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What it means to come into close contact with a coronavirus case and your risk of infection

A worker administers a test to a passenger at a drive-through site to collect samples for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic testing in Leesburg, Virginia, May 20, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters One of the components of contact tracing programs public health experts deem critical to controlling the Covid-19 outbreak includes finding and testing close contacts […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer aims for millions of vaccine doses this year, Germany’s infection rate rises

A handful of biotech and pharmaceutical companies are kicking off earnings season this week, weaving Covid-19 updates into quarterly results tinged by the impact of a global pandemic. The virus continues to spread, with more than 3 million people worldwide now confirmed with the infection, as countries and U.S. states begin to ease lockdown restrictions.  […]

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Watch How Your Local ICU Would Be Overwhelmed As The Coronavirus Infection Rate Rises

As infection rates for the novel coronavirus rise, hospitals all over the United States are scrambling for vital equipment like ventilators and protective gear. But the health care system faces another urgent, less understood shortage: available ICU beds.  Many patients with COVID-19 can be treated in standard hospital settings. But the most severe cases require […]

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Facebook Says Post Proposing COVID-19 Infection Parties Doesn’t Violate Its Policies

A right-wing magazine’s Facebook post suggesting people infect themselves with coronavirus en masse does not violate the platform’s rules, a spokesperson told HuffPost. The Federalist, a fervently pro-Trump outlet, shared the still-active post to its 100,000-follower Facebook page on Wednesday morning. It links to a Federalist article written by an unlicensed dermatologist, who argues that […]