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Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Medicine, Congress, Cdc, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Epidemics

Congo’s Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Declared Over

The World Health Organization called the end of the country’s 10th outbreak, the second deadliest in history, “a victory for science.” Health workers had faced mistrust and treatment centers were attacked.
Tags: News, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Over, W.H.O. Says

The response to second-deadliest outbreak of the virus — the 10th occurrence in the country — was hampered by mistrust and attacks on treatment centers.
Tags: News, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Congo, Ebola Virus, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa

When a Cemetery Wedding Was Used to End the Spanish Flu

Both the dead and the living were on hand for a most unusual exchange of vows at a Jewish burial ground in Queens.
Tags: News, New York City, Epidemics, Weddings and Engagements, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Influenza Epidemic (1918-19, Mount Hebron Cemetery

How would a coronavirus vaccine work and will we even get one? – video explainer

Science editor Ian Sample explains how vaccines work, runs through some of the main obstacles to creating one for coronavirus and preparing it for public use, and tells us which scenario he thinks is most realistic in the next 18 months  Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Epidemics, Vaccines and immunisation, Sars, Ian Sample, Flu pandemic, Coronavirus outbreak

In the W.H.O.'s Coronavirus Stumbles, Some Scientists See a Pattern

The agency’s advice sometimes lags behind rapidly evolving research into the coronavirus, experts contend.
Tags: News, Masks, Research, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Maria, Science and Technology, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Van Kerkhove, Coronavirus Reopenings

The W.H.O. Stumbles, and Some Scientists See a Pattern

The agency’s advice sometimes lags behind rapidly evolving research into the coronavirus, experts contend.
Tags: News, Masks, Research, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Maria, Science and Technology, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Van Kerkhove, Coronavirus Reopenings

Ignore the conspiracy theories: scientists know Covid-19 wasn't created in a lab | Peter Daszak

Instead of following false claims, we should be focusing our efforts on the regions where the next pandemic is likely to emerge• Peter Daszak is president of EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to analysing and preventing pandemicsIn a recent interview with the Telegraph, the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove cited an “important” scientific report that suggested that the novel coronavirus had not emerged naturally, but had been created by Chinese scientists. Dearlove said he believe...
Tags: Science, China, US, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Wuhan, EcoHealth Alliance, Mike Pompeo, Richard Dearlove, Dearlove, Coronavirus outbreak, Peter Daszak

K number: what is the coronavirus metric that could be crucial as lockdown eases?

The K value sheds light on how the transmission rate varies and can help identify clusters Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen deciding how and when lockdown restrictions will be lifted across the UK, the government has said the R value, denoting how many people on average one infected person will themselves infect, is crucial. But experts say another metric is becoming increasingly important: K. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Coronavirus outbreak, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

When Art Is Medicine

In Ojibwe culture, music, dance and medicine are sources of healing.
Tags: Music, News, Minnesota, Dancing, Canada, Epidemics, Great Lakes, North America, Indigenous People, University of Minnesota, Red Lake Nation, Women and Girls, Vaccination and Immunization, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes

In Washington State and Italy, the first confirmed cases were not linked to the outbreaks that followed, the analysis found. The epidemics were seeded later.
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Pride and Panic: Children of Health Care Workers Grapple With Pandemic

Children whose parents work on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak worry about jobs they say are important but hazardous.
Tags: News, Parenting, Hospitals, Epidemics, Anxiety and Stress, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Children of Health Care

They Evoke Darth Vader, but These Masks May Save Your Doctor’s Life

With medical masks in short supply, several hospitals have turned to industrial models. They get rave reviews and are allowed by the F.D.A., but the Trump administration has no plans to encourage distribution or production.
Tags: News, Masks, Hospitals, Epidemics, Shortages, Trump, Factories and Manufacturing, Protective Clothing and Gear, Disasters and Emergencies, Stockpiling, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

A Virus-Hunter Falls Prey to a Virus He Underestimated

Peter Piot, 71, one of the giants of Ebola and AIDS research, is still battling a coronavirus infection that hit him “like a bus” in March.
Tags: News, Singapore, Africa, Immune System, Sierra Leone, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Ebola Virus, Oxygen, Lungs, Peter, Steroids, International Aids Society, UNAIDS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Gita

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears

Malaria drug taken by Trump could raise risk of death and heart problems, study showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has said it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the malaria drug Donald Trump said he is taking as a precaution — from its global study into experimental coronavirus treatments after safety concerns.The WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that s...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Lancet, Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak

On a Scottish Isle, Nursing Home Deaths Expose a Covid-19 Scandal

At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.
Tags: News, Epidemics, Johnson, Nursing Homes, Skye, Great Britain, Boris, Elder Care, Deaths (Fatalities, Isle of Skye (Scotland, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Home Farm, HC-One

Trump Tweets and Golfs, but Makes No Mention of Virus’s Toll

Coronavirus deaths in the United States approached a staggering 100,000, a number the president once predicted would never be reached.
Tags: News, United States, Epidemics, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Trump Tweets, Deaths (Fatalities, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.
Tags: News, Vegetables, Unemployment, Fruit, Italy, Epidemics, Foreign Workers, Politics And Government, Agriculture and Farming, Labor and Jobs, Migrant Labor (Agriculture, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Poll reveals half of parents unconvinced that school is safe for their children's return

Teachers’ union leader warns situation ‘untenable’ as health officials say track and trace system has been left too lateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageParents are divided over the prospect of sending their children back to school, a new poll has revealed, as parent groups warned that mixed messages and poor communication had caused widespread anxiety about returning.With school leaders still grappling with the practicalities of reopening primary schools for some year...
Tags: England, Education, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Parents and parenting, Opinion polls, David Laws, Mary Bousted, Coronavirus outbreak

Jacinda Ardern Sold a Drastic Lockdown With Straight Talk and Mom Jokes

Leading New Zealand from isolation, Ms. Ardern coaxed her “team of five million” into accepting extreme restrictions. But the lessons of her success go beyond personality or charm.
Tags: News, Australia, Social Media, Epidemics, New Zealand, Politics And Government, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Jacinda, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Children half as likely to get coronavirus than adults, data shows

Under-20s appear 56% less likely to contract Covid-19, preliminary evidence suggests Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren are about half as likely to become infected with coronavirus than adults, according to scientists who reviewed data gathered by contact tracing and population screening studies around the world.The study, which will feed into the debate on when to open schools, found that children and young adults under the age of -20 appear 56% less likely to ...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Children, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Coronavirus outbreak

The Case for Music in Times of Loss

As a hospice chaplain, I know that the path through grief is mourning. Music can meet us on the path and help us keep walking.
Tags: Music, News, Epidemics, Hospice Care, Deaths (Fatalities, Funerals and Memorials, Chaplains, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV