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Delirium is very common on COVID wards. Researchers are testing whether these temporary bouts of confusion could bring on permanent cognitive decline.

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The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough?

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Science after the pandemic

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Some people who become ill with the coronavirus develop neurological symptoms. Scientists are struggling to understand why.

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Despite conflicting studies, results from largest trial yet show the antiviral speeds up recovery, putting it on track to become a standard of care in the United States.

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Chinese officials have confirmed that the virus is spreading between people, but it’s still unclear how easily this happens.

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