Tag Archives: Coronavirus

From pools to beaches to barbecues, health experts weigh the coronavirus risk tied to summertime fun

Cailin Healy, and an unidentified friend, both of Calabasas, take a selfie together as beach-goers enjoy warm summer-like weather amid state and city social distancing regulations mandated by Gov. Newsom in Huntinton Beach, CA, on April 22, 2020. Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As the U.S. begins to reemerge from… Read More »

Coronavirus: GPs not told when patients removed from ‘shielding lists’

Some extremely vulnerable people have been removed from shielding lists via text message, without the knowledge of their GP. This has caused confusion, with charities demanding clearer guidance for this group as lockdown eases. GPs say they should be notified when their patients are added or removed from the lists. Shielding has now been extended… Read More »

CDC quietly revises coronavirus warnings on reopening religious sites, adds First Amendment note

U.S. President Donald Trump gives the podium to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Robert Redfield to address the daily coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 22, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly removed some of its warnings… Read More »

World Health Organization says global coronavirus cases ‘still on the way up’

Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Naohiko Hatta – Pool/Getty Images) If you thought Memorial Day weekend marked the end of the coronavirus’ first wave of victims, the World Health Organization wants you to pump your breaks on the premature celebrations. According to Newsweek, Monday, representatives from… Read More »

Coronavirus drugs: how well is the hunt for covid-19 treatments going?

By Michael Le Page We may need to build a covid-19 treatment from scratch, instead of relying on known antiviral drugsMICHAEL DANTAS/AFP via Getty Images Several hundred trials of potential treatments for the coronavirus are now underway around the world. Early results suggest a few might slightly reduce the risk of dying from covid-19, but… Read More »