Stories tagged: "public health"

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

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10 Months into the COVID Crisis and Experts Say These Are Still the Best Ways to Protect Yourself

While the Trump administration has repeatedly undermined the CDC in its efforts to combat the virus, science has proven that mask-wearing and social distancing are vital in preventing and reducing chances of transmission.

Gun violence has soared in cities led by both Republicans and Democrats this summer, and has exacted an uneven toll. Brandon Hendricks-Ellison of Bronxville, N.Y. was shot June 29 two days after he graduated from James Monroe High School. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
We’re ER Doctors. Gun Violence Is a Public Health Crisis That Deserves as Much Attention as COVID.

Sharp rises in gun violence are rooted in economic inequality and decades of systemic racism. The crisis deserves a public health response on par with that of the coronavirus.

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These Are the Measures Needed to Reopen Schools, According to an Infectious-Disease Expert

“When positivity rates in a community rise above 3%, schools will likely have to close again."

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It’s a Public Health Crisis First: 10 Non-Political Coronavirus Updates You Need to Know

Here are 10 essential non-political developments you should know happened this week about coronavirus, in no particular order.

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a subject receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine by Moderna for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
8 Things You Need to Know About Coronavirus That Have Nothing to Do With Politics

While the pandemic feels as if it’s been a long ordeal in a flurry of news updates and political debates, the world is still learning about the new coronavirus.

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Former CDC Directors: Trump’s COVID Response Is Like ‘Fighting Blindfolded’

Four former CDC directors co-authored an op-ed lambasting President Trump for putting politics over science in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.