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    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Before she gave birth in Peru’s largest maternity hospital, María Alvarez closed her eyes and made one request through her face mask. “Where’s my husband?″ she said. “I want my husband to come.″ But the baby’s father, Marco Martínez, had died a month before from the novel coronavirus. María, who had an asymptomatic case of the virus, was giving birth to her first child, a daughter, at 24 in a special ward for mothers with COVID-19. Peru’s National Perinatal and Maternal Institute has dedicated about half its facilities to care for infected pregnant women. Between April and the start of August, more than 2,000 infected patients gave birth there, with 120 newborns testing positive. One in...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  For critics of aggressive stay-at-home orders, the solution seems clear: Reopen the economy and enough people will eventually become infected by the novel coronavirus to achieve “herd immunity” even before a vaccine is available. The idea is that eventually, a sufficient percentage of the population will have survived COVID-19 and become immune, which in turn protects the rest of the uninfected population by interrupting the spread of the virus. But the disastrous situation unfolding at San Quentin State Prison over the last two months has become the latest of several cautionary tales that show how any effort to achieve herd immunity before a vaccine is available would come with enormous costs in terms of illness and death....
    The coronavirus has now infected more than 20 million people worldwide. The official tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University passed the metric on Tuesday, doubling the global caseload from the 10 million being reported around six weeks ago. As of Tuesday morning, there are now around 20,100,000 confirmed cases. It took about six months to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared in central China late last year -- but now the U.S., India and Brazil appear responsible for most of its continued spread. CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  Schools face reopening challenges nationwide amid coronavirus pandemicNew research points to children carrying and transmitting the coronavirus; Bryan Llenas reports on the latest. Through Aug. 9, data show those countries together accounted for nearly two-thirds of all reported infections since the world hit 15 million coronavirus cases on...
    The world is still in the grip of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 hit another unwelcome milestone on Tuesday morning as the number COVID-19 infections hit 20,092,855 globally, according to the latest data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. The virus has infected least 5,094,565 people in the U.S., the most of any country, followed by Brazil (3,057,470), India (2,268,675) and Russia (890,799). However, the actual number of cases in both the U.S. and worldwide is likely much higher, health authorities say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 40% of people with COVID-19 are actually asymptomatic, while other data said 16% of coronavirus transmission is due to carriers...
    (CNN)As US leaders work to control the spread of coronavirus, researchers across the country -- and globe -- are working to answer the mysteries that remain around infections. One of those mysteries: why the experience can be so vastly different from person to person. One expert says the answer may mean taking a closer look at previous vaccines individuals have had. "When we looked in the setting of Covid disease, we found that people who had prior vaccinations with a variety of vaccines -- for pneumococcus, influenza, hepatitis and others -- appeared to have a lower risk of getting Covid disease," Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious disease specialist at Mayo Clinic told CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday night. It's what immunologists...
    Caracas, Aug 10 (EFE) .- Venezuela registered 995 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the highest number so far in a single day, so the total number of infected rose to 26,800 people , of which 229 have died, Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez reported on Monday. Of the total of new infections, 876 are community and 119 “imported”. Among the cases of local transmission, 306 were located in Caracas, the epicenter for weeks of the new coronavirus pandemic in Venezuela, according to Rodríguez explained in a telephone statement to the Venezuelan state television channel (VTV). Behind are the states Monagas (145), Miranda (122), Mérida (94), Zulia (57), Bolívar (45), Sucre (23), La Guaira (21), Yaracuy (14), Apure...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new cases of COVID-19 reached 601 on Monday, the state Health Department reported, and there three additional deaths were reported. So far nearly 120,000 Pennsylvanians have been infected with the coronabirus, and 7,317 have died. Officials say cases among younger people, notably those 19 to 24, have been increasing significantly. Cases among younger age groups have become more common than in those 50 and older. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than the state’s confirmed case count because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected without feeling sick. For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of...
    Those infected with COVID-19 without symptoms can infect many people around them According to estimates by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 40 percent of COVID-19 infection cases have no symptoms. This poses a high risk to those around them who can unknowingly contract the disease if they do not protect themselves properly. But why are 40 percent of coronavirus cases asymptomatic? Science explains four reasons why some people get it, but they do not develop signals. The Washington Post spoke with several experts who explained some of the possible reasons why there are asymptomatic people with coronavirus. Vaccines According to the publication, the Mayo Clinic is studying the effect of existing vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 to...
    An extraordinarily high percentage of COVID-19 infected people showed no symptoms of the disease, according to new research. Up to 40 percent of infected people "seem to have no symptoms," National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins said. "This might potentially explain why some people seem to fend off the virus and may be less susceptible to becoming severely ill," Collins wrote in a blog post.  Collins said it's "becoming apparent that our country is entering a new and troubling phase of the pandemic as SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread across many states and reaches into both urban and rural communities." The fact that so many who are infected show no symptoms is contributing to...
    The U.S. has hit another coronavirus milestone. As of Sunday morning, COVID-19 has infected 5 million in the U.S. It’s killed 727,579 people worldwide and 162,430 in the U.S., and also infected at least 19.7 million people globally, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. However, the executive order and memorandums ostensibly providing relief amid the intractable coronavirus pandemic don’t seem feasible or legal, analysts said Saturday, adding that the wording of the orders raised more questions...
    LAKE PARK, Minn. — Losing a parent is hard, but for Stephanie Schindler, the most devastating part is what’s happening now, three weeks after she buried her father. “We’re having such guilt and heaviness about everything,” she said. “Knowing that everyone got sick is harder than losing my dad.” Schindler says an estimated 30 people who attended her father’s July 13 funeral in Lake Park have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are currently symptomatic. She says five of her close family members have been hospitalized. An outpouring of support The July 4th death of 78-year-old Francis Perreault of Lake Park was not unexpected. “He had had a stroke and Parkinson’s disease, so we were losing him day by day,”...
