Big City Telewokers Migrate to Bali to Prop Up Tourism
Before COVID,?the island attracted some 6 million foreign tourists a year
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 01:18 AM
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, notes to medical personnel are hung in an area as they prepare to ender a COVID-19…
CDC changes advice on wearing masks, saying they benefit both wearer and anyone nearby?
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:46 PM
A cafe take-out window of Coburg Social in Halifax, Canada
Region has fewer than 50 cases, but residents still wear face masks, observe social distancing
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 04:19 PM
People walk past London's Stock Exchange, in London's City financial district, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. European stocks gained…
Europe’s benchmark indices were higher due to rising optimism over US drugmaker Pfizer’s potential COVID-19 vaccine
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:15 AM
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the  World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on…
WHO has bowed to demands for an independent panel to review its management of the pandemic worldwide, including its relationship with members
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 10:05 AM
Developing Nations Could Lose Out in Race for Coronavirus Vaccine
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shows 90% effectiveness, but must be stored at -80 degrees Celsius?
Henry Ridgwell
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:21 AM
FILE - Nurse Isabelli Guasso administers China's Sinovac vaccine, a potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease.
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be stored at minus 80 degrees Celsius
Henry Ridgwell
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:57 AM
City worker Randy Greice, foreground, unloads a pallet of food at a food distribution event, Oct. 6, 2020, in Opa-locka, Florida.
The number of acutely food-insecure people is expected to rise from pre-COVID levels of 149 million to 270 million by the end of the year
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:07 AM
Registered nurse Glenda Perez waits to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in East Los Angeles, California, U.S…
CDC changes advice on mask wearing, saying they benefit both wearer and anyone near them???
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Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:52 AM
A resident uses a swab to take a coronavirus test at the Central Family Life Center, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in the Stapleton…
Brazilian regulatory body stops tests of Chinese-developed vaccine after “adverse, serious event” involving volunteer in late October
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 09:33 PM
People walk by the Pfizer world headquarters in New York on November 9, 2020. - Pfizer stock surged higher on November 9, 2020…
Early results look great, but questions remain
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 07:15 AM
TOPSHOT - A nurse speaks with a patient with mental disorders in her room at The Ville-Evrard Psychiatric Hospital in Saint…
Also, Oxford University researchers say patients with a psychiatric disorder are more likely to catch the virus
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:37 PM
A picture taken on November 8, 2020 shows the deserted Passage des Panoramas, as France is on a second lockdown aimed at…
According to the Collins English Dictionary, usage of the word skyrocketed
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 01:31 PM
A voter, mask-clad due to the coronavirus pandemic, dips her finger in ink after voting at a polling station in Jordan's capital Amman, Nov. 10, 2020.
Election has highest ever number of women candidates vying for parliament seats in a bid to tackle kingdom’s pressing issues and challenge traditional norms
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Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:01 AM
Indian Professionals Abandon COVID-Scarred Cities to Work From Scenic Towns
If the trend continues, it could reverse the influx of workers into mega cities that have been the destination of choice for job seekers
Anjana Pasricha
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 02:30 PM

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Travelers should:

  • Avoid all nonessential travel to mainland China, South Korea, Italy and Iran
    • If you must travel to these areas:

    • Avoid contact with sick people.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Discuss travel to any of these areas with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.
    • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
    • Supplies of hand sanitizer, tissues, and other hygiene products may be limited, so consider bringing them with you.
    • Pay attention to your health during travel and for 14 days after you leave.

    If you spent time in these areas during the past 14 days and feel sick with fever or cough and have difficulty breathing:

    • Take your temperature.
    • Seek medical advice. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
    • Avoid contact with others.
    • Do not travel while sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
    • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.

There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for 2019-nCoV infection. People infected with 2019-nCoV should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

People who think they may have been exposed to 2019-nCoV should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

To learn more about the 2019-nCoV virus, visit the CDC's Frequently Asked Questions page.