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We Freely Wear Seat Belts. Why Can't We Learn to Wear Masks?

We Freely Wear Seat Belts. Why Can't We Learn to Wear Masks?

By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Oct 1, 2020

A big part of the reason adherence has been so variable is that governors generally declare the mandates, and local and city officials are left to decide how to enforce them.

Push to Bring Coronavirus Vaccines to the Poor Faces Trouble

Push to Bring Coronavirus Vaccines to the Poor Faces Trouble

By Maria Cheng, Lori Hinnant | Oct 1, 2020

An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves.

Post-COVID Clinics Get Jump-Start From Patients With Lingering Illness

Post-COVID Clinics Get Jump-Start From Patients With Lingering Illness

By Julie Appleby | Sep 30, 2020

A small but growing number of clinics are emerging to treat and study those who have had the unpredictable coronavirus.

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

What We Know About the Airborne Spread of the Coronavirus

By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact | Sep 30, 2020

The emerging picture is a work-in-progress, but many of the pieces do point toward the potential for airborne transmission.

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among US Children as Schools Reopen

COVID-19 Cases Rising Among US Children as Schools Reopen

By Lindsey Tanner | Sep 30, 2020

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

Vermont Pure CBD: A New Way to Experience the Green Mountain State

Vermont Pure CBD: A New Way to Experience the Green Mountain State

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 29, 2020

Ask anyone and they'll agree; once you cross the Vermont border, something changes in the air. The state offers the best East Coast skiing, outdoor adventures, and now another gem: an emerging CBD industry.

Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

Coralling the Facts on Herd Immunity

By Aneri Pattani | Sep 29, 2020

"If you believe 22% is herd immunity, I believe you're alone in that," Dr. Anthony Fauci recently told a senator. All this talk got us thinking: What exactly does it mean and can it be used to combat COVID-19?

Worldwide Grief: Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1 Million

Worldwide Grief: Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1 Million

By Adam Geller, Rishabh R. Jain | Sep 29, 2020

Now, 8 1/2 months after an infection doctors had never seen before claimed its first victims in China, the pandemic's confirmed death toll has eclipsed 1 million, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

LGBTQ Mental Health and Suicide: How Can We Save the Next Generation?

By Merryn Johns | Sep 28, 2020

A new national survey from The Trevor Project reveals alarming statistics regarding mental health and suicide rates of LGBTQ youth. Does it get better? It depends on who you ask.

Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

Trump's Executive Order on Preexisting Conditions Lacks Teeth, Experts Say

By Jon Greenberg, PolitiFact | Sep 28, 2020

"All it really is, is a statement that he wants one or more of his departments to come up with a plan. And he doesn't give any guidance or the vaguest outline of what that plan should be," says Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute.

Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain

Trump Promotes Health Care 'Vision' But Gaps Remain

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jill Colvin | Sep 25, 2020

More than three-and-a-half years into his presidency and 40 days from an election, President Donald Trump on Thursday launched what aides termed a "vision" for health care heavy on unfulfilled aspirations.

They Survived COVID-19, Then Faced Stigma

They Survived COVID-19, Then Faced Stigma

Sep 25, 2020

Members of Survivor Corps, a group formed to support COVID-19 patients, agree that the way society treats them is a real problem. But this does not surprise researchers who study such behavior.

'Are People to Be Left to Die?' Vaccine Pleas Fill UN Summit

'Are People to Be Left to Die?' Vaccine Pleas Fill UN Summit

By Cara Anna | Sep 24, 2020

If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19?

Colleges' Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

Colleges' Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day, Researchers Say

By Michael McAuliff | Sep 24, 2020

The study tracked cellphone data and matched it to reopening schedules at 1,400 schools, along with county infection rates.

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

Sep 24, 2020

Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are symptoms shared by the two, but there are a couple of major difference to be on the lookout for.

The Phoenix: Erectile Dysfunction Has Met Its Match

The Phoenix: Erectile Dysfunction Has Met Its Match

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 24, 2020

For the first time, acoustic wave technology for treating ED is now available in an at-home product, The Phoenix. The results? Let's just say they rise above expectation.

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

Sep 23, 2020

According to one expert, it's likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end of 2020. But which one should you receive, if any?

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills

By Robert Lewis, Christina Jewett | Sep 23, 2020

Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread ? and therefore, what level of protective gear is appropriate.

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

'Unfathomable': Coronavirus US Death Toll Tops 200K

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days. It is roughly equal to the population of Salt Lake City or Huntsville, Alabama.

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 23, 2020

The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

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