Author Archives: Thuy Nguyen

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The global body said new information showed they could provide “a barrier for potentially infectious droplets”. Some countries already recommend or mandate face coverings in public. The WHO had previously argued there was not enough evidence to say that healthy people should wear masks. However, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that […]


DR. DARIEN SUTTON-RAMSEY EXPLAINS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW What function do masks provide generally, whether they’re medical-grade or cloth and paper masks? Dr. Darien Sutton-Ramsey: There are two main types of masks that people know about. The surgical-style mask — the one you drape over your ears — doesn’t really connect closely to your […]

How to say if the coronavirus mask is fake or secure

As more Americans are expected to wear masks during the current coronavirus pandemic, officials have warned the market is overflowing with bogus N95 masks. There have been reports of hospitals and first responders purchasing faulty face masks in New Jersey, West Virginia, Missouri, and elsewhere over the last few weeks. The Food and Drug Administration […]

To wear a mask or not to wear a mask?

That’s the question that millions of Americans have been asking and will continue to as they navigate a patchwork of local, state, and federal guidelines concerning proper behavior in public with coronavirus still spreading. A new report from a multidisciplinary group convened by the U.K.’s Royal Society concludes that wearing face masks in public, even […]

Here’s What We Learn About The Most Affected Medications Studied for COVID-19

Multiple candidates – from a notorious malaria medicine to medicines that control the immune system – are now in clinical trials. As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to take lives around the world, beyond medical services, there are no clear therapies for the epidemic. In preclinical trials, some medications already used for other diseases demonstrated promise […]

Coronavirus cases rose over the weekend in some countries where lockdowns were lifted

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a media briefing in Geneva on May 11. WHO There was a surge of coronavirus cases over the weekend in some countries where stay-at-home measures and other restrictions were lifted, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. […]

Live updates on Coronavirus: U.S. death toll exceeds 80,000

Here are the latest Global pandemic updates. As the U.S. death toll on Sunday crossed 80,000, the same day U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that Britain would continue to relax its lockdowns. In Washington, after potential coronavirus infection, Dr. Anthony Fauci was the third member of the White House coronavirus task force to become […]