    Almost 100 people caught COVID-19 after one infected man went to church in Ohio causing the virus to 'spread like wildfire', according to the state's governor.  Gov. Mike DeWine said in a press briefing Tuesday that the worshiper attended a service at an undisclosed church in mid-June, triggering community spread to 91 others across five counties in the state.  'It spread like wildfire, wildfire. Very, very scary,' DeWine said.  'We know that our faith-based leaders want nothing more than to protect those who come to worship.' This comes as the state grapples to bring the pandemic under control, with infections surging to almost 100,000 and more than 3,500 Ohioans so far killed by the virus.   Almost 100 people caught...
    A Parliamentary committee has said it was a “mistake” not to introduce border or isolation restrictions on travellers from Europe from mid-March, with up to 10,000 cases being imported that directly contributed to the scale of the pandemic in the United Kingdom. The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee said in its report released on Wednesday that while the United Kingdom’s incremental introduction of international travel measures and self-isolation orders for travellers from China and Italy was initially — between January and early March — broadly in line with the actions of other countries, they were inexplicably dropped on March 13th. No further restrictions were put in place on travellers from Europe in the early months of the outbreak because...
    A FRESH virus outbreak in China has killed seven people. At least 60 people in two provinces in Eastern China have been infected with the newly emerging bug, thought to be passed via tick bites. 2The virus is passed through tick bitesCredit: Getty - Contributor 2At least 60 people have been infected and seven people have died from the diseaseCredit: Getty Images - Getty Around 27 people have fallen ill with the bug in Anhui Province, with seven deaths and a further 37 in Jiangsu Province, reports the country’s state-run Global Times. The actual virus, known as SFTS or Huaiyangshan banyangvirus, is not new - Chinese scientists isolated the pathogen in 2011. But the disease - part of the Bunyavirus...
    by Melissa Hawkins, American University Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. Melissa Hawkins, professor of public health at American University, explains what this large undercount means and why insufficient data is hampering the U.S.‘s ability to control the pandemic. What are some reasons for the large disparity between the true number of infected cases and the confirmed case count in the U.S.? We just passed 4 million total confirmed cases and over 150,000 deaths. But those confirmed cases really only tell part of the story...
    (CNN)A man with Covid-19 went to church in mid-June, then 91 other people got sick, including 53 who were at the service, according to Ohio's governor."It spread like wildfire, wildfire. Very, very scary," Gov. MIke De Wine said Tuesday. "We know that our faith-based leaders want nothing more than to protect those who come to worship."To illustrate how one infected person can spread the virus, state health officials released a color graphic showing how the cases radiated to some who weren't even at the service.DeWine urged people attending religious services to wear masks. He had mandated wearing face coverings for people 10 and older on July 22. On Wednesday, he ordered children in schools to wear masks, with a few...
    Tuesday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers did not “really accepted the gravity of the situation,” referring to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Host Judy Woodruff asked, “To give us a sense of where things stand, I’m joined by the Democrats’ top negotiator.  She is the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  Madam Speaker, welcome back to the Newshour.  In brief, where do things stand?  We just heard Secretary Mnuchin is saying you’re aiming for a deal this week.  What does it look like from your perspective? Pelosi said, “Well, Leader Schumer and I said it earlier at our availability with the press, we all have agreed that we need to have an agreement.  We have to have an agreement, though, that...
    A dog in Lousiana has become the first canine in the state to test positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said this week. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) in a news release on Tuesday announced that the dog tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes a COVID-19 infection in humans. DOGS MAY SUFFER EXTREME SEPERATION ANXIETY WHEN OWNERS RETURN TO WORK AFTER QUARANTINE, EXPERTS SAY Though LDAF officials did not articulate exactly how the dog was infected, “It appears that people with COVID-19 can spread the virus to animals during close contact,” said Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain in a statement. “It is important for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to avoid contact with pets...
    TELEMMGLPICT000234789761.jpeg Failure to introduce quarantine at the start of the outbreak saw up to 10,000 infected people enter the UK, accelerating the spread of disease, an investigation by MPs have said. The all-party home affairs committee today (Wed) said the Government’s “inexplicable” decision to lift restrictions on some one million people who arrived in the UK between March 13 and lockdown on March 23 contributed to the pace and scale of the Covid-19 outbreak in Britain They said this “highly unusual approach” to the pandemic contrasted with other countries from Singapore and New Zealand to Spain which were at the time introducing more comprehensive measures including quarantine and self-isolation for international arrivals. Leading experts from the London School of...
    Youngsters hitting nightclubs and beaches have sparked an uptick in coronavirus cases around the globe, the World Health Organization said. The proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with COVID-19 has risen three-fold in about five months, according to the United Nations health agency. “We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: young people are not invincible,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters last week.'NO SILVER BULLET' AGAINST CORONAVIRUS, WARNS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CHIEF “Young people can be infected; young people can die; and young people can transmit the virus to others.” An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people...
    Youngsters hitting nightclubs and beaches have sparked an uptick in coronavirus cases around the globe, the World Health Organization said. The proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with COVID-19 has risen three-fold in about five months, according to the United Nations health agency. “We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: young people are not invincible,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters last week. “Young people can be infected; young people can die; and young people can transmit the virus to others.” An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose from 4.5% to 15%....
    A committee says the Government’s “inexplicable” decision to lift restrictions on about one million people who arrived in the UK contributed to the scale of the outbreak – ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Failure to introduce quarantine at the start of the coronavirus outbreak led to 10,000 infected people entering the UK, accelerating the spread of disease, an investigation by MPs has found. The all-party home affairs committee said the Government’s “inexplicable” decision to lift restrictions on about one million people who arrived in the UK between March 13 and lockdown on March 23 contributed to the pace and scale of the Covid-19 outbreak. They said this “highly unusual approach” to the pandemic contrasted with other countries – from Singapore and New...
