New Zealand Extends Lockdown Again as COVID-19 Infections Surge, Passing 300 Cases in Less Than a Month
A single coronavirus case forced New Zealand to go into a nationwide lockdown as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is committed to keeping the virus out of the nation. Officials recently extended the order until at least the end of the month as the country has recorded more than 300 cases.
Arkansas Physician Allegedly Gave Inmates Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19, Investigation Ensues
An Arkansas physician is currently under investigation for prescribing the parasite drug to Washington County jail inmates who have been infected with the coronavirus. Despite the FDA and the CDC warning against the use of the drug, the medical practitioner defended his decision by saying none of the 531 cases in the jail have died.
Chinese Conspiracy Theory Spreads Rumor That US Is Behind Pandemic Amid Officials' Refusal to Cooperate in COVID-19 Origin Investigation
Several conspiracy theories are claiming that the United States is responsible for leaking the coronavirus from a military lab. The Chinese government is allegedly responsible for spreading the rumors amid their reluctance to cooperate in the investigation that aims to determine the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another COVID-19-Like Pandemic May Happen in 60 Years? Researchers Anticipates the Probability
No one is in the clear, except another pandemic in 60 years that some scientists have warned. Viruses and other diseases will not stop but add more frequency as nature seems to point a gun on humans.
Japanese Nuclear Power Plant to Build Undersea Tunnel to Dispose Radioactive Water
A Fukushima nuclear power plant hopes to release treated, radioactive water into the ocean through a planned undersea tunnel. The process is seen as the most realistic way of discharging the waste without too much adverse effects to the environment.
Police Union Opposes Lightfoot's Vaccine Mandate for City Workers
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the region would require all city workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, a leading police union vehemently opposed the requirement, arguing there was no long-term safety study on the treatments.
France Faces Thousands of Protests Against COVID-19 Health Pass For Six Consecutive Weekends
Thousands of people in France protested against health pass restrictions, believing that the French government was implying that COVID-19 vaccinations were mandatory.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Fights to End Use of Face Mask Despite Country Topping 20 Million COVID Cases
Despite topping 20 million coronavirus cases since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is working to end the use of face masks in the country. The official said the reason was that many residents have already been vaccinated or infected by the virus.
New Zealand's COVID Outbreak Tops 100; What Comes Next?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced the extension of New Zealand's lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has since spread to more than 100 people in the region. The latest infections have forced officials to consider extending the lockdown once more to control the spread of the virus.
New Zealand's Delta Outbreak Spreads, Raises Concerns Among Residents as Lockdown is Extended
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the extension of New Zealand's lockdown after it reported a new outbreak of the Delta variant. The official said that the region has been in this situation before and urged residents to follow guidelines.
Vaccination Status Could Help Determine Whether or Not Patients Gets ICU Beds
A patient's vaccination status could be used as determining factor on whether or not they get treated as a doctor from Alabama said he would no longer treat patients unless they were inoculated. A North Texas group considers vaccination status as a means of determining whether or not a patient gets an ICU bed.
Prevention in Premature Births Discovered After Research Shows Self-Healing Tissue
Scientists believe they may be able to avoid premature births after discovering self-healing tissue around unborn babies.
Havana Syndrome Cause Still a Mystery, More US Officials Seek Treatment in Germany While Urging for Investigation
According to US diplomats, at least two additional Americans stationed in Germany sought medical care after experiencing signs of the strange health condition known as "Havana Syndrome."
Study Allegedly Measures How Many SARS-CoV-2 are Really Asymptomatic, Is This Accurate?
A new study can tell allegedly how many SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic. However, the nature of the asymptomatic infection is not fully understood or how the virus progresses.
How Speech Therapy Can Help Children With Autism
Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that results in significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. In particular, children with autism often have difficulty in communication. Researchers examined 391 young participants of the Children's Attention Project. They found that the risk of language problems in children with ADHD was nearly three times higher as they reached six years of age.