No ‘Miracle Cure’ for Coronavirus Until Clinical Trials Prove Madagascar’s Herbal Medicine

WASHINGTON – Scientists are putting an herbal remedy from Madagascar, purported to cure COVID-19, to the test. Researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, in Potsdam, are collaborating with a U.S. company, ArtemiLife, to test an extract from the plant Artemisia annua to determine its effectiveness in speeding recovery from the virus. “We are […]

Disney Says It Will Reopen Shopping Area at Florida Resort on Wednesday

The Walt Disney Co. will partially reopen its Disney Springs entertainment and shopping complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Wednesday, it said late on Saturday. Disney and unions representing workers at Florida’s Walt Disney World reached an agreement on safeguards to protect employees from the coronavirus, a union statement said on Thursday, […]

Europe, Asia Continue Wary Re-Opening

Spain’s two largest cities remain in coronavirus related lockdowns Sunday as the rest of the country begins slowly reopening. Spain, which currently has recorded the fourth-highest death toll due to the coronavirus in the world, reported a death toll of under 100 people Sunday – the lowest recorded since its lockdown began in mid-March. Italy […]

US Health Chief Rejects Notion of Coronavirus Failure

The United States leads the world with nearly 90,000 coronavirus deaths, but the U.S. health chief Sunday rejected the notion that the government had failed its people. “You can’t celebrate a single death,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNN, but contended, “It could have been vastly, vastly worse.” President Donald Trump said […]

Analysis: Privacy Worries Could Derail Virus Tracking Plans

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Worries about the breach of individual privacy rights could undermine Louisiana’s ability to quickly pinpoint those who have encountered someone infected with COVID-19, a tracking plan that public health experts say is critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus disease. Gov. John Bel Edwards has started reopening much of Louisiana’s […]

US, Russia, Britain Top List of COVID Infections

Nearly 4.6 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 310,000 have died because of it, according to figures available Saturday afternoon from Johns Hopkins University. The United States, Russia and Britain top the list of countries with the most COVID-19 cases.  The U.S. has almost 1.5 million cases, Russia — […]

Historically Black Colleges Work to Help Students Amid Virus

  NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt herself as several colleges rejected her. Then Bennett, a small historically black women’s college in North Carolina, saw Johnson’s potential and offered her a full […]

COVID Pandemic Weakens National Economies as Countries Continue to Reopen

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on national economies, with Germany among its latest victims. The pandemic pushed the European economic powerhouse into a recession in the first quarter, as its economy shrank by 2.2 percent. Germany’s federal statistics agency said Friday the economy’s decline over the last quarter in 2019 was “the […]

Colleges Make Heart-Breaking Cuts to Sports Teams Amid COVID

Carlos Tercero had already been forced to move in with one of his teammates when St. Edward’s University closed its campus because of the pandemic, their seasons cut short like so many others across the nation. Tercero and fellow golfer Nico Ciavaglia were adjusting to online classes off campus when things got even worse: The […]