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Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

NEW YORK – Protests erupting across the nation over the past week – and law enforcement’s response to them – are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine, poll says

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, a number that’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

First came a high fever, drenching sweats and muscle aches. Then, almost a month later, a weird numbness that spread down the right side of her body. Darlene Gildersleeve thought she had recovered...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a new study of nearly 100,000...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. health officials quietly release more reopening guidance

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials have quietly released more reopening guidance that was created more than a month ago but initially shelved. As with other recently released guidance, religious...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. births fall, and virus could drive them down more

NEW YORK – U.S. births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years. The decline is the latest sign of a prolonged national “baby bust” that’s been going on for...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging

An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

‘COVID toes,’ other rashes latest possible rare virus signs

Skin doctors suddenly are looking at a lot of toes – whether by emailed picture or video visit – as concern grows that for some people, a sign of COVID-19 may pop up in an unusual spot. Boston...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. begins ‘warp speed’ vaccine push as studies ramp up

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year’s end – even as the country’s top scientists gear up...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Officials release edited coronavirus reopening guidance

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Thursday released some of their long-delayed guidance that schools, businesses and other organizations can use as states reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

New coronavirus test is imperfect step toward mass screening

WASHINGTON – A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen for infections, moving the U.S. toward the kind of mass screening that experts say is essential to returning...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Organ transplants dive amid virus crisis, start to inch back

WASHINGTON – Organ transplants plummeted as COVID-19 swept through communities, with surgeons wary of endangering living donors and unable to retrieve possibly usable organs from the dead -- and...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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