Day: May 23, 2020

‘Superspreader’ Events May Be Responsible for 80% of COVID Infections

Some scientists now say “superspreader” events may be responsible for at least 80 percent of coronavirus infections. A report on the website of The Telegraph, a British newspaper, details some findings that “closely packed markets, vigorous dance classes, loud bars and choirs” may be the primary culprits in the spreading of the virus. The public is […]

China Reports No New COVID-19 Cases for First Time

China, the country where the coronavirus outbreak began, reported no new infections Saturday, the first time since it started reporting cases in January. China’s National Health Commission said Saturday the number of new cases fell from four to zero from Thursday to Friday, putting the official death toll at more than 4,600 and confirmed cases […]

Coronavirus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!” The 72-year-old joined dozens of people seeking their daily ration in Zimbabwe’s densely populated town of Chitungwiza. “Social distancing here?” Manuel asked tartly. She sighed with relief after getting […]