A group of students from several universities in Yogyakarta has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19
A number of patients in Wuhan have tested positive for the second time for the coronavirus after testing negative and making a recovery. That raises a few possibilities, NPR reports. One is that the diagnostic tools aren't 100% accurate. Or there could be another round of infections beginning, just as...
New Orleans is converting its convention center into a hospital that, once up and running, will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 coronavirus patients. (March 27)
The U.S. charged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with drug trafficking charges. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreza said the charges showed the “desperation” of the “Washington Elite.” According to Reuters, the Trump administration offered rewards for the capture of Maduro. They also offered rewards for the capture of other high-ranking officials accused of drug trafficking. Arreza said the U.S. was “obsessed” with Venezuela and wanted to reap “electoral returns” in Florida.
10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home A simple Google search on your computer can open the virtual door to these travel destinations. 1. The ancient Great Wall of China. 2. Egypt's three Giza pyramids. 3. India's Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 4. The ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 5. France's beautiful Palace of Versailles. 6. Great Britain's mysterious Stonehenge. 7. California's Yosemite National Park, home of the Half Dome. 8. America's most famous road, Route 66. 9. Italy's Sistine Chapel, which can be found in the Vatican. 10. Paris' most famous art museum, the Louvre.
In new findings released Friday, a review of studies in China highlight news on COVID-19. COVID-19 can cause death in people with underlying cardiovascular disease. The virus can also cause cardiac injury even in those with no history of heart problems. With the new coronavirus spread rapidly in the United States, healthcare providers are struggling. The United States now has nearly 100,000 confirmed cases, which leads the world. New York no longer has ventilators available for incoming patients and people are dying by the hour.
China was on its way toward being back in the movie business. After the nation's 70,000 theaters were closed because of the pandemic in January, a few had begun reopening as quarantine restrictions were gradually lifted. Shanghai planned to reopen another 500 this weekend. That's not going to happen,...
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.
For the first time in his presidency, more people approve of the job Donald Trump is doing than disapprove, polls show. The improvement appears to be driven by support for his handling of the coronavirus crisis, the Hill reports. A Washington Post -ABC News poll found 48% of those polled...
You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...
Two design companies have teamed up in a makeshift assembly line in Brooklyn to help meet New York's demand for face shields to protect medical professionals dealing with the coronavirus crisis. (March 27)
The influenza virus has taken a backseat to COVID-19 in response to the global outbreak. According to a new report, however, the flu is still something we need to watch for and be aware of. New research shows there was an uptick in cases of influenza across the US during the week ending March 21. According to UPI, an estimated 1 million Americans were infected with the influenza virus. The new cases bring the total for the 2019-20 flu season to an estimated 39 million people.
Can Coronavirus Live on Shoes? The COVID-19 pandemic has already raised questions about how long the virus can live on clothing. But what about shoes? Shoes are points of contact in crowded areas, such as grocery stores. According to public health specialist Carol Winner, there is no evidence that coronavirus enters our homes via shoes. Carol Winner, via HuffPost However, there is evidence that the virus can live on surfaces, which may include shoes depending on the material. Carol Winner, via HuffPost
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a $2.2 trillion aid package. It is the largest in history according to reports at Reuters. The package is to help cope with the economic downturn inflicted by the intensifying coronavirus pandemic. The massive bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives nearly unanimously. The rare bipartisan action underscored how serious the global pandemic is. As Americans suffer, the medical system threatens to buckle, and the cases grow hourly. The US has the most confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the world and has not tested many citizens.
Thieves in London have made off with a collection of guns used in the James Bond films, including at least one weapon that's one of a kind. Witnesses described seeing three white males with eastern European accents flee in a silver vehicle after breaking into a property in Enfield, north...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a limited number of ways to experience nature's beauty. Accuweather's Dexter Henry looks at some creative ways for people to enjoy nature this spring
Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."