Brazil Government Aide Says COVID-19's Toll on Elderly Will Reduce Pension Deficit As Country's Outbreak Escalates
Prompt action taken by Brazil's health officials at the start of the coronavirus was reportedly overturned at the intervention of President Jair Bolsanaro's chief-of-staff's office, which is facing growing criticism over the response to the disease.
Local health officials say Connecticut coronavirus contact tracing plan —touted by Gov. Lamont as a key piece of the reopening process —is hobbled by inadequate staffing and training
The state met Gov. Ned Lamont’s ambitious deadline for launching a contact tracing program designed to prevent recurring coronavirus outbreaks, but health directors on the front lines of the pandemic said it could be weeks before the program is effective because of delays associated with software, training and recruitment of volunteer workers.
Daily Coronavirus Update: Hospitalizations down again after uptick Monday; 27 more deaths reported
Hospitalizations dropped again Tuesday after a slight uptick Monday, while Connecticut officials announced 27 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 430 new cases following the first weekend since a limited reopening of the state’s economy.
How China managed to test almost 1.5m people for coronavirus in a single day
Chinese health authorities in the city of Wuhan claimed last week to have tested an incredible 1.47 million people for COVID-19 on Friday alone. Some 1 million tests had been completed the previous day, authorities said, as part of a drive to test all 11 million of the city's residents.
How Samoa has recorded NO Covid-19 cases with the help of a beauty queen who assisted in the Pacific Island's fight against an unprecedented measles outbreak
Samoa was put into lockdown in order to carry out a mass immunisation programme. And as a specialist public health nurse, Fono volunteered to take part in the vaccinations.
Special Report: Bolsonaro brought in his generals to fight coronavirus. Brazil is losing the battle
In mid-March, Brazil took what seemed to be a forceful early strike against the coronavirus pandemic.The Health Ministry mandated that cruises be canceled. It advised local authorities to scrap large-scale events.
Numbers envy? Robert Heimer, Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
In a time of pandemic when good news is scarce, the idea that somebody is doing better than you could be a cause for, if not for celebration, then at least for a self-interested inquiry. But not when it comes to Moscow and Washington. When Russia and other countries post much, much lower Covid-19 mortality rates than the United States, are there other plausible explanations? Except, naturally, the cooking of numbers? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Robert Heimer, Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health.
COVID-19 Update: Connecticut DOT Gives A Boost To Outdoor Dining
With rain and chilly temperatures, it wasn’t a good day for al fresco dining. But Gov. Ned Lamont announced Saturday the issuance of the first-of-its kind state permit: Mystic Pizza was granted permission to use a state highway right-of-way for outdoor dining.
Yale study says devastating health effects from COVID-19 will last for decades
The entire world is focused on stopping the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible. Less new infections mean fewer hospital patients and more lives saved. We’re still in the heat of battle with COVID-19, and it’s hard to see too far in the future when things are changing so quickly.
Increased testing and fewer cases, but contact tracing still ‘ramping up’
As COVID-19 testing increases and the number of new cases of the virus is falling statewide — but climbing in New London County — Connecticut’s contact tracing efforts are “still ramping up,” according to the state Department of Public Health.
How to Correctly Wash and Store Face Masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone wear a face mask when out in public or unable to maintain social distancing. These masks may be medical or surgical masks or a do-it-yourself creation made from a cotton T-shirt or bandana. But whatever the material, they need to be washed regularly to maintain efficiency, say experts.