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How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

How Can You Tell the Difference Between COVID-19 and the Flu?

HEALTH | Sep 24
Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are symptoms shared by the two, but there are a couple of major difference to be on the lookout for.

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

How Will We Know That a COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Effective?

HEALTH | Sep 23
According to one expert, it's likely that not just one but several of the competing COVID-19 vaccines will be shown to be safe and effective by the end of 2020. But which one should you receive, if any?

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

Late-Stage Study of First Single-Shot Vaccine Begins in US

HEALTH | By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 23
The study starting Wednesday will be one of the world's largest coronavirus vaccine studies so far, testing the shot in 60,000 volunteers in the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

Signs of an 'October Vaccine Surprise' Alarm Career Scientists

NATIONAL | By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 22
If the executive branch were to overrule the FDA's scientific judgment, a vaccine of limited efficacy and, worse, unknown side effects could be rushed to market.

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

HEALTH | By Will Stone | Sep 20
The fitness industry has begun to push back at the pandemic-driven perceptions and prohibitions. "We should not be lumped with bars and restaurants," says an executive from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16
A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

HEALTH | By Mark Kreidler | Sep 16
Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and personal protective equipment must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.

Virus America, 6 Months In: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

Virus America, 6 Months In: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

HEALTH | By Ted Anthony | Sep 14
On March 13 a COVID curtain descended upon the United States, and a new season of pandemic was born. Now we are half a year into it — accustomed in some ways, resistant in others, grieving at what is gone, wondering with great trepidation what will be.

What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane?

What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane?

HEALTH | By Noah Y. Kim | Sep 11
In the absence of reliable data, we decided to ask the experts about the possibility of contracting the virus while on a flight.

What Should You Look For in a Hand Sanitizer?

What Should You Look For in a Hand Sanitizer?

HEALTH | Sep 8
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand sanitizers should be at least 60% ethyl alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol.

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