What Canada’s latest coronavirus case tells us about the evolution of the outbreak

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. As new outbreaks of coronavirus continue to appear...

Misinformation may make disease outbreaks worse, researchers say

Public health researchers in the U.K. say that the spread of misinformation during a disease outbreak may make the outbreak more severe, and that reducing the amount of harmful advice circulating by even a little bit could mitigate that effect. Julii Brainard...

As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout

ImageOfficers walked through a nearly empty terminal hall at Beijing Daxing International Airport on Thursday.Credit...Tingshu Wang/ReutersStocks and sales both fall as virus knocks the global economy.Airline revenue down $29 billion. Auto sales in China cratering. Supply chains snapped. The coronavirus...

‘Coronaphobia’ is spreading in Canada, professors say

TORONTO -- An inflated perception of the risks of COVID-19 could be spurring xenophobia and impacting the mental health of Canadians, according to two professors now cautioning against “coronaphobia.” In a new editorial in the scientific Journal of Anxiety Disorders,...

Coronavirus Live Updates: As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout

Here’s what you need to know:ImageOfficers walking through a nearly-empty terminal hall at the Beijing Daxing International Airport, on Thursday.Credit...Tingshu Wang/ReutersStocks and sales both fall as virus knocks the global economy.Airline revenue down $29 billion. Auto sales in China cratering....

Virus cases jump in South Korea to 346, China daily count drops

SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF -- South Korea on Saturday reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around the fourth-largest city where schools were...

Coronavirus outbreak edges closer to pandemic

There are outbreaks. There are epidemics. And there are pandemics, where epidemics become rampant in multiple countries and continents simultaneously. The novel coronavirus that causes the disease named covid-19 appears to be on the verge of that third, globe-shaking stage.Amid...

Coronavirus infections increase among cruise ship passengers brought to U.S.

The passengers, who had been quarantined aboard the cruise ship in Japan, are “considered at high risk of infection and we do expect to see additional cases,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases,...

Cruise ship passengers begin 14-day quarantine in Cornwall, Ont.

Canadian cruise ship passengers whose charter plane first landed at CFB Trenton early Friday morning have arrived in Cornwall, Ont., to begin a 14-day quarantine.The plane, which landed just after 2 a.m. ET, was carrying 129 passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise liner that was quarantined...

‘Window of opportunity’ to contain coronavirus is now, health officials say

The latest:  WHO director warns window to contain coronavirus outbreak is 'narrowing.'  China says crisis hasn't peaked, situation in Hubei province 'remains severe and complex.' WHO reports total of ​​​​​​75,569 cases in China and 2,239 deaths. Iran confirms 13 more cases of COVID-19 and...
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