When the coronavirus was officially designated as a pandemic, and the nationwide shutdown and stay at home orders were announced, various items suddenly became limited in quantity—such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
On Tuesday, the word out of New Delhi, India, is that both experts and health officials remain baffled. In the southern state of Andhar Pradesh, a mysterious illness has broken out that has left a reported 500 people hospitalized and
While most businesses have been struggling day to day to remain open over the last year, due to the ongoing coronavirus, Walmart has proven to be an exception to the rule. The retail giant has reported a boom in sales
Earlier this week, drug company Purdue Pharma entered a plea of guilty to three separate criminal charges. This plea saw the company admitting formally to its role in the current ongoing opioid epidemic.
Over the last two decades, an epidemic that has woefully contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands.
In a hearing held virtually with a judge seated in Newark, New Jersey, Purdue Pharma, maker of the drug Oxycontin, admitted to impeding the US Drug Enforcement Administration's attempts and efforts to combat the crisis that is addiction.
Purdue acknowledged that they, as a company, had not maintained a program to
Even after weeks of warnings from US public health officials warning people not to travel this Thanksgiving holiday, millions are doing so anyway. Large crowds are descending upon airports nationwide, according to reports. While photos show some travelers wearing masks, there were just as many showing those without face coverings.
In a video shared to Twitter, the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, located in Nevada, showed the airport crowd with standing room only as travelers waited at the gates before boarding their flights.
The photo was taken one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended that people
It is pretty much a given that anyone you were to ask if they thought 2020 was a terrible year, they would undeniably answer with a resounding YES!
Life as we know it has not only halted but has been forever altered by the coronavirus pandemic that hit the nation, and the world, earlier in the year.
Now, as we are less than two months out from the calendar turning over into 2021, there are widespread concerns about what the new year will bring, with a pandemic that doesn't show any indication of slowing down any time soon.
As a nation begins to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and the imminent arrival of winter, which will drive holiday gatherings indoors, a recent outbreak of the coronavirus in a rural community of the Amish offers a heads up warning of what could be lying ahead for other regions of the US.
As fate would have it, the outbreak remained somewhat confined, with only 30 individuals reportedly infected. Of those 30, three were reported as hospitalized, and one died. The victims all resided in a rural area of Wayne County, located in a north-central part of Ohio.
Indications are that we may be seeing some light at the coronavirus pandemic tunnel, as a second announcement of a promising vaccine for COVID-19 was released this month.
Monday, pharmaceutical company Moderna stated that its vaccine shots would provide users significant protection against contracting the coronavirus. This statement can only be seen as a ray of hope in an otherwise grim time, as the coronavirus numbers once again begin to surge across the globe.
In the statement issued, Moderna said that it appears that their vaccine is 94.5% effective, according to the company’s preliminary data. Moderna also offered that the study’s into
Each year, health experts look to the southern hemisphere to get an idea on how the flu season in the northern hemisphere may play out.
The reason being that the flu season runs its course between June and August below the equator, giving experts a better idea of the strains that will circulating in those areas above the equator during their flu season. It also adds insight into how intense the flu may possibly be when it starts to uptick in early November.
As fate would have it, this year the southern hemisphere has seen what is being called a historically
As the coronavirus pandemic resurges across most of the US, infection rates are jumping up in those states that seemed to all but dodged the bullet earlier in the year.
As most states have recently seen a significant surge in COVID-19 infection numbers, many wonder why now? Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota offers a few theories on this.
Osterholm’s take is that multiple factors are converging at once and creating a sudden surge in numbers. He also adds that he feels that the next twelve weeks will prove to be the pandemic's darkest hours to date.