Coronavirus: Italy is letting its aged die without treatment so that the young can be helped, accuses doctor
Coronavirus: Italy is letting its aged die without treatment so that the young can be helped, accuses doctor

Dr Max Pemberton conceded this was the 'harsh reality' but ageism as a prejudice might end up killing many

Coronavirus: Basketball stars come together to cover salaries of arena workers after NBA season gets suspended
Coronavirus: Basketball stars come together to cover salaries of arena workers after NBA season gets suspended

Earnings of thousands of employees who work by the hour at basketball arenas across the country are being affected

Coronavirus: Oregon woman buys grocery for elderly couple too scared to step out of their car fearing infection
Coronavirus: Oregon woman buys grocery for elderly couple too scared to step out of their car fearing infection

Rebecca Mehra tweeted that the couple had been seating in their car for close to an hour looking for the right person to ask for help

Coronavirus pandemic: CDC's worst-case projection sees 1.7 million Americans die and over 214 million infected
Coronavirus pandemic: CDC's worst-case projection sees 1.7 million Americans die and over 214 million infected

The CDC scenario also projects that between 2.4 million and 21 million people in the country could require hospitalization

Coronavirus: Trump's claims that Google is developing a virus testing website leaves tech giant stumped
Coronavirus: Trump's claims that Google is developing a virus testing website leaves tech giant stumped

The company that is building a testing website is Verily, life sciences wing of Google parent company Alphabet; is in the 'early stages of development'

Coronavirus pandemic: Newborn tests positive minutes after birth, becoming the youngest victim of deadly disease
Coronavirus pandemic: Newborn tests positive minutes after birth, becoming the youngest victim of deadly disease

According to reports, the child's mother was rushed to the hospital days before the birth after displaying symptoms of pneumonia

Coronavirus pandemic: WHO says Europe new epicenter and not China after Italy records 250 deaths in a day
Coronavirus pandemic: WHO says Europe new epicenter and not China after Italy records 250 deaths in a day

Confirmed cases in Europe being reported daily have exceeded those of China at the peak of the spread of the disease

Is Coronavirus bridging USA's political divide? Trump tweets support, 'free test' law proposed by Dems gets passed
Is Coronavirus bridging USA's political divide? Trump tweets support, 'free test' law proposed by Dems gets passed

Trump urged Democrats and Republicans to unite and vote in favor of the Coronavirus Response Act announced by Pelosi

Coronavirus pandemic: Trump declares national emergency to use $50B, denies responsibility for testing delays
Coronavirus pandemic: Trump declares national emergency to use $50B, denies responsibility for testing delays

In response to his administration coming under fire for being too slow in making testing available, Trump said, “I don't take responsibility at all" for the slow rollout

Coronavirus pandemic: Lara Trump to host 700-person fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in defiance of governor's warning
Coronavirus pandemic: Lara Trump to host 700-person fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago in defiance of governor's warning

Big Dog Ranch Rescue's annual Wine, Women and Shoes event is scheduled to go ahead despite Florida's governor Ron DeSantis issuing a warning to limit gatherings of more than 250 people

Coronavirus: US will face 'tragic suffering' like Italy unless it follows South Korea’s methods to curb outbreak
Coronavirus: US will face 'tragic suffering' like Italy unless it follows South Korea’s methods to curb outbreak

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the US has to takes aggressive measures like South Korea with its massive testing and a complete ban on social gatherings to combat the outbreak

Coronavirus: Cleveland clinic promises test results within hours while states across US fail to show urgency
Coronavirus: Cleveland clinic promises test results within hours while states across US fail to show urgency

Across the country, states are testing fewer than 100 people a day while the CDC tested just 77 people this week. The lack of urgency in getting tests is worrying people

Coronavirus pandemic: World looking at early Wuhan-like situation if alertness is not raised, warns expert
Coronavirus pandemic: World looking at early Wuhan-like situation if alertness is not raised, warns expert

Professor Zhong Nanshan, head of the National Health Commission, also added that if countries took the necessary steps, the pandemic could reach its end by June this year

Coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 can survive in the air for nearly 3 hours, warn scientists
Coronavirus pandemic: COVID-19 can survive in the air for nearly 3 hours, warn scientists

The COVID-19 virus can also remain viable on surfaces such as plastic and steel for up to three days and cardboard surfaces for up to 24 hours

Coronavirus pandemic: US testing system is failing as many go undiagnosed 8 weeks into outbreak, warn experts
Coronavirus pandemic: US testing system is failing as many go undiagnosed 8 weeks into outbreak, warn experts

Trump administration promised to run a million tests but they admitted that they delivered only 75,000 tests

Coronavirus: Infected couple came into contact with 370 people, but none of them tested positive
Coronavirus: Infected couple came into contact with 370 people, but none of them tested positive

The analysis adds a new dimension to understanding how COVID-19 spreads

Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO delivers bombshell, says summer heat may not stop spread of virus
Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO delivers bombshell, says summer heat may not stop spread of virus

Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures such as washing hands frequently if you live in or travel to an area reporting COVID-19, say experts

Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire tests positive; Canadian PM to continue self-isolation
Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire tests positive; Canadian PM to continue self-isolation

The Prime Minister is in good health with no symptoms. As a precautionary measure and following the advice of doctors, he will be in isolation for a planned period of 14 days

Coronavirus: Top scientist slams Trump for distorting facts and denying the seriousness of the outbreak
Coronavirus: Top scientist slams Trump for distorting facts and denying the seriousness of the outbreak

Dr H Holden Thorp, editor in chief, Science journals, wrote, "While scientists are trying to share facts about the epidemic, the administration either blocks those facts or restates them with contradictions"

Coronavirus: Social distancing to complete lockdown, this is what pandemic handling could look like in US
Coronavirus: Social distancing to complete lockdown, this is what pandemic handling could look like in US

'Restrictions can be placed on all modes of travel, which include air, rail subway, bus, ferry — a move that could virtually lock down the country'

Coronavirus: USA could never handle Wuhan-like outbreak since only 35% hospital beds are available daily
Coronavirus: USA could never handle Wuhan-like outbreak since only 35% hospital beds are available daily

On any normal day, the occupancy rate of hospital beds in the US is about 65.5% and the demand for in-patient beds may have found US cities overwhelmed

Coronavirus: Responders say US govt gave them baby wipes and paper dust masks while dealing with Wuhan evacuees
Coronavirus: Responders say US govt gave them baby wipes and paper dust masks while dealing with Wuhan evacuees

A whistleblower had earlier alleged that officials had not received proper training or protective gear while helping at the Travis and March Air Force bases in California

Coronavirus: Overcrowded US jails will worsen spread, expediting releases could reduce burden, warn experts
Coronavirus: Overcrowded US jails will worsen spread, expediting releases could reduce burden, warn experts

The US has the largest incarcerated population in the world and experts and Democratic senators have tried to draw the officials' attention towards the issue

Coronavirus: Trump bans travel between US and Europe for 30 days, says virus was 'seeded' by EU travelers
Coronavirus: Trump bans travel between US and Europe for 30 days, says virus was 'seeded' by EU travelers

Trump said the restrictions won’t apply to the United Kingdom and the US would monitor the situation to determine if travel could be reopened earlier

WHO labels COVID-19 a pandemic, the first-ever caused by a coronavirus, urges countries to 'turn the tide'
WHO labels COVID-19 a pandemic, the first-ever caused by a coronavirus, urges countries to 'turn the tide'

WHO Director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a media briefing, said: "We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time"

Coronavirus: Contact tracing fails to slow down spread in US forcing authorities to focus on mitigation instead
Coronavirus: Contact tracing fails to slow down spread in US forcing authorities to focus on mitigation instead

Contact tracing -- where medical workers track down people who had been in direct contact with patients -- helps health workers get ahead of the virus, thereby helping them control the spread

Coronavirus: As efforts to contain virus fails, US scrambles to 'mitigate' damage with local measures
Coronavirus: As efforts to contain virus fails, US scrambles to 'mitigate' damage with local measures

During the mitigation phase, which aims to stop community spread, measures can include social distancing, limiting or canceling large gatherings and even canceling sporting events

Coronavirus: Can patients get reinfected after recovery? Some reports say yes but experts are divided
Coronavirus: Can patients get reinfected after recovery? Some reports say yes but experts are divided

While scientists have not yet ruled out the possibility of reinfection, some say it could be due to poorly conducted tests leading to false-positives or due to the biphasic tendencies of the virus

Coronavirus: How the Chinese govt used a 'social nuclear weapon' to fight the virus and bring it under control
Coronavirus: How the Chinese govt used a 'social nuclear weapon' to fight the virus and bring it under control

China's 'collectivist culture and an authoritarian government' helped the nation in its fight against COVID-19. However, the same will be difficult to replicate elsewhere

Coronavirus: Say no to long trips, crowds and cruise ships, top US health expert warns seniors
Coronavirus: Say no to long trips, crowds and cruise ships, top US health expert warns seniors

NIAID Director Anthony S Fauci says the risk of getting into trouble with this infection is overwhelmingly weighed towards people with underlying conditions and the elderly

Coronavirus spreading at different rates affecting countries like US, France and UK faster than others: Study
Coronavirus spreading at different rates affecting countries like US, France and UK faster than others: Study

These variations across the globe are the result of several factors, including environment, population density, public health measures and susceptibility to a disease in a population, say experts

Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks
Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks

Based on the present findings, early discharge with ensuing home isolation could be chosen for patients 10 days after the symptoms appear, say experts

Coronavirus: WHO says pandemic threat is 'very real' but scientists say it's already developed into one
Coronavirus: WHO says pandemic threat is 'very real' but scientists say it's already developed into one

WHO officials said they are not trying to avoid using the word pandemic. The only concern is how the world reacts: whether countries will use it as a call to action, or will they use it to give up

