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The US Sets Another Grim COVID-19 Milestone

Posted: November 6, 2020 at 6:10 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, U.S., WORLD

While going without a complete answer, the lack of Universal Healthcare puts U.S. citizens in a predicament when receiving care for COVID-19.

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WHO Calls For Key Actions In Universal Health Coverage, Protection Of Health Professionals From COVID-19 Infection

Posted: September 25, 2020 at 8:00 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

Protecting Health Professionals From COVID-19 With much of the world continuing to struggle with dealing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019), health professionals on the front lines of combating the virus remain under threat as they attempt to curve the harm COVID can do in communities throughout the world.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us […]

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The Infodemic Surrounding COVID-19

Posted: September 14, 2020 at 1:57 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) global pandemic, the international community has had to battle the virus itself along with a series of misinformation that has elongated the issues surrounding its spread. The World Health Organization coined the term ‘infodemic‘ to describe the rapid spread of misleading or fabricated news surrounding COVID-19. An ‘infodemic’ takes numerous shapes […]

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Scientists React To Patient Being Reinfected With COVID-19

Posted: August 31, 2020 at 5:51 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

Over the past week, multiple reports have surfaced of a Hong Konger becoming reinfected with COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) after previously recovering from the virus. The news began circulating through a press release, with the full study available in the Clinical Infectious Diseases medical journal. “What we are learning about infection is that people do develop an immune response and […]

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CDC States COVID-19 Immunity May Last 3 Months For Recovered Patients

Posted: August 17, 2020 at 10:38 am   /   Article, news, WORLD

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated part of its COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) guidelines regarding proper quarantine precautions. Per the CDC website: At this time, we do not know if someone can be re-infected with COVID-19. Data to date show that a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 may have […]

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Emergency Committee on COVID-19 Says Virus Remains A Public Health Threat

Posted: August 3, 2020 at 9:01 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR), held its fourth meeting last week. After a discussion on the evidence regarding COVID-19, the Emergency Committee unanimously agreed that the virus remains an international public health threat. The official terminology for such a concern […]

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WHO Launches COVID-19 Law Lab To Ensure Human Rights Standards

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 7:10 am   /   AFRICA, news, WORLD

On Thursday, July 23rd, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gave the following address as the organization announced the creation of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) Law Lab. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. More than 15 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and almost 620 thousand deaths. […]

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WHO Updates COVID-19 Transmission Information After New Evidence Arises, Airborne Transmission Possible

Posted: July 13, 2020 at 1:03 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

After recent research found within the scientific community showing airborne transmission is likely, an international group of epidemiologists and scientists approached the World Health Organization (WHO) with a request to review their COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) transmission guidelines.  The request came as WHO discontinued the treatment arms for hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir testing. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity […]

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Florida Sets US Record For Daily COVID-19 Cases

Posted: July 12, 2020 at 10:55 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, WORLD

According to the Florida Department of Health on Sunday, the state broke the United States’ daily record for new COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) cases. Accounting for a sizeable portion of the 66,281 cases reported throughout the country. As a whole, Florida has 269,811 reported COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Even more alarming is the 19.60% rate of […]

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Experts Say Face Coverings Could Save 33,000 COVID-19 Deaths By October 1 In United States

Posted: July 3, 2020 at 6:09 am   /   Article, news, U.S.

According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States had 43,556 new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus, 2019) on July 2. The following states have seen dramatic spikes in cases over the past several weeks, the number of new cases from Thursday is in parentheses.  Florida (10,109) Texas (7,915) California (<4,000) Arizona (3,333) After originally stating […]

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