Over 33% Americans showing signs of anxiety and depression amid pandemic lockdown, says survey
Over 33% Americans showing signs of anxiety and depression amid pandemic lockdown, says survey

Results of the household survey by the US Census Bureau shows that 28.2% had symptoms of anxiety disorder, 24.4 had symptoms of depressive disorder and 33.9% had symptoms of one of the two

One in five infected people may test negative for coronavirus before symptoms show, finds study
One in five infected people may test negative for coronavirus before symptoms show, finds study

The concern is that a negative result may initially give people a false sense of security in the days leading up to symptom onset, say experts.

White House says testing majority of Americans for Covid-19 not needed, asks states to target 2% of population
White House says testing majority of Americans for Covid-19 not needed, asks states to target 2% of population

According to the 81-page report, the overall target for the nation for May and June is 12.9 million tests

US pharmacies push for flu vaccines after several experts predict there may be second Covid-19 wave in fall
US pharmacies push for flu vaccines after several experts predict there may be second Covid-19 wave in fall

This comes after a poll found that about 60% of Americans are willing to get flu shots in fall

Over 150,000 restaurants, hotels in 8 US states are coronavirus super-spreaders, can trigger second wave: Study
Over 150,000 restaurants, hotels in 8 US states are coronavirus super-spreaders, can trigger second wave: Study

Among the super-spreader businesses, 116,605 are dine-in restaurants, 26,196 are limited-service restaurants and 13,432 are hotels and motels

US in early stages of Covid-19 outbreak, says expert as death toll nears 100,000: 'We're not anywhere near done'
US in early stages of Covid-19 outbreak, says expert as death toll nears 100,000: 'We're not anywhere near done'

Dr Ashish Jha said that the projections show that the US might witness 70,000 to 100,000 fatalities between now and the end of the summer

Covid-19 has infected over 62,000 US healthcare workers and 291 have died but CDC warns numbers are higher
Covid-19 has infected over 62,000 US healthcare workers and 291 have died but CDC warns numbers are higher

The analysis is based on only 21.3% who said they have treated patients on the frontlines. Fatalities could be higher because CDC had access to the death status of only 56.9 % of the 62,000 infections

Coronavirus antibody tests could be wrong and can't be used to allow people to return to work, warns CDC
Coronavirus antibody tests could be wrong and can't be used to allow people to return to work, warns CDC

CDC says that health officials or health care providers who are using antibody tests need to use the most accurate test they can find and they might need to test people twice

How contaminated stethoscopes, thermometers led to 119 Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths at a hospital
How contaminated stethoscopes, thermometers led to 119 Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths at a hospital

To prevent future outbreaks, the researchers call for measures such as sanitizing objects like medical instruments after every use and minimizing the non-essential movement of people

Mike Pence says US on 'far side' of Covid-19 pandemic even as WHO warns of second peak if nations are careless
Mike Pence says US on 'far side' of Covid-19 pandemic even as WHO warns of second peak if nations are careless

The WHO said that the world is in the middle of the first wave and that countries could see a second peak of Covid-19 cases in this wave itself if they let up too soon on measures to stop the pandemic 

Face shields are more safer and effective than cloth masks against coronavirus, say experts
Face shields are more safer and effective than cloth masks against coronavirus, say experts

Previous research suggests that face shields effectively stopped the flu virus from entering the body.

Coronavirus patients are not infectious after 11 days of illness even if they test positive: Study
Coronavirus patients are not infectious after 11 days of illness even if they test positive: Study

The study shows that an infected person becomes contagious around two days before symptoms show, and they remain contagious between seven and 10 days after they start showing signs of the disease

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial as possible coronavirus cure after reports of patients dying due to drug
WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial as possible coronavirus cure after reports of patients dying due to drug

The move comes in light of a paper that showed Covid-19 patients taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems than those that were not

US accepted Russian ventilators linked to hospital fires without FDA approval, models under investigation
US accepted Russian ventilators linked to hospital fires without FDA approval, models under investigation

The development highlights the consequences of fast-tracking products without vetting. The US, in its defense, said they had stockpiled them and had not out any of them to use

Rats getting 'aggressive' as restaurants stay shut amid pandemic, here's what CDC advises for a rodent-free home
Rats getting 'aggressive' as restaurants stay shut amid pandemic, here's what CDC advises for a rodent-free home

Preventive actions can include sealing up access into homes and businesses, removing debris and heavy vegetation, keeping garbage in tightly covered bins

Remdesivir most beneficial for Covid-19 patients who require oxygen support but not ventilator, NIH study shows
Remdesivir most beneficial for Covid-19 patients who require oxygen support but not ventilator, NIH study shows

The study enrolled 1,063 patients from 10 countries, including the US, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Greece, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Spain, Japan, and Singapore

2 Missouri hairstylists work despite Covid-19 symptoms, expose 140 customers to virus
2 Missouri hairstylists work despite Covid-19 symptoms, expose 140 customers to virus

