They Were Infected With the Coronavirus. They Never Showed Signs.
Even asymptomatic people who are infected may be able to spread the virus. But people without symptoms are rarely tested.
[263Chat] Zimbabwe doctors have asked government to provide them and other frontline medical practitioners with personal protective equipment (PPE) and to adequately equip public hospitals to protect them from the deadly coronavirus as they execute their duties and help slow the spread of the epidemic.
With millions of people across the U.S. and the world battling COVID-19 infections, many of them struggling to breathe, ventilators have become a top priority for the health-care workers trying desperately to keep patients alive. And those machines, which help patients breathe or breathe for them, are in startlingly short supply. For doctors, resorting to a ventilator is an extreme measure, used when a patient’s lungs cannot supply enough oxygen on their own. Ventilators can also give a patient’s body time to rest when breathing is difficult, and allow doctors to more easily remove lung secretions or deliver me...
Britain ’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care, and the Supreme Court rejected an extension of Wisconsin’s voting deadline.
Nevertheless, a C.D.C. analysis of 2,572 cases found three deaths. Babies seem more vulnerable, but the data was incomplete.
NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Alan ReynoldsNew York Governor Cuomo recently said he thinks New York City deaths from COVID-19 may be near an “apex.” White House advisers Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci refer to the same phenomenon as a “peak” or flattening of the bell‐shaped epidemic curve. When we reach that peak, daily reports on the number of coronavirus deaths should stop doubling every five days (from 661 March 31 to 1212 on April 5) and instead begin to level off and then decline.Governor Cuomo and the White House team share the same expectation that we ’re nearing a peak because they share the ...
A government report found medical facilities stretched to capacity and in need of everything from ventilators to thermometers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was in the hospital. Iran moved to end a shutdown of businesses.
Infectious epidemics have always driven change and triggered discrimination in human societies. Frank Snowden, DPhil, Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine at Yale University and author of Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present (Yale University Press, 2019), puts the COVID-19 pandemic in historical context.
Experts offer four benchmarks that can serve as a guide for cities and states, eliminating some of the guesswork.
I saw the damage Aids did to the gay community, and I live with it myself. Now, at 80, I worry I won ’t survive coronavirus• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageI am a gay man who lived through the Aids pandemic, so many people have asked me to compare that crisis with the one we now face. The main difference between the two is that Aids at first appeared to afflict specific populations, while coronavirus is an equal opportunity malady. I remember when I visited Paris in 1981 I told Michel Foucault, the French philosopher, about Aids and he laughed at this American invention that see...