Protests spark fears of coronavirus spread

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm – the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many cases to wear masks, along with the police using tear gas, could fuel new transmissions of the coronavirus. Many of the protests broke out in places where More...

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France eases coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and schools as COVID-19 contract tracing app rolled out

Paris — France has rolled out its “StopCovid” contact tracing app as it continues easing restrictions on normal life aimed at curtailing the coronavirus disease in the country. Within a few hours More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Coronavirus in Japan: New COVID-19 cases hit professional sports as baseball and soccer try to bounce back

Tomoyuki Sugano of the Yomiuri Giants pitches with a backdrop of empty stands during play in a preseason baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Yakult Swallows at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, in a February More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Americans worry COVID-19 outbreak will worsen as things reopen — CBS News poll

As areas around the country reopen, most fear the coronavirus pandemic will now get worse as a result of reopening, and most continue to say the effort against the outbreak is going badly. By about 2 to 1, Americans More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Congo is battling coronavirus, measles and a new Ebola outbreak

Dakar, Senegal — Health officials have confirmed a second Ebola outbreak in Congo, the World Health Organization said Monday, adding yet another health crisis for a country already battling COVID-19 and the More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Inside the WHO’s early struggle to get coronavirus data from China

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Coronavirus in India still spreading fast as world’s biggest COVID-19 lockdown moves into “unlock” phase today

Commuters are seen along a road in the old City Chowk area after the government eased restrictions imposed as a preventive measure against COVID-19 infections, in Allahabad, India, June 1, 2020.  More...

By admin On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Cuomo warns New Yorkers: “Don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” in coronavirus fight

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday warned New Yorkers gathering in ongoing protests that “we don’t know the consequences of the COVID virus in mass gatherings.” As parts of the state continue More...

By admin On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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On a ride with Peloton

Back in early March, I got a Peloton bike. I was going to do a story on the fitness company, so they gave me a loaner to try out. Then came the pandemic, and I was stuck at home – but I still had a job to More...

By admin On Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Facemasks through the ages, from medical aid to fashion statement

Mark Honigsbaum, a medical historian and author of books like “The Pandemic Century,” knows from face masks, going back to their first known medical use, during the Black Death – the bubonic plague More...

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