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COVID-19 Mistakes in Texas: What Other States Can Learn as Younger People Get Sick

COVID-19 Mistakes in Texas: What Other States Can Learn as Younger People Get Sick

The July 4 holiday weekend usually means cookouts and big gatherings in Texas, but right now, the state is facing a public health catastrophe. Hospitals…

The U.S. Isn’t In a Second Wave of Coronavirus – the First Wave Never Ended

The U.S. Isn’t In a Second Wave of Coronavirus – the First Wave Never Ended

After sustained declines in the number of COVID-19 cases over recent months, restrictions are starting to ease across the United States. Numbers of new cases…

Coronavirus Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – But the Effects May Ease Over Time

Coronavirus Can Cause Lasting Lung Damage – But the Effects May Ease Over Time

We know a lot about the symptoms of severe COVID-19, but relatively little about what happens after someone recovers. Could there be long-term effects? Let’s…

Researchers Identify Multiple Molecules that Shut Down SARS-Cov-2 Polymerase Reaction

Researchers Identify Multiple Molecules that Shut Down SARS-Cov-2 Polymerase Reaction

A library of molecules with unique structural and chemical features inhibit the novel coronavirus polymerase, a key drug target for COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing…

Whole-Town Study Reveals Large Percentage of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

Whole-Town Study Reveals Large Percentage of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Cases

A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases. The…

COVID-19 Causes Blood-Clotting Cells to Go Into Overdrive

COVID-19 Causes Blood-Clotting Cells to Go Into Overdrive

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have…

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HEADLINE NEWS

New Ebola Species, Ricin and Abrin Biomarkers, Resurgence of HIV/AIDS

New Ebola Species, Ricin and Abrin Biomarkers, Resurgence of HIV/AIDS

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including discovery of a new species of Ebola virus in bats, new assay for quantifying abrin…

XDR Typhoid Spreads in Pakistan, Lyme Disease Vaccine Phase 1, Freeze-Dried Plasma Approval

XDR Typhoid Spreads in Pakistan, Lyme Disease Vaccine Phase 1, Freeze-Dried Plasma Approval

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the spread of extensively drug-resistant typhoid in Middle East, Lyme disease vaccine Phase 1 trial,…

Rapid Detection of Ricin, Novichok Investigation, Melioidosis in Africa

Rapid Detection of Ricin, Novichok Investigation, Melioidosis in Africa

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including research on rapid detection of ricin toxin, the ongoing Novichok investigation, the value of mosquito…

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Persons Evaluated for 2019 Novel Coronavirus — United States, January 2020

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) On January 17, CDC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection began health screenings at U.S.…

Bats’ Fierce Immune Systems Drive Viruses To Higher Virulence, Making Them Deadlier in Humans

A new University of California, Berkeley, study finds that bats’ fierce immune response to viruses could drive viruses to replicate faster, so that when they jump to…

Steroids Could Do More Harm Than Good in Treating Coronavirus

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous…

A Pneumonia Outbreak Associated with a New Coronavirus of Probable Bat Origin

NOTE: The following paper (.pdf) is undergoing accelerated peer-review. Abstract follows: Since the SARS outbreak 18 years ago, a large number of severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronaviruses…

Coronavirus and Brexit: UK Must Act Quickly Before Being Shut out of Europe’s Health Protection System

The threat posed by 2019-nCoV and the fragmentation of existing health protection systems caused by Brexit call for urgent assessment of cross Europe cooperation, say Mark Flear…

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JOURNAL HUBS

“We call on researchers, journals and funders to ensure that research findings and data relevant to this outbreak are shared rapidly and openly to inform the public health response and help save lives.” – Wellcome Trust

NEJM Novel Coronavirus

JAMA Network 2019-nCoV

The Lancet 2019-nCoV Resource Center

Springer Nature Novel Coronavirus Articles

The BMJ Coronavirus Free Online Resources

Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center

BioRxiv Preprint Server *(Caution: information not yet peer-reviewed)

ASM Journal Network Coronavirus Articles American Society for Microbiology

RSTMH Coronavirus Collection


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INDUSTRY NEWSWIRE

CEPI to Fund Development of Multiple Candidate Vaccines Against the Novel Coronavirus

CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, today announced the initiation of three programmes to develop vaccines against the novel coronavirus, nCoV-2019. The programmes will leverage rapid…

Inovio Selected by CEPI to Develop Vaccine Against New Coronavirus

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has awarded Inovio a grant of up to $9 million to develop a vaccine against…

Inovio Selected by CEPI to Develop Vaccine Against New Coronavirus

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has awarded Inovio a grant of up to $9 million to develop a vaccine against…

German Researchers Develop 1st Test for New Coronavirus

Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have developed a new laboratory assay to detect the novel Chinese coronavirus. The assay protocol has now…

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STATE RESOURCES

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Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Public Health Laboratory

Kentucky

Kentucky Division of Laboratory Service

State Health Officials Actively Monitoring for 2019 Novel Coronavirus 1/29 DPH

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