Tag: quarantine

People want to forget March 1, 2020 but it is seared into my memory: Delhi’s 1st COVID-19 patient

It’s a day most Delhiites would like to erase from their memories but March 1, 2020, the day the city reported its first case of...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

COVID Quarantines Not Necessary for Vaccinated People

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fully vaccinated Americans can now skip quarantines if they are exposed to someone infected with COVID-19, new federal...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

Contact Tracing in Hospitals Falls Off As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like most healthcare workers at his hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, Ramesh...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...

Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do...

7th Pakistan cricket team member tests positive for COVID-19

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A seventh member of the Pakistan cricket team in New Zealand has tested positive for COVID-19 and will join other infected teammates...

Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than half of the disposable isolation gowns tested by ECRI,...

US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In April, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested...

Colleges Testing Wastewater to Find COVID Outbreaks Early

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. More than 65 colleges or universities in the United States are...

Drug Overdose Deaths Increased During Early Days of Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A report from the CDC says deaths from drug overdoses went...

Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Safety Advisory

Recognizing the increased importance of telehealth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Commission has issued a Quick Safety alert that lays out...

Trump No Longer Infectious, His Doctor Says

President Donald Trump is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others” for the coronavirus, according to a memo from his doctor released on Saturday...

Fauci’s Daughters Won’t Visit Him for Thanksgiving

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Anthony Fauci says his adult daughters will not be visiting...

Pence Should Quarantine, Not Debate, Expert Says

Oct. 7, 2020 — Vice President Mike Pence should be self-quarantining rather than attending tonight’s debate in Salt Lake City with Democratic vice presidential candidate...

President Trump, First Lady Test Positive for COVID

Updated Oct. 2, 7:39 a.m.  Oct. 2, 2020 — President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. The...

After COVID, When Can Young Athletes Resume Play?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes who’ve had moderate COVID-19 symptoms should be symptom-free for 14...

Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leaders of major cities and states across the country are taking...

Serena Williams through to last 16 as fresh controversy hits US Open

NEW YORK: Serena Williams progressed to the US Open last 16 Saturday as the tournament endured fresh controversy after New York health officials ordered the...

Sweden adopted a controversial approach to tackling the coronavirus. Here’s how it plans to save Christmas

Sweden’s strategy to tackle the pandemic is singular: avoid lockdowns to keep the economy going and encourage herd immunity from the virus. Pontus Lundahl/Agence France-Presse/Getty...

NBA Star in the Orlando Bubble

Editor’s Note: This transcript from the August 20 episode of the Blood & Cancer podcast has been edited for clarity. Click this link to listen...

For funerals in the time of Covid, strangers step in to help in final journey

Among the hundreds of calls he has attended ever since he began handling coordination efforts of the volunteer-led Mercy Angels, Mohammed Ismail remembers one woman...