How to deal with COVID-19 when you are over 65
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What research is being done?

Current theories and research

Research

WHO is gathering the latest scientific findings and knowledge into a database that is freely accessible on the web.  It currently has thousands of report in it. Unfortunately there are numerous rumors about the disease that have no factual basis and are just based on a story someone has heard from someone else.  Be aware of these rumors and of possible fraud behind them. Trust medical science instead.

Vaccines, treatment and spread of the disease

Some examples of current research.
  • The National Institute of Health has a clinical trial of a potential vaccine against COVID-19 that began on March 16 in Seattle using healthy volunteers.  It will be several months before a definitive result is known.
  • University of California research centers (such as UC San Diego) are looking at an experimental antiviral drug to treat people who are infected with the virus.
  • Research from Scripps Research Center and others published in mid-March showed that the virus is not man-made or artificial but naturally occurring.
  • Research from UCLA reported in mid-March showed that the virus can live for some hours and days outside humans, and can be spread by touching a contaminated surface and then one’s face.