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    Wearing a face mask dramatically reduces your risk of falling ill with the novel coronavirus, scientists have found. A team from the University of California Davis Childrens Hospital has found that covering the nose and mouth decreased the risk of COVID-19 infection by 65 percent.  Previously, researchers believed that mask-wearing was only beneficial to prevent transmission of the virus to others. But, as more studies have found, the piece of cloth doesnt just stop a sick person from spreading the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. My wife is in Mexico, and upon returning there will be a 14-day quarantine before returning to work. But we’re wondering if she goes for testing and is negative, can she return to work sooner?...
    A Siberian village is conducting trench warfare against the coronavirus. Russian authorities dug two ditches around Shuluta, which has 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its 390 residents, to prevent those skeptical about an order to self-isolate from venturing out. Local officials believe the bug was spread throughout the village — located some 20 miles east of Lake Baikal — during a traditional shaman ritual performed by an infected woman on June 10. Administrative chief Ivan Alkheyev said 95...
    Of the many domestic meat and poultry processing facilities that have reported COVID-19 outbreaks, 87 percent of infections occurred in minorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. From April to May, 23 states reported COVID-19 outbreaks in processing facilities that reported on race and ethnicity, with 16,233 confirmed cases and 86 related deaths, according to an update published on Tuesday. These facilities face “distinctive challenges,” the CDC wrote, due to prolonged close contact among workers, shared workspaces and transportation, congregate housing and...
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) — Another inmate who was on California’s death row has died from apparent complications related to coronavirus. David Reed had been at San Quentin State Prison since 2011 after a conviction for first-degree murder with a deadly weapon out of Riverside County. RELATED: 2 More San Quentin Death Row Inmates Die Of Suspected Coronavirus Complications The 60-year-old inmate was recently transferred to an outside hospital. On Tuesday, he was pronounced dead. According to the California Department of...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 3 million, with many millions more probably infected. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, warned Tuesday that taking comfort in a lower coronavirus death rate is a “false narrative” due to the many other factors that impact the virus. “It’s a false narrative to take comfort in a lower rate of death,” he said during an event with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones according to Axios. “There’s so many other things that are dangerous and bad about the virus. Don’t get into...
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Tuesday falsely claimed that healthcare workers “don’t get infected” with Covid-19 “because they take appropriate precautions” as he attempted to make the case for reopening schools in the fall—even with coronavirus cases surging across the United States. “There’s no reason we can’t do any of this,” Azar, a former pharmaceutical lobbyist and executive, said during an event at the White House. “We have healthcare settings. We have healthcare workers, they don’t get...
    CORONAVIRUS could be spread through tiny infected droplets in the air, the World Health Organisation has admitted. There is emerging evidence of Covid-19 airborne transmission in crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings, an official said. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Coronavirus could be spread through tiny infected droplets in the air, experts claimCredit: Getty Images - Getty It comes after more than 200 scientists wrote an open letter to the agency urging officials to...
    Another day, another scapegoat. Or two. For months, Gov. ­Andrew Cuomo has been desperate to find somebody, anybody, to blame for the nursing-home carnage he helped to cause. The list of those he blamed was blasphemous — it started with God. It was ludicrous when he later aimed at President Trump and The Post. His latest bid is simply scandalous. Cuomo has the nerve to blame grieving family members and heroic nursing-home staffers, charging they were the ones who infected...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump rode on Air Force One with an official who hugged Kimberly Guilfoyle—who has tested positive for Covid-19—raising questions around whether the president could have been exposed to the virus. The official who flew with Trump on Friday night, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, did not wear a mask, her spokeswoman Maggie Seidel told the Associated Press on Monday. 3 South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem rode with President Donald Trump on Air Force One after interacting with...
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy, state officials said Monday, but they argued it was not to blame for one of the nation’s highest nursing home death tolls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, which has taken intense criticism over the policy, instead contended the virus’ rampant spread through the state’s nursing homes was propelled by more than 20,000 infected...
    The overwhelming majority of meat and poultry processing facility workers who were infected with the novel coronavirus were racial or ethnic minorities, a new report finds. Of more than 16,000 workers who contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, around 87 percent were black, Hispanic, or Asian, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Tuesday.  But some workers of color were more likely to be affected than others. Fives times as many Hispanic employees were infected...
    Coronavirus — They study the sewers to detect covid outbreaks-19 2:21 (CNN Spanish) – For years, scientists have studied wastewater to monitor different types of viruses and bacteria. Now, laboratories around the world are studying and monitoring the progress of the new coronavirus to determine the amount of virus that humans release and thus be able to calculate not only how many people, approximately, are actually infected, but upcoming outbreaks of covid-19. You can listen to this episode...
    By Radu-Sorin Marinas and Octav Ganea CALMATUIU, Romania (Reuters) - Romanian Alberto Gogu worked exhausting shifts in freezing temperatures at Germanys biggest meat-packing plant. An outbreak of coronavirus infections there only made things worse. So he has quit and gone back to his home village on the River Danube plains to fix up his house and try his hand at goat-farming. The 44-year-old father of eight had heart surgery but that had not stopped him from unloading heavy boxes packed...
    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday July 7 that it is closely monitoring the development of cases of bubonic plague in China. A rather “well managed” situation In recent days, cases of bubonic plague have been reported in China. For its part,WHO wanted to make it known that she is following this situation closely. At a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday, an Organization spokesperson, Margaret Harris, made statements about the situation. According to her, for now, the’Who does...
    By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a...
    Coronavirus — Apodaca prison, NL. Photo of El Horizonte Dr. Manuel de la O Cavazos, head of the Nuevo León Health Secretariat, stated that the inmates were not infected The Nuevo León Ministry of Health reported a covid-19 outbreak at administrative staff of three penalties of the state. The doctor Manuel de la O Cavazos, head of the agency, stated that the inmates were not infected and, so far, 42 administrative workers have tested positive for the new coronavirus....
    By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. Im well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I cant due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with...
    SAO PAULO -- Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus severity.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.Im well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I cant due to medical recommendations, Bolsonaro said.The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that...
    SAO PAULO -- Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus severity.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.Im well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I cant due to medical recommendations, Bolsonaro said.The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that...
    SAO PAULO -- Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus severity.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.Im well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I cant due to medical recommendations, Bolsonaro said.The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that...
    SAO PAULO -- Brazils President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus severity.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia.Im well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I cant due to medical recommendations, Bolsonaro said.The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds, at times without a mask. He has said that...
    The U.S. is still knee-deep in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as officials continue to announce record-breaking surges of new cases in some parts of the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the resurgence in places like Texas, Florida, Arizona and California, where cases have skyrocketed at an alarming pace over the last few weeks, would not be considered a wave. It was a surge or a resurgence...