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Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth’s cells

An international team of scientists has found evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infects cells in the mouth. While it’s well known that the upper airways and lungs are primary sites of SARS-CoV-2 infection, there are clues the virus can infect cells in other parts of the body, such as the digestive system,… Read More »

Coronavirus surges across Midwest strain staffing, intensive care capacity

As the U.S. broke past 100,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, some states across the Midwest reported grappling with strained staffing and nearing intensive care capacity, per news reports. Across Minnesota, for instance, state director of infectious disease Kris Ehresmann said 92% of beds in intensive care units (ICUs) were full, per the Duluth News… Read More »

Gilead’s revenue rises 17% driven by sales of coronavirus treatment remdesivir

Gilead Sciences reported stronger-than-expected third-quarter earnings on Wednesday as sales of its coronavirus treatment remdesivir touted by President Donald Trump drove revenue up by 17% from last year. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, selling under the brand name Veklury, last week became the first and only treatment granted full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug… Read More »