Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

The new guidance, published only on Friday, had acknowledged that fine particles floating in air may spread the virus. By Apoorva Mandavilli Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice, saying only that it had been “posted in error” on the agency’s website. […]

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Coronavirus symptoms update: Five unusual warning signs

Britain is at a “tipping point” in its battle with COVID-19, according to health secretary Matt Hancock. This comes as England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has warned the rate of COVID-19 infections in the UK is “heading in the wrong direction”. With the prospect of a second national lockdown becoming more likely with every passing day, it is […]

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This Is How Long Coronavirus Actually Lasts If You Get Sick

As the coronavirus epidemic continues in the US, you might be wondering just how long you'll be sick if you do contract COVID-19. Every case is different, but after months of scientific study and data collection, experts have a fairly good idea. Here are the symptoms you'll be dealing with, when they'll likely strike, and how long it will take […]

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Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases

Tina Namiesniowski, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has resigned leaving the department in charge of leading country’s response to the coronavirus without a leader, amid rising cases of the virus in some of Canada’s most populous provinces. In a letter to staff released by Health Canada, Namiesniowski said she needed “to take a break” and “step […]

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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms

The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. An earlier guideline saying it might not be necessary had shocked public health experts. By Apoorva Mandavilli The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed a controversial recommendation suggesting people who have had close contact with a person infected with […]

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CERB replacement programs may get tweaks as coronavirus pandemic continues, minister says

OTTAWA — The federal minister overseeing key aid programs for workers during the pandemic says there could still be changes to a proposed package of income-support benefits as the country faces renewed pressure from COVID-19. As it stands, the package includes caregiver payments for anyone who can’t go to work because their child’s school or daycare is closed, or the […]

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