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Tom Hanks Joins The Mask Debate: ‘Shame On You’ For Not Wearing One

Tom Hanks Joins The Mask Debate: ‘Shame On You’ For Not...

TOPLINE Asked about face masks during a press junket for the upcoming Apple TV+ movie Greyhound, actor Tom Hanks didn’t hold back, calling “shame” on those who opt out of wearing the face coverings. Tom Hanks at the 2020 Academy Awards in February. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello KEY FACTS People magazine first reported the comments of…
Doctors On Twitter Prove Masks Are Safe During The Coronavirus Pandemic By Measuring Their Oxygen Levels

Doctors On Twitter Prove Masks Are Safe During The Coronavirus Pandemic...

Doctors and other healthcare workers are taking to Twitter to show that their blood oxygen levels ... [+] are completely normal while wearing masks. Getty As compulsory mask-wearing laws become more common across the U.S., in the midst of soaring case numbers in many states, people who simply don’t want to wear them are grasping…
Researchers Find People Who Don’t Wear Masks Are Misunderstanding How Coronavirus Spreads

Researchers Find People Who Don’t Wear Masks Are Misunderstanding How Coronavirus...

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 26: Coronavirus cases are spiking in Florida, yet many people don't understand the ... [+] need for masks for social distancing. (Photo by Octavio Jones/Getty Images) Getty Images Wearing masks and social distancing have been shown the be the most important measures we can take to fight coronavirus. Yet a large…
Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

Regeneron’s Billionaire Cofounder Criticized After ‘All Lives Matter’ Graduation Speech

George Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, right, ... [+] speaks during the Bloomberg Year Ahead Conference in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Photographer: Alex Flynn/Bloomberg © 2017 Bloomberg Finance LP George Yancopoulos, the billionaire cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, created a stir over the weekend…
Coronavirus Science Says You Don’t Need To Wear A Mask Outdoors

Coronavirus Science Says You Don’t Need To Wear A Mask Outdoors

Young woman removing a face mask. Getty It's arguably the most divisive personal choice of the pandemic period: Should you wear a face mask while outdoors to help stop Coronavirus from spreading? Although the main way that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spreads from person to person wasn't initially certain, scientists now say the world should face the…
This New Flu Virus Has ‘Pandemic Potential,’ Here Are 7 Reasons Why

This New Flu Virus Has ‘Pandemic Potential,’ Here Are 7 Reasons...

Scientists in China have found that the genotype 4 (G4) reassortant Eurasian avian-like (EA) H1N1 ... [+] flu virus has been circulating in the swine population and has pandemic potential. (Photo: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Barcroft Media via Getty Images Want something to take your mind off of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the virus…
Light Kills Coronavirus. Here’s How It Could Help Beat COVID-19

Light Kills Coronavirus. Here’s How It Could Help Beat COVID-19

Young surfer wearing sunglasses and mask on a beach. Getty Sunshine is vital to your health. Most famously, skin cells use the energy in solar radiation to make Vitamin D, which is what enables bones to absorb calcium, helps fight depression and lowers your risk of cancer and cardiovascular conditions. Light also provides protection against…
Pence Says Increased Testing ‘Significant Reason’ For Coronavirus Spikes—Public Health Experts Disagree

Pence Says Increased Testing ‘Significant Reason’ For Coronavirus Spikes—Public Health Experts...

TOPLINE Vice President Mike Pence in a pre-taped interview on CBS’ Face The Nation blamed the recent surge in U.S. coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, a claim that’s previously been refuted by public health experts as criticism of the White House’s crisis response continues to pile up. Vice President Mike Pence in Ohio…
There Are 10 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide. The U.S. Accounts For 25% Of Them.

There Are 10 Million Coronavirus Cases Worldwide. The U.S. Accounts For...

TOPLINE The coronavirus pandemic hit a grim milestone Sunday morning, reaching 10 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with the U.S. accounting for 25% of those cases—and no slowdown of infections in sight. A man wearing a mask walks past a banner reminding people of social distancing guidelines on Santa…
Could Bacteria Eating Viruses Help Treat Patients With Covid-19?

Could Bacteria Eating Viruses Help Treat Patients With Covid-19?

Systems biologist Marcin Wojewodzic, PhD, a researcher at the Cancer Registry of Norway, is calling for clinical trials to be carried out to test whether a bacteria eating virus could help treat patients with Covid-19. Outlining his ideas in a scientific journal, Wojewodzic says he thinks these viruses — called bacteriophages, or ‘phages’ for short…

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