Coronavirus (Covid-19) and timing: U.S. covid cases found as early as December 2019, says study

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and timing: U.S. covid cases found as early as December 2019, says study

“Testing has found Covid-19 infections in the U.S. in December 2019, according to a study, providing further evidence indicating the coronavirus was spreading globally weeks before the first cases were reported in China,” Bloomberg News writes. “The study published Monday identified 106 infections from 7,389 blood samples collected from donors in nine U.S. states between […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and children: 13-year-old with Covid-19 as source of outbreak

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and children: 13-year-old with Covid-19 as source of outbreak

“There is increasing evidence that children and adolescents can efficiently transmit SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),” Noah G. Schwartz, Anne C. Moorman, Anna Makaretz, Karen T. Chang, Victoria T. Chu, Christine M. Szablewski, Anna R. Yousaf, Marie M. Brown, Ailis Clyne, Amanda DellaGrotta, Jan Drobeniuc, Jacqueline Korpics, Adam Muir, Cherie Drenzek, […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Here’s how some are returning to the workplace

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work: Here’s how some are returning to the workplace

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has sent a lot of people out of the workplace, especially in places like New York, the center of the pandemic. As the New York area cautiously starts to leave full lockdown, examples of workplace practices are being discussed. Employees are waiting to hear what’s up at their workplace, and what has been […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

Coronavirus  (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re trying to update as warranted.) As the coronavirus spreads, many Americans with symptoms wonder if they should get tested, and where. (We discuss how much it can cost to do so here.) Do you have something we need to know about this? […]

The state of the nation’s health: Giant store of federal survey data

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Summary: “The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services,” according to the web site of the survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Established […]