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Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

August 13, 2020, 8:53am Health

Not two months after battling back the coronavirus, Spain’s hospitals are beginning to see patients struggling to breathe returning to their wards. Read story

Washington state to change how it counts negative coronavirus test results

August 13, 2020, 8:43am Health

Until now in Washington, if people tested negative for COVID-19 twice, they only got counted once in state testing data. Read story

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

August 12, 2020, 8:44am Health

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them. Read story

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

August 12, 2020, 8:44am Health

WASHINGTON — No, Russia isn’t having a Sputnik moment. Read story

New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

August 11, 2020, 8:36am Health

NEW YORK — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. Read story

Washington’s coronavirus data reporting problems persist

August 11, 2020, 8:15am Health

Data reporting problems continue to hamper Washington’s daily COVID-19 updates, leaving an incomplete picture of the virus’s spread in this state. Read story

Getting a good night’s sleep key to maintaining your health

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Health

In these days where there is high anxiety around COVID-19, getting your sleep isn’t easy. But a good night’s sleep is a key factor in maintaining your health and protecting your immune system. Read story

Telehealth is transforming easier access to health care

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Health

You might think of high-speed internet as a convenient way to binge TV shows or the conference calls that let you work from home. You might take for granted that everyone has internet access. Read story

Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreak

August 10, 2020, 12:31pm Health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health officials around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and infection data have become. Read story

COVID-19 cases among U.S. children jumped 40% in late July

August 10, 2020, 9:33am Health

Coronavirus infections among U.S. children grew 40% in the last half of July, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, bringing the total number of child infections to 8.8% of all U.S. cases. Read story