    Youngsters hitting nightclubs and beaches have sparked an uptick in coronavirus cases around the globe, the World Health Organization said. The proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with COVID-19 has risen three-fold in about five months, according to the United Nations health agency. “We’ve said this before and we’ll say it again: young people are not invincible,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters last week. “Young people can be infected; young people can die; and young people can transmit the virus to others.” An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose from 4.5% to 15%. Among...
    By Ankur Banerjee and Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) - Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months, the World Health Organization said. An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose to 15% from 4.5%. Apart from the United States which leads a global tally with 4.8 million total cases, European countries including Spain, Germany and France, and Asian countries such as Japan, have said that many of the newly infected are young people. "Younger people...
    The Florida Department of Health reported two more people who have contracted the so-called Nile virus. The two new cases of locally transmitted West Nile virus infection were identified in Miami-Dade residents and brought the total number of infections to 26 in 2020, health officials said Tuesday. West Nile Virus (WNV) is commonly transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile infections in people. Most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick, and about one in five people infected develops a fever and other symptoms such as headaches, body aches, and fatigue. People with mild illness generally recover in about a week with symptomatic...
    Younger people with COVID-19 are more likely to lose their sense of smell and taste than older patients, a new study has found.  Irish researchers examined 46 infected patients who were asked to assess changes to their smell, known as anosmia, and taste, known as ageusia.  About half of the participants experienced smell and taste dysfunction, which is a known symptom of the infectious disease. But while older people are generally more vulnerable to other effects of COVID-19, younger patients were more likely to experience anosmia and ageusia, they found.  It's possible that a loss of smell and taste in young patients may appear instead of more significant symptoms such as the cough and fever.  Despite this, people should self-isolate if...
    (AFP) — Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia’s worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines. The southern state of Victoria has endured a second wave of infections over recent weeks that the government has partly blamed on people breaking rules that restrict travel. Residents of Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city and the capital of Victoria, are now enduring an overnight curfew, closure of non-essential businesses and mandatory mask-wearing as hundreds of new cases are recorded daily. But 800 infected people — or more than 25 per cent of those doorknocked across Victoria — were not at home when authorities conducted recent checks, which state Premier Daniel Andrews called “completely unacceptable”. Andrews said people infected...
    With the coronavirus spreading widely across the United States, the White House's pandemic task force coordinator is advising those living with vulnerable people to wear a mask at home, as well as in public places.   "If you're in multigenerational households and there's an outbreak in your rural area or in your city, you need to really consider wearing a mask at home," Deborah Birx said Sunday on CNN's “State of the Union.”  The United States is recording more than 60,000 new cases and more than 1,000 deaths per day on average, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Birx said the pandemic was entering a “new phase” in the United States.   While outbreaks were focused in large cities in the early months, “this epidemic right now is...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that the coronavirus is "not to be underestimated" and that the pandemic is far from over in an interview with U.S. News Monday. Fauci, the longtime head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has been at the helm of the country's response to a novel virus that has infected nearly 4.7 million people and killed more than 155,000 in little over six months in the U.S. In an interview with Brian Kelly, editorial director and executive vice president at U.S. News, Fauci addressed school reopenings, the development of treatments for COVID-19 patients and the progress toward a vaccine. "It will end, guaranteed," Fauci...
    Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing,“ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has killed more than 667,000 people globally, scientists are searching for clues into why infected people like Wright feel just fine. Understanding the mystery of their protection may help suggest targets for vaccines and treatment. These cases also underscore...
    There may never be a 'silver bullet' for treating Covid-19, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).  Countries around the world are locked in a race against time to test and produce a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus. But Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the UN agency, said today that scientists may never find one that works.  He said for now, stopping outbreaks 'comes down to the basics', urging nations to continue with test, trace and isolate schemes.  It comes as the WHO's top epidemiologist today said the infection kills 0.6 per cent of all patients — making it six times deadlier than seasonal flu. Dr Maria Van Kerkhove admitted the estimate 'may...
    Health officials in Vietnam said Monday that a new strain of the coronavirus currently ravaging the nation is three times more infectious than its predecessor, Business Insider reported. The Southeast Asian country had gone through a streak of 99 days without without a single new coronavirus case. However, on July 25, new cases began cropping up; officials have since called the latest resurgence the “Danang outbreak,” according to Reuters. The new spike appears to be caused by a mutation of the pathogen that has made it three times more infectious than its predecessor. Specifically, carriers of the “original” strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic and which is colloquially referred to as the “novel coronavirus,” infected...
    Caracas, Aug 2 (EFE) .- Venezuela registered 763 new infected with COVID-19, with which the total number of SARS-COV-2 infected rose to 20,206, with a clear epicenter in Caracas, where there are 3,354 cases. active, reported this Sunday President Nicolás Maduro. Among the newly infected, there are 633 cases of community transmission, of which 212 were in Caracas, while 130 are “imported” by returned migrants, 120 of them from Colombia, five from Ecuador, four from Peru and one from Chile, according to the data disseminated at the telematic meeting of the Venezuelan Government. After Caracas, the state with the most new cases is Miranda, which houses a large part of the capital’s urban area, with 152, followed by Zulia (96),...
    Authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands as a precaution after outbreaks of the coronavirus were discovered there. The outbreaks among the minks on farms in both countries likely started with infected workers, although officials aren’t certain. But it also is “plausible” that some workers later caught the virus back from the minks, the Dutch government and a researcher said, and scientists are exploring whether that was the case and how much of a threat such a spread might be. FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, a mink sniffs the air as he surveys the river beach in search of food, in meadow near the village of...
    MADRID -- Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution.The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there hasn't been a documented case of animals spreading it back to humans.The outbreaks among the minks on farms in the Netherlands and Spain...
