Category Archives: Health

Here’s Exactly Where We Are with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19

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Scientists around the world are working on potential treatments and vaccines for the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Several companies are working on antiviral drugs, some of which are already in use against other illnesses, to treat people who already have COVID-19. Other companies are working on vaccines that could… Read more »

Why Reopening Schools Isn’t as Easy as Reopening Walmart

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COVID-19 numbers are rising as schools face reopening challenges. Proponents for reopening schools want kids to have socialization and benefits of in-class learning. Those against it argue that schools aren’t yet equipped to open safely. The CDC has released recommendations for safe school reopenings that may be out of reach… Read more »

COVID-19 Mortality Is Going Down in ICUs — What This Means for the Pandemic

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Deaths from COVID-19 in ICUs have dropped by about a third since the start of the outbreak. Though the decline is substantial, health experts say the mortality rate for ICU patients with COVID-19 is higher than what’s observed with other viral pneumonias. Health experts think better treatment and more resources… Read more »

What to Expect If a COVID-19 Contact Tracer Calls You

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Ignoring calls from contact tracers could put you at risk of unknowingly transmitting the virus to your loved ones. Contact tracers call people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Contact tracing is only as effective as people’s willingness to participate, and a small number of people who’ve contracted… Read more »

Here Are the States Where COVID-19 Is Increasing

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For the fifth straight week, the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased in the United States. Hospitalizations from the disease are also on the rise while deaths continue to decline, at least for the time being. Overall, the United States is now closing in on 3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases… Read more »

Coronavirus Outbreak: Daily Updates

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COVID-19 cases rise, symptoms may last months June 25 saw 40,401 new U.S. cases of COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center. However, according to the CDC, those numbers are very likely understated. “Every epidemiologist was telling, screaming as loud as we could, that… Read more »

Why Young Adults, Especially Men, Are Having Sex Less Frequently

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A new study indicates that men and women between the ages of 18 and 24 are having sex less often. Experts say delayed adulthood may be one factor. They add the amount of material on the internet to watch may also be affecting personal, face-to-face relationships. The experts say a… Read more »

Some States Are Learning What Happens to COVID-19 Cases If You Reopen Too Early

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20 states are reporting an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the midst of the reopening of businesses and public facilities. Experts say the behavior of individuals as communities start to open up is a major factor in whether COVID-19 cases rise or fall. Experts also say the number of… Read more »

5 Simple Tips to Help Manage Social Anxiety After Leaving Lockdown

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Since your social calendar has been blank for the last few months, filling it back up can feel liberating — but it can also cause anxiety. “The change from having a highly social work and personal life to nothing at all can be really detrimental to a person’s mental health,… Read more »

Yes, You Can Get COVID-19 from Someone Without Symptoms

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In a set of interim guidelines published on June 5, WHO estimated that 16 percent of people who contract SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, never develop symptoms. In an asymptomatic infection, someone contracts the virus and never develops symptoms. In a pre-symptomatic infection, someone with the virus has not yet developed… Read more »