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 [...]

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 [...]

Coronavirus: at least 10 households evacuated from Hong Kong public housing block in Tai Po over multiple infections

By |2020-03-18T14:51:09+00:00March 18th, 2020|

People from flats numbered 13 and 14 across six floors at Tai House at Fu Heng Estate asked to vacate and undergo quarantine Four new infections bring local tally to 141   Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Read more… The post Coronavirus: at least 10 households evacuated from Hong Kong public housing block in [...]

US broadens COVID-19 travel ban; Spain goes on lockdown

By |2020-03-17T14:40:37+00:00March 17th, 2020|

At a media briefing today following a meeting of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, federal officials added the United Kingdom and Ireland to a travel ban, and President Trump signaled that the administration is considering domestic travel restrictions. On the international COVID-19 front, Spain today became the second European country to go on lockdown, [...]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong issues ‘red’ travel alert on the United States, Britain and Ireland and imposes quarantine measures on arrivals from the three countries and Egypt

By |2020-03-17T14:40:05+00:00March 17th, 2020|

Compulsory home quarantine will apply to people who have been to any of the three countries, or Egypt, in the previous 14 days The city on Sunday records seven more confirmed cases, bringing total tally to 148 Read more… The post Coronavirus: Hong Kong issues ‘red’ travel alert on the United States, Britain and Ireland [...]