    MADRID — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution. The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there hasn’t been a documented case of animals spreading it back to humans. The outbreaks among the minks on farms in...
    MADRID — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution. The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there hasn’t been a documented case of animals spreading it back to humans. The outbreaks among the minks on farms in the...
    Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing,“ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has killed more than 667,000 people globally, scientists are searching for clues into why infected people like Wright feel just fine. Understanding the mystery of their protection may help suggest targets for vaccines and treatment. These cases also underscore...
    MADRID (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution. The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there hasn’t been a documented case of animals spreading it back to humans. The outbreaks among the minks on farms in...
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland should tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus again following a recent spike in cases, in order to prevent the need for much harsher lockdown measures in future, the new head of the country's coronavirus taskforce said. Switzerland has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 surge to more than 200 a day recently after an average of 35 per day in June. Martin Ackermann, who heads the body that provides scientific advice to the Swiss government, said the country was on the brink of a big increase in infections and had little room to manoeuvre. "We should intervene early to prevent exponential growth," Ackermann told newspaper SonntagsZeitung. "Otherwise there's a risk of drastic and expensive...
    By ARITZ PARRA and MIKE CORDER, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people. In the meantime, authorities have killed more than 1 million minks at breeding farms in both countries as a precaution. The virus that first infected people in China late last year came from an animal source, probably bats, and later spread from person to person, as other coronaviruses had done in the past. Some animals, including cats, tigers and dogs, have picked up the new coronavirus from people, but there hasn’t been a documented case of animals spreading it back to humans....
    Clarissa Molina. Photo: Clarissa Molina / Courtesy After weeks of battling the coronavirus, Clarissa Molina With great happiness he shared that he is now free of the disease, since his last test was negative. It was in ‘The fat and the skinny’, his workplace and the same place where he said at the time that he had tested positive, that gave the happy news “My test, I already have the result, when I clicked on the link it said: negative! … I’m really happy. This does not mean that one stops caring. I am so grateful because I did not have to go to the hospital, like many people, and I connected with so many people...
    The reporter from El Gordo y la Flaca assured that there is a great lack of sensitivity when talking about people infected with the virus. Clarissa Molina revealed through The fat and the skinny that after having confirmed that she had tested positive for COVID-19, she has received many insults through social networks, and now many call her “the infected one”. In “The Break at 7” Clarissa also assured that she no longer has symptoms. However, even when he is feeling better, he suddenly wakes up with a headache. “In the networks there are many people who do not take into account how they write or how they express themselves from people who are infected. We have to...
    CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo, who broke quarantine while infected with coronavirus, suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump exposed Herman Cain to COVID-19 at his Tulsa rally in June. Cain, a former presidential candidate and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, died Thursday morning. Cain was hospitalized in July and was being supplied with oxygen after getting infected with the coronavirus, WXYZ ABC7 News reported. (Related: Critics Rush To Capitalize On Herman Cain’s Death, Mask-Shaming And Blaming Trump) Cuomo said he wished Trump would “have no peace until he thinks about what he’s exposing people to,” on his show, “Cuomo Prime Time.” “The virus is rapidly swallowing us. All colors, all stripes, all creeds,” Cuomo said. Cuomo offered condolences for the family of Cain,...
    (CNN)Over 900 people in 48 states have been infected with salmonella, and their illnesses are likely linked to backyard poultry like chicks and ducklings. The outbreaks aren't uncommon for this time of year -- but 2020's outbreak has sickened more people than in past outbreaks, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of this week, 938 people have been infected with salmonella in 2020. Cases have nearly doubled in the last month -- 473 people got sick since the last case report in June, the CDC said. At this time last year, 768 people were ill in 48 states, though two people had died, the CDC reported in July 2019. One person has died and 465...
    Covid-19 cases have increased in recent weeks with 35,700 people currently infected with the virus, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Experts say there is now evidence that an increased number of people in England have been testing positive for the virus after taking nose and throat swab tests. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Coronavirus cases are on the rise in England as restrictions continue to be lifted in most areas Over the last week the ONS states that there were around 0.78 new Covid infections for every 10,000 people. This equates to around 4,200 new cases per day through July 20 to July 26. Around 1 in 1,500...
    A coronavirus outbreak has ripped across the University of Southern California’s fraternity row, school officials said Thursday. At least 40 people living on a street where several of the school’s frats are based have tested positive for COVID-19, chief student health officer Sarah Van Orman told The Los Angeles Times. “A significant number of the cases were associated with four fraternity houses,” Van Orman said. To date, around 150 USC students and employees have been infected with the virus. University officials said the actions of community members off-campus are crucial in curbing the spread of the outbreak. “Unless all of us understand that right now our only tools are physical distancing and wearing masks, we’re going to continue to have...
    USC is dealing with an outbreak of the coronavirus spread across the university’s Greek Row. The school has detected around 40 positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals living on 28th Street, where many fraternity groups associated with the university reside, chief student health officer Sarah Van Orman said. “A significant number of the cases were associated with four fraternity houses,” Van Orman said. To date, around 150 USC students and employees have tested positive. USC and other universities have adapted to the coronavirus in an effort to keep students, staff and local communities safe during the pandemic. Many schools, including UCLA and USC, have moved the vast majority of fall semester classes online and canceled events, limited the availability of...
    Tens of thousands of Americans who swabbed themselves for coronavirus testing may have falsely been told they were free of infection, a new study suggests In an effort to expand stunted, lagging testing in the US, the Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for coronavirus testing using samples collected from low down in the nostrils, rather than from uncomfortable deep nasal swabs.  It later determined that people could even collect the samples themselves, at home - so long as they are supervised by medical professionals via telemedicine - without sacrificing test accuracy.  But scientists at the University of Utah analysed the accuracy of self-collected nasal swabs, like the ones used at drive-through testing sites and mailed to Americans...
