Pharmaceutical companies and governments around the world are chasing a coronavirus vaccine, fast tracking the usually years-long vaccine development procedure to a few months. ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the ambitious timeline and the unpredictability of the clinical trials.
If you wanted to know how many tests for novel coronavirus were administered across the United States yesterday, there would be no single public government source you could check for that information. PBS NewsHour writer Laura Santhanam reports on the difficulty of obtaining accurate, aggregate information and how that can lead public officials to make mistakes when reopening businesses and planning health interventions.
In his Wednesday update, Gov. Beshear reports 229 new COVID-19 cases. Total positive cases so far: 14,363. There is 1 new death, for a total of 538 fatalities. 3,706 people are reported to have recovered. The briefing also includes details about school reopening guidance and additional in-person unemployment claims assistance.
In his Monday update, Gov. Beshear reports 90 new COVID-19 cases. Total confirmed cases so far: 13,839. There are no new deaths. 3,534 people are reported to have recovered. The briefing also includes details on unemployment claims and phase 3 business reopenings. The next live update will be on Wednesday.
As U.S. coronavirus incidence appears to level off and states begin to reopen, many folks are wondering when they can safely return to their doctor’s office. Family medicine physicians Rebekah Rollston and Margot Savoy, writing for PBS NewsHour's The Conversation, offer some suggestions for patients who need to get in-person preventive care for themselves and their families.
In his Thursday update, Gov. Beshear reports 234 new COVID-19 cases. Total confirmed cases so far: 13,197. There are 3 new deaths, for a total of 520 fatalities. 3,506 people are reported to have recovered. The governor also signs a proclamation recognizing Juneteenth National Freedom Day in the commonwealth.
While states gradually reopen businesses and allow social activities, a major stumbling block has been testing, a problem that will continue to affect the United States’ ability to track potential new outbreaks as communities large and small try to resume a more normal pace of life. PBS NewsHour's Laura Santhanam reports.
In his Wednesday update, Gov. Beshear reports 170 new COVID-19 cases. Total confirmed cases so far: 12,995. There are 6 new deaths, for a total of 518 fatalities. 3,444 people are reported to have recovered. He also announces his intent to revive Kynect, the state health insurance exchange.
Using public bathrooms requires people to practice sanitary measures during normal times, and during the spread of COVID-19 there are even more health risks to be aware of. William Petri, a medical doctor and epidemiologist writing for PBS NewsHour's The Conversation, discusses four things to pay attention to when it comes to any public restroom.