CoronaVirus Outbreak News


- THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 on Wednesday, there was more evidence of the collateral damage the virus has caused: New numbers released Thursday show the number of unemployed has now passed 40 million. The death toll is "a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be," Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy ...


- South Korea’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic was seen as a success story. The country employed intensive testing, contact tracing and isolation to contain the virus and allow it to resume semi-normal operations much sooner than elsewhere. As a result, the Korea Baseball Organization was able to start its season May 5, with games played in empty stadiums. Missing the excitement of a ...


- Governments warn of threat of second wave of cases amid local spikes in infections Several European countries a few weeks ahead of the UK on the road out of lockdown have experienced local spikes in coronavirus infections, but all have maintained an overall downward trend in new daily cases of the virus. Most governments, though, continue to warn of the real threat of a second wave of Covid-19 ...


- Nearly half of individuals who contract COVID-19 experience changes in their sense of taste, a new analysis led by a University of Toledo researcher has found. The systematic review, published in the journal Gastroenterology , could provide yet another diagnostic hint for clinicians who suspect their patients might have the disease. Earlier studies didn't note this symptom, and that was probably ...


- Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  .  A newly published study suggests that bats have indeed been the originator of SARS-CoV-2, after researchers found a novel coronavirus in the flying mammals that is “the closest relative of SARS-CoV-2 reported to date.” The ...

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- A random sampling of thousands found that one in 10 had antibodies for the coronavirus, an alarming glimpse at what could be runaway transmission. The 1,340 Maluku Islands are a long way from anywhere. So remote are these Indonesian isles that the country’s most famous novelist was imprisoned there in a gulag that was actually an archipelago. But the coronavirus is stalking the farthest reaches ...

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- The coronavirus still has a long way to go. That’s the message from a crop of new studies across the world that are trying to quantify how many people have been infected. Official case counts often substantially underestimate the number of coronavirus infections. But in new studies that test the population more broadly, the percentage of people who have been infected so far is still in the ...


- Most states still need to reduce coronavirus cases and build up their testing capacity. All 50 states their economies, at least partially, after shutting down businesses and gatherings in response to the . But a Vox analysis suggests that most states haven’t made the preparations needed to contain future waves of the pandemic — putting themselves at risk for a rise in Covid-19 cases and ...

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- We are working to suppress and contain the virus, not each other. As states and businesses start to reopen , people across the country are trying to figure out how to be safe in this new normal. The good news is that the we all now have another tool in our toolbox – an appreciation and understanding of public health and prevention. People have made tried and true public health interventions a ...


- Dr. Fauci now says a second wave of COVID-19 cases can be prevented; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.' Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  . For those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, or suspect they may be infected, knowing when it’s safe to see other people can be daunting. In an attempt to offer some clarification, the ...

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- Statewide, the cumulative number of cases increased to 53,285 with 2,364 deaths Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County were reported by Florida Department of Health on Thursday, bringing the count to 1,218. One more person has died to the novel coronavirus, upping the county’s death toll to 80. So far this week, 45 new cases have been reported and five deaths. The county’s first ...


- Wearing a face mask in the home could prevent the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 from spreading between family members, according to a study. The practice worked best when the covering was worn before a person's symptoms started to show, the authors of the paper published in the journal BMJ Global Health found. The study did not detail the types of mask worn by participants. Mask-wearing has ...

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- MANHATTAN (CN) — As the city prepares to gradually reopen its economy after a devastating monthslong wave of Covid-19 that killed at least 21,000 New Yorkers, one gaping question remains: how employees will get to work. Politicians and health leaders have been instructing the public to observe physical distancing by staying at least six feet away from each other to prevent the spread of ...


- As Chicago enters the next phase of reopening during the pandemic, the CTA said it will use cameras to monitor crowds at stations and on trains and make announcements urging people to spread out or wait for the next train. The agency said it also plans to place decals on station floors “guiding riders on where to stand and how to keep distance." The CTA has remained open throughout the ...


- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A twelfth Florida inmate has died from complications related to COVID-19 as the number of cases among state prisoners continues to climb, the Florida Department of Corrections reported on Thursday. The Florida Department of Health also updated a list that identifies the prisons where inmates have died during the pandemic. Seven of the inmates were at Blackwater Correctional ...

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- Biotechs and pharma want to protect patients without triggering immune system havoc The coronavirus pandemic has provided the world with a quick study in the intricacies of immunology. "Herd immunity" and "serological tests" have become household terms. Front and center among these concepts are antibodies. These immune proteins typically emerge during the second or third week after an infection, ...


- Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. The death toll from coronavirus pandemic in Indonesia neared 1,500, the highest in Southeast Asia, as officials weighed plans to relax social distancing measures and reopen the economy. Tests confirmed new infections in 687 patients in the past 24 hours, taking the total count to 24,538 and death toll to 1,496, ...


- SEOUL, May 28 (UPI) -- South Korea is tightening social distancing measures in the Seoul metropolitan region as the country reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, health minister Park Neung-hoo announced Thursday. Starting Friday, public facilities such as parks, museums and theaters will be closed in the Seoul area, which includes the capital city, neighboring ...

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- If there’s one symptom that’s become synonymous with COVID-19, it’s the cough. It’s not surprising, then, that many of us think of COVID-19 as strictly a respiratory illness: One that infects your lungs and airways and causes, among other symptoms, a cough. So why, then, are some people with COVID-19 reportedly having strokes or suffering heart failure ? Why do others lose their sense of ...


- Experts think the new coronavirus originated in bats , then jumped to humans via an intermediary animal species .  Initially, authorities in Wuhan, China — where the first cases were reported— thought that jump happened at a local wet market . Now, the Chinese CDC has ruled out the market as a possible origin site for the outbreak. Instead, it may have been the site of an early ...


- When Alexei Sidnev saw the horror caused by coronavirus in European care homes he knew he had to act fast. Way back in March, before any lockdown in Russia, he began sealing off the six homes he runs near Moscow and buying-up protective clothing for staff. "I don't sleep much. It's probably the hardest time of my life and I've been through perestroika and all the crises," Mr Sidnev confides, ...

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- Indians wearing masks stand next to a signage that urges people to wash their hands and wear masks to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Thursday, May 28, 2020. India sees no respite from the coronavirus caseload at a time when the two-month-old lockdown across the country is set to end on Sunday. The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes ...


- Ask Well What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface? Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen. Fears about catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces have prompted many of us to spend the past few months wiping down groceries, leaving packages unopened and stressing about touching ...

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- Scientists from the University of Manchester have identified parts of the SARS-CoV-2 strain of coronavirus that activate an immune response and which could act as targets for vaccine development. Writing in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases , the small-scale study performed before the pandemic used new technology to analyse the total immune response in patients with the musculoskeletal disease ...


- Researchers ponder why covid appears more deadly in the U.S. and Europe than in Asia TOKYO — It is one of the many mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why has the death toll from covid-19 apparently been lower in Asia than in Western Europe and North America? Even allowing for different testing policies and counting methods, and questions over full disclosure of cases, stark differences in ...


- France on Thursday announced the long-awaited nationwide reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes from June 2, albeit with restrictions, and lifted limitations on domestic travel in time for the summer holidays. In the capital Paris, where the risk of coronavirus infection remains higher than in most of the rest of the mainland, only outside terraces of eating and drinking establishments can ...