    A human case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus was confirmed in Palm Beach County this week for the first time since 2018. The case was "locally acquired," according to a news release from the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County. An exact location was not provided, nor was the person’s condition. WHAT IS WEST NILE VIRUS? 3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MOSQUITIO-SPREAD AILMENT  Following confirmation of the case, “there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill,” officials said. The two cases in 2018 were imported, meaning they were not locally acquired in the country. West Nile virus — which was first reported in the U.S. in 1999 — is typically spread by infected mosquitoes. Though...
    QUEENSLAND will ban Sydney residents from entering the state after two girls who were infected with coronavirus LIED on their travel documents, reports suggest. Greater Sydney will reportedly become a Covid-19 hotspot from 1am on Saturday, according to Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Sydney will become a Covid-19 hotspot from Saturday morning according to Queensland PremierCredit: EPA 6A woman collecting her bags at Sydney airportCredit: EPA Under the strict rules, no one from Sydney will be allowed to enter the state and Queenslanders will have to isolate in their hotel for 14 days. "We are monitoring the situation in New South Wales every single day," the Queensland Premier said....
    Getty A COVID-19 testing site. Since day one of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has not had enough tests. Faced with this shortage, medical professionals used what tests they had on people with the worst symptoms or whose occupations put them at high risk for infection. People who were less sick or asymptomatic did not get tested. Because of this, many infected people in the U.S. have not been tested, and much of the information public health officials have about the spread and deadliness of the virus does not provide a complete picture. Short of testing every person in the U.S., the best way to get accurate data on who and how many people have been infected...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci’s new normal is less normal than anyone’s during this year of the coronavirus. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—and perhaps the most widely trusted voice on the White House Coronavirus Task Force—he has been revered and reviled, sometimes by his own boss, President Donald Trump, the sixth president he has served under. Just in the past seven days, he threw out the first pitch of the baseball season and was featured on a Topps baseball card. A vaccine that his lab helped develop went into a Phase III trial, the last stage of human clinical testing. And Trump attacked him again, retweeting a charge that the meticulously honest Fauci serially “misled...
    (CNN)More than half of residents living in Mumbai's crowded slums may have contracted coronavirus and are likely being infected at a much higher rate than those not living in slum areas, a new study has found.The study released Tuesday raises questions over the level of testing in India, which has the third highest number of confirmed cases in the world after the United States and Brazil. On Wednesday, India reported it had crossed 1.5 million reported coronavirus cases after more than half a million infections were recorded in just 12 days. It took nearly six months for India to reach its first 1 million confirmed cases. India now has more than 1 million coronavirus cases. What does that mean...
    Tall people could face a greater risk of getting Covid-19, according to research that adds weight to the theory the disease is airborne.  Data from 2,000 people in the UK and US showed men above 6ft were twice as likely to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.  Women also had higher odds if they were over 6ft tall. But there were so few in the study, the results are not reliable.  The researchers said the findings do not necessarily mean tall people are somehow genetically more vulnerable to the infection.  Instead, the team believe the results indicate Covid-19 spreads through tiny particles called aerosols that linger in the air after being exhaled. Scientists said taller people would be at no more...
    (CNN)As scientists race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, thousands of people have expressed their interest in participating in clinical trials that would expose them to the virus. Many of these people are eager to help in the name of saving lives and willing to take on any potential risks. But should they be so eager to participate?Usually, vaccines are developed over the course of several stages, starting with testing in petri dishes and animals. The small fraction of these that show some promise then enter several phases of human trials, where researchers administer the vaccine to an increasing number of people while monitoring the dosage and assessing side effects and efficacy. In Phase 3 (the last phase before FDA approval),...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A new antibody study suggests that more than 100,000 Riverside County residents have been infected with the coronavirus - or at least three times the current known number of cases.Officially, Riverside County has more than 35,000 known cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.But a study by the Riverside University Health System finds far more people are likely to have been infected with the virus without having been tested or diagnosed.RELATED: Gov. Newsom announces $52M investment to help Central California amid COVID-19 surgeThe study, conducted over two weekends this month, tested 1,726 individuals, finding 101 had antibodies for COVID-19. That is a positivity rate of 5.9%.If that positivity rate is extrapolated to Riverside County's entire...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- A new antibody study suggests that more than 100,000 Riverside County residents have been infected with the coronavirus - or at least three times the current known number of cases.Officially, Riverside County has more than 35,000 known cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.But a study by the Riverside University Health System finds far more people are likely to have been infected with the virus without having been tested or diagnosed.The study, conducted over two weekends this month, tested 1,726 individuals, finding 101 had antibodies for COVID-19. That is a positivity rate of 5.9%.If that positivity rate is extrapolated to Riverside County's entire population, it would mean about 118,000 to 175,400 people in the...
    After holding a week-long revival, more than 40 members of a northern-Alabama church are infected with COVID-19. READ MORE: New York churches transformed into COVID-19 testing sites to serve Black, Latinx communities Alabama reports that Warrior Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Cullman County had a majority of its congregation contract the coronavirus. Pastor Daryl Ross says he along with other members have tested positive for COVID-19. “We had church Wednesday night. We were in revival, morning and night services,” Ross says to Alabama. “On the way back over Thursday is when we found out. I got a call that one of our guys in the church has tested positive. So, we shut down revival and, by Friday night, I’ve...
    Although the coronavirus pandemic is still wrecking havoc on the world, scientists have found evidence that shows humanity was plagued by such an event thousands of years ago. Following an analysis of ancient teeth, experts found a deadly bacteria infected humans some 5,000 years – previous studies suggested it was only 3,000 years ago. The results come from a new strain of Yersinia pestis in DNA extracted from the ancient remains of a 20-year-old woman and it may be the world's first plague. The team believes this deadly bacteria played a key role in the Stone Age demographic transformation, which is known as the Neolithic decline - a dramatic collapse in population that occurred around 3,000 BC. Following an analysis...
