Children don't seem to be inflicted by the common respiratory symptoms but similar to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease which can be lead to inflammation of blood vessels, especially the coronary arteries.
A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday.
It is said the Covid-19 is a great leveler but data shows that this epidemic is hitting the poor and people who are working to protect us from this epidemic much harder
Experts explain how to read the statistics reported on the coronavirus infections and deaths, how to read trends on the logarithmic scale, predictions from models and other important analysis.
Health officials around the world are pushing to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, but some doctors actually are moving away from using the machines. Generally speaking, 40% to 50% of patients with severe respiratory distress die while on ventilators, experts say. But 80% or more of coronavirus patients placed on the machines in New York City have died, state and city officials say.
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While researchers caution they're only seeing the tip of the iceberg, the tiny differences between the virus strains suggest shelter-in-place orders are working in some areas and that no one strain of the virus is more deadly than another. They also say it does not appear the strains will grow more lethal as they evolve.