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Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

In mild to moderate cases of coronavirus, a loss of smell, and therefore taste, is emerging as one of the most unusual early signs of the disease called Covid-19. “What’s called anosmia, which basically means loss of smell, seems to be a symptom that a number of patients developed,” CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay…MORE

Washington nursing home where dozens died faces federal fine of $600,000

Washington nursing home where dozens died faces federal fine of $600,000

The Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, which was an epicenter of Covid-19 cases in the early days of the pandemic, faces a fine of more than $611,000 if it does not correct problems found by federal inspectors. Inspectors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found three “immediate jeopardy” deficiencies as well…MORE

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A newly-hatched study out of China, so raw that it’s not yet been peer-reviewed, has some disturbing news for cat lovers.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

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