In early May, Missouri opened its doors to business, including concerts and movie theaters, to operate with social distancing measures

US can't rule out second lockdown despite Trump's resistance, says Deborah Birx
US can't rule out second lockdown despite Trump's resistance, says Deborah Birx

President Donald Trump recently said that he will not close the country even if there is another wave of Covid-19

One in six coronavirus patients dies after use of hydroxychloroquine, some develop acute heart issues: Study
One in six coronavirus patients dies after use of hydroxychloroquine, some develop acute heart issues: Study

A research team led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, US, analyzed real-world evidence related to outcomes for Covid-19 patients

Limit sharing prayer rugs to gathering sizes, all you need to know about CDC's guidelines for religious worship
Limit sharing prayer rugs to gathering sizes, all you need to know about CDC's guidelines for religious worship

The latest recommendations are meant to guide faith communities while respecting their fundamental right to gather for worship, says the guidance

Coronavirus not under control in US, relaxing social distancing could double the deaths in two months: Study
Coronavirus not under control in US, relaxing social distancing could double the deaths in two months: Study

Increasing surveillance and monitoring capacities will be essential to avoid a second wave, warn scientists

CDC's worst case estimate of ONLY 1% coronavirus patients dying doesn't reflect ground reality, says expert
CDC's worst case estimate of ONLY 1% coronavirus patients dying doesn't reflect ground reality, says expert

The current numbers released by the CDC underestimate fatality by a substantial margin compared to current scientific consensus, they say

Study find traces of coronavirus in breast milk, raises questions on how virus spreads to newborns
Study find traces of coronavirus in breast milk, raises questions on how virus spreads to newborns

It remains unclear whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can be shed into breastmilk and transmitted to a child through breastfeeding, the expert says

Covid-19 appears to cause injury in placenta during pregnancy, experts call for additional monitoring
Covid-19 appears to cause injury in placenta during pregnancy, experts call for additional monitoring

The injury recorded in the study leads to insufficient blood flow between the mother and the fetus, which may hamper its functioning, fear experts

CDC messes up, merges two different coronavirus testing data that could create misleading picture of pandemic
CDC messes up, merges two different coronavirus testing data that could create misleading picture of pandemic

CDC has been reporting diagnostic and antibody test results as one, which could skew the understanding of how many new Covid-19 cases have emerged, a crucial metric to help control outbreaks and ease restrictions

Dr Fauci to go hiking on Memorial Day as he urges Americans to 'go out' while maintaining social distancing
Dr Fauci to go hiking on Memorial Day as he urges Americans to 'go out' while maintaining social distancing

Dr Anthony Fauci advised Americans to wear face masks and maintain a six-feet distance while staying outdoors

US could have avoided over 53,000 coronavirus deaths if lockdown was imposed two weeks earlier: Study
US could have avoided over 53,000 coronavirus deaths if lockdown was imposed two weeks earlier: Study

The findings underscore the importance of early intervention and aggressive response in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic

Trump says he won't close the country even if there is a second wave of Covid-19: 'We can put out the fires'
Trump says he won't close the country even if there is a second wave of Covid-19: 'We can put out the fires'

Trump's remarks come even as experts express caution over the reopening of all 50 states, which they feel can ignite the second wave

Coronavirus does not spread easily through contaminated surfaces or objects, say updated CDC guidelines
Coronavirus does not spread easily through contaminated surfaces or objects, say updated CDC guidelines

The advisory comes even as a new study has found that presymptomatic patients have high viral load shedding and can easily contaminate environments. Researchers detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA on 8 (36%) of 22 surfaces, as well as on the pillow cover, sheet, and duvet cover used by these patients.

Newborns should be tested if mothers are Covid-19 positive or suspected to be infected: CDC
Newborns should be tested if mothers are Covid-19 positive or suspected to be infected: CDC

The advisory follows a few case reports which suggest that infants are at higher risk of suffering from severe forms of infections than older children

Arkansas church link to new cluster of coronavirus cases is proof religious gatherings can be super-spreaders
Arkansas church link to new cluster of coronavirus cases is proof religious gatherings can be super-spreaders

Among 92 attendees at a rural Arkansas church during March 6-11, 35 people developed Covid-19 and three died

People in social isolation face 40% more risk of stroke or heart attack, says report
People in social isolation face 40% more risk of stroke or heart attack, says report

Studies have linked loneliness with about 50% increased risk of dementia. It is also associated with poorer mental health

Sneeze guards in offices to digital menus at restaurants, all you need to know about CDC's reopening guidelines
Sneeze guards in offices to digital menus at restaurants, all you need to know about CDC's reopening guidelines

The 60-page document on how to reopen America was released after the initial draft was shelved for being too prescriptive

