Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus Diagnosis in California Highlights Testing Flaws

Already in deep distress, the patient was rushed last week to a hospital in Northern California, severely ill and unable to breathe on her own. Doctors at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, near Sacramento, provided the woman with critical care but also considered an unlikely diagnosis: infection with the coronavirus. Hospital administrators said… Read More »

Why coronavirus superspreaders may mean we avoid a deadly pandemic

By Debora MacKenzie Medical imaging is being used to work out how the coronavirus affects the bodyFeng Dapeng/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images For yet another week, covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has remained poised just short of becoming a pandemic. As case counts stabilise in China, and don’t take off elsewhere, the big question is: will… Read More »

TV Preacher Jim Bakker Suggests His $125 Product Kills Coronavirus (COVID-19) and HIV

Good heavens, you won’t believe what televangelist Jim Bakker is hocking now. He’s selling Silver Solution, which he and a guest on his show claim can kill the new coronavirus (COVID-19), SARS and HIV. And, at no extra charge, it also “gets rid of all venereal diseases.” “We use it all the time,” Bakker says in… Read More »

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

As a result, the CDC is remaking parts of the test kits after some produced inconclusive test results. The kits were sent to the states to speed up the testing process, the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Wednesday. The states found out the flaw during the verification process. For quality control, when states get any… Read More »