Report Calls for Sustained Funding for Global Health Emergencies

Morton said the government could work with middle-income countries like Brazil, India and South Africa to enhance their own R&D efforts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could provide scientific guidance to regulatory authorities as they review health products. Morton said the FDA could also help boost the regulatory capacity needed by lower- and middle-income […]

Map Shows Americas Doing Worst in COVID-19 Pandemic, Making Up 55 Percent of Global Deaths

Europe, which has a population of 900 million versus the 1 billion of the Americas, makes up a quarter of total deaths. It also accounts for 13 percent of new cases reported in the past week, and 8 percent of fatalities. Almost 3.5 times as many new cases have been recorded in the Americas than […]

Food safety: Scientists warn of health risks in salad packs

Professor Gadi Frankel, from Imperial College London, said there had been recent outbreaks that could specifically be related to pre-packed salads, including a salmonella outbreak in the UK last year traced to imported basil, and an E coli outbreak in the US in 2006 traced to pre-packed baby spinach.

Sweden’s Public Health Director Explains Why Lack of Lockdown Was a Success

“The purpose of our approach is for people themselves to understand the need to follow the recommendations and guidelines that exist,” Johan Carlson, head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, is quoted by Reuters as saying. “There are no other tricks before there are available medical measures, primarily vaccines. The Swedish population has taken […]

Home births, missed vaccinations, lack of critical care: India’s health ‘time bomb’ keeps ticking, and it’s not Covid-19

India’s health infrastructure is run down at the best of times, with understaffed public hospitals, chronic shortages of hospital beds, low intensive-care capacity and poorly trained staff. India has 1.7 nurses per 1,000 people, 43% less than the World Health Organization recommends, and a dearth of doctors as well. The pandemic has also exposed the […]

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

The Latest: Parliament opens in India, global virus hot spot

Lawmakers must wear masks and follow other sanitization protocols, sit on seats separated by transparent plastic sheets and keep their meetings limited. The Question Hour, when lawmakers ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their ministries, will not be allowed.

Is YOUR state doing enough coronavirus testing? Rhode Island has screened more of its population than anywhere else while hot spots like South Dakota fall behind

According to data tracking  by the New York Times, 14 states currently have test positivity rates of 10 percent or higher, suggesting both that coronavirus may be actively spreading among their residents and that not enough teseting is being done.   

Experts predicted a coronavirus pandemic years ago. Now it’s playing out before our eyes

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, commented during a recent discussion with the TB Alliance on the difficulty of retaining support for a sustained commitment to pandemic preparedness when we’re not currently in the midst of an outbreak.

Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Announces No New Coronavirus-Related Deaths, 37 Additional Cases

Of the new cases, 35 are confirmed and two are probable. New cases range in age from 17 to 95 years with a median age of 36 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranged from Sept. 1 through Sept. 6.