Daily Archives: June 13, 2020

Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from elected officials and members of the public who are frustrated with the lockdowns. They have at times turned the health workers into politicized punching bags, battering them with angry

As World Blood Donor Day Approaches, COVID-19 Strains Supply

Even before the emergence of the new coronavirus, Africa’s blood supply fell short of demand. The pandemic has increased the deficit, raising risks to people needing treatment for ailments and medical emergencies, health officials say. “The problem that we are

India Reports 2nd Record-Breaking Day of New Coronavirus Cases

India reported its largest surge in new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period Saturday.  The 11,458 new infections surpassed the previous record of 10,956 cases reported Friday. The surge comes as India has reopened stores, shopping malls, manufacturing plants and

Six Things to Know About the COVID-19 Pandemic Now

WASHINGTON – Every day for the past two weeks, roughly 900 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States. The case count has been stuck at about 20,000 per day. That’s down from the peak in mid-April, when more than