How to minimise risk and protest safely during a pandemic

Covid-19 is still incredibly dangerous, and social distancing needs to be taken very seriously – but for many, racism is also a matter of life and death. We are at a point where it has become vital to speak out – loudly and persistently – against police brutality and racial injustice. And attending protests can be an effective way to […]

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WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trials After Reports of High Death Rates in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization said that they are temporarily suspending their clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine, which was being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19, after several studies have found a higher death rate among the patients given the drug. WHO announced their decision on Monday, after the largest study yet on hydroxychloroquine found that coronavirus patients given […]

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Coronavirus pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

NEW YORK — More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities such as the weekly Caribbean lunch that were also an important source […]

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New antigen test for detecting COVID-19 could help triage patients during the pandemic

One of the most important tools in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is rapid, reliable and relatively cheap diagnostic testing at the point of care. Scientists in Europe recently evaluated the frontline capabilities of a commercially available, 15-minute disposable antigen test to detect COVID-19 infections. Their findings, reported in Frontiers in Medicine, suggest the test could be […]

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Chrissy Teigen Camps in the Backyard with John Legend, Daughter Luna and Mom Vilailuck

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, the A-list parents have shown off how they are keeping themselves and their little ones busy at home. In March, Legend hosted his own free streaming concert, which Teigen attended in her best bath towel dress. The mother of two also officiated a beachside wedding between two of her daughter’s stuffed animals, while Legend serenaded the […]

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