On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. would immediately terminate its “relationship with the World Health Organization”—the culmination of a threat that the administration issued a month earlier. It’s a decision, experts warn, that could have dire repercussions on efforts to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic and other global public health threats. Continue reading Why Leaving the WHO Could Be Disastrous for the U.S. and the World
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An Experimental Vaccine for Covid-19 Shows Early Promise in Human Trial
An experimental vaccine for covid-19 is showing some promising (though still very preliminary) results in people, according to its manufacturer. On Monday, biotech company Moderna announced its incomplete findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial of the vaccine candidate, called mRNA-1273. The trial found that the vaccine was overall tolerable and safe, and many of the participants also appeared to create antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes covid-19. Continue reading An Experimental Vaccine for Covid-19 Shows Early Promise in Human Trial
What Is Contact Tracing?
Contact tracing is a critical tool for containing a disease outbreak. For COVID-19, it’s also a key part of plans like the World Health Organization’s guidelines for easing distancing restrictions. So what is contact tracing and how does it work? Continue reading What Is Contact Tracing?
Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000
The world reached two somber milestones this Thursday. There have now been more than 1 million reported cases of covid-19, the pandemic disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Earlier in the day, the reported death toll climbed past 50,000. Both numbers undersell the damage that covid-19 has wrought globally in the span of only a few months. Continue reading Coronavirus Cases Hit 1 Million Worldwide as Deaths Top 50,000
How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
PROPERLY SCRUBBING YOUR hands is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and viruses, and to ensure you don’t get sick yourself. But if you don’t have access to soap and clean water, or if you’re out and about and nowhere near a sink, you should carry hand sanitizer to protect your health. Continue reading How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
1st Case Of New Coronavirus Detected In U.S.
The first case of an infection with the new coronavirus has been discovered in the United States. Continue reading 1st Case Of New Coronavirus Detected In U.S.
World Health Organization Says Tanzania Is Withholding Info on Suspected Ebola Cases
In a statement on Saturday, the World Health Organization (WHO) accused the government of Tanzania of deliberately withholding information about suspected cases of Ebola virus disease, the Washington Post reported. The allegation follows reports of multiple cases throughout the nation, beginning in the capital city of Dar es Salaam, after which WHO said it was shut out from blood tests and informed by Tanzanian officials that the Ebola virus had been ruled out. Continue reading World Health Organization Says Tanzania Is Withholding Info on Suspected Ebola Cases