Tag: health

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives to testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Reuters)

Fauci says a coronavirus vaccine is ‘unlikely’ by U.S. election

Key Points The CDC has asked states to ready facilities to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a health conference that it’s more likely a vaccine will be ready by “the end of the year.” Drug companies Moderna and Pfizer are racing to complete patient enrollment for their late-stage vaccine trials by the end […]

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Peter Paul Rubens, The Tribute Money of 1612. (Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

We’ve Rendered Unto Caesar. Now Let Us Render Unto God

Well, Caesar has always seen free exercise of religion as a threat, going back to when Nero lived in Caesar’s palace. Nihil novi sub sole. The question is, in the name of risk, will religious Americans acquiesce in that vision? Attacking the four dissenters in the July 24 Supreme Court decision refusing relief to the chapel that sued Nevada for […]

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Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers

Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers

I rounded the corner at the grocery store not long ago and came across a woman who froze stock still. Her whole body became rigid, as if she had seen a fearful specter ready to drag her down to hell. She plastered herself along the opposite side of the aisle and stepped ever so gingerly side by side past me, […]

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Pentecostal revival sweeps parts of West Coast. (Image by Deseret News)

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question

Studies have often credited religion with making people healthier, happier and more engaged in their communities. But are religiously active people better off than those who are religiously inactive or those with no religious affiliation? The short answer is that there is some evidence that religious participation does make a difference in some – but not all – of these […]

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A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

A review of reports about Covid-19 patients from around the world details the devastating ways the virus attacks the human body

Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients. The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19, "focusing on lessons learned to prepare for the next pandemic", on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. (Image by Kevin Dietsch/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a “serious problem” as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases. Get the latest information from the CDC, WHO, and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) about COVID-19. The US government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is facing a “serious problem,” as Covid-19 infections surge in […]

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The earliest known deaths from COVID-19 in the US went undetected for a week

The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent strategy to meet the cresting viral crisis

It’s a “public health train wreck in slow motion,” in the words of one health expert, and the best President Donald Trump cares to offer the thousands more Americans projected to shortly die of Covid-19 is the unsubstantiated prospect of a “beautiful surprise.” The world’s most powerful nation lacks a coherent national strategy to meet another cresting viral crisis, the […]

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Members of a Servpro cleanup crew wearing hazardous material suits prepare to enter Life Care Center of Kirkland, the Seattle-area nursing home at the epicenter of one of the biggest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. (Image, Reuters)

US sees 568 more coronavirus deaths as infections rise

The United States lost another 568 people to the new coronavirus in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), according a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It marked the 10th day in which the daily toll from the virus has been fewer than 1,000, even as the US remains the country hardest-hit by the pandemic with 119,654 deaths out of 2,251,205 official cases.

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