Health


‘We will be fine’: Nobel victor sees hope in coronavirus stats ‘We will be fine’: Nobel victor sees hope in coronavirus stats
- March 25, 2020

When looking at the statistics on February 1, Levitt says there are 1,800 new cases per day in the Hubei area. China is now fighting to stop new waves of the infection. "This is not the time to go out drinking with your buddies", he warns. "The goal is not to reach the situation the cruise ship experienced". Levitt said that overreaction could trigger another crisis, with lost jobs and hopelessness around. (more...)
'Asymptomatic' COVID-19 carriers often lose sense of smell
- March 25, 2020

Dressed in full protective gear a healthcare worker collects a sample from a man sitting inside his auto as part of the operations of a coronavirus mobile testing unit. Another small study from South Korea suggested around 30 percent of positive COVID-19 cases noted a loss of smell . All of these were mild cases. (more...)
Morris County Correctional Facility Announces Release of Some County Jail Inmates Morris County Correctional Facility Announces Release of Some County Jail Inmates
- March 25, 2020

New Jersey State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the order applies to inmates who are in jail for probation violations, as well as to those with municipal court convictions, such as disorderly conduct. By going directly to the Washington Supreme Court, the plaintiffs are hoping for a quick review and an emergency order for the state to act. If an outbreak were to occur in a prison, it's likely it would also impact the wider community. (more...)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes The Spotlight In Coronavirus Response New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes The Spotlight In Coronavirus Response
- March 25, 2020

The mayor said he also thinks more military involvement is needed in the coronavirus response. "But I want to make very clear that I'm making the ultimate decisions, taking in the advice from all these different sources and doing what I think is the right thing for this city", de Blasio added. (more...)
Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine for Coronavirus Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine for Coronavirus
- March 25, 2020

A drug used to treat malaria , lupus and rheumatoid arthritis , chloroquine phosphate has been lauded by President Donald Trump in press conferences and on Twitter, where, on Saturday, he wrote , " HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine". (more...)
Patient under age of 18 dies from virus in California Patient under age of 18 dies from virus in California
- March 25, 2020

Forty-two percent of the cases involve patients between the ages of 18 and 40, and 39 percent are between the age of 41 and 65, she added. "Each loss we experience in LA County is tragic, and we are sending our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones who've had to endure this tragedy", said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Los Angeles County public health director. (more...)
Ford Joins Effort to Make Ventilators, Respirators Amid Pandemic Ford Joins Effort to Make Ventilators, Respirators Amid Pandemic
- March 25, 2020

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer thanked Ford in a statement for "teaming up to build the equipment that we need to keep our health care workers safe and help save lives". Health officials and hospitals worldwide have pleaded with private businesses and world leaders to ramp up production of lifesaving medical devices. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that US automakers General Motors Co., Ford, and Tesla Inc. (more...)
Still battling COVID-19 - another virus hits China Still battling COVID-19 - another virus hits China
- March 25, 2020

A person died after being tested positive to Hantavirus . While it is still battling coronavirus , China has been hit by another virus - hantavirus - which is spread by rodents and can cause varied diseases in people. CDS, in its report further highlighted that in Chile and Argentina, rare cases of person to person transmission have occurred among close contacts of a person who was ill with a type of hantavirus called Andes virus. (more...)
Italy virus cases 10 times higher than reported, Repubblica says Italy virus cases 10 times higher than reported, Repubblica says
- March 24, 2020

One bit of positive news in the latest data showed active cases rose the least in almost a week - a possible early indication that the severe restriction of movement in the country is slowing the spread of the virus. Praising those medical professionals who hastened her recovery, she added: "They were wonderful, the people who looked after me". The cities of Bergamo and Milan both showed signs of improvement, but the number of cases jumped significantly in Brescia, another hard-hit Lombardy ... (more...)
Coronavirus can survive on a surface for 17 days, says the CDC Coronavirus can survive on a surface for 17 days, says the CDC
- March 24, 2020

