In The News: School of Public Health

MEAWW
February 21, 2020

It has been over two months since the coronavirus outbreak was first reported and a lot about the virus continues to remain a mystery.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 19, 2020

The Southern Nevada Health District told a Henderson couple who returned home Sunday from an ill-fated Asian cruise that they are at “very low risk” to become ill with COVID-19 or to spread the coronavirus to others, despite that another passenger aboard the MS Westerdam has been diagnosed with the illness, according to the couple.

Nature
February 18, 2020

Coronavirus infections in China continue to swell by thousands a day, prompting epidemiologists to estimate when the outbreak will peak. Some suggest the climax, when the number of new infections in a single day reaches its highest point, will happen any time now. Others say that it is months away and that the virus will infect millions — or in one estimate hundreds of millions — of people first.

BroBible
February 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest statistics on the coronavirus on Tuesday. The update stated that that there are 42,708 diagnosed cases of coronavirus in China, and the death toll has risen to 1,017. While these figures are alarming, one health expert warns that the novel coronavirus has the frightening potential to infect 60 percent of the population.

KNPR News
February 11, 2020

Democrats are concerned with one thing and one thing only: Beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

KNPR News
February 11, 2020

Democrats are concerned with one thing and one thing only: Beating President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 10, 2020

The Southern Nevada Health District is monitoring an undisclosed number of Clark County residents who recently returned from China for the new coronavirus, the public health agency said Monday.

Matada.GR
February 7, 2020

A simulation using artificial intelligence shows that the coronavirus could infect 2.5 billion people in 45 days and kill at least 52.9 million of them.

The Verge
February 7, 2020

Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led groups around the world to abandon niceties and recommend against handshakes, which are now discouraged at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where high-profile companies are already dropping out due to coronavirus concerns. The gesture is also reportedly unwelcome at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm in San Francisco. Even youth soccer leagues in Canada nixed post-game handshakes.

Forbes
February 5, 2020

An AI-powered simulation run by a technology executive says that Coronavirus could infect as many as 2.5 billion people within 45 days and kill as many as 52.9 million of them. Fortunately, however, conditions of infection and detection are changing, which in turn changes incredibly important factors that the AI isn’t aware of.

SF Gate
February 5, 2020

When a disease outbreak, or epidemic, crosses international boarders and spreads across a wide region, we public health professionals typically call it a pandemic. The term “pandemic” tells us that the outbreak is occurring in many places but says nothing about its severity.

The Conversation
February 5, 2020

When a disease outbreak, or epidemic, crosses international boarders and spreads across a wide region, we public health professionals typically call it a pandemic. The term “pandemic” tells us that the outbreak is occurring in many places but says nothing about its severity.