A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken early last year is the largest study to suggest the coronavirus popped up in the U.S. in December 2019.
As of Friday, 4.7 million people — or 55% of the total population — had received at least one dose and 3.8 million people, or 45% of the state, were fully vaccinated.
We don’t yet know where the virus that causes COVID-19, the disease that’s killed nearly 600,000 Americans and 3.5 million globally, came from. SARS-CoV-2 may well have crossed over from a wild animal in an unsanitary wet market in or around Wuhan, China. Or it may have emerged from a lab in that city of 11 million where scientists were studying bat coronaviruses. The latter hypothesis, ...
In some respects, measures of the pandemic have leveled out in Virginia. Ordinarily that would be a sign of encouragement. However, with ongoing vaccinations, these numbers should be dropping more rapidly, the latest University of Virginia report states.
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Infertility, paralysis and microchips? When it comes to coronavirus vaccines, the internet has been a breeding ground for misinformation.
An optimistic tone has charged into a red-flag warning.
After a challenging 2020, officials with the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society hope to welcome back researchers and groups for regu…
Virtual instruction may pose more risks to the mental health and wellness of children and parents than in-person learning, according to a study published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More support may be needed to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
Scientists at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech may have developed a potential COVID-19 vaccine that would protect against existing and future strains of coronavirus, cost about $1 per dose and be easily transported.
The family of Richmond philanthropist William H. Goodwin is donating $250 million toward the creation of a collaborative cancer foundation that will focus on the most difficult forms of the disease.
Dame Julie Walters is urging the government to keep its promise to double the amount of money for dementia research funding.
The risk of death from Covid-19 is about 10 times higher in countries where most of the population is overweight, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Obesity Forum.
The CRR researchers created a model using household survey data from 2016 that showed 65-year-old single men who had 401(k) savings had a median account value of $106,000 and were eligible for an annual Social Security benefit around $15,400. Women with 401(k) savings had a median account value of $110,000 and were eligible for an annual Social Security payout of around $14,500.
Researchers who tested nearly 4,700 Virginians from June to mid-August for traces of a prior coronavirus infection found that only about 2.4% had previously been sick.
In the past 25 years, monarchs’ populations have plunged by the hundreds of millions, according to the wildlife service’s species status assessment report. The black and orange butterflies have to contend with insecticides, loss of milkweed — the plant monarchs lay eggs on and the caterpillars’ sole food source — and habitat loss. They’re also up against human-induced climate change and weather extremes.
Scientists are tracking variants of the coronavirus by scanning virus samples taken from infected people. Researchers have sequenced more than 500,000 genomes to date.
Snake-haters, look away -- and, whatever you do, don't look up.
CLAIM: University of Florida researchers found “no asymptomatic or presymptomatic spread of Covid” in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Some experts say the lack of such a system is one reason for the current national explosion in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Here are the latest updates.
Researchers from Virginia Tech have crafted a recipe for a new beer that will be manufactured by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. It's called the Fightin' Hokies Lager.
Virus updates: WHO's European director said, “hospitalizations have risen to levels unseen since the spring” and that deaths have risen by more than 30% in the last week.