Tag: covid-19

American diplomats in China were forced to undergo anal swabs for coronavirus testing.
China Forces US Diplomats to Take Anal COVID-19 Tests In Error
American diplomats in China were forced to undergo anal swabs for coronavirus testing. According to a spokesperson from the U.S. State Department, Beijing has informed them that the test was given in error and that...
“We have a lot of evidence that if you have an adequate amount of sleep, you definitely can help to prevent or fight any kind of infection,” said Monika Haack, a psychoneuroimmunologist at Harvard Medical School, to National Geographic
Poor Sleep Weakens Immunity Against Diseases Such as COVID-19
“We have a lot of evidence that if you have an adequate amount of sleep, you definitely can help to prevent or fight any kind of infection,” said Monika Haack, a psychoneuroimmunologist at Harvard Medical...
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with heart damage have worse clinical outcomes, more severe disease, more intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and a higher risk of all-cause mortality, according to two meta-analyses conducted by Chinese researchers.
COVID-19 Heart Injury Associated With Poorer Outcomes, Studies Show
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with heart injury have worse clinical outcomes, more severe disease, more intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, and a higher risk of all-cause mortality, according to two meta-analyses conducted by Chinese...
A ranking of ‘government stringency’ has scored the UK 86 out of 100 points, placing it as one of the countries with the harshest coronavirus restrictions.
COVID-19 in the UK: Harsh Lockdowns But High Death Rates
A ranking of ‘government stringency’ has scored the UK 86 out of 100 points, placing it as one of the countries with the harshest coronavirus restrictions. The ranking, done by the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik...
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Hong Kong’s COVID-19 App Could Aid China’s Erosion of Local Freedoms
The adoption of an app for tracking coronavirus infections has sparked concern in Hong Kong, the Chinese port city where an authoritarian law passed last year is incrementally dismantling local freedoms and rule of law. ...
If recent surveys prove to be accurate predictors of what vaccination roll-outs will look like in China, then less than half of China’s population will be getting the jab.
At Least 50 Percent of Chinese Citizens Reluctant to get COVID-19 Vaccination, Surveys Show
If recent surveys prove to be accurate predictors of what vaccination roll-outs will look like in China, then less than half of China’s population will be getting the jab. Mistrust in the government and confidence...
Alarming Mutations in Novel NYC Coronavirus Variant
The novel B.1.526 variant is spreading rapidly in New York, a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hotspot in the United States since last year. Two not yet peer-reviewed studies from Columbia University and Caltech warn that...
Staunch proponents of lockdown measures and social distancing to combat the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus pandemic lambasted Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans for partying after their team won the historic Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7.
Maskless Super Bowl Partying Defies COVID-19 ‘Superspreader’ Fears
Staunch proponents of lockdown measures and social distancing to combat the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus pandemic lambasted Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans for partying after their team won the historic Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7. While...
On Friday, the full 591-page text of the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief bill was released by Democrats, titled the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.”
Only 6 Percent of COVID-19 Relief Bill Allotted Toward Public Health
On Friday, the full 591-page text of the $1.9 trillion Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) relief bill was released by Democrats, titled the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” The bill immediately met with Republicans and...
India’s 90 Percent Drop in COVID-19 Cases Stumps Experts
When the coronavirus pandemic broke out last year, people predicted that developing nations would bear the brunt of the viral outbreak. One expert suggested last March that the number of infected people in India could...
In a virtual staff meeting last July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced concerns that coronavirus vaccines could change a person’s DNA.
Zuckerberg Concerned That COVID-19 Vaccines Alter DNA
In a virtual staff meeting last July, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced concerns that coronavirus vaccines could change a person’s DNA. Zuckerberg said in the video chat: “I do just want to make sure that...
Feb. 7 marked the first anniversary of the death of Li Wenliang, considered to be a hero by many in China.
Chinese Remember ‘Wuhan Whistleblower’ and Early Mishandling of COVID-19 Pandemic
Feb. 7 marked the first anniversary of the death of whistleblower Li Wenliang, the doctor silenced by Chinese officials for his attempts to warn friends and family about the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in late 2019. Working...