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Fitness Influencers, Please Don’t Spread COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media

My fellow fitness instructors, trainers, coaches, and influencers: I beg you, please, for the love of the people’s health, do not use your platform to spread misinformation about COVID-19. Really, please. As someone who spent eight years getting a master’s and a Ph.D. in public health (partially focused on health communication), some of the posts […]

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Trump Campaign Peeled Off Social Distancing Stickers In Arena Before Tulsa Rally: Reports

Donald Trump’s campaign removed thousands of stickers on arena seats encouraging social distancing before the president’s rally last week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Billboard and The Washington Post reported. The “Do Not Sit Here Please!” stickers were intended to help stem the spread of COVID-19 cases, which were spiking in the city at the time of the […]

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson launches review into 2m social distancing rule

PM Boris Johnson has commissioned a review into the 2m social distancing rule, the chancellor has confirmed. Mr Johnson said there was “margin for manoeuvre” in the 2m rule as the number of coronavirus cases falls. Rishi Sunak told the BBC the government would “actively” look again at the measure, given its “enormous impact” on […]

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Maskless Anti-Lockdown Protester Invades Reporter’s Social Distancing Space

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COVID-19 Death Forecasts Vary, But All Say It’s Too Early To End Social Distancing

The U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was late and lethargic. As a result, the death toll here now tops 75,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, even after weeks of stay-at-home orders, bans on public gatherings, and school and business closures. That’s more dead Americans than the population of Portland, Maine, […]

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Social determinants of health take center stage during the Covid-19 crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we think about care and total wellbeing support. At this time, progressive health plans would normally be trying to close gaps in clinical care, to avoid the year-end scramble that many others experience. But, with providers trying to keep patients out of the clinic and hospital, priorities have […]

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Chronic Illness Prepared Me for Coronavirus Social Isolation

Another cancer survivor I spoke to, Jessica Mollie Lauren, was diagnosed with stage 3A melanoma in 2011 when she was 20 years old. Right now, she says that she’s been feeling something similar to survivor’s guilt as she watches so many typically healthy people being abruptly forced into isolation. “It’s so surreal seeing the masses […]

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Most States Are Exempting Houses Of Worship From Social Distancing Orders

A new Pew Research Center analysis is offering a clearer picture of where state governments have drawn the line between protecting public health and ensuring religious freedom during the coronavirus pandemic. Most houses of worship in the U.S. have been shuttered since mid-March to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But […]

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White House Coronavirus Official: Social Distancing ‘Will Be With Us’ Through Summer

Dr. Deborah Birx, a leading infectious disease expert on the White House’s coronavirus task force, warned Sunday that social distancing will be a necessary practice through the coming summer. During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Birx was asked if Vice President Mike Pence’s prediction Friday that the coronavirus epidemic will be largely “behind […]

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What’s the Difference Between Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation?

Along with facing grief, loss, and fear during the new coronavirus pandemic, many of us have had to completely change our way of life. With that comes basically learning a new language. Social distancing? Isolation? Quarantine? These are important terms to understand when we’re all trying to work together to save an enormous number of […]

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Coronavirus: Significant social distancing needed ‘until vaccine found’

The UK must keep a “significant level” of social distancing until a vaccine for coronavirus is found, a scientist advising the government has said. Prof Neil Ferguson told the BBC there was “little leeway” to relax measures without “something… in their place” – such as testing and contact tracing. A three-week extension to the lockdown […]

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Pregnant and Social Distancing? You’re Not Alone (Really!)

A lot of the things you encounter during your pregnancy are going to be unexpected. But the current imperative for social distancing (and sometimes self-isolation means that even if this isn’t your first, it’s not going to feel like your previous pregnancies. And it’s not going to be easy. But, even while you be by […]

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Air Force Academy Eases Social Distancing Rules After 2 Suicides

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Social distancing restrictions at the Air Force Academy have been relaxed after it reported two cadet suicides in less than a week following attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Emails obtained from the academy show the Colorado Springs base had received complaints about how the policies made the […]

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17 Mental Health Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

YouTube is also a treasure trove of random tutorials. SELF’s health director Zahra Barnes is currently learning how to draw in Adobe Illustrator from this video. (And oh my god, her vector portrait of Solange was so good I’m tempted to give it a try, too?) 7. Foster a pet. I’m not saying caring for […]