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Plans for coronavirus vaccine announced as outbreak continues

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

Don’t Fall for These 3 Myths About the New Coronavirus

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

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation reports

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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) advice for the public

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

What is coronavirus

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.