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Virus updates: Pfizer says vaccine protects at least 6 months; Japan fighting rise in cases as Olympics near; Sarah Palin confirms COVID diagnosis, urges mask-wearing.
After a year that has darkened doorways across the U.S., the pandemic has surpassed a milestone that once seemed unimaginable, a reminder of the virus's reach into all corners of the country.
Scientists are tracking variants of the coronavirus by scanning virus samples taken from infected people. Researchers have sequenced more than 500,000 genomes to date.
Kitchen sponges are a must-have cleaning item, but traditional sponges usually harbor unwanted bacteria, odors, and mold if they aren’t switched frequently. These smart alternatives to disposable kitchen sponges will stay clean while they clean.
Coronavirus update: Long lines to get tested have reappeared across the U.S., while the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week — the first increase in five weeks. Here's the latest.
Dogs may also have an effect on the human body’s intestinal bacterial population known as the microbiome, because they introduce germs to the home, says Kazi. These microbiome changes may help heart health, an effect similar to that seen when you eat healthy probiotics found in fermented foods.
Virus in Virginia
Another resident of Martinsville also dies from COVID-19.
Each week the fact-check team answers your questions about COVID-19. Plus: Can you use a face shield instead of a mask? Find out answers to common questions here.
A host of products on the market claim to protect you from germs — “self-cleaning” surfaces, ultraviolet (UV) lights, and even substances you’re supposed to ingest, says Starnbach. Many of these items have some scientific basis, but it’s often a big leap from that basic science to the final product, he says. For example, one type of “self-cleaning” surface claims to use crystals to kill germs. While those crystals might indeed kill germs in a laboratory, it’s not at all clear that they work the same way to kill germs in a real-life setting, says Starnbach. So, there is much room for skepticism.
Coronavirus doesn't seem to have changed in a way that makes people less or more sick. There's some evidence that a specific mutation called D614G may have made it easier for the virus to be transmitted between people. But not all scientists are convinced, and it's hard to say how strong any such effect might be.
Another weekend, another grim milestone. Here's a roundup of COVID-19's unceasing spread in our state, nation and world. See the maps and graphs that show where and how fast.
On Saturday, Virginia surpassed 1 million recorded coronavirus tests and reported 1,245 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the combined total of con…
On this July Fourth, health officials worry more U.S. residents will abandon measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. See how our state compares to others in maps and charts that show virus spread, testing and more.
"I would’ve expected to see an increase in cases by now if it were going to happen and we haven’t seen that," said Danny Avula, director of the Richmond and Henrico health districts.
The Virginia Department of Health reported Friday that the statewide total for COVID-19 cases is 56,793 — an increase of 555 from the 56,238 r…
After three bleak months, New York gradually began reopening Monday in what was seen as a landmark moment in the crisis and a test of the city's discipline. Get caught up with all of the latest coronavirus developments.
While the past few months have seem interminable in some ways, they also have proven to provide time to catch up with family and friends. Who …
The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday that the state has 25,070 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 989 over the 24,081 reported Sunday .
The Virginia Department of Health reported Sunday that the state has 18,671 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of 940 over the 17,731 report…
CLAIM: Maps show a correlation between confirmed COVID-19 cases and locations where 5G wireless service has been installed.