Fauci says pandemic exposed 'undeniable effects of racism' in US

17 May 2021 @ 3:26 am Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Sunday the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. “shone a bright light on our own society's failings” in how the virus impacted minority communities. Read More

Largest US nurses’ union rips CDC’s new mask guidelines

16 May 2021 @ 7:47 pm The country’s largest nurses’ union is blasting the CDC over its latest recommended easing of mask restrictions – claiming the move “threatens the lives of patients, nurses and other front-line workers.” Read More

Walensky cites 'evolving data,' denies 'pressure' for sudden change in mask policy

16 May 2021 @ 3:26 pm Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky insists that the new coronavirus guidance is solely based on science and not the product of pressure from politicians.  Read More

Australian woman wakes up with Irish accent after throat surgery

15 May 2021 @ 8:10 am An Australian woman has gone viral on TikTok after claiming that she woke up with an Irish accent following tonsil surgery. Read More

COVID-19 vaccines 94% effective among health care workers in real-world conditions: CDC study

14 May 2021 @ 7:08 pm A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday is the latest to show real-world evidence of the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines. Read More

E.coli outbreak in Washington state may be linked to fresh produce, officials say

14 May 2021 @ 5:35 pm An outbreak of E.coli that has affected residents across multiple counties in Washington state is possibly linked to fresh produce, said state health officials. Read More

Coronavirus lab leak theory should not be ruled out until there is 'sufficient data,' scientists say

14 May 2021 @ 4:59 pm A group of 18 scientists from all over the world has written an open letter calling for an investigation into the origins of coronavirus, imploring that accidental release from a lab not be ruled out “until we have sufficient data.” Read More

What are so-called COVID nails?

14 May 2021 @ 3:43 pm A new term is circulating after a scientist in the U.K. said he was receiving anecdotal reports of COVID nails, or horizontal lines appearing across the nails of coronavirus survivors several months after infection. Read More

Most kids with coronavirus do not develop fever, study finds

14 May 2021 @ 3:41 pm More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, most are well aware that the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection often include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But the same may not be true for one group of people: children. A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports this week found that most children who contract the virus do not develop fever. Read More

Hawaii 'close' to reaching coronavirus herd immunity, epidemiologist says

14 May 2021 @ 3:40 pm Hawaii’s state epidemiologist said that while it’s tough to know what herd immunity is without actually achieving it, she believes the state is “getting close.” Read More