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How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

A few months ago, California looked like a success story in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. As New York state’s coronavirus outbreak reached its peak, California’s Covid-19 death rate was less than a tenth of New York’s. In recent weeks, however, California has taken a turn for the worse. Its total coronavirus cases are…
The US’s new surge in coronavirus cases, explained

The US’s new surge in coronavirus cases, explained

The past week gave America an ugly reminder that the threat of the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Cases are rapidly rising again. The nation on Wednesday hit a new record for daily new infections, and then hit a new record again and again over the next two days. There’s some debate about whether…
Fauci: Coronavirus vaccine could be available by end of 2020

Fauci: Coronavirus vaccine could be available by end of 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress Tuesday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the development of a coronavirus vaccine, saying that he believes one could be available as soon as the end of this year, or the beginning of 2021. Fauci’s update came during a House Energy and Commerce Committee on…
What Is Dexamethasone & Will It Help Coronavirus Patients?

What Is Dexamethasone & Will It Help Coronavirus Patients?

Generally, dexamethasone side effects include issues such as nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headaches, mood changes, anxiety, dizziness, and high blood pressure, Healthline notes. More serious issues include infections, unusual bleeding or bruising, blood in the urine or stool, and allergic reactions. 
We have to protect each other from the coronavirus

We have to protect each other from the coronavirus

The news from America’s emerging Covid-19 hot spots did not get any better over the weekend. Florida hit a record high in new cases on Saturday. Texas just missed doing the same, but the direction in that state and several others is clear: Cases are going up. An ICU nurse in Arizona warned their wards…
Why coronavirus is suddenly spiking again in parts of the US

Why coronavirus is suddenly spiking again in parts of the US

In many parts of the United States, Covid-19 appears to be surging. It is a grim reminder that the country has not beaten the coronavirus pandemic that has taken more than 110,000 American lives and locked down the country for much of the year. The number of confirmed cases in the US has now exceeded…
New coronavirus cases reported at reopened Tesla factory. This doesn’t look great for Elon Musk.

New coronavirus cases reported at reopened Tesla factory. This doesn’t look great for Elon...

In news that should surprise no one, workers at the Tesla factory reportedly have the coronavirus. Two anonymous workers told the Washington Post that “several cases” of Covid-19 had been confirmed at both the company’s Fremont, California, production plant and nearby at its smaller seat-assembly factory. Musk very publicly defied local officials when reopening his…
New York City, once the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, takes its first steps toward reopening

New York City, once the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, takes its first steps toward reopening

New York City is tentatively, but finally, reopening. Monday marked the start of “phase one” of the reopening in what was once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in America. It took 100 days since its first reported Covid-19 case, and more than two months after the city first shut down, to reach this phase,…
Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine

Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine

Meet Nadia the Tiger. She’s one of several big cats at the Bronx Zoo recently diagnosed with Covid-19. Nadia and her peers are recovering well, but a small number of household cats and dogs across the US have also tested positive for the disease. Their cases highlight an important fact about the coronavirus: It’s zoonotic,…
5 ways to prevent another 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the US (and beyond)

5 ways to prevent another 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the US (and beyond)

As we hit a gruesome milestone — 100,000 reported deaths from the novel coronavirus in the United States — we must focus on the single most important part of the response: saving the most lives. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely to kill more than 1 million people worldwide by the end of this year, and…

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