The virus may travel as aerosolized particles which risk landing on surfaces or being breathed in.
Scientists looked at the blood samples of 177 people who had caught the coronavirus which causes COVID-19.
Healthcare workers and those vulnerable to severe COVID-19 should be prioritized, experts say.
The receptor that the coronavirus uses to enter our bodies is found in organs that play a key role in the metabolism.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on Friday that the "World Health Organization has failed in its responsibilities to demand accountability under the international health regulations."
The survey, involving almost 300 white Americans, also found democrats were more likely to see Chinese people as a threat.
Over 100 potential COVID-19 vaccines are currently under development.
The study involved over 750,000 people, according to biotech company 23andMe.
"Some people who are asymptomatic, or some people who don't have symptoms, can transmit the virus on," the World Health Organization's Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove said Tuesday.
Timely and accurate information is essential for preventing the spread of pathogenic outbreaks. Until we develop a comprehensive strategy for reliably providing such data, we will all be at unnecessary risk.
The South American country has the third-highest death toll of any country, second only to the U.S. and U.K.
The U.K. reported an additional 359 COVID-19 deaths on June 3.
Meetings held by the WHO in January show a discrepancy between the U.N. agency's warm words about Beijing's transparency and its concerns it was holding back data, the Associated Press reported.
Scientists compared data on cases and the weather in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.
Shutting down borders and cities, hoarding medical supplies, every man for himself: that is not the answer.
A range of neurological problems have been reported in COVID-19 patients, including a loss of smell, taste, headaches as well as stroke, issues with consciousness, seizures, and brain damage, according to scientists.
In an op-ed piece, Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd asked President Donald Trump to reverse his Friday decision terminating the United States' relationship with the World Health Organization.
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market has been often talked of as the origin point of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"More attention is needed to this vulnerable health population in order to ensure their safety and well-being during this pandemic," study author Scott Landes said.
The study involved hundreds of people in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
Its creators hope to recruit over 200 patients for the study.
Researchers at Emory University studied 15 seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
Scientists studied the ratio of index to ring finger in tens of thousands of men and women across 41 countries.
The director-general of the Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday insisted there is "no harm" in taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19, despite the World Health Organization halting a study of the drug over increasing safety concerns.
"Right now, we're not in the second wave. We're right in the middle of the first wave globally," said WHO's Executive Director of Emergencies, Dr. Michael Ryan, during a news conference on Monday.
The World Health Organization suspended a trial assessing hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment due to safety concerns.
Shi Zhengli said scientists around the world must collaborate to defeat germs like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The trial pause comes the day after the president revealed he was no longer taking the unproven coronavirus treatment and prevention method that health experts and officials—including within the Trump administration—have warned not to use.