Blocking middle seats on planes reduces risk of COVID-19 spread: CDC

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in US John Hopkins University professor of health policy Dr. Marty Makary weighs in on CDC’s new air travel guidance on ‘FOX News Live’ Blocking middle seats on planes reduces the risk of exposure to COVID-19, a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests. As airlines continue to allow […]

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The Truth About Whether Vaccinated People Can Spread COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine, it’s been a “learn as we go” kind of situation. Consider that at first, it was widely reported vaccinated individuals could still potentially spread the illness to those who had not received their shots. For instance, a December 9, 2021 New York Times story advised even if you were immunized, you should still wear […]

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Lessons From California Prison Where Covid ‘Spread Like Wildfire’

When news of the pandemic first reached the men incarcerated at Avenal State Prison in central California, inmate Ed Welker said the prevailing mood was panic. “We were like, ‘Yeah, it’s going to come in here and it’s going to spread like wildfire and we’re all going to get it,’” he said. “And that’s exactly what happened.” Almost a year […]

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Rapid COVID spread not seen in several studies of schools

Schools that practice social distancing, mask-wearing and other precautions have not seen rapid spread of coronavirus, but indoor sports activities should be avoided, researchers said Tuesday. The researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed studies of school settings in the United States and other countries. “As many schools have reopened for in-person instruction in some […]

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Masks NOT enough to stop spread of COVID-19 without social distancing

Cloth masks are NOT enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 without social distancing because they let in enough droplets to infect someone standing less than six feet away, study finds Five types of masks were examined: an N95 mask, s surgical mask, a cloth mask, a two-layer cloth mask and a wet two-later cloth mask Each mask was tested […]

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Fauci: 'Close the bars, keep the schools open' to mitigate community spread

Fox News Flash top headlines for November 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Top American health officials are trying to focus efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic via the asymptomatic spread, which may contribute as much as 50% of infections. NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams were in […]

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Outdated air con helps spread COVID

Most ventilation systems in schools and offices are just not up to the job when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19. That’s the message from a study of how infectious diseases spread in tightly packed buildings using different ventilation systems. Sick building syndrome, which blames factors like heating and air conditioning for sickness, days off and poor […]

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Contact tracing slows the spread of infectious diseases

Contact tracing is a tool that can help slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In communities using contact tracing, clinics, labs and hospitals send the names of people who have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 to their local health department. The health department asks each person with COVID-19 about people with whom they’ve recently […]

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Scientists discover way to stop spread of devastating childhood cancer

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and University of Manchester have made an important breakthrough that could lead to “kinder” treatments for children with bone cancer, and save lives. Current treatment is grueling, with outdated chemotherapy cocktails and limb amputation. But despite all of this, the five-year survival rate is poor at just 42 percent—largely because of how rapidly […]

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