Tag Archives: COVID19

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

COVID-19 Patients Can Be Infectious After Symptomatic Recovery

Researchers have revealed that half the 16 patients (average age of 35.5 years) receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 infection had coronavirus for as long as 8 days after their symptoms had disappeared. Throat swab samples were collected and analyzed which had been taken from the patients on alternate days. They were discharged after recovering from… Read More »

‘I’m kind of scared’: Surgery for cancer patients and others cancelled as hospitals brace for possible COVID-19 wave

Janice Ense never actually got to talk to her doctor, or anyone else for that matter. While she was out on Monday, an assistant left Ense a voicemail message announcing that the unfolding COVID-19 crisis had forced the postponement of her kidney cancer surgery. The operation was supposed to take place next Thursday at Toronto’s… Read More »

Two UCSF Healthcare Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 – SFist

University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) officials confirmed that two healthcare employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting exposure concerns over the novel respiratory virus. An official announcement was released by the university earlier Sunday that two healthcare workers have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Both workers are under self-quarantine, and UCSF is taking… Read More »