Experts urge closer Sino-US ties in public health

When asked if he had received an intelligence report that talked about a discrepancy in the COVID-19 numbers in China, Trump said “we have not received” any intelligence reports showing that China underreported its coronavirus numbers, though he said the numbers “seem to be a little bit on the light side”.

‘Worried About Disproportionate Loss Of Life’: Nonprofit Founder Fears Coronavirus Will Spur Public Health Crisis For Immigrants

Sayu Bhojwani: Like the rest of America, immigrants are facing challenges of job security, and economic fragility. But, this fear is amplified for undocumented immigrants and refugees: accessing services that may help them weather the financial and health hardships may make them ineligible for citizenship or at risk for deportation. Not to mention the rampant […]

Government ready to sacrifice economic growth to protect public health: PM

At a meeting with the Government on the implementation of social distancing rules for 15 days to combat COVID-19, he said it was time to mobilise all forces to prevent and control the pandemic. However, a number of localities have misunderstood social distancing measures.

California resumes disclosing how many health workers have coronavirus

The same day, the state’s public health department resumed reporting those cases. In its daily release, the department said 127 health workers were infected across the state — a jump from Saturday, when 73 health workers were infected. That was the last day the state reported numbers before stopping. Later on Thursday, numbers were updated […]

Bay Area Health Officials Advise All to Wear Face Coverings in Public

The announcement also included the recommendation avoid using surgical or N-95 masks, which are in great demand by health care workers and first responders and in low supply. Instead, public health officials recommended that the public wear bandanas, fabric masks or even neck gaiters.

What’s in the U.S. small business rescue program?

The Paycheck Protection Program, a key part of the $2.2 trillion package approved by Congress last Friday, provides funds to businesses that have fewer than 500 employees. The aim is to help the companies keep paying their employees and their basic bills during the shutdowns, so that they are able to reopen quickly when public […]

“We love you NHS”: UK health service gears up for virus peak

This includes registering retired doctors and nurses so they can return to work — a process that now takes as little as 24 hours — and helping them get training to perform tasks they’ve never done before, like doctors doing the work of intensive care nurses, said Juliette Cosgrove, the former chief nurse of the […]

Health Secretary is savaged over his promise of 100,000 coronavirus tests by the end of the month as he admits government still hasn’t got ANY reliable antibody kits that are crucial to getting Britain back to work and normal life

Other smaller laboratories say they have volunteered to help with testing, too, among them the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University and Systems Biology Laboratory in Abingdon, which is testing local GP staff already. Cancer Research UK said it is also providing equipment and expert staff to help with testing. 

A sixth of Maine’s coronavirus cases are health care workers

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

REFILE-Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health hazard

“It would have better effect using a water cannon to disperse people and make them go home,” he said. (Reporting by Prasto Wardoyo in Surabaya and Angie Teo in Jakarta; John Geddie and Aradhana Aravindan in Singapore and Krishna Das and Rozanna Latiff in Kuala Lumpur, editing by Ed Osmond)