5 new reasons for hope in the fight against COVID-19

5 new reasons for hope in the fight against COVID-19

In the latest installment of our “Hope Behind the Headlines” series, we look at the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials that have been progressing successfully, and at one promising therapeutic approach for COVID-19: Convalescent plasma therapy. Share on PinterestWhat are the latest reasons for optimism when it comes to COVID-19 research? The COVID-19 pandemic has been taking […]
Popular COVID-19 videos on YouTube misinform the public

Popular COVID-19 videos on YouTube misinform the public

False or misleading information in some of YouTube’s most popular COVID-19 videos has had more than 62 million views. Share on PinterestA recent study investigates the popularity of misleading COVID-19 videos on YouTube. There is some mysterious magic behind what...
Convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19: Why is it promising?

Convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19: Why is it promising?

Some researchers and doctors have started using plasma from people recovering from COVID-19 to treat others who have developed the disease. Medical News Today spoke to Dr. Arturo Casadevall, from Johns Hopkins University, to learn more about this approach. Share on...
Diabetes and COVID-19 in-hospital mortality rates

Diabetes and COVID-19 in-hospital mortality rates

A recent large-scale study concludes that both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with an increased risk of COVID-19-related in-hospital death. It finds that one-third of coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals in England are individuals with diabetes. Share on...
Black people four times as likely to test positive for COVID-19

Black people four times as likely to test positive for COVID-19

An analysis of the medical records of people who doctors tested for the new coronavirus suggests that the infection exacerbates existing socioeconomic inequalities. Share on PinterestNew research finds that black people are four times more likely to test positive for...