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Fact-Checking President Trump’s ‘Historic Coronavirus Response’ Brief | by Coronavirus Blog Team | Aug, 2020

Fact-Checking President Trump’s ‘Historic Coronavirus Response’ Brief | by Coronavirus Blog Team | Aug,...

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OMGCredit: Alex Wong / Staff / Getty ImagesThe White House released a brief on Monday titled “President Trump’s Historic Coronavirus Response Brief,” which outlines the supposed ways the president has successfully combated the...
New Zealand and Coronavirus: The Country Responds to New Cases With Leadership

New Zealand and Coronavirus: The Country Responds to New Cases With Leadership

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Auckland is under strict restrictions after four new cases of Covid-19 popped upCredit: Hagen Hopkins / Stringer / Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, New Zealand confirmed four new coronavirus cases — its first since May...
Covid-19 Infections Surge in Nursing Homes… Again | by Robert Roy Britt | Aug, 2020

Covid-19 Infections Surge in Nursing Homes… Again | by Robert Roy Britt | Aug,...

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Images: American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted LivingDeaths are on the rise again, too, and the industry expects worse to comeThis is exactly what health experts warned against. As Americans...
The Staggering Scope of the Global Coronavirus Misinformation Epidemic | by Yasmin Tayag | Aug, 2020

The Staggering Scope of the Global Coronavirus Misinformation Epidemic | by Yasmin Tayag |...

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Scientists identified more than 2,000 false claims about Covid-19 in circulationPhoto: Westend61/Getty ImagesAt the end of March, shortly after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, the United Nations warned of another looming...
Coronavirus Blog Team

Covid-19 Might Cause Thyroid Issues, Too

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The more scientists study Covid-19, the more it’s clear the virus that causes the disease can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. As reporter Roxanne Khamsi writes:The researchers believe that...
Why Testing Improvements Are So Critical | by Andy Slavitt | Aug, 2020

Why Testing Improvements Are So Critical | by Andy Slavitt | Aug, 2020

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With improvements in testing life could get closer to normalCredit: Ethan Miller / Getty ImagesIt’s time to talk about testing again. Everyone thinks we are doing it badly and we are. Until we...
What’s the Deal With ‘Virus Shut Out’ Necklaces? | by Yasmin Tayag | Aug, 2020

What’s the Deal With ‘Virus Shut Out’ Necklaces? | by Yasmin Tayag | Aug,...

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Though banned in several countries, the bogus coronavirus prevention lanyards are still circulatingA photo of my friend’s Shut Out Virus necklace.Maybe you’ve seen people wearing them, or maybe you’ve seen an ad for...
Alexandra Sifferlin

The Latest: The case for the rapid Covid-19 test | by Alexandra Sifferlin |...

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Dear Reader,Everyday life is now dominated by near-constant risk assessments. Whether it’s navigating the weekly grocery run or deciding if it’s safe to send children to school, the endless decision-making can take its...
Alexandra Sifferlin

The Case for Slowing Down Vaccine Trials | by Alexandra Sifferlin | Aug, 2020

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A vaccine for Covid-19 is a highly anticipated breakthrough for the Covid-19 pandemic. I am personally dreaming about the day I can get one. It can’t come soon enough. But many scientists worry...
Disparities in Covid-19 Testing Are Highly Problematic | by Alexandra Sifferlin | Aug, 2020

Disparities in Covid-19 Testing Are Highly Problematic | by Alexandra Sifferlin | Aug, 2020

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Long wait times and backlogs are crippling the U.S. responseLos Angeles, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesDespite the fact that the United States is in its sixth month of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic...