Americans are still waiting nearly three days for coronavirus test results, study finds 

Americans are still waiting nearly three days for coronavirus test results – too slow for contact tracing to detect potential outbreaks, study finds A new survey reveal the average wait time for coronavirus test results to return has fallen from four days in April to 2.7 days in September Researchers say this is still too slow for … Read more Americans are still waiting nearly three days for coronavirus test results, study finds 

Head of Operation Warp speed says he expects coronavirus vaccine trials to resume next week  

Paused AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine trials expected to resume this WEEK, Operation Warp Speed chief says Dr Moncef Slaoui, the chief of Operation Warp Speed, says he expects two paused coronavirus trials to resume this week AstraZeneca’s US arm was placed on hold on September 8 when a British participant suffered a … Read more Head of Operation Warp speed says he expects coronavirus vaccine trials to resume next week  

Former FDA head says the US is entering the ‘biggest wave’ of the coronavirus pandemic

Former FDA head says the US is entering the ‘biggest wave’ of the coronavirus pandemic and calls Trump ‘problematic’ for holding large rallies Dr Scott Gottlieb, who ran the FDA from May 2017 to April 2019, said the US is entering the ‘biggest wave’ of the pandemic He pointed to the rising number of COVID-19 … Read more Former FDA head says the US is entering the ‘biggest wave’ of the coronavirus pandemic

More than 40% of coronavirus cases in US nursing homes are asymptomatic, new study finds

More than 40% of coronavirus cases in US nursing homes are asymptomatic, new study finds Researchers looked at data from more than 500 nursing homes across 34 states A total of 40.6% of more than 5,400 positive coronavirus cases were asymptomatic with no signs such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath Nearly one in five … Read more More than 40% of coronavirus cases in US nursing homes are asymptomatic, new study finds

AstraZeneca took ONE MONTH to give the FDA vaccine trial data after the study was paused

AstraZeneca did not turn over coronavirus vaccine trial safety data to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for one month, a new report claims. The late-stage study, being conducted with Oxford University, was put on hold on September 9 when a British participant was rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious reaction that … Read more AstraZeneca took ONE MONTH to give the FDA vaccine trial data after the study was paused

Young, white US men are the least likely to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic

White college-aged men in the US are the least likely to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds. This group had the fewest number who reported regularly remembering to wash their hands before eating at a restaurant or after using the bathroom, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed … Read more Young, white US men are the least likely to wash their hands amid the coronavirus pandemic

Nevada man, 25, contracted coronavirus twice in 48 days and was SICKER during his second bout

Researchers in the US have confirmed the country’s first case of a patient becoming reinfected with the novel coronavirus.   According to the report, a unnamed 25-year-old man, who lives in Washoe County, Nevada, tested positive in mid-April after showing signs of mild illness. After recovering, and testing negative twice, he started experiencing similar symptoms in … Read more Nevada man, 25, contracted coronavirus twice in 48 days and was SICKER during his second bout

Forget the R rate, it’s the Covid-19 clusters we need to stop

During the coronavirus pandemic, the reproduction number — R for short — has been used as a key measure of whether the virus is under control. This shows how many people, on average, one person with Covid-19 infects. Trying to keep this number under one has been a major part of the Government’s response to the … Read more Forget the R rate, it’s the Covid-19 clusters we need to stop

How councils have closed down 300 toilets since Covid-19 outbreak

For the best part of four months during the height of the pandemic, 65-year-old Mandy Simons, who lives alone and has severe asthma, saw not a single other person. So, when the Government announced a pause to shielding in August, she instantly phoned her best friend Donna, who lives on the other side of London, … Read more How councils have closed down 300 toilets since Covid-19 outbreak

Neck gaiters DO work, study finds

 Popular neck gaiters do help to stop the spread of coronavirus, new research suggests.  It comes after a Duke University study suggested that the popular face coverings might actually make infectious particles spread more easily, rather than blocking their escape from a contagious person.  But Virginia Tech scientists were skeptical about those findings and put … Read more Neck gaiters DO work, study finds

Nevada directs nursing homes to stop using rapid COVID-19 tests after high rates of false-positives

Nevada health officials order nursing homes to STOP using rapid COVID-19 tests after finding 60% of positive results were false In August 2020, nursing homes in Nevada were sent two rapid antigen COVID-19 tests: the Quidel Sofia II and the BD Veritor Plus Unlike nasal swab tests that detect the genetic material of the virus, these … Read more Nevada directs nursing homes to stop using rapid COVID-19 tests after high rates of false-positives

HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they don’t report data on COVID-19 patients

HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they do not start reporting data on COVID-19 patients within 14 weeks after hundreds fail to regularly share stats with the White House HHS is threatening to cut off of Medicare and Medicaid funding for hospitals that do not report data on coronavirus and influenza … Read more HHS threatens to cut off funding for US hospitals if they don’t report data on COVID-19 patients

Coronavirus cases in Arizona declined by 75% during the summer after mask mandate, CDC report finds

Coronavirus cases in Arizona declined by as much as 75 percent during the later summer months after a mask mandate was implemented, a new report finds. From late June to early July state health officials were reporting more than 3,500 daily cases of COVID-19. However, after Gov Doug Ducey (R) ordered that all residents needed … Read more Coronavirus cases in Arizona declined by 75% during the summer after mask mandate, CDC report finds