Mink may have transmitted Covid-19 to humans in Netherlands, officials order mandatory testing at farms
Mink may have transmitted Covid-19 to humans in Netherlands, officials order mandatory testing at farms

This could make it the country's first reported case of animal-to-human transmission

US birth rate hits 35-year low and coronavirus pandemic may lead to further decline, say experts
US birth rate hits 35-year low and coronavirus pandemic may lead to further decline, say experts

The provisional number of births for the US in 2019 was 3,745,540, down 1% from 3,791,712 in 2018. This is the fifth year that the number of births has declined after the increase in 2014

World sees biggest single-day spike with 106,000 new coronavirus cases, US, Russia and India most hit: WHO
World sees biggest single-day spike with 106,000 new coronavirus cases, US, Russia and India most hit: WHO

In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO – the most in a single day since the outbreak began. However, this does not mean that they were infected, tested or counted in the last 24 hours

Are gyms safe? Intense workouts, poor social distancing can increase risk of Covid-19 infection, say experts
Are gyms safe? Intense workouts, poor social distancing can increase risk of Covid-19 infection, say experts

One study traced more than 100 infections to a single dance fitness workshop

Trump 'muzzling' scientists and spreading misinformation amid pandemic unlike Bush and Obama, analysis shows
Trump 'muzzling' scientists and spreading misinformation amid pandemic unlike Bush and Obama, analysis shows

To see how things have changed since Trump took over as the President, the analysts compared the current CDC press events with the past

Pandemic may continue till summer of 2021 as Pentagon asks military to prep for coronavirus 'environment'
Pandemic may continue till summer of 2021 as Pentagon asks military to prep for coronavirus 'environment'

The document mentions the need for increased testing and maintaining a registry 'to track and closely monitor outcomes of those infected with Covid-19'

Coronavirus kills 20 times more Americans than flu, say experts who warn comparing the two can be dangerous
Coronavirus kills 20 times more Americans than flu, say experts who warn comparing the two can be dangerous

The national rate of death among people infected with coronavirus and who show symptoms is 1.3%, a study found. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%

People who test positive after recovering from coronavirus are not reinfected or contagious, says study
People who test positive after recovering from coronavirus are not reinfected or contagious, says study

The study was conducted in response to reports of multiple cases testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 after being discharged from isolation in South Korea

Coronavirus could cause delirium, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in critical patients: Study
Coronavirus could cause delirium, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in critical patients: Study

Delirium, which is now associated with Covid-19, results in confused thinking and affected patients are oblivious to their surroundings and experience hallucinations

Rampant deforestation in Amazon rainforest could spark next coronavirus-type pandemic, warns scientist
Rampant deforestation in Amazon rainforest could spark next coronavirus-type pandemic, warns scientist

Its immense biodiversity could make the region 'the world's biggest coronavirus pool,' said Brazilian ecologist David Lapola, referring to coronaviruses in general

WHO’s coronavirus response and alert system on outbreaks need to be reassessed, says IOAC report
WHO’s coronavirus response and alert system on outbreaks need to be reassessed, says IOAC report

The report by Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee (IOAC) cautions that conducting such a review during the heat of the response could disrupt WHO’s ability to respond effectively

Trump threatens to permanently end funding if WHO doesn't show 'independence from China' in 30 days
Trump threatens to permanently end funding if WHO doesn't show 'independence from China' in 30 days

You failed to press China for timely admittance of a WHO team of international medical experts, says the letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

US drugmaker Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows promise as all volunteers develop antibodies in phase 1
US drugmaker Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows promise as all volunteers develop antibodies in phase 1

The FDA has already greenlit phase 2 trials where Moderna will give the vaccine to 600 volunteers to test its safety in a much larger group

Los Angeles coronavirus infections may be over 40 times higher than reported cases, says study
Los Angeles coronavirus infections may be over 40 times higher than reported cases, says study

The results are based on antibody testing. CDC will also start a coronavirus antibody study of up to 325,000 Americans in 25 metros to analyze how Covid-19 is spreading across the US into next year

High Covid-19 death toll due to minorities with 'greater risk profiles', says HHS Secretary Alex Azar
High Covid-19 death toll due to minorities with 'greater risk profiles', says HHS Secretary Alex Azar

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explained that hypertension, diabetes, and other underlying health conditions heighten the risk of severe complications from coronavirus

Chinese expert admits Wuhan hid coronavirus numbers initially, warns of second wave due to lack of immunity
Chinese expert admits Wuhan hid coronavirus numbers initially, warns of second wave due to lack of immunity

The expert said that even though China currently has a relatively low number of infections, it still faces a 'big challenge' because most had not been exposed to the coronavirus

California churchgoer tests positive for Covid-19 after attending service, exposes 180 attendees to virus
California churchgoer tests positive for Covid-19 after attending service, exposes 180 attendees to virus

Moving too quickly through the reopening process can trigger outbreaks, forcing officials to enforce more restrictive measures, said an expert

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