Latest Articles

Health

OSHA is under fire over its regulation of meatpacking plants

When the pandemic hit in March, a JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo., began providing paid leave...

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trial is fully enrolled; 37 percent of participants are minorities

Moderna, the biotechnology firm partnering with the National Institutes of Health to develop a coronavirus vaccine, announced Thursday that it has fully enrolled...

Target has a new pandemic safety measure for the holidays: reservations

At a time when the thought of holiday crowds might be more frightening than festive, Target is introducing a new safety measure:...

World Health Organization and Wikipedia team up to provide better virus information

The World Health Organization and Wikipedia are teaming up to help provide better information about the coronavirus, the two organizations announced Thursday.

Torn between safety and environment, restaurants stick with plasticware

In pre-pandemic restaurant dining rooms, you probably sat at a table replete with ceramic plates, stainless steel cutlery, glassware and cloth napkins.

Breaking News

France reports 41,622 new coronavirus cases

French health authorities reported another 41,622 confirmed Covid-19 cases over 24 hours on Thursday, an all-time daily high that was published shortly...

Spain reports more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases

Spain’s health ministry reported a record 20,986 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday evening, the highest daily increase since the pandemic started. 

Remdesivir receives FDA approval to treat hospitalized Covid-19 patients

The antiviral remdesvir has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of patients hospitalized with Covid-19, Gilead...

UK launching controversial vaccine trials where volunteers will be infected with the coronavirus

In a bid to speed up the race to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the U.K. government announced Tuesday morning that...

Top Posts

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters

As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are...

CDC warns of ‘distressing trend’ in Covid-19 cases as country heads into fall

The government's top public health officials warned that the number of Covid-19 cases is rising across a...

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Our Covid-19 vaccine hopes hang on drug companies. It’s time to stop demonizing them

This is a watershed moment for medicine. Biopharmaceutical companies are working to develop treatments and immunizations to combat Covid-19 in an...

I lost my pregnant wife to COVID-19

Juan Duran-Gutierrez is now a single father raising three young children, including a newborn, after his wife,...

Science

Rinsing your nose with saline does NOT prevent COVID-19

There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus. 

WHO official urges sick people to stay home

Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization's executive director of Health Emergencies Programme, urged sick people and their contacts to stay at home in...

Emergency COVID-19 vaccine approval to require 2 months of follow-up data, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration told makers of experimental COVID-19 vaccines that, in order to request emergency approval, they need to provide at least two months of...

Must Read

What are the treatment options for COVID-19?

There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is. For example, steroids such as...

Owed a refund on an international flight? Here’s how to get it.

When travelers found themselves with canceled plans as the coronavirus pandemic erupted, Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights, says emails began pouring...

Can an air purifier help protect you against the coronavirus?

As evidence mounts that the novel coronavirus can be spread through airborne particles as well as infection-laden respiratory droplets, consumers have been wondering whether...

Why voting in the coronavirus pandemic will be unlike any other year?

This year's general election is shaping up to be one for the history books. Between anticipated mail-in ballot records, early voting surges and a...

Why the coronavirus is killing more men than women

Early in the coronavirus outbreak, hospital data from China revealed a startling disparity: Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, was killing far more men than...

Do airplanes ventilation systems circulate Covid-19?

While much is unknown about Covid-19 transmission aboard airplanes, a US Department of Defense study, released Thursday, suggests that people don't need...

Business

‘Incredible whiplash’ for U.S. airline workers, talk of ‘crisis’ for transit as uncertainty over stimulus persists

U.S. airline executives and workers ended an exhausting and turbulent week uncertain about their future, as a bipartisan push for federal payroll aid for the ailing industry fizzled in the face of a broader struggle over how...

Vending machines boom as Covid-19 drives sales of masks, meals

Some shopping mall and office landlords are slashing the rent they charge for vending machines because they enable transactions without physical contact...

Cathay Dragon employees shocked, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline

Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after...

