- No End in Sight as U.S. Cases Pass 5 Million August 9, 2020
The U.S. logged 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases today, hitting another grim milestone in the nearly 6-month long pandemic that has devastated the country.
- As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID August 7, 2020
Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The same was true of 30% of Black kids.
- Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best August 7, 2020
What masks do the best job? That would be N95 masks without valves, followed by surgical or polypropylene masks.
- Will Coffee Shop Culture Survive COVID-19? August 7, 2020
The days of lounging in comfy chairs or at tables inside coffee shops as soothing music plays in the background, tip-tapping on your laptop or reading a newspaper, appear to be a thing of the past, at least for now.
- Many Stay Optimistic for Most of Their Lives August 7, 2020
People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds.
- Can a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell August 7, 2020
The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.
- Can You Protect Kids from COVID-19 at School? August 6, 2020
By remembering the basics and modeling good behavior, adults can help kids at school remember to wash their hands; use sanitizer; practice social distancing; and wear face coverings.
- Americans More Stressed by COVID Than Other Nations August 6, 2020
One-third of U.S. adults say they've experienced unbearable stress, anxiety and sadness during the pandemic and more than 30% have faced economic hardships, the Commonwealth Fund report revealed.
- Moderna Prices COVID Vaccine Higher than Others August 6, 2020
Because two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize people from COVID-19, total costs could be $74 per person.
- Many Older Adults Can't Connect With Telehealth August 6, 2020
More than one-third of those over 65 face difficulties seeing their doctor via telemedicine -- especially older men in remote or rural areas who are poor, have disabilities or are in poor health.