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  • A July 30th study reports children under age 5 may carry 100 times as much COVID-19 in their upper respiratory tract compared with adults. The study did not look at whether children are more likely to spread the virus. Children are still considered to be less susceptible to serious complications arising from infection.
  • The World Health Organization and more than 200 scientists acknowledge COVID-19 may be airborne. This means the virus spreads easily in indoor environments. 
  • Evidence of brain damage in people with only mild COVID-19 symptoms suggests the need for more research into the long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.  
  • The median age of COVID patients has dropped by 15 years since May, indicating that younger people are now more likely to be infected.
  • COVID-19 cases in the US may be 10 times higher than what’s reported, CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Thursday.
  • Scientists claim an inexpensive and widely used steroid, dexamethasone, could reduce COVID-19 deaths from the severely ill by up to one third.
  • The FDA has revoked emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
  • Many COVID-19 screening tests were rapidly approved and rolled out for emergency use, but we still don’t know how effective they are. Experts urge more robust research to produce evidence of the tests’ accuracy.
  • A team of researchers at Scripps Research Institute in Florida suspect the virus may have mutated into a second, more infectious strain. This research has not yet been peer reviewed and requires further investigation.
  • A report shows wearing face masks saves thousands of lives, pointing to the prevalence of airborne transmission.
  • An early report shows a possible increased risk of complications arising from COVID-19 infection for those with blood type A-positive and a possible protective effect for people with blood type O. 
  • Health experts are learning more about how COVID-19 attacks different parts of the body and how to fight back.
  • A government analysis shows that pregnant women infected with coronavirus are more likely to be hospitalized than non-pregnant women with coronavirus.
  • A preliminary study suggests severe cases of COVID-19 can cause brain damage. 
  • Check here for the latest COVID-19 statistics

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