‘Incredible whiplash’ for U.S. airline workers, talk of ‘crisis’ for transit as uncertainty over stimulus persists

U.S. airline executives and workers ended an exhausting and turbulent week uncertain about their future, as a bipartisan push for federal payroll...

Nearly a quarter of Vue cinemas in the UK will be shut three days a week an effort to reduce costs

From next week, the cinema chain will reduce its opening hours to four days a week at 21 of its 91 sites,...

Top Business Posts

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters

As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are...

CDC warns of ‘distressing trend’ in Covid-19 cases as country heads into fall

The government's top public health officials warned that the number of Covid-19 cases is rising across a...

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Our Covid-19 vaccine hopes hang on drug companies. It’s time to stop demonizing them

This is a watershed moment for medicine. Biopharmaceutical companies are working to develop treatments and immunizations to combat Covid-19 in an...

I lost my pregnant wife to COVID-19

Juan Duran-Gutierrez is now a single father raising three young children, including a newborn, after his wife,...

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others?

Do I need to wear a mask if I’m 6 feet away from others? Health experts recommend wearing masks...

Our Covid-19 vaccine hopes hang on drug companies. It’s time to stop demonizing them

This is a watershed moment for medicine. Biopharmaceutical companies are working to develop treatments and immunizations to combat Covid-19 in an unprecedented mobilization that shines a...

I lost my pregnant wife to COVID-19

Juan Duran-Gutierrez is now a single father raising three young children, including a newborn, after his wife, Aurora Chacon-Esparza, died of COVID-19 during...

Belgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirus

Belgium’s deputy prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, who had led the country until last month, has been taken into intensive care after testing...

Covid surge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in Spain

European politicians and experts charged with combating the coronavirus pandemic are raising the alarm that nations across the continent are on the...

Illinois Governor Orders Police Patrols Amid COVID Spikes

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois State Police will start patrolling bars and restaurants in regions of the state where coronavirus...

Asia News

Vending machines boom as Covid-19 drives sales of masks, meals

Some shopping mall and office landlords are slashing the rent they charge for vending machines because they enable transactions without physical contact...

Cathay Dragon employees shocked, shaken by decision to axe Hong Kong airline

Despite rumours of job cuts, ‘no one ever expected the entire airline would shut down overnight’, says flight attendant let go after...

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

 A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on...

Over 3,000 People Arrested for Flouting Covid-19 Protocol & Not Wearing Masks

The Kolkata Police has arrested over 3,000 people in the last 10 days for flouting COVID-19 protocol and not wearing masks, a...

North America News

Officials warn families of COVID-19 carpool clusters

As schools get back in session and more employees return to the office amid the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are warning about the potential risks...

Illinois Governor Orders Police Patrols Amid COVID Spikes

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois State Police will start patrolling bars and restaurants in regions of the state where coronavirus...

Canadian government and Alberta are launching a pilot programme to test eligible returning travellers for Covid-19

The move could potentially bring relief to the country’s struggling airline and tourism industries, which have lobbied the federal government to ease...

Deaths, hospitalizations and at least 68 COVID-19 cases after weeklong church event

At least two people are dead, four hospitalized and at least 68 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed following a weeklong...

Europe News

Belgium’s deputy PM in intensive care with coronavirus

Belgium’s deputy prime minister, Sophie Wilmès, who had led the country until last month, has been taken into intensive care after testing...

Covid surge ‘very serious’ in Germany and ‘out of control’ in Spain

European politicians and experts charged with combating the coronavirus pandemic are raising the alarm that nations across the continent are on the...

Russia continues to spread coronavirus conspiracies, intel bulletin warns

Russia and other foreign adversaries are ramping up efforts to spread conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., according to an...

Supermarkets in Wales to sell only essentials during lockdown

Supermarkets in Wales will not be allowed to sell items such as clothing and hardware during the Covid-19 firebreak lockdown, first minister Mark Drakeford has...