Four months after the first Minnesotan died of COVID-19, health officials still aren’t sure how lethal the pandemic is to people in the state. The math is simple when dividing 1,574 deaths by 51,153 known cases in Minnesota to reach a 3.1% death rate, which is close to the 3.4% rate in China when COVID-19 emerged this winter.
Lost on the Frontline contributors ost on the frontline is a collaboration between the Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document the lives of healthcare workers in the US who die from Covid-19, and to understand why so many are falling victim to the pandemic.
As the world grapples with the toll of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists are warning the funding needed to prevent the next zoonotic disease outbreak is severely lacking – leaving everyone vulnerable. The price tag for protecting and monitoring pristine forests and wildlife trade where diseases emerge is an estimated $22.2 billion to $30.7 billion, according to the report in the journal Science.
Pandemic’s economic hit will be here ‘for a long time’ even if a vaccine is approved, economist says
While markets reacted positively this week to promising news of potential coronavirus vaccines in development, a top economist warned that the economic hit from the pandemic will be here for a long time.
Americans stayed at home and sacrificed for months to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. That gave us time to take the steps needed to address the pandemic – but President Trump squandered it, refusing to issue national stay-at-home guidelines, failing to set up a national testing operation and fumbling production of personal protective equipment.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you’ve had the coronavirus (COVID-19) and have fully recovered, you may be able to help those still fighting the virus by donating your blood plasma. Those who’ve fought the infection have COVID-19 antibodies in their blood.
The emergency room overflowed with patients. Then, the next wave arrived. This time on stretchers. “They were lined up along the walls in the ER,” a health care worker inside a Navicent Health-owned hospital in middle Georgia told GPB News. “We never have had an influx like that.
To promote safety and well-being, airlines are making numerous changes to the travel experience. Planes are getting cleaned more regularly, seats are being blocked and boarding procedures are being modified to avoid crowding. But there’s one element of the ground experience that’s going to look quite different, and that’s airport lounges.
A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country. By Mr. Barry is the author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.” When you mix science and politics, you get politics. With the coronavirus, the United States has proved politics hasn’t worked.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 30% of Americans have withdrawn from their emergency fund prematurely. The percentage is significantly higher for millennials: 45% of millennials have tapped their emergency fund, compared to 32% of Gen X and 16% of boomers. The harsh reality is the snowball effect this creates.
Financial expert says consider this a permanent lifestyle change
With the pandemic dragging on and seeming to redouble in many states, many of us are wondering if this will ever end … and if so, when? And where is God in all this? The novelty and adrenaline have long worn off, replaced by creeping fear and doubt.