Coronavirus

6 Safety Tips for Flying During COVID-19 Summer

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The phased reopening in many states provides an opportunity to release the frustrations built up after staying-at-home for months. As summer begins, people are planning to take vacations, and many of them are considering traveling by air to get to…...

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Personal Discipline and Perseverance Are Still the Best Practice to Prevent COVID-19 in 2020 Amid the Uncertainty of Protective Vaccine Availability

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Excitement spread quickly after a June 14 report that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Imperial College London in the U.K. will be tested in humans. What excites people is that the vaccine, which is based on a cutting-edge technology called…...

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Will This Drug Relight the Dimming Hope of Finding Effective Therapies for COVID-19?

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Many people were disappointed by recent high-profile clinical trial results on Remdesivir, the drug that people had put high hopes on as the best candidate for an effective COVID-19 treatment. A report published in The New England Journal of Medicine on…...

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Can Vaccines Win the Race Against the Novel Coronavirus?

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The U.S. death toll has passed the 100,000 mark this week, but effective anti-viral drugs are still not available for the treatment of COVID-19. Rather, many people have been putting their hope on the development of vaccines as Dr. Anthony…...

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Better Treatment Is on the Way as Doctors Know More about the Tricks of Novel Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board On February 11, weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak, the novel coronavirus was officially called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as most patients showed mild to severe respiratory illness. Doctors shared the same concept, based largely on commonly observed…...

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Why Are Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19? Research Is Gradually Uncovering the Truth

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Early in February, Dr. Sabra Klein, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, noticed a sex difference in COVID-19 infections based on reports emerging from China. She felt…...

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To Do the Therapy & MRI Follow-up or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Note: This is part two of Dr. Michael Wang’s series that specifically addresses Brain Cancer Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic. You can read part one here. Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board In addition to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the other two major medical procedures…...

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To Do the Surgery or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With today being the first day of May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, I wish to highlight for you a recently produced set of best practices and guidelines pertaining to brain cancer and COVID-19. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the…...

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Antibody Testing May Not Give You the Back-to-Work Safety Pass as Expected

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With a phased reopening starting.....

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“Healthy People” Near You May Quietly Spread Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases has reached 570,000 in the U.S., which is the highest figure in the world. “Tens of millions of Americans have been staying at homes for weeks; why are so many new cases…...

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