CDC director warns of COVID-19 'impending doom'
March 29, 2021 -- Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warned Americans of "impending doom" as the country experiences a rise in COVID-19 cases, according to a March 29 NBC News report. Read More
Is saliva a major source of SARS-CoV-2 spread?
March 26, 2021 -- SARS-CoV-2 can infect cells in the mouth, raising the possibility that saliva plays a major role in transmission of the virus, according to a new study published on March 25 in Nature Medicine. Read More
Mouthwashes show promise for stopping COVID-19 spread
March 26, 2021 -- Two types of mouthwashes showed promise for halting transmission of the novel coronavirus in a recent in vitro study in Pathogens. Both Listerine and chlorhexidine gluconate slowed or stopped the virus from replicating without harming oral tissues. Read More
Can a flu shot offer some COVID-19 protection?
March 26, 2021 -- A recent study indicates the flu shot may offer some protection against COVID-19. Flu shot recipients were less likely to test positive for COVID-19, and those who did get the virus had fewer complications. Read More