Tag Archives: outbreaks

Pubs, bars and restaurants were to blame for only 3% of all coronavirus outbreaks last week

New questions over government’s chaotic curfew scheme as it emerges hospitality sector was to blame for just THREE PER CENT of all coronavirus outbreaks last week – while schools were behind 42% The struggling hospitality sector saw 22 outbreaks of respiratory illness last week from 532 in England overall Seventeen of these were confirmed to… Read More »

Colleges crack down on parties to stem outbreaks

College administrators are clamping down on parties where students flout social distancing measures in an effort to prevent coronavirus outbreaks on campuses. “Every student must know that the parties and disregard for face masks, physical distancing and gathering size causing other universities to abandon in-person classes will not be tolerated at Vanderbilt,” said Vanderbilt University’s… Read More »

Effectiveness of travel bans — readily used during infectious disease outbreaks — mostly unknown

Because of the quick and deadly outbreak in late December of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, now known as COVID-19 — infecting tens of thousands and killing hundreds within weeks, while spreading to at least 24 other countries — many governments, including the United States, have banned or significantly restricted travel to and from… Read More »