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VIDEO: How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus That Can Linger In The Air
Thursday, September 03, 2020
Scientists say it's increasingly clear that airborne virus particles help the coronavirus superspread. Here's what they recommend to reduce the risks.
Why The Coronavirus Is So 'Superspready'
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
That's the word that one disease researcher uses to describe COVID-19. And now scientists are discovering the reasons that this virus is readily transmitted at "superspreader events."
Why Coronavirus Superspreading Events Happen
Friday, August 21, 2020
The coronavirus appears to transmit unevenly: A few people can infect many, while others don't pass the virus on at all. Researchers are working to understand the factors that drive superspreading.
Birx Stokes Hopes That Key Hospital Data Tracking Will Soon Return To CDC
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Dr. Deborah Birx says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is creating a new way to track COVID-19 hospitalizations a month after such data collection was moved outside the agency.
COVID-19 Hospital Data System That Bypasses CDC Plagued By Delays, Inaccuracies
Friday, July 31, 2020
The Trump administration had promised complete, transparent information on the coronavirus and hospital capacity. Instead, the new system has produced erratic updates and confusing numbers.
Why The Novel Coronavirus Has The Power To Launch A Pandemic
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Many viruses have pandemic potential but never reach the tipping point. So what made this one capable of wreaking global havoc?
New COVID-19 Data Reporting Rule Sparks Confusion At Hospitals
Saturday, July 18, 2020
The Trump Administration has states and hospitals scrambling with a new rule that makes them bypass the CDC and send their coronavirus data to directly to the department of Health and Human Services.
Congressional Democrats Demand White House Restore COVID-19 Data Collection To CDC
Friday, July 17, 2020
Senators and House members have separately issued letters calling for the Trump administration to undo a controversial move redirecting hospitals' coronavirus information.
Trump Administration Orders Hospitals To Bypass CDC, Send COVID-19 Data To Washington
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send data on COVID-19 patients directly to the Department of Health and Human Services, bypassing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
The Trump administration is directing hospitals to use a new platform to report COVID-19 data instead of an existing system at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'
Monday, July 13, 2020
Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health crisis.
Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped indoor settings, but it's unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here's how to lower your risks, just in case.
WHO: Airborne Transmission Plays Limited Role In Coronavirus Spread
Thursday, July 09, 2020
After 239 scientists raised concerns about transmission by aerosolized particles, the World Health Organization has issued a brief on the topic — and called for more research.
Trump Sets Date To End WHO Membership Over Its Handling Of Virus
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
In a letter to the U.N., the president said the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization effective July 6, 2021. He was met with a barrage of criticism.
Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About Transmission Of COVID-19
Monday, July 06, 2020
A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads. WHO responded at a press conference on Tuesday.
Essential Vocab For COVID-19: From Asymptomatic To Zoonotic
Saturday, June 27, 2020
The pandemic has brought many new terms into daily usage. Here are definitions of some of the words used in discussion of the novel coronavirus and how to stem its spread.
Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear To Infect Humans
Thursday, June 25, 2020
This outbreak of COVID-19 adds to the list of animals that can contract the disease. And, in this instance, the minks seem to have passed the virus on to humans.
We Still Don't Fully Understand The Label 'Asymptomatic'
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A new study reveals that even patients who are reportedly asymptomatic — no fever, cough, fatigue or breathing issues — could sustain temporary lung damage from the novel coronavirus.
Nothing Like SARS: Researchers Warn The Coronavirus Will Not Fade Away Anytime Soon
Thursday, June 11, 2020
There was early hope that the coronavirus could be contained and eliminated. But researchers now believe the virus is likely to be a continuing threat until a vaccine is developed.
WHO Creates 'Confusion' About Asymptomatic Spread. Here's What We Know
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
That's the word some doctors used for a World Health Organization statement. At issue: 1) How many people are infected with COVID-19 but show no symptoms? and 2) Can asymptomatic people infect others?