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COVID-19 Supply Crunch Means More Testing Delays

WebMD - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 13:39

The demand for COVID-19 testing is exploding as schools and businesses try to reopen and as hospitals begin bringing patients back for elective procedures.

COVID Has Most Parents Nervous About Kids Vaccines

WebMD - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:56

But if fewer children get their childhood vaccinations because their parents are too nervous to bring them to the doctor, experts worry that it could lead to a resurgence of dangerous and preventable childhood diseases.

COVID Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers

WebMD - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:40

Teens and young adults who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And young folks who vape and also smoke regular cigarettes have a sevenfold higher risk of getting COVID-19, researchers found.

Many COVID Outbreaks Traced to Restaurants, Bars

WebMD - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:37

In Louisiana, roughly a quarter of the state's 2,360 cases since March that were outside of places like nursing homes and prisons had their origins in bars and restaurants, The New York Times reported.

Redfield: This Fall Could Be ‘Worst’ We’ve Seen

WebMD - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 14:04

We are in a war against COVID-19, and this fall could be one of the worst from a public health standpoint that the U.S. has ever faced, says CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD.