Why a vaccine may not be enough to end the pandemic
Without a vaccine or treatment, the world has been forced to adopt severe tactics to slow the spread of Covid-19: social distancing, shutdowns, closures, and cancellations. As states in the US begin to reopen, it’s clear there is still much hardship to come — for those laid off, for businesses forced to implement costly new health measures, for those still at risk of infection.
Expert: Coronavirus ripping 'massive band-aid' off health inequality
The coronavirus pandemic has magnified inequities in the health care system and outcomes for minorities, prompting one expert to rail against the “band-aid” that’s preserving a broken status-quo. As racially-tinged protests roil the U.S. — and the COVID-19 toll continues to mount, especially in communities of color — Dr. Howard Forman, a professor of public health and policy at Yale University told Yahoo Finance that officials need to "look at [the problem] more seriously."
Yale Epidemiologist: Hydroxychloroquine Should be Used as Standard COVID-19 Treatment Despite Being Potentially Harmful
Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiologist at Yale, disputes that hydroxychloroquine should be "widely available and promoted for prescription by physicians". In an article published by Oxford University Press, aided by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, he explains why it is essential that scientists shouldn't only "stand by" while knowing the drug's efficacy and potential.
Daily coronavirus updates: Chief medical examiner recorded twice as many deaths in May 2020 as in May 2019, mostly due to COVID-19; daily numbers continue promising trend
Daily coronavirus updates: Chief medical examiner recorded twice as many deaths in May 2020 as in May 2019, mostly due to COVID-19; daily numbers continue promising trend ... outbreak peaked in Connecticut and the medical examiner recorded more than twice as many deaths as in previous years.
CT launches statewide project to track COVID-19 infection data
Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that the state is partaking in a project to track the spread of COVID-19. In a news release, leaders said it is a “statewide project to quantify the spread of COVID-19 within the state by conducting a seroprevalence study of 1,400 randomized, representative Connecticut residents.” Through blood samples, researchers will be able to determine the people who have developed antibodies — a sign of a prior COVID infection.
Coronavirus: Brazil Reports Record 33,274 Cases In 24 Hours
According to Reuters, Brazil's health ministry said the country on Saturday registered 33,274 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 4,98,440. Brazil has surpassed Russia to become the second country in the world with highest cases of novel Coronavirus, second to the US, after reporting over 33,000 infections, a record high, on Saturday.