Category: Health

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 […]

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 — […]

Cats With No Symptoms Spread Virus to Other Cats in Lab Test

Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests. Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, said it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people to cats to people again. Health experts have downplayed that possibility. […]

VIRUS DIARY: On a River, With Rod and Reel, he Finds Peace

  ROSCOE, N.Y. – The Catskills village that calls itself “Trout Town USA” is all but a ghost town this spring. Fishing shops in Roscoe, New York, that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Guide services are idled, since they are nonessential businesses. Yet the region’s famed rivers remain […]

AP-NORC poll: Majority Disapprove of Coronavirus Protests

A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive support for such limits — including restaurant closures and stay-at-home orders — has dipped in recent weeks. The new survey from the University of Chicago Divinity School and The […]

COVID-19 Diaries: What to Do With the Kids This Summer?    

My teenagers have found their pandemic rhythm: Light school work in the morning, watch videos, make music, eat, walk the dog. Repeat.   But summer looms. How are my teenagers going to “face the hours,” as the dying Richard says in the movie “The Hours?” The endless, sunny beautiful California day? And the day after? […]

White House Blocks Fauci’s Testimony on Administration’s COVID Response

The White House is blocking Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, from testifying Wednesday before a House of Representatives committee that is investigating how the Trump administration has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci’s testimony would be “counter-productive,” Judd Deere, a White House spokesman said in a statement.     “While the Trump administration […]