The US is starting to see ‘glimmers’ that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus — but there’s more to do, officials say

Early clues — in places like New York, California and Seattle — indicate social distancing may be slowing the rate at which coronavirus cases otherwise would have increased in the United States. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

‘People are very scared’: Southern Italians brace themselves as the coronavirus spreads across the country

Southern Italians are bracing themselves for the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled northern Italy, with many people scared, angry and desperate for more government help. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Coronavirus death toll in the US passes 2,000 as Trump says New York quarantine ‘will not be necessary’

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut could soon be placed under a “strong travel advisory” just as the United States topped 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

The coronavirus outbreak is crushing Bangladesh’s garment export with growing order cancellations

More than $ 2.6 billion worth of orders in Bangladesh’s garment sector has been canceled and new cancellations are coming up, according to the country’s commerce minister. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there’s time to reverse course, health official says

There’s still time to stop the United States from becoming the next epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a World Health Organization spokeswoman told CNN on Wednesday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

There’s ‘no magic drug’ for treating coronavirus, expert says, as authorities study using existing medicines

With the number of US coronavirus cases skyrocketing this week, medical officials are looking at how to treat the deadly virus, but one of the nation’s preeminent infectious disease experts told CNN on Thursday that “there’s no magic drug” now. … Read more…

US coronavirus cases soar past 7,000 as doctors say hospitals aren’t prepared for a continuing surge

The American healthcare system might not be prepared for what’s next in the coronavirus pandemic if people don’t heed warnings from authorities, health officials say. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

‘I don’t see how we’re going to avoid having a recession,’ says former Fed advisor as coronavirus outbreak persists

Even if every American is given $ 1,000 to ride out the coronavirus crisis, it’s still going to be difficult for the U.S. economy to stay afloat, said Andrew Levin, a former special advisor to the Federal Reserve Board. Health … Read more…

‘Where is Boris?’: The UK government’s cautious coronavirus strategy provokes a public backlash

The U.K. government is facing growing calls to take more drastic measures to combat the coronavirus. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

US adds UK and Ireland to coronavirus travel restrictions, Trump considers domestic travel curbs

Trump extends European travel restrictions to the UK and Ireland and discouraged the American public from traveling as coronavirus spreads. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Trump shared table with another Mar-a-Lago guest who tested positive for coronavirus: White House doctor

White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said there was no need for U.S President Donald Trump to be quarantined. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

India temporarily suspends almost all visas and closes land border with Myanmar

“All existing visas, expect diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020,” India’s health ministry said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

March National Health Observances: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. … … Read more…

Italy passes 10,000 coronavirus cases as national quarantine moves closer to total ‘shutdown’

More than 10,000 people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus in Italy as a national lockdown remains in place and potentially tougher measures are considered. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Amtrak suspends nonstop Acela service between DC and New York as demand weakens amid coronavirus

The Acela nonstop service will be temporarily suspended starting Tuesday, March 10 until Tuesday, May 26. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

China invokes ‘force majeure’ to protect businesses — but the companies may be in for a ‘rude awakening’

The disruption that the coronavirus outbreak has brought on global supply chains is spurring Chinese companies to declare force majeure as they cannot meet contractual obligations — but there’s a high chance they will not succeed. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE … Read more…

Seoul mayor sues South Korea religious group for ‘murder’ and ‘injury’ over spike in coronavirus cases

Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon said he was suing the Shincheonji leaders “for murder, injury and violation of prevention and management of infectious diseases.” Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

March Madness without the audience? NCAA faces pressure to protect players from coronavirus

“In regard to the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament and other athletic events, there should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present,” the group added. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

New coronavirus case in California is ‘evidence of community transmission,’ county health officials say

The Santa Clara Public Health Department announced a third case of coronavirus in the county possibly transmitted through community spread, which brings the total number of coronavirus cases in California to 10 and the total number of cases in the … Read more…

Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges residents to stay home

Japanese island of Hokkaido declares state of emergency over pace of virus transmission, urges residents to stay home ABC News: Health SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Global stocks head for worst week since the financial crisis amid fears of a possible pandemic

Stock markets around the world are tumbling into correction territory as fears of a possible pandemic escalate, with cases of the new coronavirus surging outside China. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

The world economy will shrink if the coronavirus outbreak isn’t contained: Egyptian billionaire

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus will cause the world economy to shrink if the outbreak continues, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…