Two babies born under lockdown were just named after the coronavirus

Once 2020 comes to an end, there are words we’ll never want to hear again. Like COVID-19. Or coronavirus. But one Indian mother who gave birth to twins during the country’s lockdown apparently felt a bit differently, and opted to call her new babies Covid (son) and Corona (daughter) to remind them of the challenges they faced as they were trying […]

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Why the coronavirus slipped past disease detectives

In 2009 the U.S. government launched a program to hunt for unknown viruses that can cross from animals to humans and cause pandemics. The project, called PREDICT, was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and it worked with teams in 31 countries, including China. It was just one part of an emerging global network for infectious-disease surveillance. Despite […]

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Why the US might ask people to wear face masks to fight coronavirus

After months of telling the public not to use face masks, the United States is looking into revising its recommendations, following the example set by some Asian countries that have been more successful in fighting the coronavirus. The reason? Many people without symptoms are contagious without knowing it—and the thin barrier provided by a simple surgical mask, or even a […]

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Why are young, healthy people dying from COVID-19? Genes may reveal the answer.

—What are coronavirus symptoms? —How deadly is the new coronavirus? —Is there a cure for COVID-19? —How does coronavirus compare with seasonal flu? —How does the coronavirus spread? —Can people spread the coronavirus after they recover? Young, healthy people are dying of COVID-19 infections, even if most serious cases occur in the elderly and those with preexisting conditions. Now, scientists […]

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Kylie Jenner Thinks She'll be the Next of Her Friends to Have a Baby

A sibling for Stormi? Kylie Jenner believes she’s the most likely to have a baby next out of her friends. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 22, was playing “Most Likely To” in a throwback YouTube video published on Friday, March 27, with Yris Palmer, Victoria Villarroel and Anastasia Karanikolaou. “Hi guys! We filmed this a few weeks ago […]

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