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  • COVID-19 Third Wave Explained in 5 Charts COVID-19 Third Wave Explained in 5 Charts covid 19 cases spike 364x205
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    COVID-19 Third Wave Explained in 5 Charts

    In just the last two weeks, the global daily tally for new COVID-19 cases has jumped more than 30%, according to TIME’s coronavirus tracker, which compiles data from Johns Hopkins University. The steep upward trend is driven by viral waves in Europe and the United States that started in August and mid-September, respectively. On Oct. […] More

  • Europe's COVID-19 Second Wave: What's Behind Rising Cases? Europe’s COVID-19 Second Wave: What’s Behind Rising Cases? gettyimages 1229183181 364x205
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    Europe’s COVID-19 Second Wave: What’s Behind Rising Cases?

    Europe is clearly in the grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the past week, countries throughout Europe–including Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.K, and Ukraine–have all recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic started. But two of these stand out. As of Oct. […] More

  • Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Protect Privacy? Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Protect Privacy? contact tracing app 364x205
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    Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Protect Privacy?

    On Oct. 1, New York state released an app that can notify you if you’ve come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Called “COVID Alert NY,” the app is one of 10 currently active in states around the U.S. that are based on Google and Apple’s decentralized contact tracing system, […] More

  • What We Know--and Don't Know--About COVID-19 Reinfection What We Know–and Don’t Know–About COVID-19 Reinfection coronavirus reinfection 364x205
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    What We Know–and Don’t Know–About COVID-19 Reinfection

    It’s possible not only to get COVID-19 twice, but also to be sicker the second time, according to a new case report published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. But some experts caution there’s still a lot to learn about COVID-19 reinfection, and that the case cited in the paper is not likely representative of the majority […] More

  • Why the Swedish Model for Fighting COVID-19 Is a Disaster Why the Swedish Model for Fighting COVID-19 Is a Disaster sweden covid 19 04 364x205
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    Why the Swedish Model for Fighting COVID-19 Is a Disaster

    The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is […] More

  • Letting Coronavirus Rip Through U.S. is Very Dangerous Letting Coronavirus Rip Through U.S. is Very Dangerous usa coronavirus herd immunity 364x205
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    Letting Coronavirus Rip Through U.S. is Very Dangerous

    On October 13 the White House confirmed that it is embracing what the Los Angeles Times editorial board calls the “let people die” strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy involves deliberately letting the novel coronavirus rip through the population while attempting to shield the most vulnerable, such as the elderly and […] More

  • President Trump Receives Regeneron Antibody Treatment President Trump Receives Regeneron Antibody Treatment president donald trump walks from marine one after arriving news photo 1601678551 364x205
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    President Trump Receives Regeneron Antibody Treatment

    President Donald Trump announced via Twitter early Friday morning that he and Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday afternoon, an update from the White House Physician stated that he “received a single 8-gram dose of Regeneron’s polyclonal antibody cocktail.” An update from President @realDonaldTrump’s physician: pic.twitter.com/cTsXO4Df6b — Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 2, […] More

  • A Doctor Explains How to Prevent Dry Eyes From Wearing a Mask A Doctor Explains How to Prevent Dry Eyes From Wearing a Mask young smiling man wearing a mask on a yellow royalty free image 1601727612 364x205
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    A Doctor Explains How to Prevent Dry Eyes From Wearing a Mask

    The public health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the emerge of a range of other, tangential health conditions, from isolation-induced “coronaphobia” to “maskne,” or skin breakouts as a result of wearing a mask for a prolonged period of time. Another newly coined medical condition is mask-associated dry eye (MADE). This is caused […] More

  • White House Physician Gives Update on Trump's COVID Condition White House Physician Gives Update on Trump’s COVID Condition white house chief of staff mark meadows and white house news photo 1601757281 364x205
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    White House Physician Gives Update on Trump’s COVID Condition

    Despite White House physician Dr. Sean Conley saying during a Saturday press conference that Donald Trump is “doing very well” after his first night at Walter Reed Medical Center, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows relayed what seemed to be a more dire summary of the president’s health, according to the New York Times. […] More

  • Is COVID-19 Worse Than the Flu? - Coronavirus vs. Flu Death Rate Is COVID-19 Worse Than the Flu? – Coronavirus vs. Flu Death Rate woman measuring her temperature royalty free image 1601659432 364x205
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    Is COVID-19 Worse Than the Flu? – Coronavirus vs. Flu Death Rate

    We’re several months into the and on the cusp of , which typically starts in October with a peak between December and February. Infectious disease experts warn we’re about to enter a “twindemic,” with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and Influenza A and B, the viruses that cause the flu, circulating at the same […] More

  • COVID-19 Symptoms Often Appear in a Particular Order, Study Says COVID-19 Symptoms Often Appear in a Particular Order, Study Says female mature doctor talking to senior patient royalty free image 1601815948 364x205
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    COVID-19 Symptoms Often Appear in a Particular Order, Study Says

    Researchers at the University of Southern California have found that COVID-19 symptoms often manifest in patients in a particular order. According to a scientific paper entitled ‘Modeling the Onset of COVID-19 Symptoms’, published in the Frontiers in Public Health journal, the team attempted to discern the most common order in which symptoms presented themselves. The […] More

  • A Lung Doctor's Thoughts on Trump's COVID-19 Hospitalization A Lung Doctor’s Thoughts on Trump’s COVID-19 Hospitalization president donald trump leaves the white house for walter news photo 1601817311 364x205
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    A Lung Doctor’s Thoughts on Trump’s COVID-19 Hospitalization

    After President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 this week, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley promptly recommended that he be moved to Walter Reed Medical Center. In a new YouTube video, pulmonary medicine specialist Dr. Mike Hansen provides a breakdown of the president’s diagnosis and what we know about the treatment he is receiving. […] More