Study: Deaths in intensive care units for coronavirus patients are declining

(Natural News) Deaths from COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs) have fallen by a third since the early stages of the pandemic, suggest British researchers. In their report, which they published in the journal Anaesthesia, the team noted that overall ICU mortality of patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms has declined from around 60 percent at…

Beijing’s latest report says it “wasted no time” in coronavirus response, but remains mum on cover-up allegations

(Natural News) The Chinese government defended its handling of the coronavirus in a lengthy report, saying that the country provided information in a timely and transparent manner and that its approach to the outbreak should serve as a model for the world. According to the 84-page report, which the State Council Information Office published on Sunday, the country…

Mutated form of SARS-CoV-2 now predominates global infections

(Natural News) A new study published in the journal Cell reports the effects of a genetic mutation in SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Conducted by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Duke University and the University of Sheffield in the U.K., it suggests that a variation in SARS-CoV-2’s genome improved the virus’s ability to infect human cells and helped it become the dominant…

Here’s the lowdown on whether the coronavirus has already mutated

(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has now infected over 5.6 million people worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As experts continue to study the contagion, some have suggested that there is more than one strain of the coronavirus. They believe that these mutations have greatly altered how infectious and deadly the virus is. Since the…

Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?

(Natural News) The disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVD-19) isn’t just a respiratory disease. It also affects other parts of the body and, in some cases, even the heart. Looking at how the virus affects certain parts of the heart can help doctors gauge the severity of COVID-19, says a new study. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…

The Cook Islands has no coronavirus cases – and no source of income

(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected over 5.5 million people and caused over 350,000 deaths – but not one of them comes from the Cook Islands, a place considered by many as the world’s last perfect island destination. But being one of the few countries without COVID-19 can come with a heavy toll. With the…

Florida tops 150,000 coronavirus cases, infections surge at long-term care centers

(Natural News) The Florida Department of Health reported 6,093 new coronavirus cases and 58 deaths Tuesday, raising the state’s caseload to 152,1434, with 3,505 deaths. This marks the seventh consecutive day that the state confirmed more than 5,000 new cases in a day, as well as its fourth-highest single-day total since the pandemic began. Currently, the highest…