“They put their finger on the mask, and they take them off, and then they start touching their eyes and touching their nose and their mouth,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week. “And then they don’t know how they caught it?” … [Read more...] about Dick Cheney poses for photo to encourage mask wearing
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There’s also no evidence that the use of masks causes fungal or bacterial infections, according to Davidson Hamer, an infectious disease expert at Boston University. Disposable face masks are meant to be used once, then thrown in the garbage. With cloth masks, it's a good idea to wash them regularly. … [Read more...] about Does Wearing a Mask Pose Any Health Risks?
But faced with dramatically rising numbers of both newly confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and the number of patients so sick they needed to be hospitalized, Abbott changed course with the statewide mask order. … [Read more...] about Abbott issues statewide mask order to fight COVID-19
6:50 p.m. Bay Area hospitalizations more than doubled in two weeks: The nine Bay Area counties reported 469 confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospitals Wednesday — more than double the region’s total two weeks earlier of 228 on June 17, according to state data reviewed by The Chronicle. Wednesday’s total neared the Bay Area’s single-day peak of 471 confirmed hospital cases on April 7. Alameda (123), Contra Costa (50), Marin (30), Napa (7), Solano (48) and Sonoma (13) counties all set or matched their highest single-day totals since the onset of the pandemic. The Bay Area counties reported 184 confirmed COVID-19 intensive care patients Wednesday, up from 84 on June 17. Read more about the spike in hospitalizations here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive ahead of Trump’s Mount Rushmore event
Well, throughout the illness, this patient has had the benefit of excellent medical care. This country is home to some of the most creative minds, finest doctors and most experienced public health officials the world over. And they, along with equally talented international researchers, jumped into action, trying to decipher the genetic make-up of the virus, learning how it spreads and how to mitigate that spread, discovering all the ways the disease manifests, figuring out how to treat symptoms and desperately trying to develop a vaccine that will prevent new cases of infection in the future. … [Read more...] about If the United States were my patient: We aren’t ready to celebrate yet