CoronaVirus Outbreak News


- An international team of researchers reports that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) release thousands of viral particles directly into the air simply though breathing.   The researchers say the patients in the study exhaled severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) at an estimated rate of up to 100,000 particles per minute. "A COVID-19 patient exhales millions ...


- BRUSSELS — For months, the world has watched Sweden's light-touch approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, wondering whether it was genius or misguided. On Wednesday, the architect of the strategy said that, in retrospect, he might have pushed something closer to other countries' restrictions. Swedish authorities have consistently denied that they were aiming to achieve full-population ...


- The death of a front-line doctor in central China is provoking a backlash against the authorities' handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Hu Weifeng passed away on 2 June, after a four-month fight with Covid-19. He made headlines in March, when his skin turned black "due to liver dysfunction" during his treatment. The exact cause of his death has not been made public but the news has triggered ...

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- Sky News analysis of data from recent weeks indicates how prevalent the virus remains across England and Wales. While a decline in the daily number of new coronavirus cases and deaths means the government can begin to ease the UK's lockdown, the disease has not yet been eradicated. Sky News analysis of data from recent weeks shows how prevalent remains across England and Wales, detailing how many ...

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- The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China, has spread across the world, with more than 6.37 million people infected. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affects the respiratory tract and may cause potentially fatal pneumonia. Now, in a significant scientific study, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina Health ...


- The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city BEIJING -- The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected late last year, has tested nearly 10 million people in an unprecedented 19-day campaign to check an entire city. It identified just 300 ...


- News-Medical speaks to Dr. Albet Rizzo about silent hypoxia and how it is occurring in individuals that are suffering from COVID-19. What is silent hypoxia and how can it occur? Silent hypoxia is when a pulse oximetry check on a patient who does not appear to be short of breath, results in an oximetry finding lower than a physician would expect. This occurs in a number of situations, but most ...


- WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A new review shows that protests have now unfolded in every one of the 25 U.S. communities with the highest concentrations of new COVID-19 cases, stoking fears of a spike in new infections. The Associated Press analysis also found that some cities -- Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles among them -- have witnessed protests on ...


- The quest to discover how new diseases—such as COVID-19—emerge and spread in response to global land-use change driven by human population expansion still contains "major gaps", researchers have claimed. A team of experts from the University of Exeter has conducted a major study of how land-use changes, such as deforestation and urbanization, influence the spread of diseases from mammals to ...

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- SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Epidemiologist, Dr. Manuel Gordillo, said they have seen a decrease in patients coming into the hospital with COVID-19. When the virus was at its peak, SMH would have anywhere between fifteen and twenty COVID-19 patients in the ICU at any given time. Now, Dr. Gordillo said they don’t have any Coronavirus patients in the ICU. The hospital ...


- The novel coronavirus killed another 1,081 people in the United States in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm (0030 GMT) Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. That means 106,180 people have so far officially died from the virus out of 1,831,435 official cases, according to the Baltimore-based school. The US has had by far the most COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country in ...


- A month after his 13th wedding anniversary, Saul Velazquez awoke one morning in early April with a dry cough and aching body. Three days later, when he developed a fever, his wife, Mayra, drove him to the hospital near their home in the northwest suburbs. Due to coronavirus safety precautions, with hospitals locked down, she was not allowed to go in with him. After watching him walk through the ...


- Brazil poised to overtake Italy as world’s third-highest number of fatalities while Mexico confirmed 10,637 deaths Experts have voiced fears that Latin America’s two largest economies are reopening too fast as a record number of Covid-19 deaths left Brazil poised to overtake Italy as the country with the world’s third-highest number of fatalities. The South American country recorded 1,262 ...


- There a four coronaviruses known to cause common colds, but can they offer any immunity against SARS-CoV-2? Many researchers now seem to think that not everyone is as susceptible to a COVID-19 infection. Although there is no empirical evidence to definitely suggest so, it is possible that some people are less vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, due to previous exposure to ...


- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic. Trump last week said he would halt funding and a decades-long U.S. relationship with WHO, accusing it of being controlled by China and misleading the world about the virus. He cited ...


- PM’s comments come despite warnings by scientific advisers that rule should remain Boris Johnson has said he wants to reduce the 2-metre rule for physical distancing despite the government’s chief medical officer saying it would need to stay in place for the whole epidemic. The prime minister struck an optimistic note about easing the lockdown further after demands from Tory MPs for a review ...


- A version of this story appeared in the June 3 edition of CNN's Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday . (CNN) Latin America is in crisis. But parts of it are reopening anyway . The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the region is spiking fast. The death toll in Brazil, the worst-hit country in Latin America, passed 30,000 ...

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- Italy led European nations reopening borders on Wednesday as the continent slowly emerged from quarantines to restart battered economies even as the coronavirus pandemic carved its deadly path through Latin America. European nations among the hardest hit by the outbreak have mostly flattened out infection curves and turned to the tricky task of balancing economic recovery against the risk of a ...

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- Like the two events, some mild symptoms can overlap. Ashley Vickney Beine needs to get outside. It’s the one luxury she’s enjoyed while essentially being trapped in her home, like so many others, for the last few months. But these days, there’s an issue secondary to coronavirus concerns that has given her pause about venturing beyond her living room: the sneezing or sniffling brought on by ...


- Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. An experimental treatment of COVID-19 demonstrated a 100-fold reduction in viral load of the disease in animal testing, according to South Korean biopharmaceutical company Celltrion. As the pandemic continues to rage, having infected more than 1.8 million and killed 106,696 in the United States, drugmakers worldwide ...

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- WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The blood plasma of people who have recovered from the new coronavirus infection may help critically ill COVID-19 patients recover, a new study finds. Of 25 sick patients given plasma transfusions, 19 improved and 11 left the hospital, the researchers reported. None of the patients had side effects from the transfusion. "While physician scientists ...


- Dutch government to kill thousands of minks The Dutch government plans to kill thousands of minks in farms where the animals have coronavirus, according to Dutch broadcaster RTL. A government source confirmed the report was accurate but could not elaborate, Reuters said. There have been two cases of minks believed to have transmitted the virus to humans - the only known animal-to-human cases on ...

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- Italy reopened its borders to international travelers on Wednesday in hopes to boost tourism and rescue its economy, which is in its worst recession since World War II. International flights resumed at the airports of three major cities: Rome, Milan and Naples. The country also dropped the required 14-day quarantine for visitors coming into the country in its final phase of easing lockdown ...

Source: newsweek.com

- In a recent schedule update, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced plans to boost its July route network and number of flights by 60% compared to the June schedule. KLM joins other airlines, including American, Delta and United, in adding capacity to the July timetable as an increasing number of passengers return to the skies. The number of planes (and passengers) in the sky for the month of July ...

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- Masks. Gloves. Partitions. Socially distanced lines. Hand sanitizer. As countries around the world begin to emerge from the lockdowns that marked the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants — at least the ones that have survived — are taking steps to lure customers back. On Tuesday, cafes in Paris opened their outdoor terraces, after nearly three months closed, with tables a ...


- Research appears to back up stories of people who believe they got coronavirus at events UK government allowed to go ahead T he last major football match played in England before all sport was suspended because of the coronavirus crisis was the European Champions League showpiece between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid . It was a thrilling contest that transfixed 54,000 people under the floodlights ...