    SAN ANTONIO – Stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus is not just about finding residents infected with COVID-19, it’s also about finding out who else could have been exposed to the virus. While San Antonio residents continue to battle the spread of COVID-19, health experts say contact tracing could be key in flattening the curve. “(People infected with COVID-19) are the most important source of information to help us stop the spread,” said Jenny Hixon, one of roughly 200 people who are stationed in the Alamodome to conduct contact investigations. “We really need people to pick up that phone and help us with that process.” Following a positive COVID-19 test result, residents should expect a call from Metro Health...
    A tiny island off the coast of Italy has researchers confounded after the coronavirus failed to spread among its mostly elderly population. Residents of Giglio Island, located in the Arcipelago Toscano National Park off the western coast of Italy, were terrified when they heard the news of the disease spreading through Italy and that two people were infected on the island, but the virus failed to infect the 800 or so year-round residents known to socialize in large group settings. “Every time an ordinary childhood illness, like scarlet fever, measles, or chickenpox, strikes, within a very few days practically all get infected," said Dr. Armando Schiaffino, the island's lone physician for the past four decades. Breast cancer researcher...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health reported two additional cases of the West Nile virus infection in Miami-Dade County on Monday. There has been a total of 24 West Nile virus infections in 2020, as the county remains under a mosquito-borne illness alert. The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Currently, there are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat West Nile Virus infections in people. RELATED: Four New Cases of Dengue Fever In Florida Keys Health officials say that most people infected with West Nile virus do not feel sick. They say that about 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Social distancing applies to pets as well as humans in households with positive cases of COVID-19, according to research by Texas A&M AgriLife. Confirmed cases of pets infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are being reported across the U.S. “We do need to talk about our pets,” said Susan Culp, DVM, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinarian in the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases. “If you do have a human in a home that is diagnosed positive, in addition to isolating from other people, they need to isolate from their pets.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, recommends avoiding contact with your pet including petting, snuggling, being...
    An outbreak of COVID-19 at Baystate Health has left 23 employees and 13 patients infected. Baystate President Dr. Mark Keroack said the outbreak is likely related to an employee returning to work after visiting another state where COVID-19 is surging, MassLive is reporting. Baystate Health is contacting all patients treated in the hospital unit from July 15-23, so they can be tested for COVID-19 and have contact tracing. Keroack said that prior to the outbreak, the hospital system had no documented cases of COVID-19 virus transmission between patients and employees. Springfield-based Baystate Health operates hospitals around Western Massachusetts including Wing Memorial in Palmer and Noble in Westfield.
    An Alabama pastor said Monday that more than 40 people who attended a revival event at his church have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days. Daryl Ross, who also tested positive himself, said only two of the cases were serious. “One respiratory, he almost got put in the hospital, but he’s OK,” Ross told AL.com. “The other one fought it off with two days in bed.” “The whole church has got it, just about,” he added. “We had church Wednesday night” at the Warrior Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Marshall County, Ross told the publication, saying attendees had practiced social distancing but that masks had not been required at the event. “We were in revival, morning and night...
    The Center for Disease Control is reporting 641 cases of Cyclospora infections across 11 states that are connected to bagged salad mixes. States include Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Of those infected in the Cyclospora outbreak, 37 were hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. Cyclospora is an intestinal illness that is caused by a microscopic parasite that affects the small intestine tract. People can become infected after ingesting food or water containing the parasite. Symptoms may include including diarrhea, stomach cramps/pain, nausea, vomiting, or other bowel disruptions. The company linked to the infected bagged salad mix, Fresh Express, has since recalled its salads containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and...
    A parasite linked to bagged salad mixes has sickened 641 people in 11 states, federal health officials said Friday. “Of those infected in the multistate outbreak of Cyclospora, 37 were hospitalized, the Food and Drug Administration said. There were no deaths reported,” according to ABC 6. States that reported the illnesses were Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website noted. “On June 27, 2020, Fresh Express recalled Fresh Express brand and private label brand salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, and/or carrots due to possible Cyclospora contamination,” the site read. It continued: Products were sold in many states...
    Nir Menachemi July 26, 2020 4:05PM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. Since day one of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has not had enough tests. Faced with this shortage, medical professionals used what tests they had on people with the worst symptoms or whose occupations put them at high risk for infection. People who were less sick or asymptomatic did not get tested. Because of this, many infected people in the U.S. have not been tested, and much of the information public health officials have about the spread and deadliness of the virus does not provide a complete picture. Short of testing every person in the U.S., the best way to get accurate data on...
    Florida has become the state with second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after it recorded more than 414,000 infections, surpassing New York, as President Donald Trump boasts that he saved 'tens of thousands of lives' by banning people from China earlier this year.  The Florida Department of Health reported 12,199 new cases Saturday, bringing the state's total since March 1 to 414,511 cases.  Florida surpassed New York State's 411,200 cases and is now trailing only California in having the nation's largest caseload.  California has reported more than 448,000 cases with at least 8,429 deaths.   Florida has become the state with second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after it recorded more than 414,000 infections, surpassing New York, as President Donald Trump boasts that...
    ABCMadrid Updated: 07/24/2020 19: 52h Save Health has reported 922 infections and three deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the latest data provided by the Ministry, the positives remain at levels from the first week of May, when we “released” the time slots for walks and individual sports. Health has also reported ten deaths in the last seven days. If you want to be up to date with all the news about the Covid-19 virus, ABC launches a new special «newsletter» for all its readers. To start receiving it, you just have to complete a short registration form. 1. The coronavirus shot up on March 8 in Spain, but it was brought forward two weeks in Madrid...
