Category Archives: health

As Covid-19 peaks, a virus once again takes advantage of human instinct – STAT

The natural response to a disaster is to at first believe that it is not happening. The Covid-19 pandemic, we are learning, is a disaster playing out in slow motion — when every moment is a little bit worse than one would expect. In the United States, the result is a grim sense of déjà […]

The Worst Hangover in Sports: Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

Athletes have been reminded for months that returning to competition would mean changing almost everything about their lives. There would be no high-fiving, spitting or anything else that might conceivably transmit the coronavirus. But as sports leagues around the world race to get back into competition, there’s one urge that young and restless athletes can’t […]

On The COVID-19 Campaign Trail, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock May Be Getting A Boost – NPR

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, right, gets an update on coronavirus testing from councilman Martin Charlo of Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption toggle caption Kirk Siegler/NPR Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, right, gets an update on coronavirus testing from councilman Martin Charlo of Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes. Kirk Siegler/NPR At a free […]

Pool Testing May Prove Viable Option for COVID-19 – Contagionlive.com

We’ve all heard the mantra for the age of COVID-19: test (smarter, but not harder) and trace. However, at least to date, addressing the first part has been easier said than done. Quality problems and supply shortages have plagued (pardon the expression) RT-PCR testing initiatives in even the wealthiest nations since the start of the […]

Live Global Coronavirus News: U.S. Sets a Daily Record for New Cases – The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMiami Beach on Wednesday. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has given no indication that the state will roll back its economic opening despite a slew of new cases.Credit…Cristobal Herrera/EPA, via Shutterstock Four states, including Florida and Texas, report highest single-day totals as the U.S. reopens. The United States reported […]

Race for a COVID-19 vaccine has drug makers scaling up manufacturing — before one is developed – MarketWatch

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., which has yet to share results from the Phase 1 trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, has already received millions of dollars in funding to scale up manufacturing capacity. An announcement Tuesday that the Department of Defense would pay $71 million to fund manufacturing of a device used to administer the Inovio […]

Fitness Industry Works to Rebound From Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. fitness industry has been upended by Covid-19-related closures, pushing some large gym chains to rapidly shrink their footprints and refocus on apps for at-home workouts, while many smaller studios have gone out of business. Gym chains 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and Gold’s Gym International Inc. filed for chapter 11 after missing out […]

Coronavirus: Who would be first to get Covid-19 vaccine? – syracuse.com

Who would be the first to get a Covid-19 vaccine? Probably people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed. About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the U.S. This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he is […]

Here’s what we have learned about COVID-19 in the past 6 months – News 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Six months since the coronavirus surfaced around the world, medical professionals here in Cleveland share what they’re learning about the virus. University Hospitals Dr. Keith Armitage believes the most important, recent discovery involves testing, especially patients testing positive even weeks after an initial positive test. “When people get over a COVID-19 illness, they […]

Dexamethasone Demand Soars After Positive Covid-19 Study – The Wall Street Journal

Demand for the generic drug dexamethasone has surged in a matter of days since researchers in the U.K. reported that the steroid reduced deaths in very sick Covid-19 patients, according to a major drug-purchasing firm. Orders for dexamethasone surpassed 2.8 million last week as the University of Oxford released study results on June 16, up […]