Health

Social distancing appears to slow virus spread in Seattle: report

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AFP) — Self-isolation and social distancing appear to have slowed the rate at which coronavirus spread from person-to-person over three weeks in the Seattle area, a new statistical study has found. The Institute for Disease Modeling …

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New York medical workers decry ‘abysmal’ lack of coronavirus protection

By Maggy Donaldson and Catherine Triomphe NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Medical staff in America’s coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment — and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for …

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Alberta reports second COVID-19 death

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta has reported its second death from COVID-19. Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday a woman in her 80s, who was a resident on …

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Canada public health measures may be in effect for months

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said there will be no quick end to the public health emergency as a result of COVID-19. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Friday …

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Misinformation hampers coronavirus response, experts warn

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — Misinformation is impacting on efforts to quell the coronavirus pandemic as even “very well educated” people share false cures, hoaxes and conspiracy theories online, experts warned as recorded cases continued to climb Friday. The World …

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WHO Europe calls for ‘boldest actions’ to fight pandemic

  COPHENHAGEN, DENMARK (AFP) — The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Europe on Tuesday called for the “boldest actions” to fight the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the continent. COVID-19 has infected more than 71,000 people and killed over 3,330 across …

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US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine

By Issam Ahmed WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. But it …

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Maryland closes schools after state’s first case of infection through community transmission

  By Chay Masagca EBC Washington DC Bureau MARYLAND (Eagle News) — Hours after the closure of several schools in Maryland, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced this afternoon the closure of all schools in the state from …

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Coronavirus cases increase in Canada

  ByThomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON, CANADA (Eagle News) — Public health officials in the western Canadian province of Alberta reported an additional seven cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Chief medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, …

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Coronavirus: What to know about and how to protect against COVID-19

GAITHERSBURG, MD (Eagle News) — Internal medicine physician and former virologist Dr. Amorsolo Suguitan, Jr. shares with Eagle News things we need to know about Coronavirus COVID-19 and how to protect ourselves against it. (Eagle News Service)

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Maryland governor declares state of emergency with confirmed cases of Coronavirus

By Ace Ramirez EBC Washington DC Bureau ANNAPOLIS, MD (Eagle News) – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency amid emerging positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “With this declaration, I am officially authorizing and directing the …

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Pandemic: what does it mean and does it matter?

PARIS, France (AFP) — When does an epidemic become a pandemic? As the novel coronavirus continues its spread across the globe, what does the designation mean to world healthcare systems as they try to rein in the deadly disease? The …

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