Covid-19 is a virus that has been spreading around the globe. There is currently no vaccine available for the virus which can cause dangerous symptoms like shortness of breath. Visit the CDC coronavirus page for information about symptoms, testing and what to do if you become sick.
Two ways we can help slow the spread of the virus are through social distance and by wearing face masks.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact on life as we know it. This includes deaths of loved ones, retail closures, travel restrictions, product shortages and more. Here is our latest coverage on the pandemic.
Covid-19 Plush Toy and Plush Vaccine - GiantMicrobes makes a Covid-19 plush toy. The plush toy is red with yellow protein spikes. They also make a plush version of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Plague Doctor Prop from Spirit Halloween - The Plague Dcotor prop is the Halloween 2020 prop from Spirit Halloween. It is very disturbing considering the scary pandemic the world has been struggling to overcome. The prop wears a creepy plague mask.
Burger King Unveils Social Distancing Crowns - Burger King has unveiled oversized crowns with a large diameter that can help people remember to social distance. The crowns were unveiled by Burger King Germany.
Staceface Mask from Alice + Olivia - Alice + Olivia has launched the Staceface Mask. The mask has the Staceface logo all over it.
Dr. Fauci Bobblehead Created by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum - The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is launching a Dr. Fauci Bobblehead toy. $5 from each sale will support the 100 Million Mask Challenge.
LVMH to Make Hand Sanitizer for France - LVMH will make free hand sanitizer for France to address the nationwide shortage. LVMH will use its perfume and cosmetic factories to make the disinfectant.
New York State is Making Hand Sanitizer - New York State is now making its own hand sanitizer to combat price gouging. The product is called NYC Clean.
U.S. Government to Offer Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Starting January 19 - The U.S. Government will start offering free at-home Covid-19 tests starting January 19 from its Covid tests website.
Apple Closing Stores Again as Covid-19 Cases Spike in Several U.S. States - Apple is once again closing stores because of the coronavirus. There are 11 stores reclosing in four hard hit states.
Whole Foods Announces Early Opening for Shoppers 60 and Older - Whole Foods has announced it will open it stores to shoppers 60 and older in the U.S. to give the most vulnerable to the Covid-19 a less crowded environment to shop.
Dollar General Says First Hour of Each Day for Senior Shoppers - Dollar General says the first hour of each day at each stores will be for senior shoppers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Closing All Stores Outside China Due to Coronavirus - Apple is closing all of its stores outside China due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic until March 27.
Gojo Industries Buys Back Purell Brand from Johnson & Johnson - Gojo Industries bought the Purell brand back from Johnson & Johnson in 2010.