The first MIS-C infection was detected in the U.K. late last month. Since then, around 450 cases were found in the U.S., Spain, Italy and other countries. One fatality each occurred in the U.K. and France, while at least five children have died in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Mystery COVID-Related Disease Afflicts Children
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Children under the age of two shouldn’t wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis. … [Read more...] about Masks too dangerous for children under 2, says Japan pediatric association
The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled. Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings. But as parts of the country reopen, some doctors want you to consider another layer of personal protective equipment in your daily life: clear plastic face shields. “I wear a face shield every time I enter a store or other building,” Dr. Eli Perencevich said. “Sometimes I also wear a cloth mask if required by the store’s policy.” Perencevich is an infectious disease physician at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System. In an opinion article published last month in JAMA, he and two colleagues argued that simple, clear plastic face shields could help reduce the transmission of infections when added to public health measures like increased testing, contact tracing, social distancing and hand hygiene. The idea is not just a … [Read more...] about You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield?
Jung Eun-kyeong, the head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "The safest thing to do would be to return to classes after all risks of infection disappear, but due to the nature of the virus, it seems impossible to completely eradicate it and the epidemic is expected to linger for a long time. We need to maintain certain levels of quarantine and preventive measures in our daily lives." … [Read more...] about Masks Mandatory on Taxis and Buses
"I want to thank all of the doctors and hospital staff for taking care of my father during his stay, as well as everyone who has reached out with thoughts and prayers to us since his diagnosis," Patrick Ewing Jr said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about NBA great Patrick Ewing returns home after testing positive for COVID-19