Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID outbreak traps visitors at Shanghai Disneyland

Shanghai Disney Resort abruptly shut its doors Monday as Chinese authorities imposed a snap lockdown, trapping guests who are not permitted to leave until they test negative for COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Professor offers pandemic health advice for Halloween

In 2020, we created chutes to send candy to trick-or-treaters at a distance. We canceled Halloween house parties. The theme parks put their scare actors behind hedges or up on platforms to frighten guests from a distance. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong to ease COVID-19 restrictions as infections fall

Hong Kong will ease some social distancing measures later this month, allowing people to dine in at restaurants in the evening and lifting restrictions on private gatherings, as the number of COVID-19 infections declined ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch government tightens COVID-19 measures again

Faced with sharply rising coronavirus cases, the caretaker prime minister of the Netherlands said Tuesday that the Dutch government is reinstituting an order to wear face masks in public places like stores and libraries and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy to begin easing COVID restrictions

The Italian government said Wednesday it plans to gradually lift COVID-19 restrictions from next week, with restaurants and movie theatres set to reopen.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disneyland opens mass Covid vaccination center

California's Disneyland opened a giant coronavirus vaccination center Wednesday, some 10 months after the pandemic's appearance forced the closure of the world-famous theme park.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social holidays improve overall well-being

Social holidays improve people's overall satisfaction with life, as well as satisfaction with the quantity and quality of their leisure time and social life, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California's feared surge of virus cases hasn't happened

Near the end of September, with coronavirus cases falling and more schools and businesses reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration urged restraint, citing a statistical model that predicted a startling 89% increase in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California's largest counties, as coronavirus infection rates have fallen to their lowest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Shanghai Disneyland reopens with anti-virus controls

Visitors in face masks streamed into Shanghai Disneyland as the theme park reopened Monday in a high-profile step toward reviving tourism that was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

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