Japan supercomputer shows doubling masks offers little help preventing viral spread

Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Japanese supercomputer simulations showed that wearing two masks gave limited benefit in blocking viral spread compared with one properly fitted mask. The findings in…

California coronavirus variant may spread faster, inflict severe disease, early data suggests

Early data suggests a coronavirus variant first detected in California may be more transmissible, possibly cause more severe disease, and could have an impact on vaccine efficacy. Study authors are awaiting approval from public…

Megan Fox shuts down rumors she spread anti-mask message on social media: ‘The internet is fun’

Megan Fox is pointing out the dangers of the Internet after going viral for a fake tweet on Friday. The 34-year-old “Transformers” actress took to her Instagram Story, writing, “I’ve never…

CDC Director: Schools can open without teacher vaccines ‘even in areas of the highest community spread’

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky confirmed that her agency’s newly-released guidance states that it is possible for schools “even in areas of the highest community spread” to reopen safely–at least in a hybrid…

Very little spread of COVID found at summer camps: study

Day camps are not a breeding ground for the coronavirus, according to a new study. Researchers at Duke University found very few instances of COVID-19 spreading at North Carolina summer camps where…

Congo braces for potential Ebola spread amid coronavirus

The Democratic Republic of the Congo could see a resurgence of Ebola, a deadly disease that is behind the recent passing of a woman in Butembo, a city in North Kivu…

As coronavirus variants spread, FDA drawing up guidance for adjusted vaccines, diagnostics

Amid emerging coronavirus variants, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is drafting guidance to help companies tweak vaccines, therapeutics and tests, should that need arise. “We are committed to identifying…

CDC studying double mask effectiveness against coronavirus spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently studying the effectiveness of double masks – specifically a cloth mask placed over a medical mask – in stopping coronavirus…

Precautions help slow school coronavirus spread: CDC

NEW YORK – Health officials say evidence continues to mount that it’s generally safe to have in-person schooling, if U.S. schools require mask-wearing and other precautions. The latest study looks…

California lifts regional stay-at-home order amid ‘positive signs’ of slower spread

California said Monday it is lifting a regional order that called on residents to stay home except for “essential activities,” as the state cited “positive signs” about the spread of…