Coronavirus may continue to plague Americans in 2021 and settle down permanently like flu
Coronavirus may continue to plague Americans in 2021 and settle down permanently like flu

There is a good chance many will become sick because the virus is new and people have no immunity against it, says US health experts, adding that many may not develop serious illness

Coronavirus: Trump has not been tested for COVID-19 and is in excellent health, says White House
Coronavirus: Trump has not been tested for COVID-19 and is in excellent health, says White House

The statement comes after three House Republicans — who were in direct contact with Trump — put themselves into self-quarantine after attending CPAC and coming in contact with an individual who tested positive for the virus

Coronavirus: If you have the infection, it could be 5.1 days before symptoms start showing, says new estimate
Coronavirus: If you have the infection, it could be 5.1 days before symptoms start showing, says new estimate

This is known as the incubation period, referring to the time from exposure to the development of symptoms. The study also suggests that about 97.5% of people who develop symptoms of COVID-19 will do so within 11.5 days of exposure

Coronavirus: From prayer mats to no services, how the outbreak is reshaping religious traditions across the world
Coronavirus: From prayer mats to no services, how the outbreak is reshaping religious traditions across the world

According to experts, such measures are helpful as people attending religious services, or other events, are often huddled together

Coronavirus: As US looks at school closures, experts fear shutting them down may do more harm than good
Coronavirus: As US looks at school closures, experts fear shutting them down may do more harm than good

Children, who depend on their schools for free or discounted meals, will be kept out, or they could be left at home unattended

Coronavirus: Children at similar risk of infection as adults but less likely to have severe symptoms
Coronavirus: Children at similar risk of infection as adults but less likely to have severe symptoms

Some questions remain. For example, it is not yet clear whether children are important in transmitting the new coronavirus as they are with the influenza virus

Coronavirus: Coachella and Stagecoach postponed until October as host county confirms six virus cases
Coronavirus: Coachella and Stagecoach postponed until October as host county confirms six virus cases

Southern California's Riverside County is where the Coachella Valley music festival is held

Coronavirus: Over 3,500 deaths, 100k cases across 100 countries; here are the numbers that define the outbreak
Coronavirus: Over 3,500 deaths, 100k cases across 100 countries; here are the numbers that define the outbreak

So far, 3,825 have died and 110,034 have been infected globally in the COVID-19 outbreak. Around 1 in every 5 people who catch COVID-19 needs hospital treatment, says the WHO

Coronavirus cases in New York jump to 105, Governor Andrew Cuomo asks CDC to let private labs run tests
Coronavirus cases in New York jump to 105, Governor Andrew Cuomo asks CDC to let private labs run tests

The spread has forced the closure of classes at Columbia University and other schools across the state on March 8

Coronavirus: Ted Cruz self-quarantines at home after briefly interacting with infected man
Coronavirus: Ted Cruz self-quarantines at home after briefly interacting with infected man

GOP Senator Ted Cruz says he will remain at his home in Texas after learning that he shook hands and chatted briefly with a man who has tested positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus: Cruise ships no place for quarantine as ventilation systems could aid virus spread, warn experts
Coronavirus: Cruise ships no place for quarantine as ventilation systems could aid virus spread, warn experts

Keeping all the passengers on board instead of letting them disembark on land is a strategy that can backfire

Coronavirus: 3,500 Grand Princess passengers came to know 21 cases on board only when Pence announced on TV
Coronavirus: 3,500 Grand Princess passengers came to know 21 cases on board only when Pence announced on TV

At the White House press conference on Friday, March 6, Mike Pence revealed that 46 people on board were swabbed and 21 of them tested positive

Coronavirus outbreak spurs ammo sales as people fear lawlessness and chaos: 'They want to keep themselves safe'
Coronavirus outbreak spurs ammo sales as people fear lawlessness and chaos: 'They want to keep themselves safe'

American ammo retailer Ammo.com has revealed that people are not only buying the garden variety protective stuff, they're also stocking up on things that can kill

Coronavirus: Two dead in Florida after testing positive for deadly virus, raise US death toll to 17
Coronavirus: Two dead in Florida after testing positive for deadly virus, raise US death toll to 17

As of March 6, Florida authorities said seven people in the state have tested positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus: Obsessing about not touching your face can make matters worse, say experts
Coronavirus: Obsessing about not touching your face can make matters worse, say experts

Face-touching is a major way a person can pick up infections like COVID-19

Coronavirus: No, the virus did not hitch a ride to China from space, say experts rubbishing a bizarre claim
Coronavirus: No, the virus did not hitch a ride to China from space, say experts rubbishing a bizarre claim

A scientist has claimed that the new coronavirus came from a meteorite that hit China last year. The theory does not hold water because evidence suggests that the new coronavirus jumped from animals to humans

Coronavirus: EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to be used against COVID-19
Coronavirus: EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to be used against COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand sanitizers are not effective against the virus, except those with more than 60% alcohol

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