Shanghai set out plans on May 16 for the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, heavily bruising China’s economy, and for the return of more normal life from June 1.
The Biden administration faces an April 18 deadline on whether to extend or end a mandate requiring travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and in transit hubs.
Severe Covid-19 may trick the immune system into producing so-called autoantibodies that have the potential to eventually attack healthy tissue and cause inflammatory diseases, researchers warned in a paper published in Nature Communications. Another study suggests that the virus that causes Covid-19 may be getting better at traveling into the air
Authorities in Vietnam detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK Covid-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said on May 29.
Since the 1800s, scientists have pushed governments to overhaul water supply systems for cleaner, safer water to stop the outbreak of waterborne pathogens. Now, researchers are calling for a similar “paradigm shift” in indoor ventilation systems to combat Covid-19 and other airborne pathogens.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated guidance communicating to the public that the coronavirus disease 2019 is an airborne threat, explicitly stating that transmission and subsequent infection with the novel coronavirus can occur via inhalation of very fine respiratory droplets as well as aerosolized particles.
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine greatly reduces virus transmission, according to two Israeli studies, shedding light on one of the biggest questions of the global effort to quash the pandemic.
With Egypt facing a second coronavirus wave, an inventor is trialing a remote-control robot which can test for Covid-19, take the temperature of patients and warn them if they do not wear masks at a private hospital north of Cairo.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance on possible transmission of the new coronavirus through airborne particles in error and will be updating the CDC’s recommendations.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that Covid-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.