Coronavirus will radically alter the U.S.

“They were terrified. And that was the best-case scenario.”Experts around the country have been churning out model after model — marshaling every tool from math, medicine, science and history — to try to predict the coming chaos unleashed by the...

CDC, the top U.S. public health agency, is sidelined during coronavirus pandemic

Redfield did join a smaller briefing Wednesday afternoon, for the first time since March 9. He and three other task force members stood with President Trump and Vice President Pence for the day’s second task force appearance. The event, which...

Cruise ship with COVID-19 cases and Canadians on board docks in France

MARSEILLE, FRANCE -- A trans-Atlantic cruise ship carrying several COVID-19 cases among its passengers and with dozens of Canadians aboard has docked in the French Mediterranean port city of Marseille. Global Affairs Canada says at least 77 Canadians are on...

Italian COVID-19 death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S.

ROME -- The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted...

Some children with COVID-19 become seriously ill, study finds

Children of all ages are susceptible to COVID-19 and while their symptoms are generally less severe than those of adults, a small percentage — particularly preschoolers and infants — can become seriously ill, according to a new study.A pre-publication version of the report has been...

Can I Jog Outside? Is That Drinking Fountain Safe? Exercise in the Time of Coronavirus

With almost all of us spending a lot of time at home because of the coronavirus pandemic and some under edicts to shelter in place and avoid going out at all, those of us who are used to regular exercise...

Catherine Hamlin, Pioneering Doctor Who Treated Childbirth Injury, Dies at 96

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian obstetrician and gynecologist who devoted her life to treating Ethiopian women with a devastating childbearing injury and who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at her home in...

Younger adults are large percentage of coronavirus hospitalizations in United States, according to new CDC data

Their attitudes were based in part on early data from China, which suggested covid-19 might seriously sicken or kill the elderly — but spare the young.Stark new data from the United States and Europe suggests otherwise.Earlier this week, French health...

Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads

ROME -- The Chinese city where the coronavirus first took hold reported no new homegrown cases Thursday, while the death toll in Italy was poised to overtake that of China in a dramatic illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted...

Health Canada acts to boost supply of hand sanitizer, disinfectants, swabs, masks

OTTAWA -- Health Canada is waiving some of its usual regulatory requirements to increase supplies of hand sanitizers, disinfectants, swabs and personal protective equipment such as masks and gowns used to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Due to "unprecedented...
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