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As Japan reopens, coronavirus testing slowed by bureaucracy and staff shortages

TOKYO (Reuters) – At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy. FILE PHOTO: A medical worker conducts a simulation for drive-through polymerase chain reaction… Read More »

Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see ‘local lockdowns’

Local lockdowns could see schools and workplaces targeted in areas of England that have “flare-ups” of coronavirus, the communities secretary has said. Robert Jenrick said restrictions could be introduced at “a micro level” to control the virus in particular communities. The measures will be part of the test and trace system, which will be ready… Read More »

There are few certainties in coronavirus medicine – research is our best weapon – The Guardian

This pandemic is frightening for many people – especially those at the highest risk – and the need for effective prevention and treatment is pressing. When there is no direct evidence about what is best to do with a new disease, we need to create it. Clearly, that means recognising that some seemingly sensible interventions… Read More »

Nearly 300 fewer people died directly from coronavirus, revamped Colorado reporting shows

Nearly 300 fewer people have died in Colorado directly from the coronavirus than was originally reported, according to revised data from the state. Colorado health officials now report that as of May 9, 878 people died “due to” the coronavirus, and 1,150 people died “among” COVID-19 cases, according to Fox 31 News Denver. Health officials… Read More »

The CDC ‘let the country down’ with coronavirus testing, White House trade adivsor Navarro says

White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “let the country down” early in the nation’s response… Read More »