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A pandemic is wreaking havoc on the world, and will likely continue to for months to come — but what exactly are we doing to fight coronavirus? Have we made any progress on a vaccine? What about drugs and treatments for folks who are already infected? Do we have what it takes to stop this thing? In the articles below, you’ll find answers to all these questions and more. Digital Trends is keeping a close watch on the latest developments in COVID-19 treatment and prevention tech, and we’ll update this page continually as new information becomes available.

The best home pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters allow people to monitor vital signs for oxygen issues. If you have a condition that affects your blood oxygen levels, you may benefit from one.

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All the COVID-19 treatments currently in clinical trials


Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher risk of death in coronavirus patients

France Toughens Coronavirus Lockdown As Death Toll Rises

Can chloroquine cure coronavirus? Here’s what science says

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Your Fitbit may be able to detect a key coronavirus symptom

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The FBI accuses China of trying to steal U.S. coronavirus vaccine research

NYC’s Mount Sinai Hospital using Google Nest to monitor coronavirus patients

Rutgers Spectrum Coronavirus Saliva Test.

FDA authorizes at-home coronavirus test that uses your spit

Researcher in Lab with Blood Sample Test

Coronavirus antibody tests aren’t created equal. Here’s what you need to know

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FDA clears heart monitor for coronavirus patients using hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus Testing Labs

FDA approves Roche coronavirus antibody test for emergency use


DIY ventilator plans are all over the internet, but is building one a good idea?

Even before the coronavirus brought the world to its knees, there were DIY ventilator blueprints on the internet. But how safe are they to build and use?
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Remdesivir: What to know about the ‘most promising’ COVID-19 treatment

Here's a quick overview of the how remdesivir works and why it might be effective against the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19

FDA authorizes experimental drug remdesivir as coronavirus treatment

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization to Gilead Sciences' remdesivir drug to treat the coronavirus. It's shown promising results.
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Johns Hopkins opens coronavirus testing data to the public

Johns Hopkins University has made public its data on coronavirus testing, including testing sites, how many test have been done, and state-by-state comparisons.
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Why is it so difficult to get tested for coronavirus in the United States?

Coronavirus testing in the U.S. hasn't met any of the benchmarks various experts have proposed in order to ease social distancing measures. Here's why.
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Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for entire U.S.

Apple Maps has added data for coronavirus testing sites across all 50 states. The feature makes also includes extra information about each health facility.
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Google, Apple promise to encrypt data from contact-tracing tech

Amid privacy concerns about coronavirus contact tracing plans, Apple and Google announced new protections to their systems on Friday, such as encrypted data.

FDA says it’s a terrible idea to use hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus at home

The FDA issued a warning in late April about the potentially life-threatening side effects of using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat the coronavirus.
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No, you shouldn’t inject yourself with disinfectant to ‘cure’ the coronavirus

The manufacturer of Lysol has warned its products should under no circumstances be ingested, after Trump speculated it could be a treatment for coronavirus.
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Coronavirus conspiracy theories and myths debunked

With COVID-19 now gripping the world, it's no surprise that conspiracy theories and misinformation are spreading. Here are the facts on six of those rumors.
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Doctors share what it’s like to team up with a robot to fight the coronavirus

Some coronavirus patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston are being greeted by a new kind of nurse: A four-legged Boston Dynamics robot named Spot.

Coronavirus testing: Everything you need to know

The U.S. needs more tests for the coronavirus pandemic, but these tests have accuracy issues that need fixing as well before lockdown measures can be eased.
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FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus test

In response to a mass shortage of available tests, the FDA has authorized a direct-to-consumer at-home test for the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. 
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Facebook, Google coronavirus surveys may soon predict outbreaks, researchers say

Data from surveys run on Facebook and Google could be used to track and even predict the spread of coronavirus, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon.
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WHO warns that coronavirus antibody tests won’t save us

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that antibody, or serology, tests have not shown to prove a patient has developed immunity to the coronavirus.
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Should you sanitize your mail and packages during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Proper cleaning is important to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus from surfaces in your house, but what should you do with your mail and packages?
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WHO says these six things need to happen before lockdowns are lifted 

The World Health Organization has six recommendations countries need to follow before ending lockdowns, if they don't want COVID-19 cases to spike again.

What is contact tracing and can it help in the fight against coronavirus?

Contact tracing helps in preventing the spread of a virus and Google and Apple are teaming up to make it easier for us to interact again.
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It’s time to enlist your 3D printer in the fight against coronavirus

It's easy to use your 3D printer to make personal protective equipment for coronavirus responders. Here's how.
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How to donate coronavirus aid and PPE online

Why not use your idle time at home to pitch in and help humanity beat the pandemic?
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UV light is nature’s disinfectant, but can it kill coronavirus?

UV light is commonly used to disinfect surfaces and kill bacteria -- but can it work against the coronavirus? Here's everything we know about its effectiveness.
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Bill Gates will gamble billions to make a potential coronavirus vaccine

Bill Gates told The Daily Show's Trevor Noah that the Gates Foundation is spending billions to manufacture factories for potential coronavirus vaccines.