Coronavirus Newsbites

CNN Coronavirus Update
More than 1 million people around the world were infected with the novel coronavirus in the past week. And around half of them came from three countries: the United States, Brazil and India.

Each nation hit grim milestones. The US topped more than 3.5 million cases, meaning that 1 out of 100 Americans has been infected.

CNN Coronavirus Update
It doesn’t end with a negative test.

Covid-19 survivors are discovering scary long-term effects of the disease. Strolls that feel like climbing Mount Everest. Brain fog and problems with short-term memory make reading, writing and speaking harder. Chronic fatigue, breathlessness, and muscle pain turn simple everyday tasks into difficult chores. Returning to work is out of the question.

In Europe, where the peak of Covid-19 infections has now passed, thousands of people say they are far from fully recovered. Health authorities are starting to offer rehabilitation services to survivors suffering from wide-ranging effects of the disease. ... Research now indicates that Covid-19 is a multi-system disease that can damage not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract. And while it is still true that the majority of cases are relatively mild, roughly 20% suffer severe symptoms.

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus reveals he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 in March
Nicklaus said he and his wife tested positive on March 13 and stayed at their home in North Palm Beach, Florida, until they recovered on April 20. Nicklaus tested positive for the virus four times and his wife tested positive three times, but both have since tested negative for the virus and positive for the antibodies.

"Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families," Nicklaus said. "We were just a couple of the lucky ones, so we feel very strong about working with those who are taking care of those who have Covid-19."

Older children can transmit Covid-19 just as much as adults, research finds
Researchers in South Korea have found that children between the ages of 10 and 19 can transmit Covid-19 within a household just as much as adults, according to new research published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Researchers also found that children ages 9 and younger transmitted the virus within their household at rates that were a lot lower.

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction
"A lot of things about Covid are very, very simple, but we try to make them much more complicated. There are relatively few things we can do, and in one of those is consistently wearing a mask. And it isn't a question of following every citizen around every day with a policeman to make sure they're wearing a mask. It's an issue of consistent leadership." — Dr. James Curran, dean of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health