Health

Hawaii health officials: No public threat from COVID-19 cases found in restaurant on Big Island

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Hawaii’s State Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday, April 14, began investigating on a limited, localized community spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) among employees at a food …

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Scientists, medical experts in Hawaii look into breakthrough technique to expand ventilator capacity

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – The University of Hawaii (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) announced an innovative technique that can treat up to four patients with a single ventilator, thereby …

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Trump says OPEC+ planning to cut production 20 mn bpd

  By Chris Stein WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — Top global oil producers are considering slashing output by 20 million barrels a day under the terms of a deal to boost prices, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. Trump’s tweet …

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Italy’s virus death toll tops 20,000

  ROME, ITALY (AFP) — Italy’s death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 20,000 on Monday but its number of critically ill patients dropped for the tenth successive day. The 566 new deaths reported by the civil protection service take …

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Strong measures could limit COVID-19 deaths to under 22,000, Public Health Agency of Canada

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — COVID-19 is expected to kill between 11,000 and 22,000 people in the coming months even if strong control measures are maintained, said Canada’s public health agency Thursday. The Public …

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Britain’s Johnson ‘improving’ but remains in intensive care

  By Alice Ritchie  / Joe Jackson LONDON, UK (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition was said to be “improving” on Wednesday, as he spent a third day in intensive care battling the coronavirus. The disease has struck …

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US tops 400,000 coronavirus cases: tracker

  WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — The United States on Wednesday surpassed 400,000 novel coronavirus cases, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The pandemic has now claimed the lives of at least 12,936 people in the United States, …

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Governor says New York hits new coronavirus peak but curve flattening

  NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — New York recorded a new single-day high for coronavirus deaths on Wednesday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the epidemic appeared to be stabilizing. Cuomo said 779 people had died in the last 24 hours, …

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Trump threatens withholding funds from UN world health body

WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told reporters he was “going to put a very powerful …

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General mask use OK where hand-washing, distancing hard: WHO

  By Robin Millard GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (AFP) — The WHO said Monday that asking the general public to wear facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult, but warned masks alone could not stop the …

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Coronavirus cases top 1 million worldwide: AFP tally

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — There are more one million declared cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Thursday at 1900 GMT. At least 1,000,036 infections have been recorded across 188 countries, including 51,718 deaths, according to …

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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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