull off the medical marvel.... Read more»

Ducey says University of Arizona will produce 250K tests for COVID-19 antibody

The University of Arizona will produce 250,000 tests for COVID-19 antibodies that will determine whether people have been infected with the virus, potentially showing who might have immunity.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump’s attack on the WHO

Trump made his announcement on funding at the White House coronavirus task force daily briefing on April 14, accusing the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” There is no evidence that the WHO has covered up the spread of the novel coronavirus. There has, however, been evidence that China was slow to report the outbreak. ... Read more»

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in hopes of treatment

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.... Read more»

FactCheck

No evidence to back concerns about taking ibuprofen with COVID-19

Fackcheck examines the claim that ibuprofen makes COVID-19 worse. ... Read more»

Analysis

Coronavirus: 'Our goal should be to crush the curve'

A doctor-scholar who studied the 1976 mishandling of swine flu says the president is wrongly choosing between saving lives and saving the economy.... Read more»

Trump hypes potential COVID-19 cures, evidence so far is slim

President Donald Trump has enthusiastically pushed the use of two malaria drugs — one in combination with an antibiotic — to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But there is currently only limited evidence to suggest the drugs are effective against the new virus.... Read more»

8 things to know about coronavirus, disinfectant wipes, and UA's 'Dr. Germ'

Microbiologist Charles Gerba and his colleagues at the University of Arizona scientists are turning their attention to the use of disinfectants to battle COVID-19, the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus.... Read more»

‘Othered’: Coronavirus fears spur bias against Asian Americans

Dozens of airlines have canceled flights to China in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, but at least one Asian American traveler is skipping his summer trip to the Philippines to avoid a spreading social illness: racism. ... Read more»