As the coronavirus outbreak continues, at least one company has said it is working on a vaccine. Johnson & Johnson announced that Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (a J&J subsidiary) has started to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, the virus behind the outbreak that started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, last month. The company said it
Did the coronavirus come from Corona beer? It might sound like a far-fetched idea, but searches for “coronavirus beer” spiked over the last few weeks — an indication of the kinds of questions people have been asking about this health emergency. In case it needs to be said, an icy cold pale lager isn’t the source of
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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Wash your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water Why? Washing your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water kills the virus if it is on your hands. Maintain social distancing – maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.