Tag Archives: COVID19

New research shows COVID-19 immunity may only last few months

An employee of the Bonn professional firefighters gives instructions to a man seeking a test for possible Covid-19 infection at a coronavirus testing station during the novel coronavirus pandemic on August 24, 2020 in Bonn, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/2020 Getty Images) In Hong Kong, new research confirms a man has contracted COVID-19 for the… Read More »

Bigger class could mean up to five times the COVID-19 infections, Canadian study suggests

Article content continued The new modelling study, which hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, was designed to capture transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the dreaded COVID-19. Researchers looked at the effect of different student-to-teacher ratios in a hypothetical primary school, as well as school-based daycare, an essential “bridge” for working parents who can’t drop-off or… Read More »

HCA Healthcare faces lawsuit for ‘recklessly’ facilitating COVID-19 spread

HCA Healthcare and its Riverside Community Hospital are being sued by the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West for allegedly “recklessly” facilitating the spread of COVID-19 among its workers and the Riverside, California community. “Defendants, through knowing and reckless acts and omissions, have failed to take reasonable and necessary precautions to protect their employees,… Read More »

Report: Chinese mining company used COVID-19 vaccine in PNG

A newspaper reports a Chinese mining company in Papua New Guinea claims to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination trial By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press August 21, 2020, 3:12 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — A Chinese mining company in Papua New Guinea claims… Read More »

New Covid-19 cases are declining across the US, official says, but that could quickly change if people aren’t careful

Trends are now “going in the right direction,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration physician overseeing US coronavirus testing, attributing the decline in part to safety protocols such as masks and social distancing. The daily average number official new coronavirus cases reported in the US has been declining for weeks. Cases over the past… Read More »

Minorities Are Underrepresented in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

While clinical trials are currently underway to find treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, a new article published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that these trials lack sufficient representation of Black and indigenous people and people of color despite higher rates of coronavirus infection, COVID-19 hospitalization and death among these individuals, reports the… Read More »