Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today confirmed the first two presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania and reminded residents that the commonwealth is prepared to respond to community spread of this virus. “We anticipated this very scenario and have been preparing for Pennsylvanians to become impacted by this virus,” Governor Wolf said. “This…
Sheyanne N Romero, Visalia Times-Delta Published 1:50 p.m. PT April 11, 2020 | Updated 9:19 p.m. PT April 11, 2020CLOSEThe number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tulare County continues to climb and surpassed 200 cases. Tulare County Public Health Branch, on Saturday, announced 227 people in the county tested positive for the new coronavirus — a 24…
Because COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, the practices aimed at preventing the virus’ transmission focus on mucus and droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing. But can the virus be spread through other bodily fluids? The short answer, according to a Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that there’s not enough data…
A man walks in front of the Russian Central Bank headquarters in downtown Moscow on Feb. 19. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images “REMINDER, BIDEN AND BLOOMBERG VOTERS, #SUPERTUESDAY PRIMARIES HAVE BEEN DELAYED TO WEDNESDAY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS. PLEASE RETWEET TO SPREAD THE WORD. #TEAMBIDEN #TEAMBLOOMBERG” read one of the misleading (and since deleted) tweets screenshotted and…
Keyword combinations about COVID-19 have been censored on China's most popular chat app since the beginning of the outbreak last December, analysis has revealed.Terms critical of China's government, information tied to the spread of the disease and references to the official handling of the situation have all been included in a keyword blacklist imposed on…
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic poses a unique challenge for healthcare providers. There are no approved treatments for this disease, nor are there any approved vaccines.  That’s put big drug companies, universities and biotech startups on the hot seat. Since the 2003 outbreak of SARS, another variety of deadly coronavirus, they’ve been researching ways to handle…
The coronavirus has unleashed a massive economic shock on the U.S. and the world. It began with disruptions to supply chains and restrictions on travel and is now rapidly expanding via spontaneous and government-imposed “social distancing” measures such as closing schools and confining regional populations to their homes. Entire industries are shutting down. It is…
Washington (CNN)The Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed its first coronavirus-related death and reported an increase in the number of confirmed or presumed positive cases from 16 to 30.The patient died two days ago at a facility in Portland, Oregon, according to a VA spokesperson."A Veteran patient in their 70s died March 14 at VA…
In a climate of international conflict and turmoil, a disease begins to spread across the globe. It hits the United States on the way to becoming a worldwide pandemic. While most infected survive, the fatality rate is well above that of an ordinary flu. Eventually, one in three humans on earth is infected. At least…
A doctor who caught coronavirus while treating patients in Madrid has been giving a first-hand account on social media about what it’s like to have Covid-19. Dr Yale Tung Chen, 35, from Spain, has been sharing updates on his Twitter account as the virus progresses, talking about the symptoms and even sharing ultrasounds of his lungs with followers.  The…