Tag Archives: Virus

Lab-made virus mimics COVID-19 virus

Airborne and potentially deadly, the virus that causes COVID-19 can only be studied safely under high-level biosafety conditions. Scientists handling the infectious virus must wear full-body biohazard suits with pressurized respirators, and work inside laboratories with multiple containment levels and specialized ventilation systems. While necessary to protect laboratory workers, these safety precautions slow down efforts… Read More »

The Latest: Florida reports nearly 9,500 new virus cases

MIAMI — Florida reported 9,488 new confirmed cases and 67 deaths, a day after setting a new daily record with more than 10,000 cases. The state’s health department’s tally of hospitalizations was higher Friday at 341 new admissions, one of the biggest daily increases since the pandemic began. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez cited staffing… Read More »

Officials under pressure to go beyond mandating masks as virus cases rise

More states are now mandating wearing masks in public as coronavirus cases surge in the Southern and Western United States. As cases surged in the Golden State late last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom made it mandatory for Californians to wear masks in public. This week, the governors of Nevada, North Carolina, and Washington followed suit… Read More »

NYC ER doctor hopes the rest of the U.S. learned lessons from the city as states see virus cases spike

When Dr. Craig Spencer got on the New York City subway Monday morning following an overnight hospital shift, the emergency room doctor said all the people he saw were wearing masks.  “I think that people here remember how bad it was, really just a month, two months, ago and we don’t want to go through… Read More »

Trump suggests US slow virus testing

President Donald Trump says he’s asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19. Trump told supporters at his campaign rally on Saturday night that the US had tested 25 million people, far more than any other country. The “bad part,” Trump said, was that widespread… Read More »