US schools face major virus test as students return to classroom

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools' ability to quickly identify and...

NTU professor says Belgian case most likely infected in Taipei in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) Public Health professor Tony Chen (陳秀熙) said Tuesday (Aug. 4) that the Belgian engineer with a mysterious COVID-19 infection most likely c...

Academia Sinica epidemiologist estimates 300 to 600 asymptomatic carriers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading epidemiologist estimates that there are a shocking number of potentially asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers in Taiwan, after reports that a Japanese student and a Th...

Taiwan leading public health expert urges mass testing of all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors seeking medical care will be permitted to enter Taiwan under certain circumstances starting Aug. 1, but a leading public health expert expressed worries t...

Nursing homes eye more private rooms in post-pandemic future

U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier this year, and it may be a while before that changes. Nursing homes house a tiny share of the...

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Anta...

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Anta...

Virus heads upriver in Brazil Amazon, sickens native people

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — In the remote Amazon community of Betania, Tikuna tribe members suspect the coronavirus arrived this month after some returned from a two-hour boat trip down the Solimoes River t...

Analysis: EPL restart mired in health risks, self-interest

As so often in the Premier League, self-interest and money rule. The rush to restart soccer during the coronavirus pandemic has been framed as a national purpose. ...

'We've been ignored': Nursing homes plead for more testing

NEW YORK (AP) — After two months and more than 10,000 deaths that have made the nation’s nursing homes some of the most terrifying places to be during the coronavirus crisis, most of them still don’t ...