Influenza drug shows promise against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have found that high doses of a drug called favipiravir strongly inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in hamsters. Favipiravir also prevented infection in healthy animals that had exposure to an infected cage mate. It takes many years to develop a potent antiviral drug from scratch for a particular viral infection. Throughout the pandemic of COVID-19 — the […]

1 in 3 excess deaths in the US not directly caused by COVID-19

Healthcare disruption and emotional crises may have led to around a third of the 225,530 “excess deaths” in the United States between March 1 and August 1, 2020, a new study suggests. The study, from researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of...