coronavirus

Covid themed Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata draws praise from Tharoor


Congress leader Shashi Tharoor praised the creative spirit of a Durga Puja committee based in Kolkata which has chosen the coronavirus theme for the five-day festival starting from October 22. The picture depicts the goddess slaying the virus, a message, which Tharoor said was "brilliantly appropriate" amid the pandemic. Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal have been...

Critics blast controversial declaration favoring herd immunity


A controversial proposal that promotes building herd immunity to COVID-19 through natural infection among populations with low mortality risk has been called "unethical," impractical, and "dangerous." However, the three top scientists proposing it last week had a private audience with US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Scott Atlas, MD, a top medical...

Holiday celebrations amid Covid-19: CDC guidance to gather safely


The holidays are coming up fast — and with them, questions about how to safely celebrate during the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now warning that the holidays can lead to even more outbreaks of Covid-19. “What we're seeing as the increasing threat right now...

As winters approach, India stares at 2nd Covid-19 wave


New Delhi: In view of the winter season and festivities around the corner, the NITI Aayog has warned that the second peak of Covid-19 is impending over the country. Dr VK Paul, member (health) and head of the national Covid-19 task force, cautioned on Tuesday during a press briefing that India will see another...

Pentagon leaders in quarantine after Coast Guard commander tests positive


Washington: The Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other top  US military leaders, have gone into quarantine after attending meetings at the Pentagon with a Coast Guard commander who tested positive for coronavirus, a Defense Department official said Tuesday. Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray tested positive Monday after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 over the weekend. Before testing positive, Ray...

‘Don’t be afraid of COVID’: Trump’s message panned as ‘irresponsible’


Washington:President Donald Trump has drawn criticism for his decision to leave the hospital and return to the White House while he's still infected with Covid-19 -- and for boasting that Americans shouldn't fear the disease. Shortly after his release from Walter Reed, Trump tweeted, "Don't be afraid of COVID.” He added, “Don't let it dominate your life. We have...

Coronavirus-inspired Christmas tree ornaments this year


With coronavirus costumes a rage this Halloween, it’s obvious that the Covid-19 is already set to make its presence felt in Christmas decorations as well.  There is already a rise in demand and supply of tree ornaments best described as “St. Nick meets pandemic.” So you’ll find a mask-wearing Santa Claus among Old World Christmas’s new wares for 2020. The...

In ‘close contact’ with Covid-19 patient? You need testing: SG Jerome Adams

Post Date: October 7, 2020

Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a reminder about what federal health officials define as being in “close contact” with someone infected with Covid-19.  In a Twitter post, Adams noted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines being in close contact as anyone who is within 6 feet of someone who has Covid-19 for...

Ways to get fit as a family this fall


One of the keys to encouraging children to develop the healthy habit of regular exercise is to make fitness a priority in the home. With cooler weather and changing scenery to enjoy, autumn can be an ideal time to try new outdoor activities. The great news is that there are many ways to lead an...