The W.H.O. announced on Feb. 11 a new name for the disease caused by the current novel coronavirus epidemic: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As for the virus itself, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has decided on SARS-CoV-2, which “formally recognizes this virus as a sister to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses.” #COVID19 and #SARSCoV2 are the common social media signatures we are encouraging people use.

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Patients in Nebraska Part of First COVID-19 Clinical Trial in U.S.

Patients in Nebraska Part of First COVID-19 Clinical Trial in U.S.

A randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized adults diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Senator Murray Grills Secretary Azar on Coronavirus Funding, Status of Diagnostic

Senator Murray Grills Secretary Azar on Coronavirus Funding, Status of Diagnostic

Today at an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Senator Murray grilled Secretary Azar on the Administration’s lack of novel coronavirus preparedness and their “very small, unspecified” supplemental…

FDA Details Steps to Ensure Oversight of Imported Products During Outbreak

FDA Details Steps to Ensure Oversight of Imported Products During Outbreak

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not currently conducting inspections in China due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and current travel restrictions. FDA…

Azar Defends Delay on Funding Request

Azar Defends Delay on Funding Request

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on the administration’s novel coronavirus response during a…

Pelosi Pans Funding for Coronavirus Response: “Ongoing Failure to Understand Urgent Public Health Needs”

Pelosi Pans Funding for Coronavirus Response: “Ongoing Failure to Understand Urgent Public Health Needs”

The White House $2.5 billion supplemental budget request submitted on Feb. 24 seeks just $1.25 billion in new funding, and plans to make up the…

Millions in Uncovered Costs Already Incurred by Local Health Departments for Coronavirus Response

Millions in Uncovered Costs Already Incurred by Local Health Departments for Coronavirus Response

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), on behalf of the nation’s 3,000 local health departments, spoke out today urging the Trump…

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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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