Coronavirus: Claim that COVID-19 was found in Europe last year is highly unlikely, says professor

A professor of infectious diseases has cast doubt on claims traces of coronavirus have been discovered in wastewater around the world collected prior to the outbreak starting in China. There have been reports of coronavirus being found in samples in … Continue reading Coronavirus: Claim that COVID-19 was found in Europe last year is highly unlikely, says professor

CDC director says there’s no data children drive coronavirus spread — but the U.S. isn’t testing many kids

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence leads a White House coronavirus disease (COVID-19) task force briefing with Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, at the U.S. Education Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2020. Carlos Barria | Reuters … Continue reading CDC director says there’s no data children drive coronavirus spread — but the U.S. isn’t testing many kids

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the average age of U.S. coronavirus patients has dropped by 15 years as Sun Belt states gets hit

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters The average … Continue reading Dr. Anthony Fauci says the average age of U.S. coronavirus patients has dropped by 15 years as Sun Belt states gets hit

Pfizer stock jumps after it reports positive data in early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial

Pfizer shares jumped by nearly 7% in premarket trading Wednesday after it released positive results from its closely watched early-stage human trial on a coronavirus vaccine.  The trial evaluated 45 people. Each participant received 10, 30 or 100 microgram doses of the vaccine … Continue reading Pfizer stock jumps after it reports positive data in early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial

Global health experts tell Congress Trump’s decision to cut ties with WHO is ‘tragic,’ ‘deeply unwise’

Mark Dybul testifies before a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing in Dirksen Building on global health problems, May 6, 2015. Tom Williams | CQ Roll Call President Donald Trump‘s decision to cut ties with the … Continue reading Global health experts tell Congress Trump’s decision to cut ties with WHO is ‘tragic,’ ‘deeply unwise’

This is what top U.S. health officials say we should do differently for the next pandemic

Top federal health officials told lawmakers Tuesday the U.S. needs a more unified national response and funding for public health funding if the country faces another pandemic.  The U.S. is now reporting nearly 40,000 new coronavirus cases every day — almost … Continue reading This is what top U.S. health officials say we should do differently for the next pandemic

New Jersey delays resuming indoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus cases grow in other states

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) speaks at the Coronavirus press briefing in Trenton. Michael Brochstein | Barcroft Media | Getty Images New Jersey restaurants won’t be allowed to resume indoor dining on Thursday as originally planned due to a … Continue reading New Jersey delays resuming indoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus cases grow in other states

More than 500,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide as infections continue to surge

Adenilson Souza Costa, 47 years, and his coworkers wearing protective gear carry a coffin at Vila Formosa Cemetery amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on May 18, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Alexandre Schneider | Getty Images The coronavirus has now … Continue reading More than 500,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide as infections continue to surge