How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect older adults?

How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect older adults?

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are different for various socio-demographic groups, and Medical News Today has zoomed in on the ways in which this crisis has affected the more vulnerable ones. In this Special Feature, we focus on how the pandemic has affected older adults. Share on PinterestThe COVID-19 pandemic is affecting older adults […]
How does the new coronavirus affect our pets?

How does the new coronavirus affect our pets?

Can our pets become infected with SARS-CoV-2? Could they transmit the virus to other animals, or to their human companions? And can humans transmit it to animals? This Special Feature aims to answer these and more questions. Share on PinterestCan SARS-CoV-2 affect...
Air pollution may affect the lethality of COVID-19

Air pollution may affect the lethality of COVID-19

New research suggests that air pollution may have an effect on the number of people who die from COVID-19. Share on PinterestScientists have found a link between the lethality of COVID-19 and air pollution. Stay informed with live updates on the current COVID-19...
How might climate change affect the spread of viruses?

How might climate change affect the spread of viruses?

Predicting how future climate change will influence the spread of viral infections is fraught with difficulty. This is due to the complexity of interactions between climate, nature, and human activity. But annual fluctuations in some viral infections, such as seasonal...
How humidity may affect COVID-19 outcome

How humidity may affect COVID-19 outcome

As we move from a colder winter to a warmer spring, the outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic may significantly depend on levels of humidity — indoors and outdoors — a new review suggests. Prof. Akiko Iwasaki, an immunobiologist at Yale University, in New Haven, CT, is the...