Health

240,000 Americans expected to die from COVID-19 with intervention

Up to 2.2 million will die without intervention Black physician made a similar estimate weeks earlier during Black Congressional Caucus Telephone Townhall By Frederick H. Lowe Top officials on the White House Coronavirus Task Force Tuesday predicted 100,000 to 240,000 Americans would die from COVID-19 with intervention, such as social distancing, and 1.5 million to 2.2 million would die without[Read More…]

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Utah Jazz players and staff members cleared of COVID-19

Stephen Currie interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci about COVID-19 on Instagram Live After being benched by COVID-19, two Utah Jazz players have been cleared and can suit up for games, but no one knows when or if the NBA’s season will resume. The Jazz recently announced that Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert had completed their required 14 days of isolation and[Read More…]

Groups push for release of some federal inmates because of COVID-19

Six national organizations have mailed a letter to President Trump urging him to commute the federal sentences of elderly inmates and those suffering from chronic conditions who may be eligible for compassionate release because of coronavirus. “As the United States continues to combat the global health pandemic rapidly spreading throughout the country, it is critical that we not forget the[Read More…]

World Health Organization says Europe has become the epicenter in COVID-19

So far there are fewer cases in Africa   Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organization, said in a speech Saturday Europe has become the epicenter of COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus pandemic with more reported cases and deaths then the rest of the world outside of China. “More cases are being reported every day than were[Read More…]

San Francisco prepares for coronavirus

The city’s residents frequently travel to China By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday an emergency plan to strengthen the city’s preparedness to respond to the coronavirus because the global picture of the virus keeps changing. Additionally, there is a high volume of travel between the city’s residents and mainland China, which is the center[Read More…]

World Health Organization issues update on coronavirus

The Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week coronavirus has killed 1,381 individuals in China. Outside the country, there have been 505 identified cases in 24 countries and two deaths.  The numbers are fluid and are regularly updated. Ghebreyesus told reporters via Video Teleconferencing in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of Congo, that countries around the[Read More…]

California governor wants state to sell generic prescription drugs

Gavin Newsom, governor of California, which has a gross product of $3 trillion and a population of nearly 40 million, has proposed that the state create it own generic drug label to lower the prices of prescription drugs sold to the public. If the proposal goes into effect, the state will contract with generic drug companies to manufacture prescription medications[Read More…]