99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says

99% những người chết vì vi-rút có bệnh khác, Nước Ý nói More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority. After deaths from the virus reached more than 2,500, with a 150% increase in the past week, health authorities have […]

Potential false-positive rate among the ‘asymptomatic infected individuals’ in close contacts of COVID-19 patients

[Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher]Zhuang GH1, Shen MW, Zeng LX, Mi BB, Chen FY, Liu WJ, Pei LL, Qi X, Li C. Objective: As the prevention and control of COVID-19continues to advance, the active nucleic acid test screening in the close contacts of the patients has been carrying out in many parts of China. However, the false-positive rate of […]

High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)

Bệnh truyền nhiễm hậu quả cao (HCID) Status of COVID-19 As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK. The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the […]

How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Fr. Mike gives us some advice about how we should respond to the coronavirus pandemic. He begins with the story of the recent pilgrimage he took to Israel amid the coronavirus outbreak. Israeli authorities were quarantining people in the country and canceling all flights except for citizens. Fr. Mike had to rush with his pilgrims […]

DIOCESAN PRIEST: ‘My Church Stays Open…PERIOD!’ (VIGANÒ SPEAKS)

During the Coronavirus pandemic, it may be prudent for some people in ‘at risk categories’ not to go to Mass for a couple of weeks. There is no Mass obligation for those who are ill or in danger of becoming ill. But closing churches and stopping all Masses at a time like this is an […]