Archive for May 25th, 2020

Stockholm Won't Reach Herd Immunity In May, Sweden's Chief Epidemiologist Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 25 2020, 5:40 PM

Sweden's controversial strategy has become a rallying cry of anti-lockdown protesters in the U.S. But not even the official behind the country's coronavirus approach is sure it was the right call.

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 25 2020, 3:40 PM

The WHO cited a scientific study published last week suggesting that proposed COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroqine may do more harm than good in halting its study to review data.

Biden Commemorates Memorial Day In First Outing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

US & World | | May 25 2020, 2:40 PM

"Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made. Never, ever, forget," Biden said before leaving the wall. He later told reporters,"It feels good to be out of my house."

3-Day Truce, Prisoner Release Deal Inspire Hopes For Reconciliation In Afghanistan

US & World | | May 25 2020, 10:20 AM

The Taliban announced the cease-fire in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and the Afghan government quickly reciprocated by initiating a process to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners.

Memorial Day Honor Flights Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Crisis

US & World | | May 25 2020, 8:40 AM

Thousands of people who were planning to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day had to cancel this year. That includes veterans traveling with the nonprofit network Honor Flight.

Japan's Shinzo Abe Lifts Coronavirus State Of Emergency As Critics Swarm

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 25 2020, 8:40 AM

Even though Japan has not seen the same devastating numbers as some others, its prime minister is still grappling with dissatisfaction at home over what critics call a botched response.

Too Little Or Too Much Time With The Kids? Grandparenting Is Tough In A Pandemic

Health | | May 25 2020, 4:00 AM

Even as social restrictions ease in some spots, older adults remain extra-vulnerable to COVID-19. That means many families are facing hard choices — whether to hunker down together or apart.

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