covid-19

How Healthy Is America’s Public Health Infrastructure?

How Healthy Is America’s Public Health Infrastructure?

By Jeff Turrentine From day to day, our public health infrastructure — the people and systems we’ve put in place to keep populations, as opposed to individuals, healthy — largely goes unnoticed. That’s because when it’s working well, its success takes the form of utter normalcy. Never mind that a vast number of people from […]

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    How to Stop Touching Your Face to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus and Other Germs

    How to Stop Touching Your Face to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus and Other Germs

    By Stephen D. Benning, Brian Labus and Kimberly A. Barchard Public health officials consistently promote hand-washing as a way for people to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, this virus can live on metal and plastic for days, so simply adjusting your eyeglasses with unwashed hands may be enough to infect yourself. Thus, the […]

    Beat the COVID-19 Blues With These Wildlife and Nature Livecams

    Beat the COVID-19 Blues With These Wildlife and Nature Livecams

    By John R. Platt With the coronavirus continuing to spread and self-isolation becoming the norm, it feels more important than ever to embrace the power and beauty of nature. Sure, we can’t travel as much these days, but the modern world can still bring the natural world to us. We’ve picked some great webcams around […]

    Coronavirus Update: France Enters Nationwide Lockdown

    Coronavirus Update: France Enters Nationwide Lockdown

    Widespread containment measures are due to go into effect across much of Germany, France and Spain starting on Tuesday. Non-essential businesses and shops will be closed and residents have been urged to remain at home. The German foreign minister announced an “airlift” for thousands of German citizens stranded abroad. French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a […]

    White House Ordered Coronavirus Meetings Be Classified

    White House Ordered Coronavirus Meetings Be Classified

    In a move that undercut and possibly delayed the U.S. response to the new coronavirus, the White House designated crucial meetings about the outbreak as classified, four Trump administration officials told Reuters Wednesday. The classified nature of the meetings meant that some government experts could not attend. “We had some very critical people who did […]

    Greta Thunberg Calls for Digital Strikes Amid Coronavirus Fears

    Greta Thunberg Calls for Digital Strikes Amid Coronavirus Fears

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday said that campaigners must avoid mass rallies amid the escalation of coronavirus cases around the world. Instead, “digital strikes” would be the way forward during the crisis, she said on Twitter. “We young people are the least affected by this virus but it’s essential that we act in […]

    As CDC Says ‘Do Not Go to Work,’ Trump Says Thousands With Coronavirus Could Go to Work and Get Better

    As CDC Says ‘Do Not Go to Work,’ Trump Says Thousands With Coronavirus Could Go to Work and Get Better

    By Jake Johnson Running roughshod over the advice of trained medical professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, President Donald Trump Wednesday night suggested to millions of Fox News viewers that people infected with coronavirus could still go to work and recover, comments that were immediately condemned as irresponsible and dangerous. “A lot […]