U.K. GOVERNMENT RELAXES QUARANTINE RULES FOR TRAVELERS FROM 58 COUNTRIES

The U.K. government is relaxing quarantine rules for travelers arriving from 58 countries, who will no longer be required to self-isolate...

THE COMPANY THAT MAKES REMDESIVIR SAYS IT CONSIDERABLY REDUCES COVID-19 DEATHS

In a report published Friday, researchers from biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences said that COVID-19 patients receiving its...

 
 
 

WHO EXPERTS IN CHINA TO BEGIN INVESTIGATION OF CORONAVIRUS ORIGINS

Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission...

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Disrupted Big Agriculture. Here's What That Means for the Planet

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS DISRUPTED BIG AGRICULTURE. HERE'S WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE PLANET

On April 12, a meat-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., owned by Smithfield Foods shut down after hundreds of employees contracted...

 
 
 

AFTER PUSH FROM EXPERTS, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS IT'S POSSIBLE COVID-19 SPREADS BY AIR

The World Health Organization on Thursday heeded calls from more than 200 scientists, who urged the global health authority to acknowledge...

COVID-19 LINKED HUNGER COULD CAUSE MORE DEATHS THAN THE DISEASE ITSELF, NEW REPORT FINDS

Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according...

 
 
 

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS CAUSED CARBON EMISSIONS TO DROP. BUT THAT LIKELY WON'T LAST

COVID-19 has brought much of the world came to a screeching halt. International borders have been shuttered, families have kept close...

MIKE PENCE SAYS CDC WILL ISSUE NEW GUIDANCE ON REOPENING SCHOOLS AFTER TRUMP CRITICIZES AGENCY FOR ‘IMPRACTICAL' RECOMMENDATIONS

Vice President Mike Pence says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be issuing new guidance for the reopening of schools...

 
 
 

3 WAYS TO KEEP CALM DURING STRESSFUL TIMES

Stress has a way of hijacking attention, destroying focus, dragging down mood and weakening the motivation it takes to make healthy...

‘I TRUST HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE.' BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO SAYS HE'S TAKING CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-MALARIA DRUG TO CURE CORONAVIRUS

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with...

 
 
 
‘Fantasy Flight' in Taiwan Offers Air Travel Experience Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns-Without Actually Leaving Airport

‘FANTASY FLIGHT' IN TAIWAN OFFERS AIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE AMID CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS-WITHOUT ACTUALLY LEAVING AIRPORT

Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some...

BRAZILIAN AIDS PATIENT SHOWS NO SIGN OF VIRUS AFTER EXPERIMENTAL DRUG THERAPY

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense...

 
 
 

POPULAR HEARTBURN DRUGS LINKED TO HEIGHTENED COVID-19 RISK

A popular form of heartburn medication may increase a person's risk of developing COVID-19, according to a new study, lengthening the...

YES, COVID-19 DEATHS ARE DOWN. BUT THERE ARE WORRYING SIGNS OF A MAJOR SPIKE AHEAD

In its ongoing campaign to minimize the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the Trump Administration has repeatedly touted the...

 
 
 

THE WHO SAYS AIRBORNE CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION ISN'T A BIG RISK. SCIENTISTS ARE PUSHING BACK

For months, the World Health Organization has said COVID-19 spreads mainly via direct contact with large respiratory droplets, like...

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BUT SAYS HE FEELS ‘PERFECTLY WELL'

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19 in an escalation of the health crisis that has engulfed Latin America's...

 
 
 

SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY WILL MISS GOP CONVENTION FOR FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Sen. Chuck Grassley will not attend the Republican National Convention for the first time in his 40-year Senate career due to concerns...

THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND THREW AMERICA'S CORONAVIRUS FAILURES INTO STARK RELIEF

If you're American, you can be forgiven if you didn't particularly feel like celebrating your country during this year's Fourth of...

 
 
 

HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ARE ALMOST AT CAPACITY AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE

Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area closed restaurants and gyms again because of the surging...

HOW CALIFORNIA WENT FROM CORONAVIRUS SUCCESS TO HOTSPOT IN JUST 5 WEEKS

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge,...

 
 
 



Saturday Stories: Is It Airborne?, Exhausted Experts, Sweden, Cancer During...

Saturday Stories: Is It Airborne?, Exhausted Experts, Sweden, Cancer During COVID, And Schools

Apoorva Mandavilli, in The New York Times, with a discussion on whether or not SARS-CoV2 is airborne and what that actually means. Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, covers the toll... Read more ...

COVID-19 Cases Soar In Florida, But Disney World Reopened Anyway

COVID-19 Cases Soar In Florida, But Disney World Reopened Anyway

Florida reported 11,433 new COVID-19 cases and an additional 435 hospitalizations the day prior to Disney World reopening For the first time in nearly four months, Walt Disney... Read more ...

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the direction during a COVID-19 review meeting he chaired to take stock of the coronavirus situation across the country and the preparedness... Read more ...

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

In Britain, total coronavirus-related death toll has risen to 44,650, said the British Department of Health and Social Care. Read more ...

Another coronavirus death recorded in Wales and seven new cases

Another coronavirus death recorded in Wales and seven new cases

The latest Public Health Wales figures were revealed as holiday businesses in Wales started to re-open Read more ...

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

The keto diet may seem daunting to anyone who loves carbs and sweets. After all, dieting means being careful about what you eat. However, there are many ways to make dishes... Read more ...

Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

A higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir , a two-drug hepatitis C virus combination therapy, experienced clinical... Read more ...

Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders

Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders

Novel chemical compound discovered has the potential to become a new drug for the treatment of core symptoms of brain disorders such as Down syndrome and autism, reports a new... Read more ...

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection... Read more ...

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are linked to double the risk of death and an increased risk of severe complications, according to a new study. Read more ...