Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original

An image from an electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Scientists say this version of the coronavirus has mutated and become more contagious. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>

A mutation in the novel coronavirus has led to a new strain viewed as more contagious than the virus that emerged from China, according to a study led by Los Alamos researchers.

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Head lice drug emerges as potential coronavirus treatment, studies show

PHOTO: In this April 3, 2020, file photo, the COVID-19 coronavirus is shown. (European Centre For Disease Prevention And Control via DDP via /ZUMA Press, FILE)

From a century-old blood plasma therapy to an anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine, the scientific community is exploring new ways to leverage existing treatments in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The latest surprising lead for researchers is an antiparasitic drug called ivermectin.

Source: Head lice drug emerges as potential coronavirus treatment, studies show

A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic | The Nib

We’re repeating a lot of the same mistakes from the 1918 “Spanish Flu” H1N1 outbreak.

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