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Despite Staggering Death Toll, N.Y. Outbreak Could Be Slowing

Despite Staggering Death Toll, N.Y. Outbreak Could Be Slowing

New York, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has begun to show the first signs of controlling the crisis: Its staggering death and hospitalization rates have started to stabilize, according to figures released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday. But striking a note of optimistic caution, Mr. Cuomo …

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How Coronavirus Attacks the Body

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body

You’re looking at a virtual reality image of a coronavirus patient at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. The patient is a generally healthy 59-year-old man with high blood pressure. Just days before this image was created, he was asymptomatic. But now, those green areas show where the infection has …

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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

They call them corona taxis: Medics outfitted in protective gear, driving around the empty streets of Heidelberg to check on patients who are at home, five or six days into being sick with the coronavirus. They take a blood test, looking for signs that a patient is about to go …

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China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

Liu Pei’en held the small wooden box that contained his father’s remains. Only two months ago, he had helplessly clutched his father’s frail hand as the elderly man took his last breath, and the pain was still raw. He wept. But there was little time, or space, for Mr. Liu …

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COVID-19 Death Rate Drops, Still Deadly to Seniors

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Mar. 31, 2020 — The fatality rate from COVID-19 is not as high as experts have reported, according to a new analysis published Monday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. But the infection is still much deadlier than the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, and the risk rises sharply with age, the …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s

Coronavirus Live Updates: Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s

Models predicting expected spread of the virus in the U.S. paint a grim picture. The American public on Tuesday is expected to get its first look at the statistical models guiding the policy decisions that have led governors and mayors across the country to order more than 250 million people …

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‘The Other Option Is Death’: New York Starts Sharing of Ventilators

‘The Other Option Is Death’: New York Starts Sharing of Ventilators

A New York hospital system has begun treating two patients instead of one on some ventilators, a desperate measure that could help alleviate a shortage of the critical breathing machines and help hospitals around the country respond to the surge of coronavirus patients expected in the coming weeks. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, …

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Excess Sugar Intake Increases Risk Of Death Irrespective Of Your Weight: Study

Excess Sugar Intake Increases Risk Of Death Irrespective Of Your Weight: Study

Whether you are obese or not, eating excess sugar will prove harmful to your health, a recent study reveals. A new research in fruit flies indicates that high consumption of sugar may kill you irrespective of your body weight, and that the risk of early death is unrelated to metabolic …

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New China Report Sets COVID-19 Death Rate at 1.4%

New China Report Sets COVID-19 Death Rate at 1.4%

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new study on the evolving coronavirus crisis brings good news: A death rate that’s much lower than prior estimates. The report out of China now sets the overall death rate in symptomatic cases from COVID-19 disease at 1.4% — much lower …

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Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds

A new study reports that people who became sick from the coronavirus in the Chinese city where the outbreak began likely had a lower death rate than previously thought. The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, calculated that people with coronavirus symptoms in Wuhan, China, had a 1.4 …

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