    A healthcare insurance company for members of the U.S. military had to apologize for accidentally telling over 600,000 people that they were infected with the virus when they were not. Tricare apologized for alarming several hundred thousand people because of a poorly worded email that implied the recipient was a coronavirus survivor. The email went out from Humana Military, a regional manager for Tricare. "As a survivor of COVID-19, it's safe to donate whole blood or blood plasma, and your donation could help other COVID-19 patients. Your plasma likely has antibodies (or proteins) present that might help fight the coronavirus infection," read the email. "Currently, there is no cure for COVID-19. However,...
    In Iran, President Hassan Rouhani recently announced that 25 million people in the territory could be infected with Covid-19. As this is more than the official count of the country, the population is plunged into confusion and fear. “Our estimate is that, so far, 25 million Iranians have been infected with this virus” Before the National Committee for the Fight against coronavirus pandemic in Iran, Saturday July 18, Hassan Rouhani said: “Our estimate is that, so far, 25 million Iranians have been infected with this virus.” According to media reports, he gave his figures referring to a report from the Ministry of Health. The Iranian leader warned that “30 to 35 million” more people could be infected. Iranian health...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.Kevin Dietsch | AFP via Getty Images White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that a coronavirus vaccine likely won't be "widely available" to the American public until "several months" into 2021. Public health officials and scientists expect to know whether at least one of the numerous potential Covid-19 vaccines in development is safe and effective by the end of December or early next year, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said during a live Q&A...
    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant who participated in a company training program in Honolulu in June where at least 16 employees were infected with the coronavirus has died due to complications from the virus, officials said. Jeff Kurtzman, 60, died Tuesday after being infected with the virus in early July, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Peter Ingram said in an email to employees. Kurtzman joined the airline in 1986 and was known for his “passion for discovering new places, people and cultures; his terrific sense of humor and knack for easy conversation; and his caring heart,” Ingram said. Those at the training session were exposed to the virus in part because social distancing was nonexistent and masks...
    CORONAVIRUS cases in England appear to be creeping up - up as 2,800 people are infected with the disease every day, new figures show. An estimated 1,000 more people are catching Covid-19 every day compared with last week, according to the Office for National Statistics. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6The latest ONS modelling shows a decreasing rate of new infections per day since mid-May has now levelled offCredit: ons.gov.org The report, published today, estimates that daily infections have risen from 1,700 to 2,800 in just seven days. It is based on the current coronavirus infections within the community population and excludes those in hospitals and care homes. The estimates suggest that one...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached its goal of performing 50,000 coronavirus tests a day, and its contact tracing effort has potentially prevented thousands of new infections, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said four new clinics operated by the urgent care company MedRite will bring the total citywide daily testing capacity to 50,000. “This is the number we’ve been wanting to get to for quite a while. We will now have that capacity,” he said. Dr. Ted Long, the head of the city's contact tracing effort, said the median wait for test results citywide is now two days, down from more than double that a week ago, but he acknowledged that waits at some testing...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached its goal of performing 50,000 coronavirus tests a day, and its contact tracing effort has potentially prevented thousands of new infections, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said four new clinics operated by the urgent care company MedRite will bring the total citywide daily testing capacity to 50,000. “This is the number we’ve been wanting to get to for quite a while. We will now have that capacity,” he said. Dr. Ted Long, the head of the city’s contact tracing effort, said the median wait for test results citywide is now two days, down from more than double that a week ago, but he acknowledged that waits at some...
    Nearly a quarter of Delhi's population has been infected with coronavirus, according to antibody tests which suggest that millions of cases have gone undetected.  India's capital territory has officially recorded 126,000 cases, making it one of the world's worst-hit capitals - with a higher infection rate than London or Rome despite Britain and Italy being harder-hit overall.  However, the true figure could be as high as 6.5million after Indian disease experts tested more than 20,000 people across Delhi - a region of 29million people - and found that 23.4 per cent of them had developed antibodies against Covid-19.     Experts say the proportion of people infected could be even higher in slum areas where social distancing is near-impossible.   Delhi, in...
    Photo credit: Win McNamee, Pool/AFP via Getty Image Kentucky resident and U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R), who notoriously worked out in the Senate gym and swam in the Senate pool while he was infected with coronavirus, decried New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision-making in response to the pandemic and called for his impeachment. During a conversation on Fox News’ Rundown morning podcast (the relevant portion begins at the 10:00 mark), Paul dismissed the nationwide lockdowns as having had no real effect on slowing the outbreak and condemned the rigid shelter-in-place ruled for unnecessarily plunging the country into a recession. “We shouldn’t throw out our beliefs because of this pandemic,” said Paul, who infamously refused to self-quarantine and  continued to use public facilities...
    Coronavirus can spread in airborne particles, drifting around rooms to infect people, new research suggests.  Whether coronavirus can spread through airborne transmission has been a subject of nervous debate as cases continue to surge in the US and health officials scramble to issue guidance that will keep people safe without entirely shutting down life and activities.  We now know that people can catch coronavirus when an infected person coughs or sneezes, spraying droplets of saliva and mucus, which others can inhale.  But a new study from the University of Nebraska suggests that what many scientists have feared may be true: that the virus can travel in fine aerosols that leave the mouth and nose when people are just speaking or...
    A doctor in Israel has been diagnosed with Covid-19 twice, months apart and after testing negative in between the two swabs, according to local media. The medic, who had been working at Sheba Medical Center in the city of Ramat Gan, four miles east of Tel Aviv, reportedly recovered from her first bout of coronavirus. She had tested positive in April but recovered from the illness, which has infected around 55,000 in Israel, and then tested negative twice in May and June. But this month, after coming into contact with an infected patient, the unnamed doctor has tested positive for Covid-19 again. The case is one of a number of possible 'reinfections' that raise questions about the immunity people develop...
