Pandemic News and Updates

The pandemic that has swept the United States is still going strong. With more testing opportunities available and new treatments and even vaccines on the horizon, it is hopeful that there is a light at the end of this particular tunnel. Many doctors and researchers have been working around the clock to learn more about the virus, how it works, and more importantly – how to defeat it. Each new piece of news provides hope for all citizens that effective treatment and mitigation of risk is just around the corner.

New Research

Medical News Today reports that new research has identified a possible cause for an increased presence of blood clotting in COVID-19 patients. This research may point to critical information that can help develop effective treatments, particularly for acute cases. With the pandemic resulting in over 5 million cases reported in the United States to date, and numbers continuing to rise, this information could prove vital to saving lives.

Vaccine Progress

A number of vaccines are in the works, and are in various phases of testing. RAPS provides weekly updates on vaccines in progress as well as their status in research and development. This is a great place to keep an eye on up and coming potential vaccine candidates and their timelines for being released if proven effective.

Missouri Cases

Missouri has reported over 62,000 cases as of August 12th, 2020. If you have questions about COVID-19, the Department of Health and Senior Services and the CDC have created a 24-hour hotline: 877-435-8411. They offer translation services as well, making the hotline accessible for all. For more information about COVID-19 in Missouri, you can check the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services website.



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