Why Germany’s coronavirus death rate is so much lower than other countries’ rates

By |2020-03-27T11:42:28+00:00March 27th, 2020|

BERLIN — For weeks, virologists here have been asked a persistent question: Why, compared to other countries, are so few of the Germans who are diagnosed with the coronavirus dying? In Italy, 9.5 percent of the people who have tested positive for the virus have succumbed to covid-19, according to data compiled at Johns Hopkins [...]

AP Exclusive: Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

By |2020-03-27T09:18:55+00:00March 27th, 2020|

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With careful jabs in the arms of four healthy volunteers, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began an anxiously awaited [...]

The Mask

By |2020-03-27T09:09:44+00:00March 27th, 2020|

If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is the surgical face mask. When history looks back on the pandemic of 2020, those white or baby blue rectangles that hide the mouth and nose, turning everyone into a muzzled pelican, will [...]

4 Steps To a Successful Telehealth Appointment

By |2020-03-17T12:29:23+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Too busy for an office appointment? No transportation to get to the doctor’s office? Maybe it’s time to try the newest trend in health care: online videoconferencing with a doctor. We trust our computers, tablets and smartphones for everything else, why not healthcare? Connecting by videoconference allows a doctor to visually assess your condition and [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong considers ramping up travel restrictions and placing all arrivals in quarantine to tackle wave of imported cases

By |2020-03-17T11:17:45+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Top infectious disease experts call for tougher measures, including banning non-residents flying in from countries the city has issued red travel alerts for Government says it will start charging people arriving from mainland China HK$200 a day for bed and board in quarantine facilities so system will not be abused   Base64, retouched by [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong issues ‘red’ travel alert on the United States, Britain and Ireland and imposes quarantine measures on arrivals from the three countries and Egypt

By |2020-03-17T10:39:11+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Compulsory home quarantine will apply to people who have been to any of the three countries, or Egypt, in the previous 14 days The city on Sunday records seven more confirmed cases, bringing total tally to 148 Read more...

Coronavirus: at least 10 households evacuated from Hong Kong public housing block in Tai Po over multiple infections

By |2020-03-17T10:29:54+00:00March 17th, 2020|

People from flats numbered 13 and 14 across six floors at Tai House at Fu Heng Estate asked to vacate and undergo quarantine Four new infections bring local tally to 141   Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Read more...

What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus

By |2020-03-12T10:55:15+00:00March 12th, 2020|

The worldwide coronavirus, also called COVID-19, has arrived in the United States. For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the coronavirus is considered low, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There is not widespread circulation in most communities in the United States. However, this is a health situation that [...]