    With its tourism industry on the brink amid the coronavirus pandemic, Uzbekistan's government is offering a $3,000 reward for travelers who catch the disease while touring the country. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree stipulating the travel incentive last week titled “Safe Travel Guaranteed." Mirziyoyev is hopeful the incentive will jump-start the lagging tourism industry, which is relied upon to bring cash into the country nestled between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. “We want to reassure tourists they can come to Uzbekistan,” Sophie Ibbotson, Uzbekistan’s tourism ambassador to the United Kingdom, wrote in a statement. “The government is so confident that the new safety and hygiene measures being implemented across the tourism sector will protect tourists from COVID-19, that the...
    Trump and CDC Director Robert Redfield. Right now, 1.5% of all Americans have been confirmed as having COVID-19. That’s an amazing number—4 million confirmed cases—far more than any other nation. In fact, despite having just 4% of the globe’s population, the United States still has about a quarter of all cases of COVID-19—a remarkable measure of the Trump White House’s failure to provide anything that resembled leadership in the face of this enormous crisis. However, on Wednesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published analysis that matched the results of another recent study, indicating the true number of cases in the United States is likely around 10 times the number of confirmed cases. That would mean that as much as 15%...
    A new study from King’s College London found that people that have recovered from the coronavirus might lose immunity to the disease within months. This suggests that like the common cold, coronavirus could infect people regularly, or on an annual basis. 90 patients and healthcare workers were studied. The research found that their antibody levels to destroy the virus peaked after three weeks and then declined rapidly. 60% of people showed a “potent” antibody response to the virus, but only 17% kept that potency three weeks later. The study found that antibody levels fell as much as 23-fold over the period. This research is significant to vaccine development and the so-called “herd immunity” in communities affected by the coronavirus....
    One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Antarctica, shutting down daily life for millions. Behind the rapid spread was something that initially caught scientists off guard, baffled health authorities and undermined early containment efforts — the virus could be spread by seemingly healthy people. As workers return to offices, children prepare to return to schools and those desperate for normalcy again visit malls and restaurants, the emerging science points to a menacing reality: If people who appear healthy can transmit the illness, it may be impossible to contain. “It can be a killer and then...
    Data released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the actual number of coronavirus infections in some parts of the United States is anywhere between two to 13 times higher than what has been officially reported.  The CDC based its conclusions on blood samples collected from people who were given routine clinical tests across 10 geographic regions, including New York City, south Florida, Missouri and the western states of Utah and Washington. In Missouri, for example, the estimated number of actual infections was 13 times higher than the number of confirmed cases, while in Utah, the actual number was at least twice as high.    The authors of the study, which was also published on the website...
    CF Fuenlabrada The Minister of Health of the Xunta has put players and technicians to the test A total of six members from Fuenlabrada confined to a hotel in A Corua have tested positive for coronavirus and five of them have already traveled infected to the herculine capital, the manager of the health area of ​​A Corua-Cee reported this afternoon, Luis Verde. Green has indicated that this Wednesday the Galician Health Service to retest, consisting of a serological study, to these six positives and to three others that supposedly had tested positive in Madrid. The Galician Health Service carried out a total of 46 tests for the Fuenlabrada squad and technical staff at the Finisterre hotel, where they...
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials in northeastern Utah have detected West Nile Virus in a body of water, the state's first report of the virus this year. The TriCounty Health Department said a water sample from the Uintah Basin tested positive for the virus, KSL-TV reported. West Nile Virus is most commonly carried by mosquitoes and can infect humans, birds, horses and other mammals. It was first reported in the U.S. in 1999 and in Utah in August 2003. Symptoms can include fever, headaches or sudden weakness, but more than 70% of people infected with the virus never develop any signs or symptoms, the state Department of Health said. County health officials have encouraged people to use an...
    As health experts urge the public to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they continue to get pushback. Among the arguments of skeptics: If masks can’t fully protect me against COVID-19, what is the point of wearing them? Scientists’ counterargument is that masks can help reduce the severity of the disease caused by coronavirus even if you get infected. There’s now mounting evidence that silent spreaders are responsible for the majority of transmission of the coronavirus — making universal masking essential to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus, experts say. This makes the coronavirus different from the seasonal flu. With seasonal flu, peak infectiousness occurs about one day after the onset of symptoms....
    NEW DELHI (AP) — More than one in five people in Delhi have been infected with the coronavirus, according to a study released Tuesday, indicating that most cases in the Indian capital region have gone undetected. The National Center for Disease Control tested 21,387 people selected randomly across Delhi, the state that includes New Delhi, and found that 23.48% had antibodies to the virus. Adjusting for false positives and negatives, it estimated that 22.86% of the population had been infected by the virus, Dr. Sujeet Kumar Singh, who heads the institute, said in a news conference Tuesday. Delhi, with a population of 29 million, has officially reported 123,747 cases and 3,663 deaths. The study, however, indicates more than 6.6...
    A waiter wearing a face shield prepares some beers to be served at the bar's terrace in La Malvarrosa beach in Valencia, on May 19, 2020 Jose Jordan / Contributor There was an outbreak of "several" coronavirus cases at a hotel among staff and guests in Switzerland. Health officials found that only people who wore plastic face shields were infected. Those who wore a mask, or a combination, were not. The WHO and other authorities have advised that face shields can offer an added layer of protection, but in additional to a mask, social distancing, and handwashing, not as a substitute.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A health department in Switzerland is now warning against wearing...
    BARCELONA is facing a swift return to lockdown in as little as two weeks as local cases rise. The threat has led to thousands of people fleeing cities like Barcelona and heading to smaller seaside towns to get one last taste of freedom. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5Locals flocked to Barceloneta beach after city authorities announced further restrictionsCredit: REUTERS Beaches were packed over the weekend as locals getting a bit of sun in the only place they don't have to wear a mask. Further north, in coastal towns like Platja d’Aro, Barcelonian's are causing a major health risk as they flock to the beaches and second homes to dodge the threat of...