U.S. COVID-19 deaths rose 24% last week, but new cases decreased

The United States has seen a 9% decrease in new COVID-19 cases over the past week compared to the previous week, a federal official confirmed to CBS News. But in that same period, there has been a 24% increase in deaths compared to the prior 7-day period. The figures are based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data collected More...

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By admin On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson tests positive for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation has hit the epicenter of the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Doug Pederson informed his team he has tested positive for COVID-19, sharing the news with the team Sunday More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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The coronavirus is driving Americans into retirement

Amy Scott had always said she wanted to teach high school until the day she died. Then the coronavirus appeared, making the risk of dying because she was in the classroom all too real. With COVID-19 now ravaging More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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New York City health commissioner resigns

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene commissioner resigned on Tuesday. Dr. Oxiris Barbot helped lead the city’s coronavirus response, sitting beside Mayor Bill de Blasio at numerous More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Young child among 43 cruise ship passengers testing positive for coronavirus

The number of passengers on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 43, authorities said Tuesday. The outbreak on the MS Roald Amundsen raised new questions about safety More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Coronavirus outbreak hits Norway cruise ship that stopped at dozens of ports: “We have made mistakes”

A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least five passengers and 36 crew members. Health authorities More...

By admin On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Face shield vs. mask: Which prevents the spread of COVID-19 better?

Plastic face shields are likely not as effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus as cloth face masks, experts believe. As COVID-19 cases surge in the United States and around the world, doctors continue More...

By admin On Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Connie Culp, who had first U.S. partial face transplant, has died at 57

Connie Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation. The Cleveland Clinic, where her surgery was performed in More...

By admin On Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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The medical value of hugs

You might have seen this video when it first went viral – you know, back in the “before times”:   Babies hugging babies – 980694 by RM Videos on YouTube  More...

By admin On Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Student and staffer test positive for coronavirus at Indiana schools, first state in U.S. to reopen

Just days after public schools around the state reopened their doors for the first time since March, at least one student and one school staff member have tested positive for the coronavirus. In the Greenfield-Central More...