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Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

HEALTH | Nov 24
Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

HEALTH | By Victoria Knight | Nov 24
Americans who do choose to fly will be subject to evolving COVID safety policies that vary by airline, a result of the continuing lack of a unified federal strategy.

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

HEALTH | Nov 23
Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs.

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

HEALTH | By Christine Fernando, Carolyn Thompson | Nov 23
Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays.

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

POLITICS | By Markian Hawryluk | Nov 20
But tests show neck gaiters are not as effective as surgical or cloth face masks. Bandannas, like plastic face shields, allow the virus to escape out the bottom in aerosolized particles that can hang in the air for hours.

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Nov 18
U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes.

Who Will Be the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

Who Will Be the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

HEALTH | Nov 17
Once a vaccine gets a green light from the Food and Drug Administration, an expert panel will look at clinical trial data on side effects and how people of various ages, ethnicities and health statuses responded.

'Back to Normal by Spring': Are We Expecting Too Much From the First COVID-19 Vaccines?

'Back to Normal by Spring': Are We Expecting Too Much From the First COVID-19 Vaccines?

HEALTH | Nov 14
A COVID-19 vaccine could well be approved and ready for use in the next few months. But whether that means we can all get back to normal life by early 2021 is less certain.

Time to Discuss Potentially Unpleasant Side Effects of COVID Shots? Scientists Say Yes.

Time to Discuss Potentially Unpleasant Side Effects of COVID Shots? Scientists Say Yes.

HEALTH | By JoNel Aleccia, Liz Szabo | Nov 12
Left out so far in the push to develop vaccines with unprecedented speed has been a large-scale plan to communicate effectively about side effects and distribution, says one doctor.

Fever, Symptom Screening Misses Many Coronavirus Cases

Fever, Symptom Screening Misses Many Coronavirus Cases

HEALTH | By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 12
Temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks like the ones used at schools and doctor's offices have again proved inadequate for spotting coronavirus infections and preventing outbreaks.

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