Private colleges make up the bulk of the schools with vaccine mandates, but some public universities have also moved to require shots, according to a survey by The New York Times.
The more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier reopening schools for in-person learning appears to be, at least in areas with high caseloads. There have already been many reports about the virus spreading through schools and summer camps, and evidence has begun to support the notion that children can play a key role in community transmission.
One of the first school districts in the country to reopen its doors during the coronavirus pandemic did not even make it a day before being forced to grapple with the issue facing every system actively trying to get students into classrooms: What happens when someone comes to school infected?
In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A study of 65000 from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between the ages of 10 and 19 can spread the virus at least as well as adults do.
Very few of 2,000 schoolchildren and teachers tested in the German state of Saxony showed antibodies to Covid-19, a study has found, suggesting schools may not play as big a role in spreading the virus as some had feared. The largest study conducted in Germany on schoolchildren and teachers included testing in schools where there were coronavirus outbreaks.
Soaring cases of the coronavirus are forcing cities and states across the country to halt plans to restart their economies and even reimpose earlier limits on public life, increasing worries that premature reopenings could lead to a second round of closures.
New known virus cases were on the rise in 23 states on Monday as the outlook worsened across much of the nation’s South and West. Hospitalizations for the coronavirus reached their highest levels yet in the pandemic in Arizona and Texas, and Missouri reported its highest single-day case totals over the weekend.
Officials in states across the South are warning that more young people are testing positive for coronavirus. The shifts in demographics have been recorded in parts of Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and other states -- many of which were some of the first to reopen.
The U.S. is now conducting more than 3M coronavirus tests a week – a sharp increase compared to the shortages that exacerbated the pandemic in the spring. However, experts predict that 30M tests per week will be necessary in order to safely reopen schools and businesses come fall.
New coronavirus infections hit record highs in six U.S. states on Tuesday, marking a rising tide of cases for a second consecutive week as most states moved forward with reopening their economies.
In America, Coronavirus hasn’t slowed one bit. See that line above? In Europe, it’s flattened out. But in America, the worst case scenario is now about to come true. Since states are reopening, since the government has no plan, and as a nation, America seems to simply have… given up on it…
Tech companies are rethinking their business post COVID19. Some have already opened their doors to employees with limitations and others have told employees they can work from home till end of this fiscal year. Learn how these companies are thinking about the future.
"This is exciting news about the value of masking to prevent Covid-19," said Clay Goddard, the county's director of health. "We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken to lead to this encouraging result."
At least nine U.S. states have experienced a rise in hospitalizations due to Covid-19 since Memorial Day, with some reporting their highest-ever hospitalizations throughout the pandemic in recent days. Outbreaks among America’s farm workers are also on the rise, moving advocates to call for the federal government to require personal safety measures.
Doctors agree kids and teens need exercise, and sports can be a great way to encourage that. Experts also say sports can be revived in a way that limits risk. But they don't suggest it's time for kids to just get out there and play ball.
K sheds light on the variation behind R. “Some [infectious] people might generate a lot of secondary cases because of the event they attend, for example, and other people may not generate many secondary cases at all,” said Dr Adam Kucharski. “K is the statistical value that tells us how much variation there is in that distribution.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally issued full interim guidance on how schools and other establishments can safely open during the covid-19 pandemic, and below are all the recommendations for schools and camps.
Where people travel and how long they stay away from home can be measured with smartphone location data. But the increasingly popular movement maps derived from this data don’t reveal how well people maintained social distancing once they reached their destinations
Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, warned of “suffering and death that could be avoided” and of further economic damage if states reopen too quickly and said the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus is probably higher than the 80,000 reported.
Wuhan has ordered officials to test its entire population of 11 million people after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began reported new infections for the first time since its lockdown was lifted.
When will the Covid-19 pandemic end? And how? According to historians, pandemics typically have two types of endings: the medical, which occurs when the incidence and death rates plummet, and the social, when the epidemic of fear about the disease wanes.
The main job is to contact people who have been exposed to the coronavirus by a person who has tested positive. Some people are a little suspicious. Some people hang up after I ask for their date of birth and address. I understand that, the mistrust of the government, having grown up under communism.
In some places, “double-bubbling” is becoming official policy: households are being encouraged to buddy up for the sake of variety and mental health. But negotiating to become part of someone else’s intimate circle in the midst of a pandemic is fraught with dangers both medical (what if you inadvertently infect one another?) and social. (What if you have a falling out? Whom do you pick? What if they don’t pick you?).
New coronavirus infections are accelerating again in Germany just days after its leaders loosened social restrictions, raising concerns that the pandemic could once again slip out of control.
Since the late 1990s, when an outbreak of HIV infections threatened to shutter the multibillion-dollar industry, the mainstream porn community has implemented procedures that require all performers to be tested for HIV and a host of other sexually transmitted infections every 14 days before they can be cleared to work.
As the world comes to terms with how governments have responded to today's coronavirus pandemic, some are looking to history to guide them. Chief among those lessons is the need "to have proper precautions in place," and not to try and hush it up or try and deny its existence. Then it has fatal consequences for many, many people.
Learn specific, easy-to-follow, science-based recommendations for limiting the transmission of the coronavirus while operating a wide variety of businesses, including restaurants, retail outlets, and hair and nail salons.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, state and local officials implemented a range of non-pharmaceutical interventions, like social distancing and school closures. This policy evaluation tool helps decisionmakers weigh the public health and economic consequences of different approaches.
To prevent another spike in cases, public health workers will perform the difficult and sometimes tedious process of interviewing people diagnosed with Covid-19, finding out who they have recently been in close physical contact with, and then informing those people of their potential exposure and advising them to self-isolate and get tested.
If we are indeed in the midst of a war against an invisible enemy, a contact-tracing offensive — launched by both an army of human tracers and an arsenal of technological tools — will be a big part of the key to winning. In the U.S., the most likely scenario for widespread, tech-enabled contact tracing lies with work done by Google and Apple.
How countries cope with the new coronavirus depends on more than hospital beds and income levels, the United Nations said on Wednesday, highlighting forgotten factors like internet access and reliance on tourism.
The problem, experts say, is that diagnostic testing remains so limited that a second surge of cases could silently build. The Trump administration’s goal of conducting 2 million tests a week is below what most experts say is needed to adequately track the virus, and that plan won’t be in place until at least the end of May.
The Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, conducted from April 15 to 21, surveyed 4,429 adults about their interest in attending concerts, movie theaters, amusement parks, and sporting events before a vaccine was developed. Fifty-five percent of participants said movie theater screenings and live concerts should not resume until a vaccine was available.
In January, at a restaurant in Guangzhou, China, one diner infected with the novel coronavirus but not yet feeling sick appeared to have spread the disease to nine other people. One of the restaurant’s air-conditioners apparently blew the virus particles around the dining room.
Researchers are using mobility data prior to the lockdown, and comparing it to the current mobility numbers to determine how to emerge from the lockdown without triggering major resurgence in the outbreak. The researchers admit that their conclusions are highly uncertain and more data is needed.
Realistic analysis of how we will emerge from the Covi-19 pandemic, what to expect, how long it will take us to realistically develop a vaccine and efforts leading us to a vaccine. How long do we have to live with social distancing?