"...as hand sanitizer becomes Americans’ go-to defense against coronavirus infection, health officials know it is being misused. Parents are slathering it not just on children’s hands but on their faces, arms and bodies as well, a practice Banner discouraged. Those in search of a buzz are knowingly tippling it. Children and teens are tasting it out of curiosity or on a dare.
When sanitizer is tainted with methanol, such misuse could pose immediate dangers. And for children, who weigh much less than adults but have nearly as much skin, a dose of methanol could cause a rapid concentration to build up in tissues, Banner said. That could spell disaster, he warned.
The 115 hand-sanitizer products that the FDA has recalled have been sold both retail and online stores. All but three were made in Mexico, and those imports are now blocked from entering the United States. But they are likely still to be in circulation."
Coronavirus infections are taking a lasting toll on people, even among those who had cases that were not severe enough to seek hospital care. Many people with milder covid-19 symptoms continue to report health issues two to three weeks after testing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found that 35 percent of people who had covid-19 and were able to self-treat were not at their usual level of health two to three weeks after testing. For people ages 18 to 34 with no underlying health issues, 1 in 5 were still feeling ill weeks later.
The United States reported more than 1,100 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, the fourth day in a row that reported deaths have been above 1,000. It’s the first time since late May that there have been four consecutive days of coronavirus-related deaths above 1,000.
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The USDA considers the Navajo Nation a "food desert" with scant access to healthy food on the reservation. So many Navajo have returned to growing their own during the global health pandemic.
As the world anxiously awaits development of a vaccine for COVID-19, new and controversial research measures are being considered for the first time. These include the possibility of deliberately exposing volunteers to the disease to see if they are infected.
Europe is easing travel restrictions as the coronavirus infection rate slows. Yet with Americans still barred from visiting, businesses may have a tough summer season ahead.
Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on June 15, adding urgency to efforts to rein in a sudden resurgence of coronavirus in the Chinese capital.
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