Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022

Tweet “We shouldn’t be lulled into complacency that this is only an old person disease,” Fauci said. The best way to achieve herd immunity is through a vaccine, he said. Otherwise, a large number of people will die by simply allowing everyone to become infected with the coronavirus. A “profound degree” of herd immunity won’t likely happen until the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022, he...
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Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Here’s good news for public health officials who’ve been hammering home the need to wear face masks: Your messages have been getting through. A new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows that more Americans than ever are donning face masks to protect against COVID-19...
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Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As most of America prepares for the Nov. 1 return of standard time, 63% want one fixed, year-round time, a new survey finds. “Evidence of the negative impacts of seasonal time changes continue to accumulate, and there is real momentum behind the push to end seasonal time changes,” said Dr. Kannan...
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Poverty May Up Black Children’s Health Risks Early

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Kids growing up in poverty show the effects of being poor as early as age 5 — especially those who are Black, a new study suggests. The research adds to mounting evidence that children of Black parents who are also poor face greater health inequities than whites. “Our findings underscore the...
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Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

Tweet Joel Ernst, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of experimental medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco. Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and attending physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Nicolas Vabret, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Medline Plus: “Immune...
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Coffee, Green Tea May Help Against Type 2 Diabetes

Tweet How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve got type 2 diabetes and love drinking green tea or coffee, new research suggests you may be reducing your odds of a premature death. But you need to really love these drinks. The study found that having four or more cups of green tea along with two...
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Hispanic Women More Prone to COVID in Pregnancy

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hispanic mothers-to-be in the southern United States are almost twice as likely to have COVID-19 as non-Hispanic women, a new study finds. The researchers also found that those with government health insurance were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus...
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Who’s At Risk For ‘Long COVID?’

Tweet Oct. 22, 2020 — Being sick with COVID-19 for more than four weeks, so-called “long COVID,” affects older people, women and those with a wide range of symptoms in the first week of their illness most, British researchers report. About 5% of those with COVID-19 will have symptoms for eight weeks or more, according to the preprint analysis of data, CNN reported Wednesday. The...
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Cells That Drive Diabetes Seen in Healthy People

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One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

Tweet By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — One of the reasons women may be less vulnerable to COVID-19 is because they’re more likely to adhere to social distancing policies, a new survey suggests. A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial gender differences both in numbers of people who considered COVID-19...
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