SARS-CoV-2: Study confirms previous incubation period estimates

One of the most frequently asked questions from members of the public since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak has been: What is the virus’s incubation period?

This refers to the period between contracting the virus and showing physical symptoms.

According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO), current estimates indicate that SARS-CoV-2 could take anywhere between 1–14 days to incubate. However, they suggest that the most common incubation period is about 5 days.

Sticking to cardiac rehab boosts survival chances after a heart attack

After a person has had a heart attack, their care team routinely offer them cardiac rehabilitation. Rehab programs include advice on exercise, health education, medication, and lifestyle, in particular, quitting smoking, eating a healthful diet, and reducing stress levels.

In the first study to investigate the cumulative effect of sticking to multiple recommendations in cardiac rehab, researchers found significant benefits with every additional goal achieved.

Coronavirus’ Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers

Feb. 26, 2020 — Viruses can strike one group more severely than another. The 1918 flu, which claimed 50 million lives worldwide, particularly affected young adults. The Zika outbreak that raged through Brazil in 2015-2016 had an especially devastating effect on pregnant women, attacking the brains of the fetuses they carried.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that originated in China, appears to get more dangerous with age, says Michael Mina, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.