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Volatile organic compounds in 169 energy‐efficient dwellings in Switzerland

By |2020-04-23T02:12:09+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Abstract Exposure to elevated levels of certain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in households has been linked to deleterious health effects. This study presents the first large‐scale investigation of VOC levels in 169 energy‐efficient dwellings in Switzerland. Through a combination of physical measurements and questionnaire surveys, we investigated the influence of diverse building characteristics on indoor [...]

Global COVID-19 total tops 300,000; FDA OKs rapid test

By |2020-03-30T14:21:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|

  The global number of COVID-19 cases topped 300,000 today, with numbers soaring in western Europe and pandemic activity heating up in North America and other parts of the world In the United States today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first point-of-care rapid test for [...]

National Guard activated for 3 states as US COVID-19 cases pass 33,000

By |2020-03-29T14:05:36+00:00March 29th, 2020|

President Trump today announced he has activated the National Guard for three hard-hit states, and Ohio and Louisiana today became the latest states to issue mandatory shelter-in-place orders, as the number of COVID-19 infections in the United States soared past 33,000. Meanwhile, an increasing number of infections and exposures have been reported in lawmakers on [...]

New York notes dizzying COVID-19 numbers as Trump mulls lifting restrictions soon

By |2020-03-29T14:05:33+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the COVID-19 pandemic case count is doubling every 3 days in his state, as the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the United States could become the next epicenter of the novel coronavirus, given that the country accounted for 40% of new cases recorded globally over the past 24 hours. [...]

Italian doctors note high COVID-19 death rate, urge action

By |2020-03-29T14:05:27+00:00March 29th, 2020|

Italy’s high rate of death from COVID-19 (7.2%, vs. 2.3% in China) may be explained by the country’s relatively high proportion of older people, a different definition of coronavirus-related deaths, and approach to testing strategies, according to a commentary yesterday in JAMA. In a letter today in The Lancet, a separate group of Italian doctors implored countries to learn from their [...]

The Mask

By |2020-03-28T18:30:59+00:00March 28th, 2020|

If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is the surgical face mask. When history looks back on the pandemic of 2020, those white or baby blue rectangles that hide the mouth and nose, turning everyone into a muzzled pelican, will [...]

AP Exclusive: Coronavirus vaccine test opens with 1st doses

By |2020-03-28T18:30:58+00:00March 28th, 2020|

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges. With careful jabs in the arms of four healthy volunteers, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle began an anxiously awaited [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s single-day record of 48 new cases signals full onslaught to come

By |2020-03-28T18:30:54+00:00March 28th, 2020|

Surge in confirmed cases takes city total to 256 and serves as stark reminder that imported and community infections could overwhelm Hong Kong Most new patients have returned from overseas amid bleak warnings from health experts fearing tsunami of fresh infections in days ahead Read more… The post Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s single-day record of 48 [...]

Novavax’ NanoFlu Achieves All Primary Endpoints In Phase 3 Clinical Trial

By |2020-03-28T18:30:25+00:00March 28th, 2020|

Trial also achieves statistical significance in key secondary endpoints Novavax to submit a U.S. BLA under FDA’s accelerated approval pathway Company to host investor conference call today at 8:30 a.m. EDT Read more… The post Novavax’ NanoFlu Achieves All Primary Endpoints In Phase 3 Clinical Trial appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

Why Germany’s coronavirus death rate is so much lower than other countries’ rates

By |2020-03-28T18:30:20+00:00March 28th, 2020|

BERLIN — For weeks, virologists here have been asked a persistent question: Why, compared to other countries, are so few of the Germans who are diagnosed with the coronavirus dying? In Italy, 9.5 percent of the people who have tested positive for the virus have succumbed to covid-19, according to data compiled at Johns Hopkins [...]