Japan Constructs Cardboard Beds to Prevent Tokyo Olympic Athletes from Being Physically Intimate Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
Olympic athletes will be restricted from performing intimate physical activities during the competition as Japan officials provide cardboard beds for participants. The furniture were designed to be durable and recycable, which could be used even after the event.
Indonesia Overtakes India and Brazil in the Rate of COVID-19 Cases, Becomes New COVID-19 Epicenter
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage Indonesia which has now become the new epicenter of the virus as it overtakes India and Brazil in the number of new infections. The country's vaccination rate remains low as access to vaccines is hindered.
Dr. Vivek Murthy States Mask Mandates Amid Delta Surge "Very Reasonable"; 58% of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Delta Variant
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy stated that local officials have the capacity to reimplement mitigation guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 due to the fueling of cases by the Delta variant. At least 58% of COVID-19 cases were directly linked to the Delta variant.
Medical Health Workers Battle COVID-19 Underground as Myanmar's Military Junta Rules
Myanmar citizens continue to struggle as the military junta rules over the country and is accused of hoarding crucial oxygen supply. The allegations come amid the region's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic taking a turn for the worst.
Long COVID-19 has 200 Symptoms Affecting Ten Organs, Coronavirus Aftermath More Widespread Than Thought
For researchers, learning that lingering COVID-19 has 200 Symptoms that affects major organs is of serious concern. So far, data on this aspect of SARS-CoV-2 is so sparse, and why it affects certain individuals when compared to those recovering faster need answers from more enquiries.
FDA Grants Priority Review to Pfizer Vaccine; Full Approval Could Have an Impact on Vaccine Mandates
Pfizer and BioNTech stated that the FDA has granted priority review designation to the application of their vaccine for full approval. Pfizer and BioNTech started the application for full approval in May.
Children Under 12 Could Become Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Midwinter
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the coronavirus vaccine could be made available for children under 12 years old by the fall. The decision comes as Moderna and Pfizer conduct trials to make the age group eligible for the treatments.
Chronic Lung Disease Might Result in Severe COVID-19 Due to Cells Damaged by Respiratory Problems
Results from the study have concluded that chronic lung disease might result in severe COVID-19, which is caused by cell damage which allows SARS-CoV-2 to set in the lung that will cause severe breathing problems.
Critics Slam White House After Jen Psaki Reveals Flagging Facebook Misinformation; Some Say It Contravenes the First Amendment
After revealing that the Biden administration is coordinating with Facebook to flag "problematic" posts that spread COVID-19 disinformation, Jen Psaki was met with criticisms. With fierce denouncement on social media, some called the actions as contravening the First Amendment.
Myanmar Doctors Accuse Military Junta of Hoarding Oxygen as COVID-19 Death Toll Rises
Myanmar's military junta is accused of hoarding oxygen supply as the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic takes a turn for the worst. The region is experiencing a surge of cases and is being plagued by the deadly Delta variant.
Gene Editing Technology Proven Successful in Human Cell Experiments to Prevent Coronavirus Replication
Scientists using CRISPR or gene-editing technology have proven successful in human cell experiments, especially in the multiplication of COVID-19 in already infected cells. One of the ways to stop the takeover of SARS-CoV-2 is to find a way to lessen the chance of overcoming cells.
Johnson & Johnson Orders to Recall 5 US Sunscreen Products Due to Benzene Traces
J&J recalls five sunscreen products after discovering quantities of benzene on certain samples, which comprise another batch of items that add up to the 78 sun-care products recalled earlier this year.
Washington's Last Vaccine Lottery Drawing On Tuesday; One Lucky Winner Awarded $1 Million
The last of five "Shot of a Lifetime" vaccine lottery drawings for Washington is slated for Tuesday. One lucky winner will be granted $1 million.
Delta Variant Could Leave Long-Lasting COVID in Infected Individuals
Many young patients infected with the coronavirus disease may suffer long-term COVID symptoms, which is called post-COVID syndrome, amid the surge of the deadly Delta variant. American authorities also noted that the majority of hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks are among unvaccinated individuals.
Going Beyond "The Talk" Proactive Tips to Parents With Sexually Active Children
In a perfect world, parents sit down with their kids, talk to them about the birds and the bees (also known as the "sex talk") while their children actively listen and dutifully obey admonishments about sex. Clearly, we do not live in a perfect world.