Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Calls for government to clarify face coverings in England

MPs have called for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a “stricter” approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus. Former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said… Read More »

Trump wears a mask in public for first time during coronavirus pandemic

President Trump wore a mask while visiting military personnel undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday ⁠— his first time in public sporting a face covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Accompanied by medical staff, Trump walked through the entryway of the hospital in Bethesda,… Read More »

Louisiana governor says progress against coronavirus has been wiped out in past three weeks

“We have a statewide pandemic. It’s no longer one or two regions,” Edwards told reporters in Baton Rouge. Edwards’ announcement comes as the United States passed 3 million coronavirus cases. Louisiana’s health department reported 1,891 new cases Wednesday, 95% of which are from community spread, according to Edwards. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the… Read More »

Study Provides Some Clarity On Use Of Masks For Coronavirus

A study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, proved that surgical masks can help with preventing seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, being transmitted from infected individuals. Making use of a breath-capturing device called the “Gesundheit II machine”, researchers revealed that the amounts of various airborne viruses coming from infected individuals were significantly reduced using… Read More »

Coronavirus strains Florida health system as some hospitals run out of ICU beds in largest counties

People wait for health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, June 18, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters More than 40 Florida hospitals in multiple counties across the state have maxed out their ICU… Read More »