Category Archives: Covid-19

Virologists debunk conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was man-made

Virologists debunk conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was man-made

iStock/da-kuk(NEW YORK) — The theory about COVID-19 being developed in a Chinese lab has been debunked by virologists, with officials taking aim at a recent allegation made by researchers from Britain and Norway. The British/Norway team at St. George’s, University of London is one of many labs in the race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.  The team recently wrote…Read more »

Distillery accidentally sells gin bottles containing hand sanitizer

Distillery accidentally sells gin bottles containing hand sanitizer

Jeremy Poland/iStock(MELBOURNE) — It seems workers at a gin distillery in Australia might have been hitting the sauce themselves after it was discovered that they accidentally shipped gin bottles filled with hand sanitizer instead of alcohol. The the Apollo Bay Distillery outside Melbourne posted a product safety recall on its Facebook page Monday, warning people that the…Read more »

Dr. Fauci expresses concerns over how protests can spark a second wave of COVID-19

Dr. Fauci expresses concerns over how protests can spark a second wave of COVID-19

David ‘Dee’ Delgado/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With thousands of protestors across America demanding justice for George Floyd, health officials have raised concerns over how the lack of social distancing seen in the crowds will affect future cases of COVID-19.   Speaking to Good Morning America on Wednesday, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases Doctor Anthony Fauci is worried of how…Read more »

Nanotech breakthrough means reliable COVID-19 test results in minutes

Nanotech breakthrough means reliable COVID-19 test results in minutes

iStock/wildpixel(MARYLAND) — Nanoparticles — tiny materials that can be programmed to do various functions — were once the stuff of science fiction, but now real-life science is seeing them pressed into service in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found a way to use plasmonic gold…Read more »

AMC theater chain lays out plan for reopening

AMC theater chain lays out plan for reopening

iStock/Nattakorn ManeeratThe AMC theater chain laid out an ambitious plan on Tuesday to have almost all of its theaters open sometime in July.  The plan includes partnering with companies like Clorox to create theatre environments as safe and clean as possible, educating theatergoers on how to keep safe, and looking into high tech sanitation techniques,…Read more »

Dow plunges almost 7% amid concerns of second COVID-19 wave

Dow plunges almost 7% amid concerns of second COVID-19 wave

iStock/lucadp(NEW YORK) — As states across the country are working on reopening, COVID-19 cases are back on the rise — which is rattling the volatile stock market once more. COVID-19 cases are up in about 20 states, with hospitalizations on the rise in at least eight.  The new trend has health officials concerned that the…Read more »

Coachella 2020 officially canceled by California’s Riverside County

Coachella 2020 officially canceled by California’s Riverside County

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella(INDIO, CA) — California’s Riverside County has officially canceled Coachella 2020.  The annual Indio, California festival had originally been scheduled for this past April before being postponed to this coming October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Headliners included the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott. In a press release, Riverside County Public…Read more »