Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Retreats on Quarantine Threat; India’s Lockdown Brings Chaos and Hunger
on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Deaths (Fatalities), States (US), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Trump, Donald J, New York Metropolitan Area, United States
The U.S. health department’s civil rights office is opening investigations to ensure that states don’t allow discrimination on the basis of disabilities, race or age when deciding who receives lifesaving care.
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19
by Michael D. Shear, Abby Goodnough, Sheila Kaplan, Sheri Fink, Katie Thomas and Noah Weiland on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services Department, Redfield, Robert R, Hahn, Stephen M (1960- ), Azar, Alex M II, United States Politics and Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Quarantines, United States, Trump, Donald J
Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.
‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’
by Katie Van Syckle and Christina Caron on 2020-03-29 in Pregnancy and Childbirth, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Health Department (NYS), Hospitals, Parenting, Cuomo, Andrew M, New York State
In response to some private hospitals’ decision to bar partners, New York will order all hospitals to allow partners in delivery rooms, despite the coronavirus risk.
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings
by Dennis Overbye on 2020-03-29 in Black Holes (Space), Event Horizon Telescope, Telescopes and Observatories, Radio, Science Advances (Journal), Johnson, Michael D, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Research, Stars and Galaxies, Space and Astronomy
Scientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.
Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth
by Vivian Wang and Javier C. Hernández on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Politics and Government, Epidemics, Propaganda, Communist Party of China, China, Wuhan (China)
How the ruling Communist Party manages the coming months will help shape how hundreds of millions of young people see its authoritarian political bargain for decades to come.
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Cross 113,000: Live Updates
on 2020-03-29 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Politics and Government, Health and Human Services Department, Trump, Donald J, Cuomo, Andrew M, Lamont, Ned, New York Metropolitan Area, Connecticut, New Jersey, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Africa, Kenya, Murphy, Philip D (1957- )
At least 17 states reported tallies of at least 1,000 infections. Illinois reported the first known U.S. death of an infant with the virus.
FEMA Says at Least 7 People at the Disaster Agency Have the Coronavirus
by Christopher Flavelle and Zolan Kanno-Youngs on 2020-03-29 in Global Warming, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Disasters and Emergencies, Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Federation of Government Employees
Union officials at FEMA say they would like to know where they work in order to warn other employees who might be exposed and to avoid putting the public at added risk.
The Babies Were Delivered. No One Realized the Mothers Had the Virus.
by Christina Caron and Katie Van Syckle on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Pregnancy and Childbirth, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, Parenting
Two women at a N.Y. hospital ended up in intensive care after giving birth. They were infected with the coronavirus, which had been undetected when they were admitted.
The U.S.’s Slow Start to Coronavirus Testing: A Timeline
by Abby Goodnough and Michael D. Shear on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), United States Politics and Government, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Trump, Donald J
Technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and failures of leadership impeded early screening in the United States, allowing the pandemic to spread.
Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill
by Reed Abelson on 2020-03-28 in Health Insurance and Managed Care, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Hospitals, Epidemics, Covered California, Lee, Peter V, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, House of Representatives, Senate, your-feed-healthcare
Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients.
More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection
by Knvul Sheikh on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Masks, Protective Clothing and Gear, Epidemics, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States, your-feed-healthcare
Experts have started to question whether masks may offer at least some protection to healthy individuals and essential workers.
Panic Buying Comes for the Seeds
by Kendra Pierre-Louis on 2020-03-28 in Seeds, Corn, Gardens and Gardening, Flowers and Plants, Vegetables, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), your-feed-science, your-feed-selfcare
I’m clearly not the only one who is desperate to garden.
Trump Signs $2 Trillion Bill as U.S. Virus Cases Pass 100,000
on 2020-03-28 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Stimulus (Economic), United States International Relations, Birx, Deborah L, Cuomo, Andrew M, Trump, Donald J, New York State, United States, California, Medical Devices
President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushed industry to make more. A new survey of mayors found dire shortages of urgently needed supplies.
Are You Pregnant and Concerned About Coronavirus? Tell Us Your Concerns.
by The New York Times on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Pregnancy and Childbirth, Medicine and Health, Families and Family Life
We’d like to hear your concerns about bearing a child during the coronavirus pandemic. Please fill out our brief form, and a reporter may respond to you.
Has Coronavirus Affected Your Fertility Treatments? Tell Us Your Concerns.
by The New York Times on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Infertility, Egg Donation and Freezing, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Fertility Drugs, Parenting, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
If you’ve had to cancel a fertility treatment because of coronavirus, we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out this form.
Uranus Ejected a Giant Plasma Bubble During Voyager 2’s Visit
by Robin George Andrews on 2020-03-27 in Uranus (Planet), Voyager Project, Magnets and Magnetism, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Research, Space and Astronomy, Solar System, DiBraccio, Gina, Gershman, Dan, Goddard Space Flight Center
The planet is shedding its atmosphere into the void, a signal that was recorded but overlooked in 1986 when the robotic spacecraft flew past.
A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus
by Gina Kolata on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Tests (Medical), Heart, Immune System, Lungs, Epidemics, JAMA Cardiology (Journal)
Cardiologists are seeing infected patients whose worst symptoms are not respiratory, but cardiac.
You’ve Got Mail. Will You Get the Coronavirus?
by Nicola Twilley on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Postal Service and Post Offices, Delivery Services, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Hygiene and Cleanliness, Preventive Medicine, Plague, Epidemics, Banking and Financial Institutions, Textiles, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fedex Corporation, Postal Service (US), United Parcel Service Inc, your-feed-science, your-feed-health
The practice of disinfecting mail dates back to the invention of quarantine. There’s little evidence it needs to be invoked today.
No Longer Just a Walk in the Park
by Jodi Kantor on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Epidemics, Walking, Exercise
The new terror, and the intensifying debate, over going outside.
How to Flatten the Curve on Coronavirus
by Siobhan Roberts on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Quarantines, Epidemics, Shortages, Hospitals, Vaccination and Immunization, Influenza, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Economist, The, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fauci, Anthony S
One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.
Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists
by Coral Davenport on 2020-03-27 in Global Warming, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United States Politics and Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Government Employees, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Donald J, Wheeler, Andrew R
Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.
Early Graduation Could Send Medical Students to Virus Front Lines
by Emma Goldberg on 2020-03-27 in Medical Schools, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Graduate Schools and Students, New York University, Tufts University, Boston University, University of Massachusetts, New York State, Massachusetts, Colleges and Universities, your-feed-science, your-feed-healthcare, your-feed-health
Hundreds of fourth-year students at universities in Boston and New York could start caring for patients months ahead of schedule.
As Fleeing New Yorkers Are Told to Quarantine, Trump Says U.S. Should Reopen ‘by Easter’
on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), States (US), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Trump, Donald J, Birx, Deborah L, China, New York City, Great Britain, California
Fleeing New Yorkers told to quarantine as Trump says the U.S. should reopen ‘by Easter.’
When Romance Is a Scam
by Paula Span on 2020-03-27 in Frauds and Swindling, Computer Security, Dating and Relationships, AARP
More con artists are finding their marks on all manner of social media platforms, knowing that the payoff from older victims can be big.
How to Take Care of Your Lungs
by Zoë Schlanger on 2020-03-27 in Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Lungs, Air Pollution, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Global Warming, Environment
If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.