Tag Archives: Infections

Covid US: Florida becomes third state to surpass 2 million infections

Florida becomes third state in the US to surpass TWO MILLION coronavirus infections and the first to cross the 1,000 mark for cases of the UK’s ‘super-Covid’ variant as Spring Breakers party on Florida has recorded 2,011,211 cases of COVID-19 and nearly 33,000 deaths since the pandemic began  It is the third state to reach two… Read More »

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with… Read More »

COVID-19, the new ‘occupational disease’? Thousands of workers compensation claims filed over coronavirus infections

Workers compensation boards across Canada have received thousands of claims from employees who say they contracted COVID-19 on the job, underscoring how the pandemic has become a new workplace hazard for many Canadians. The flood of unconventional requests is prompting calls to expand the legal definition of occupational disease, which typically includes work-related cancers, asbestosis… Read More »

Infections from coronavirus exceed 20K as China vows new measures to prevent spread

The number of reported people infected with coronavirus surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday, prompting President Xi Jinping to announce a “people’s war of prevention of the epidemic” while addressing China’s elite Politburo. Xi said on Monday that China must race against time to limit the spread of the virus and said those who neglect their duties will be punished, according to state broadcaster… Read More »