Traces of the new virus were found "on a variety of surfaces" in cabins of infected passengers up to 17 days after the cabins were vacated, Takuya Yamagishi of Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases told U.S. The CDC cited several factors that facilitated the dramatic spread, including the mingling of passengers from several regions of the globe. NSW Health told Guardian Australia that "all passengers on the Ruby Princess were instructed to remain in isolation and seek ... (more...)
Cuomo: Coronavirus spreading like 'bullet train' in NY as cases top 25,000 Cuomo: Coronavirus spreading like 'bullet train' in NY as cases top 25,000
- March 24, 2020

More testing is coming to the state as medical professionals begin to find ways to combat the virus. The new numbers come as the virus' rate of infection has spiked, Cuomo said. Cuomo said Monday that he and other state officials are beginning to think through how life in NY could restart after the dramatic limits he imposed on business and daily life last week. (more...)
Hantavirus: Man dies in China after testing positive to another virus Hantavirus: Man dies in China after testing positive to another virus
- March 24, 2020

According to the details the man was was tested positive for hantavirus . The 32 other people trevelling on the bus were also reportedly tested for the virus. While the disease spreads from rats, human-to-human transmission has not been ruled out. If you live in an area where rodents are commonly found, you are at an increased risk of getting the Hantavirus infection. (more...)
3M CEO: Our medical masks should not appear in stores 3M CEO: Our medical masks should not appear in stores
- March 24, 2020

And those sitting at home worrying as the virus strains hospitals and the economy teeters say sewing masks makes them feel less helpless. "If you look at the experience in Hong Kong or Taiwan or in Macau, one of the common things we have done is universal masking", one Hong Kong health worker told Germany's DW News over the weekend. (more...)
Washington governor issues two-week stay-at-home order Washington governor issues two-week stay-at-home order
- March 24, 2020

The order's prohibition on gatherings and leaving home unless necessary takes effect immediately. And, yes, this applies to every type of gathering, including some of the most deeply meaningful gatherings in our communities, like weddings and funerals. (more...)
Diamond Princess had traces of coronavirus 17 days after ship emptied: CDC Diamond Princess had traces of coronavirus 17 days after ship emptied: CDC
- March 24, 2020

More than 100 American passengers tested positive, and all but 11 were repatriated back to America, according to the CDC. Mr Butler is one of 133 passengers on board the ship to test positive to the virus, including a 77-year-old woman who died on Monday. (more...)
B.C. records three new COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases B.C. records three new COVID-19 deaths, 48 new cases
- March 24, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s chief medical health officer, said Monday there are now six long term care facilities in the province with COVID-19 cases among either residents and/or staff. She said of the three deaths, two were connected to long-term care facilities in Metro Vancouver at the Lynn Valley Care Centre and Haro Park, with the third person being a resident in the Fraser Health region. (more...)
Trump defends calling coronavirus the 'Chinese virus' | Coronavirus pandemic Trump defends calling coronavirus the 'Chinese virus' | Coronavirus pandemic
- March 24, 2020

Trump repeated his remarks at a news conference with his coronavirus task force. He posted the message hours after he once again referred to COVID-19 as the "Chinese virus", a term he's used multiple times that some experts say has led to hateful attacks on those of Asian descent. (more...)
BC provincial health officer assures health-care workers in COVID-19 fight BC provincial health officer assures health-care workers in COVID-19 fight
- March 24, 2020

That brings the provincial total of 424 cases. Health Minister Adrian Dix acknowledged there is anxiety about the measures implemented in B.C.to combat the spread of COVID-19, and reminded British Columbians that they are enforceable. Henry said Saturday that she was aware many personal service businesses and restaurants had already closed before she issued her orders saying they should close. (more...)
Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 Stopping the Spread of COVID-19
- March 24, 2020

Current evidence suggests that the virus can be spread through respiratory droplets after an infected person coughs or sneezes, between people who are within about 6 feet of each other, and possibly through touching surfaces that have the virus on them, such as handrails, telephones, or doorknobs. (more...)
Virginia Beach Health Dept. reports its first COVID-19 death Virginia Beach Health Dept. reports its first COVID-19 death
- March 23, 2020

All three were females in their 80's and hospitalized. Symptoms of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 usually appear within 14 days of being exposed to an infectious person and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Gloria Addo-Ayensu said "our hearts go out to his loved ones". "Increased public cooperation with the publicized guidelines that lessen the spread of the disease will reduce the incidence of deaths related to COVID-19". (more...)

« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 next »