Tag Archives: Disease outbreaks

South Dakota cases continue surge, 8 new deaths reported

South Dakota’s surge of coronavirus infections continued rising Saturday, with health officials reporting 806 new cases and eight new deaths. The state continues see the nation’s second-highest number of new infections per capita over the last two weeks, behind only North Dakota. The COVID Tracking project reported that the state has had 939 new cases… Read More »

Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits

Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning next Friday with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. FILE -This May 13, 2020 file photo shows AMC Empire 25… Read More »

College students fill need for substitute teachers

“After I shared my experience they were asking me questions and more willing to try,” she said. Becky Guffin, superintendent for Aberdeen’s public school district, agreed the need for substitute teachers is high this year. So far the district is managing, but there have been challenges and some creative solutions. Because of COVID-19, she said,… Read More »

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine trial is paused after ‘adverse event’ in a participant

Johnson & Johnson’s late-stage coronavirus vaccine was paused after a participant reported an “adverse event” about 36 hours earlier, the company’s chief financial officer said Tuesday. The pause will allow the data and safety monitoring board to thoroughly investigate the unexplained illness, CFO Joseph Wolk said in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “We’re letting… Read More »

Dr. Fauci says U.S. faces ‘a whole lot of trouble’ as coronavirus cases rise heading into winter

The United States is “facing a whole lot of trouble” as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country heading into the cold winter months, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told CNBC on Monday.  The U.S. reported more than 44,600 new cases on Sunday and the seven-day average rose to over… Read More »

Plexiglass barriers at Pence-Harris debate ‘are a joke,’ won’t stop coronavirus, medical experts say

[ad_1] The Commission on Presidential Debates is taking extra precautions at Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate given the coronavirus outbreak in the White House, but pictures of two curved plexiglass barriers they plan to use has some epidemiologists and airborne pathogen specialists scratching their heads. Vice President Mike Pence, a Republican, and Sen. Kamala Harris, a… Read More »

Trump’s use of Regeneron’s experimental coronavirus treatment creates ‘very tough situation,’ CEO says