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'Too Many are Selfish': US Nears 5 Million Virus Cases

'Too Many are Selfish': US Nears 5 Million Virus Cases

HEALTH | By Susan Naishadham, Carla K. Johnson, Philip Marcelo | Aug 5
Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country.

Can You Get Coronavirus Twice?

Can You Get Coronavirus Twice?

HEALTH | Jul 28
"It's very much emerging science," said Dr. Philip Landrigan, director of the global public health program at Boston College.

Watch: What Does an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection Look Like?

Watch: What Does an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection Look Like?

HEALTH | Jul 22
Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 but don't have any symptoms? Think again. What may be happening to your body on the inside reveals the ferociousness of this virus.

Could Employers and States Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Could Employers and States Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

HEALTH | Jul 22
Most surveys have found that only about two-thirds of adults say they would probably get the vaccine — but could states make it mandatory?

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

For COVID Tests, the Question of Who Pays Comes Down to Interpretation

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jul 21
The government and insurers vowed that tests would be dispensed for free. Now, those promises are being rolled back in ways that are creating turmoil for consumers, even as testing has become more plentiful.

A Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Does It Stand?

A Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Does It Stand?

HEALTH | By Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact | Jul 16
As of early July, roughly 160 vaccine projects were underway worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. But will any of them work?

Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do

Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jul 15
Part old-fashioned shoe-leather detective work, part social work, the goal is to interrupt the spread of the illness by reaching out to people who test positive — and people they have been in close contact with.

Want a COVID Test? Result Times Lag Due to Virus Surge

Want a COVID Test? Result Times Lag Due to Virus Surge

HEALTH | By Phil Galewitz | Jul 11
Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested for the coronavirus. More than 22 days later, the University of Arizona graduate student was still waiting for results.

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.

Aerosols and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Aerosols and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

HEALTH | Jul 10
When someone coughs, talks or even breathes, they send tiny respiratory droplets into the surrounding air. The smallest of these droplets can float for hours, and there is strong evidence that they can carry live coronavirus if the person is infected.

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