While most governors have imposed stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus, leaders of a handful of states have rejected such action
Scientists have figured out that the world's biggest fish lives for a surprisingly long time, and the discovery comes courtesy of atomic bomb tests from decades ago. The fish is the enormous whale shark, and the study in Frontiers in Marine Science suggests they can live a century or more,...
Toykyo was supposed to host the Summer Olympics in July 2020 but now it might be rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the Olympics would be held “by the summer of 2021.” According to Allure, two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd was set to compete in the Olympics for soccer. Lloyd said while she was disappointed about the changes, she’s “thankful” they were delayed and not cancelled. She said: “Our team has been playing very well under our new head coach Vlatko, and I knew we would go into the Olympics prepared and ready.”
Less than three weeks ago, a respected Bosnian epidemiologist was fielding calls from journalists seeking advice on how to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak
6 Mild COVID-19 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore 1. Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting Study, 'American Journal of Gastroenterology' 2. Excess mucus production Though this symptom is also often associated with the common cold and allergies, it has been reported in over a third of COVID-19 patients. 3. Aches, pains and headaches These are common symptoms with most viruses. 4. Fatigue Dr. Susan Besser, via 'Prevention' 5. Sore throat Respiratory viruses can cause postnasal drip and a constant cough, leading to a sore throat. 6. Lost sense of smell According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, this "has been seen in patients ultimately testing positive for coronavirus with no other symptoms." If you are experiencing multiple mild or severe symptoms of COVID-19, call your doctor. They will be able to tell you if you qualify for testing and where to go from there.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a fight during a coronavirus task force meeting. The fight was over how much the White House should support a malaria drug to fight COVID-19. According to Business Insider, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner updated the task force on different drug trials. Navarro then passed out folders praising the “clear and therapeutic efficacy” of the malaria drug. Fauci then pushed back saying there’s only “anecdotal evidence” of the drug working and that made Navarro upset.
As researchers scramble to get a firmer handle on the coronavirus toll, one aspect of the illness is coming into focus: It's hitting black communities around the nation disproportionately hard. A stew of medical and sociological factors appears to be at play, and there's a growing call for the feds...
Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram
Prosecutors say a truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day
The president of the American Medical Association is urging U.S. leaders to base COVID-19 decision-making on science and facts, not politics and ideology. (April 7)
New York state's coronavirus death tolls has been flattening in recent days, but it jumped to its highest total yet on Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state recorded 731 new deaths since Monday, well above the roughly 600 deaths of the previous two days, reports the Daily News . “Behind...
Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a contribution of $250,000 and opening a social media account for the first time to promote the cause
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially jumped into North American life , and they've got a brand-new venture in the works to boot. The New York Post reports that plans are underway for the semi-royal couple to launch Archewell, a nonprofit that will effectively take the place of the Sussex...
Wisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidential primary election. (April 7)
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order about postponing Wisconsin’s primary election. According to Reuters, he wants to move the election from April 7 to June 9. Evers cited health risks as the reason but Republicans said they would challenge it in the state Supreme Court. Evers tried to cancel in-person voting and extend the time to return absentee ballots into late May. Republicans rejected that proposal and Evers then moved forward with his executive order.
As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well and also wondering who’s in charge
The Pandemic Has Led to a Global Drop in Air Pollution Satellite images from the European Space Agency have shown that air pollution levels around the world have decreased as a result of the slowing of industrial activity. The ESA’s Sentinel-5P satellite has shown that nitrogen dioxide levels over cities in Asia and Europe are significantly lower than in the same period last year. Paul Monks, a professor of air pollution at the University of Leicester, has said that a reduction in air pollution may benefit those vulnerable to COVID-19. Paul Monks, via Wired Monks also referred to the sudden shift as the “largest-scale experiment ever seen.”
Pink announced she tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and has already recovered. She said her family was already staying at home and continued to do so while they got better. According to Reuters, the family took the test again and have not been confirmed negative. The singer said the accessibility to testing was an “absolute travesty and failure of our government.” Pink said she would donate $1 million to a hospital fund and a Los Angeles fund.
The parents of two kids killed in an Arizona flash flood in November have been hit with charges after those children, plus one of their young nieces, all drowned in the floodwaters. A spokesman for the Gila County Sheriff's Office confirmed to People that Daniel Rawlings was charged with three...