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Asthma Medicine Not Proven as COVID-19 ‘Cure’

By |2020-09-05T01:37:04+00:00September 5th, 2020|

Quick TakeA viral headline on Facebook claims that a vaccine isn’t “Needed” for COVID-19 because “There Is Already A Cure.” But the supposed “cure” is an asthma medication, touted by a Texas doctor, that has not yet been proven in clinical trials as an effective treatment for COVID-19 — though researchers are exploring its efficacy. [...]

Safe methods for canning and garden produce preservation for novices

By |2020-09-05T01:36:15+00:00September 5th, 2020|

If you’re anything like me, the COVID-19 pandemic has left you with a lot of extra time around the house. For me and many others, this has meant diving into hobbies such as gardening. This is a new hobby for me and as everything is seemingly ripening at the same time, I’m searching for ways [...]

Coronavirus: Is the UK in a better position than we think?

By |2020-09-05T01:36:13+00:00September 5th, 2020|

Another day, another worrying coronavirus headline. On Tuesday it was reported the UK’s testing and tracing system was not good enough to prevent a second wave once schools reopen. It came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last week the brakes were being applied on the lifting of further restrictions. And that was off the back of the announcement that [...]

As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School

By |2020-09-05T01:36:11+00:00September 5th, 2020|

With Mississippi on track to become the number-one state for new coronavirus infections per capita, Gov. Tate Reeves is implementing a temporary mask mandate and delaying the reopening of schools in certain counties. Reeves announced the new measures at a press conference on Tuesday. “We know that with this virus, times change every single day,” he said. “The data [...]

WHO framework targets improved food safety in South East Asia

By |2020-09-05T01:36:10+00:00September 5th, 2020|

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified key priorities to improve food safety in the next five years in South East Asia. The Framework for Action on Food Safety in the WHO South-East Asia Region covers 2020 to 2025 and has guidance for authorities across the food chain and those involved in food safety emergencies, preparedness and [...]

The 9 Healthiest Types of Cheese

By |2020-09-05T01:36:06+00:00September 5th, 2020|

Cheese is a dairy product that comes in hundreds of different textures and flavors. It’s produced by adding acid or bacteria to milk from various farm animals, then aging or processing the solid parts of the milk. The nutrition and taste of cheese depend on how it is produced and what milk is used. Some people are concerned [...]

Feature Article: S&T, EPA are Helping Coast Guard Prepare to Clean Up Following an Anthrax Attack

By |2020-09-04T01:27:51+00:00September 4th, 2020|

The microorganism that causes anthrax, the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, has infected people and animals since ancient times. Even though anthrax is rare, it is a severe infectious disease with a death rate ranging from 25% to 80% if medical treatment is not sought early. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anthrax is one of the [...]

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Australian educational settings: a prospective cohort study

By |2020-09-04T01:27:47+00:00September 4th, 2020|

Background School closures have occurred globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, empiric data on transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) among children and in educational settings are scarce. In Australia, most schools have remained open during the first epidemic wave, albeit with reduced student physical attendance at the epidemic peak. We examined SARS-CoV-2 [...]

COVID-19 shows no let-up across Americas region

By |2020-09-04T01:27:44+00:00September 4th, 2020|

In the latest global COVID-19 developments, illness levels increased in more countries that initially suppressed their outbreaks, and the Americas region is still in the tight grip of the virus, amid another warning that the pandemic is disrupting regular health services. The global total today rose to 18,373,514 cases, and 696,008 people have died from their [...]

Rate of new US coronavirus cases declines

By |2020-09-04T01:27:39+00:00September 4th, 2020|

The average daily case count for new COVID-19 cases each day in the past week has been just over 60,000 cases, which is a 9% decline from the previous week, according to a new analysis from the New York Times. Yesterday, the country saw 602 deaths and 47,832 new cases in what is still a surging phase of the [...]