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Researchers Tian Xia and Zijie Lin test a plasma prototype for preventing airborne transmission of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus at a Michigan pig farm. Robert Coelius/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing

A plasma reactor zaps airborne viruses – and could help slow the spread of infectious diseases

Viruses are small enough to pass through filters, including face masks. Disabling viruses with electrically charged gases could be a better way to curb airborne transmission.
Seorang penjaga keamanan memakai masker saat dia mengawasi penumpang yang tiba di bandara internasional Manila di Filipina pada 23 Januari 2020, sebagai bagian dari upaya untuk menahan wahab coronavirus. AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Kapan vaksin coronavirus Wuhan bisa dibuat? 5 pertanyaan dijawab ahli vaksin

Pengembangan vaksin ini akan mendapatkan bantuan dari penelitian yang telah dilakukan sebelumnya mengenai virus yang masih berhubungan dengan 2019-nCov, yakni SARS dan MERS.
A man wearing a surgical mask makes a child wear one outside a hospital where a student who had been in Wuhan is kept in isolation in Thrissur, Kerala state, India. AP Photo

WHO declares global health emergency over coronavirus: 4 questions answered

The World Health Organization declared the new coronavirus to be a public health emergency on Jan. 30, 2020. Does the action really change anything? An expert answers four questions.
Una guardia de seguridad con máscara vigila a los pasajeros que llegan al aeropuerto internacional de Manila, en Filipinas, el 23 de enero de 2020, como parte de los esfuerzos para contener el coronavirus. Aaron Favila/AP Photo

Cinco preguntas para saber cuándo habrá una vacuna contra el coronavirus

El coronavirus que surgió en Wuhan ha afectado ya a seis mil personas solo en China, donde han fallecido al menos 132 infectados. Varios países han informado de casos dentro de sus fronteras. Todo el mundo se encuentra a la espera de la creación de la vacuna que permita contener la propagación de la enfermedad.
A security guard wears a mask as she keeps watch at arriving passengers at Manila’s international airport in the Philippines on Jan. 23, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus. AP Photo/Aaron Favila

When will there be a coronavirus vaccine? 5 questions answered

One of the dangers of the new coronavirus is that there is no treatment – and no vaccine. But researchers had already been at work on vaccines for close-related viruses.
Cérémonie commémorative pour les victimes de la tuerie dans la boutique Walmart, à El Paso au Texas le 3 août dernier. Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Le retour de l’écofascisme

Partout dans le monde, les suprémacistes blancs sʼapproprient le langage de l’environnementalisme.
Vietnam veteran Marvin Nolin of Dover, Tenn., visits the Poppy Wall of Honor on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Health care workers wanted: A veteran needs you to work at a VA hospital

Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
Naloxone, available as a nasal spray called Narcan or in injectable form, resuscitates 100% of people who overdose if administered quickly. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

This overdose-reversal medicine could reduce opioid deaths – so why don’t more people carry it?

Opioid overdoses killed 47,000 Americans in 2017 — more than gun violence. Many fewer would have died if they'd been treated with the life-saving drug naloxone, also called Narcan.

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