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“Eating and drinking on-site at locations that offer such options might be important risk factors associated” with the coronavirus infections, according to the report.
A new published study looks at 3,222 young adults who were hospitalized due to COVID-19. Nearly 3% of them died, belying the conception that the coronavirus is deadly primarily for older people.
Other research news is on viral illnesses and preventive treatments, as well.
The measure, which took weeks of negotiations by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to gain Republicans’ support, would have provided about $300 million in new funding, a dramatic step back from the $1 trillion Republicans had suggested earlier and well below the $3 trillion that Democrats originally sought.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine chose Dr. Joan Duwve, currently director of public health for South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control, to head up Ohio’s health department. But shortly after he made the announcement, conservatives pointed out that Duwve had worked once for Planned Parenthood and she quickly withdrew from the Ohio job offer.
In a contentious press conference, President Donald Trump faced questions over recorded statements he made in the early months of the pandemic in which it is clear he knew far more about the severity of the coronavirus than he was telling the American public. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls those actions “almost criminal.”
Given the high number of cases in the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a Harvard audience, this fall and winter are “not going to be easy.”
The tragedy and precautions brought on by the coronavirus altered the ways the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be marked.
As some residents in Western states evacuate their homes due to the raging wildfires, poor air quality has choked most of the region.
California news is also on funding programs for homelessness and Halloween celebrations. News is from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Indiana, Georgia and Texas, as well.
News is from China, Vatican City, Austria and Indonesia.
Black women are dying in childbirth 2½ times more often than white women, according to federal statistics, and USA Today looks at the experiences of some African American women who felt they were not adequately treated. In other public health news, a doula who helps women in substance abuse recovery and some exercise advice.
But a high level of optimism was also found, Fox News reports. Public health news is on parental stress, workplace privacy, air travel safety, the duration of pandemics, police training and George Floyd’s medical records, as well.
In a paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers suggest that masks may be able to mitigate how severe an illness an individual gets if infected by coronavirus. Other researchers suggest that since masks hold off many pathogens, they may allow the immune system to work better if coronavirus attacks.
The drugs are known as nucleoside polymerase inhibitors, or NUCs. According to scientists working on the study at the University of Florida, NUCs work by disrupting the viral replication process.
In related news, a new study among regions that experienced a second wave found a significantly lower death rate among all confirmed cases than in the first wave. And health experts in Spain say a resurgence in that nation holds valuable lessons.
If Pfizer’s vaccine is approved, deep freeze storage capacities are required — something many doctor’s offices go without. Other vaccine news is on FDA requirements and study participants, as well.
Four pharmacies told senators that mail-order delivery of prescriptions drugs have been impacted by recent decisions made by U.S. Postal Service leaders.
The U.S. will also stop limiting international arrivals from certain countries to 15 designated airports.
With the AstraZeneca trial halted, scientists are now working to determine if the volunteer’s serious symptoms were caused by the experimental COVID-19 vaccine.