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In just one day, Louisiana reports 2,700 new cases and 37 new deaths from coronavirus

In just one day, Louisiana reports 2,700 new cases and 37 new deaths from coronavirus

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order until April 30 as the numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths surge. The stay-at-home order, which allows certain exceptions such as grocery shopping and solitary exercise, was originally set to expire April 13. The announcement Thursday came the same day Louisiana reported…MORE

Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

A newly-hatched study out of China, so raw that it’s not yet been peer-reviewed, has some disturbing news for cat lovers. Our furry feline friends appear to be susceptible to catching Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Even worse, the cats in the study were able to infect each other, although they…MORE

How to train yourself not to touch your face

How to train yourself not to touch your face

We’re washing our hands, staying at home and standing 6 feet apart when we do need to go out. What else can we do to limit the spread of Covid-19? Public health experts say not enough is being done to tackle face touching — something that could make a very large difference to the transmission…MORE

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

FDA authorizes first coronavirus antibody test

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first emergency use authorization for a coronavirus test that looks for antibodies in the blood. That type of test, called a serology test, would be able to identify past coronavirus infections, although it may be less effective at identifying recent ones. The authorized test, from a…MORE

Print this so you don’t bring coronavirus home

Print this so you don’t bring coronavirus home

Life under coronavirus means staying home as much as possible — but you’ll likely need to make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy at some point. With the help of physicians and infectious disease experts, we built a tip sheet to make sure you don’t bring the virus back with you. You can…MORE

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing. “While the current [coronavirus] specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing,”…MORE

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