Indian actor dies from coronavirus infection after criticizing the country’s hospital system

Indian actor and vlogger Rahul Vohra died of COVID-19 on May 9 after being admitted early in the month.  The 35-year-old’s wife Jyoti Tiwari confirmed his death in a social media post on May 10. However, Vohra criticized India’s hospital system in a video posted by his wife on the same day. The actor accused Indian healthcare … Continue reading Indian actor dies from coronavirus infection after criticizing the country’s hospital system

Coronavirus cremations in India suggest death count possibly 10 times higher

The total number of deaths caused by the Wuhan coronavirus in India could be ten times higher than official reports indicate – based on cremations being done there. The grim projection followed India reporting the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases with more than 310,000 new infections. India’s new infections and death toll – part of a … Continue reading Coronavirus cremations in India suggest death count possibly 10 times higher

Nearly one-third of all official coronavirus deaths in the US came from nursing home residents

Less than one percent of Americans live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but the residents of these homes still make up about one-third of all Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the United States. This is according to an analysis conducted by the COVID Tracking Project, an organization launched by The Atlantic. This project has collected coronavirus data … Continue reading Nearly one-third of all official coronavirus deaths in the US came from nursing home residents

Expert: Actual COVID-19 deaths likely to be double the “official” numbers

The actual death toll of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States may be double than the figures being reported, an adviser to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said. Mark Hayward, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin who also advises the CDC regarding its mortality statistics, said in an interview with The Independent that the … Continue reading Expert: Actual COVID-19 deaths likely to be double the “official” numbers

Obesity and other serious health conditions are allowing the coronavirus to kill more Americans

The novel coronavirus has now infected a total of 1,016,534 people worldwide and killed 53,164, according to data from Johns Hopkins University late Thursday. Among the countries with the highest number of reported cases, the U.S. leads by a significant margin with 245,573 confirmed cases. The country’s death toll also topped 6,000 early Friday, soaring dangerously close to Spain and … Continue reading Obesity and other serious health conditions are allowing the coronavirus to kill more Americans

Iran records 147 coronavirus deaths in a single day, MILLIONS more at risk if quarantine measures are not followed

Iran reported a total of 147 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, the country’s biggest over a 24-hour period. This puts the overall death toll at 1,135 — a 15 percent spike from Tuesday’s numbers. But even with this uptick, Iranians are still acting like they aren’t in the middle of an epidemic: Food markets are still packed with shoppers, … Continue reading Iran records 147 coronavirus deaths in a single day, MILLIONS more at risk if quarantine measures are not followed