The masks lie: Why the Corona protection does not make us sick

“The masks are sick” claim to make some of the Facebook Posts. There are, however, no scientific evidence. Quite to the contrary. Masks to protect ourselves and especially others from the Coronavirus. Do not weaken our immune system. It took a while, but in the meantime, the health experts of the world health organization (WHO), the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) and the […]

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Trump administration has shelved U.S. health officials’ reopening guide: sources

A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers and restaurants during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration. The 17-page report by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team, […]

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Trump says coronavirus testing ‘not going to be a problem’ under new rules

The White House released new guidelines Monday aimed at answering criticism that America’s coronavirus testing has been too slow, and President Donald Trump tried to pivot toward a focus on “reopening” the nation. Still, there were doubts from public health experts that the White House’s new testing targets were sufficient. Monday’s developments were meant to fill critical gaps in White […]

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There are 6 new possible symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC

When a new disease appears, health officials can’t really tell us what its symptoms are until enough people have come down with it, and this has proven true with COVID-19.  Back in January, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) listed just three possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus: fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. NPR quoted the […]

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CDC confirms weeks-earlier California coronavirus-related deaths

SAN FRANCISCO — Health officials say two people infected with the coronavirus in California died as many as three weeks before the U.S. reported its first death from the disease in late February — a gap that underscored shortcomings in the nation’s surveillance system for detecting outbreaks. The deaths in early and mid-February show that the virus was spreading in […]

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Trump Said He Won't Wear a Mask in Public, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether face masks are a sensible safety measure in the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now published new guidelines on cloth masks based on several studies into how COVID-19 is transmitted. The CDC is now officially recommending “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures […]

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Opioid OD deaths fall despite growing use of synthetic drugs: CDC

(HealthDay)—Overall, opioid-related deaths in the United States fell 2% between 2017 and 2018, according to newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said deaths involving prescription opioids were down 13.5%, while heroin-related deaths fell 4%. But fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids (excluding methadone) were up 10%. “Decreases in overdose deaths involving prescription opioids […]

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In the Eye of the Coronavirus Testing Storm: Robert Redfield of the C.D.C.

“Certainly this administration has been cited repeatedly for appointing people to important positions who did not have the relevant expertise,” said Chris Beyrer, an epidemiology professor at Johns Hopkins who has collaborated on research with Dr. Redfield over the years. “But you wouldn’t say that about Bob Redfield. He’s a very seasoned public health person, and he certainly has led […]

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