Health

Cases of coronavirus exceeds two thousand patients

(ABC News) — Confirmed cases of the coronavirus are still climbing and health officials say it may be a while before they come up with a medical solution. The death toll is now topping two-thousand, with all but six of them from mainland China. ABC’S Marci Gonzalez reports.   Categories: Health, National News

More than a dozen Americans believed to be infected with Coronavirus back in U.S.

(ABC News) — More than a dozen Americans believed to be infected with the coronavirus are back in the United States. They-and more than 300 other passengers aboard a cruise ship in japan-are now under quarantine-while global health officials try to curb the spread of the virus worldwide. New numbers from China reporting 1,886 new cases, and nearly 100 more…

Apple says coronavirus will cause iPhone supply to be ‘temporarily constrained’

Image: Aly Song/Reuters, FILE (ABC News) — Apple said Monday that its worldwide iPhone supply will be “temporarily constrained” due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a statement to investors, the company also said it has experienced a lower demand for its products within China due to the spread of the virus, officially named COVID-19. As a result of these…

CDC says expect to deal with the coronavirus for years

(CNN) –15 people in the United States have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Dr. Robert Redfield says asymptomatic transmission is possible. That means people who are not showing any symptoms can pass the virus onto others. Redfield also says, many of the people who contract the disease never exhibit symptoms beyond a slight sore…

Coronavirus death toll hits 812, surpassing SARS fatalities

By Ivan Pereira

The death toll from the coronavirus surpassed the number of people who were killed by the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, Chinese health officials said. As of Sunday, 812 people died in China after contracting the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and there are a total of 37,251 confirmed cases in the country. There were 89 coronavirus deaths and…

Pilots union sues American Airlines to stop U.S., China flights

(CNN)—The Allied Pilots Association, a union representing 15,000 American Airlines pilots, has sued the company to halt the carrier’s U.S.-China service, citing “serious, and in many ways still unknown, health threats posed by the coronavirus.” The union asked the court in Dallas County for a temporary and immediate restraining order halting the flights as the virus spreads. “The safety and well-being of our…

USDA gives makers of Purell hand sanitizer stern warning over ‘unproven marketing claims’

(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is giving the maker of Purell products a stern warning: Stop making unproven claims that over-the-counter hand sanitizers help eliminate Ebola, MRSA or the flu. In a “warning letter” to Purell’s parent, Gojo Industries, the agency called out the company for making numerous marketing claims that potentially position its sanitizing products as a…

Surgeon General releases report on benefits to quitting smoking

(CNN) — A new report by the Surgeon General released aims to point out how beneficial it is to quit smoking at any age. This is the first report by the Surgeon General to focus solely on smoking since 1990. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. The report also notes that…