While the virus may not discriminate biologically, the impact of the pandemic has not been felt equally.
YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED
Q: Do I need to wash fruits and vegetables with soap and water?
A: No. The US Food and Drug Administration says you don't need to wash fresh produce with soap and water, but you should rinse it with plain water.
But it's still important to wash your hands with soap and water frequently because we often touch our faces without realizing it. And that's a very easy way for coronavirus to spread.
WHAT'S IMPORTANT TODAY
US will collect demographic data on coronavirus
"As our country begins to reopen, access to clear and accurate data is essential ... so that we can make the best evidence-based decisions that are critical to our phased reopening," Admiral Dr. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health, said yesterday.
Brazil's death toll surpasses Italy
The number of new cases reported each day in the Americas has been higher than the rest of the world combined for weeks, according to the World Health Organization. Data from the WHO shows the number of new reported cases globally surpassed 100,000 on six out of the past seven days and the increases were driven largely by Latin America.
Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data
The authors of the studies requested the retractions after independent auditors were unable to access all the information needed to verify the data. Both studies used data from the analytics company Surgisphere Corporation.
The second retracted study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, had found that certain heart disease drugs, including ACE inhibitors, didn't worsen the risk of death for coronavirus patients.
Tear gas makes people cough. Coughs spread the virus.
Redfield said people who participate in the protests should "highly consider" getting tested for the novel coronavirus within 3 to 7 days and tell their loved ones that they were out in public.
We're inching closer to vaccines. But what about anti-vaxxers?
Earlier this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said the US could have 100 million doses of a different candidate vaccine by the end of the year.
ON OUR RADAR
- Face coverings will be mandatory on all public transport in England starting June 15, as the country continues to ease out of lockdown.
- Europe is throwing money at the region's deepest downturn since the Great Depression. It still may not be enough to spur a strong recovery soon.
- Since Covid-19 shut his business, this frame shop owner has made more than 500 shopping trips for senior citizens.
- Patients with high blood pressure have twice the risk of dying from coronavirus, a new study shows.
- A Hong Kong restaurant group's Covid-19 bible is being read by chefs the world over. The 17-page document covers everything from handwashing to face masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning procedures, physical contact, temperature checks, health declaration forms, cost management and how to communicate with concerned or disgruntled guests.
- Ten people who were home sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a study published yesterday.
- The US postponed citizenship ceremonies for months due to the pandemic. That could keep thousands from voting in 2020.
In this new normal where everything is a calculation, summer vacation presents a whole host of questions, namely: Is (fill in anything fun) safe?
"I pray that people that a lot of people won't get sick, but if they do it's not for a frivolous thing." -- Dr. Camara Jones