Denver must test 1,000 daily and train staff before stay-at-home order can relax, mayor says

Before Denver’s stay-at-home order is lifted on May 8, city officials say they aim to nearly double the amount of testing for the new coronavirus and to train new workers to trace cases of the virus. Mayor Michael Hancock formally announced the new expiration date for his stay-at-home order Friday morning. The order — meant to stem transmission of the […]

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Plans to fight coronavirus must pay attention to the environment

The rapid onset and spread of coronavirus is proving to be a huge challenge for public health officials across the world. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others only infect animals. Very rarely have animal coronaviruses infected and spread between people. This is what’s suspected to have happened for the virus that has […]

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World must prepare for ‘potential pandemic’: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned countries to prepare for a “potential pandemic” of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea “deeply concerning”. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also said, however, that a WHO joint mission to China that concluded on Monday found that the virus there “peaked” between January 23 and February […]

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More reasons why you must manage your stress

If you’ve ever experienced an immobilizing sense of panic when faced with a difficult or threatening situation, you’re not alone. It turns out that the well-documented fight-or-flight instinct for self-preservation isn’t a guaranteed reaction. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that stress can actually lower your ability to effectively assess new threats because […]

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