With the US seeing a record number of new COVID-19 infections this week, and just over 75,000 new cases reported in a single day Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning brief, but repeated interactions with an infected person may raise your risk of exposure to the virus and require you to quarantine.
If you need to know your COVID-19 status, Vault Health promises test results in 48 to 72 hours with its at-home saliva test. So, we decided to give it a try.
A plan to let the coronavirus run its natural course, infecting the young and healthy as a way to achieve herd immunity, has drawn fire. Yet, backers argue it is a "more humane" approach than continuing lockdowns.
The pandemic has been challenging for many of us. It has also been inspiring for researchers across the country. They have been quietly creating innovative products with the shared goal of keeping Americans safe.
As COVID-19 vaccine trials move forward at record speed, organizers are recruiting minority volunteers. It's a tough sell. But, Dr. Lisa Wynn and her husband Charles, both African American, decided to join Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine study, the COVE study, together.
Heather-Elizabeth Brown, an Emory University graduate and ordained minister now living in Detroit, was working as a police chaplain in early April of 2020 when she started not feeling well.
Critical care providers face the same high stakes question nearly every day in the pandemic. Could a COVID-19 patient's pneumonia-like symptoms be triggered by the coronavirus or by a potentially deadly bacterial infection?
Georgia's coronavirus case count seems to be trending downward, which health officials say, is good news for the state. Still, microbiologist Dr. Amber Schmidtke says, it is important to track how your county is doing. She recommends looking at two numbers to gauge viral transmission in your area.
Americans seem to be getting better at one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to fighting germs: hand washing.
President Trump says he's feeling great and is eager to get back on the campaign trail. One Atlanta physician, who treats COVID patients, says the president's doctors will need to keep a close eye on him for the next 5 days.
President Trump's medical team says he is stable and ready to continue his treatment for COVID-19 back home at the White House. One infectious disease physician warns the next few days will be critical to his recovery.
Hours after disclosing he has tested positive for COVID-19, President Trump is experiencing mild cold-like symptoms. Experts warn the next two weeks will be critical for Mr. Trump.
Buckhead chiropractor Jessica Propes comes into contact with 20 to 30 people a day, which can be risky in the middle of a pandemic.
Airway diseases like COVID-19 may not be as high-risk for people with asthma as first thought.
Obesity researchers set out to measure how being obese can impact what happens if we contract COVID-19. What they found, they say, shocked them.
Sam Harmon's wife teases him. She says he must have "cat blood," because he has survived a lot: a mini-stroke, open-heart surgery, joint replacement.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of President Trump's top coronavirus advisors, told an Emory University roundtable Thursday there are checks and balances in place to make sure the coronavirus vaccine is being thoroughly vetted before it is approved.
As the US pandemic death toll climbs above 200,000, Dr. Tom Frieden, who was CDC Director for 7 years under President Obama, says he's become increasingly concerned the Atlanta-based health agency and its scientists are being sidelined.
Millions of Americans, especially people of color, carry a genetic trait that could potentially raise their risk of COVID-19 complications. Researchers at Morehouse School of Medicine are studying whether sickle cell trait may play a role in why Black and African Americans are being hit harder by the virus.
Katherine Callahan was 47, a runner, and feeling "really healthy," back in July of 2019. Then, during an Independence Day 5K, the Woodstock human resources manager began to experience some strange symptoms. But, a heart attack? That never crossed her mind.