Experts Urge People to Get Flu Shot, Fear a Possible ‘Twindemic’ as Flu Season Approaches
Despite the health officials not really knowing the degree of severity of the flu season, they are concerned that many people would not get their flu shots which can cause widespread outbreaks. The concerns about the so-called ‘twindemic’ have become very intense that flu shot has been pushed by officials globally before it becomes available in clinic and physicians’ offices.
FDA Authorizes ‘SalivaDirect’, Yale’s COVID-19 Rapid Saliva Test
The development of the new test to determine the presence of the novel coronavirus was led by Nathan Grubaugh, assistant professor and Anne Wyllie, associate research scientist, at Yale School of Public Health. The aim of the researchers was to decrease the overall testing costs and times and to increase the availability of saliva-based testing.
New Zealand Delays Elections as Surge of Coronavirus Cases Terrorize the Country
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand's election would be delayed after a spike of new coronavirus cases were recorded in the country. The official revealed politicians were prepared to undergo restricted elections and had planned measures to safely conduct the event.
True Origins of COVID-19: Chinese Miners First Infected With Virus in 2012
Scientists discovered a master's thesis that reports of a mysterious illness similar to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world today. The study notes that six miners showed similar symptoms in 2012 after being exposed to bat feces for 14 days.
Kim Jong Un Orders Distribution of Grains from Private Reserve, Sparking Theories of Emergency in North Korea
The move is heavily unusual since the food reserves are usually only used by Kim or reserved for times of war.
Fauci Says There's 'No Reason' America Can't Do In-Person Voting
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr Anthony Fauci said there was "no reason" Americans can't do in-person voting. The medical expert said if implemented properly and strict guidelines are followed, the practice would still be safe for citizens.
Thousands of Teachers, Students and Staff Quarantined in Schools After In-Person Learning Resumed
Shortly after the reopening of the educational institutions, the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases has resulted in large scale quarantines in schools. At the moment more than 2,000 people including teachers and students have been placed in quarantine.
Fact Check: Could People Be Jailed for Refusing Vaccine in the United States?
As the world is getting closer into getting a vaccine for the current pandemic, it is possible that not everyone are up for getting it. The public are now asking if authorities can arrest and fine those who won't get vaccinated for COVID-19.
UK Experiences Worst Economic Downturn in History Due to Coronavirus
The United Kingdom has since the worst economic downturn it has experienced since 2009. Experts say the coronavirus led to massive unemployment and closed establishments that aided the recession.
Russia's COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cause Harm, May Open a Pandora's Box
After months of racing to develop a vaccine, Russia may be the country that is closest to the finish line. However, experts are concerned that rushing to distribute the vaccine may be too dangerous.
Dog from North Carolina Who Died Due to 'Acute Illness' Tests Positive for COVID-19
The dog showed signs of respiratory distress and was brought to the hospital. It died on the same day but the samples that have been taken from the dog were tested in a diagnostic laboratory and returned with a positive result.
New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in New Zealand Breaking its 102-day COVID-free Streak
New Zealand has been hailed globally after its success in battling COVID-19 and being able to go for more than 3 months without reporting new infections. However, as it reached 102 days of having no cases, four mystery cases of unknown origin emerged in the country.
California’s Public Health Chief Steps Down After Disclosure of Gigantic COVID-19 Records Backlog
California’s Public Health Chief Dr. Sonia Angell did not state the reason for her immediate resignation. However, it came just a few days after the big revelation of hundreds of thousands of backlogs in coronavirus records.
United States to Acquire 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine From Moderna
The American government had moved to acquire millions of doses from multiple pharmaceutical companies to ensure it gets at least one working treatment.
Fact Check: Does 5G Technology Produce Coronavirus Infection in Human Cells?
Rumors have been spreading around social media platforms claiming that 5G wireless technology is spreading the coronavirus infection by producing harmful cells within the human body. Experts have previously debunked the myths and are worries for those who believe false news without researching their authenticity.