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More than 19,000 new COVID-19 cases in US over past 24 hours

Nearly six in 10 Americans say they are not ready to go back to their pre-pandemic activities like going to stores and restaurants, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll. Video Video by ABC News Videos    

By |2020-06-03T22:20:17+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on More than 19,000 new COVID-19 cases in US over past 24 hours

Demonstrators Linger After Curfew and Some Are Arrested in New York City

The recent curfew was a historic measure. The last time New York City faced one was in 1945. At the time, the United States was fighting World War II and facing a coal shortage, and the federal government ordered a midnight curfew on all “places of entertainment” to curb energy use. Learn more here. Reporting [...]

By |2020-06-03T22:08:22+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Demonstrators Linger After Curfew and Some Are Arrested in New York City

Ethics Talk: Vaccine Ethics and the Novel Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2

The AMA Journal of Ethics hosts Ethics Talks every week. In this Ethics Talk, the journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, talks with Dr Arthur Caplan about the development, production, and use of potential vaccines against the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. Learn more here. Article by AMA Journal of Ethics

By |2020-06-02T07:09:55+00:00June 2nd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Ethics Talk: Vaccine Ethics and the Novel Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2

Trump: U.S. will terminate relationship with the World Health Organization in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

President Trump said Friday the U.S. would halt its funding of the World Health Organization and pull out of the agency, accusing it of protecting China as the coronavirus pandemic took off. Learn more here. Article by Andrew Joseph and Helen Braswell

By |2020-05-30T03:18:56+00:00May 30th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Trump: U.S. will terminate relationship with the World Health Organization in wake of Covid-19 pandemic

Trump faulted the WHO’s coronavirus response. But it’s guided by rules the U.S. helped write

The article looks at Trump's rationale for holding funding for WHO, the international body leading the global health response to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Helen Branswell

By |2020-05-30T03:20:05+00:00May 30th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Trump faulted the WHO’s coronavirus response. But it’s guided by rules the U.S. helped write

A safe COVID vaccine in 12 months is a false hope, expert says

Professor Arthur Caplan is Director of Medical Ethics at New York University and says there is no guarantee a vaccine for COVID-19 will even be found, let alone able to be distributed to the world's population. Learn more here. Article by Sammi Taylor

By |2020-05-23T16:41:29+00:00May 23rd, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on A safe COVID vaccine in 12 months is a false hope, expert says

Is it ethical to give someone coronavirus to create a vaccine? Yes

Take a look at Dr. Caplan's perspective on a challenge study to create a vaccine fast during a pandemic. Learn more here. Article by Art Caplan

By |2020-05-19T20:53:55+00:00May 19th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Is it ethical to give someone coronavirus to create a vaccine? Yes

Virus Survivors Could Suffer Severe Health Effects for Years

More than one million people around the world have been deemed recovered from the coronavirus, but beating the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived. Learn more here. Article by Lisa Du

By |2020-05-17T14:37:56+00:00May 17th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Virus Survivors Could Suffer Severe Health Effects for Years

Understanding Covid-19, a ‘supernova’ in human history

Over the next few decades, economists, epidemiologists, public health experts, historians, philosophers, sociologists, physicians, psychologists, and others will work to untangle the interwoven threads. Even now it takes a village just to answer what seems to be a simple question: How many people have died from Covid-19? Learn more here. Article by Vinay Prasad and [...]

By |2020-05-15T05:21:44+00:00May 15th, 2020|News-Letters|Comments Off on Understanding Covid-19, a ‘supernova’ in human history