Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu — study

Agence France Presse 10/18/2020

TOKYO, Japan — The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The pathogen that…

Number of active cases in Talisay City remains at 12 as of October 14 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Talisay City recorded two new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and two recoveries on October 14, 2020.  In a late night post on October 15, 2020, the Talisay City Public Information Office (PIO)…

Minglanilla’s active cases down to 10

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The number of patients still actively infected with the new coronavirus disease in Minglanilla town of southern Cebu has dropped to just 10. This after the local government unit of Minglanilla, in a post on…

In work-from-home era, who pays for toilet paper?

10/08/2020

AMSTERDAM — As the world convulses in crisis, and tens of millions of us dig in for the long haul of working from home, one question looms large: Who pays for the tea and toilet paper? The…

The US presidency, hubris, and the coronavirus

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 10/04/2020

Having once moderated a presidential debate myself, I was curious to watch the debates between US President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. I expected that Chris Wallace, the moderator of the first debate, would…

Expert: Cebu City is not ready to let senior citizens out

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An infectious disease expert in Cebu City is urging the city government to not allow the senior citizens to freely go out yet until the city has polished its monitoring and surveillance on…

Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and will continue to perform his duties while quarantined at the White House, his doctor said Friday, October 2,…

Trump to maintain presidential duties: doctor

10/02/2020

Washington—US President Donald Trump is “well” and will continue to perform his duties “without disruption” while quarantining along with the first lady, after both tested positive for the coronavirus, the president’s physician said Friday, October 2, 2020.…

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

Associated Press 09/25/2020

At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel…

Modernity and its enemies

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2020

In those crucial days in mid-December last year — when the first cases of the novel coronavirus began appearing in Wuhan, China — the protocol followed by the hospital authorities required them to immediately report the matter…

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

Associated Press 09/11/2020

LONDON  — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. The study participant in late-stage testing reported symptoms consistent with…

DTI sees 4K percent rise in online businesses during virus lockdown

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has seen a 4,000-percent increase in the number of registered online businesses during the six-month lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus…

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