Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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…
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…
President Donald Trump signed four separate executive orders aimed at cutting the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. on Friday, saying Americans aren’t getting a fair deal. The first order requires that community health centers pass on the “massive” discounts they have traditionally received on purchases of insulin and epipens to their customers. The…
Home improvement retailer partners with LISC to administer this round of grants to help minority- and women-owned small businesses reopen and stay open As thousands of small businesses struggle to keep their doors open and their employees paid amid economic...
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…
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…
July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of residency. But this year is different. Getting from here to there, from medical school to residency training sites, has...
Six months after the first "novel coronavirus" infection (not yet named COVID-19) was diagnosed in the U.S., the unofficial U.S. COVID-19 toll reached 4,294,770 cases and 148,056 deaths as of 8:00 a.m. ET Tuesday. That's up 60,630 cases and...
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…
HHS Reserves and Rapidly Expands Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Vaccines at Texas Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today reserved the available advanced manufacturing capability and capacities of the Center...