America’s COVID pandemic is now skewing younger

(HealthDay)—Young adults in their 20s now account for more cases of COVID-19 than any other age group, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From June through August, people in their 20s accounted for more than 20% of all COVID infections in the United States, CDC researchers found. Unfortunately, these cases have implications […]

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France says Covid crisis ‘worsening’, aims to avoid lockdown

French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Friday the country was seeing a “clear worsening” of the coronavirus pandemic, but said he would aim to avoid a new nationwide lockdown that would further hammer the economy. Nearly 10,000 new cases were recorded on Thursday, a record since wide-scale testing began, but Castex said a recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalisations was particularly […]

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What is the COVID ‘bubble’ concept, and could it work in Australia?

The concept of a COVID-19 “germ bubble” refers to close contacts with whom we don’t practice mask use or keep physical distancing. In strict lockdown, this generally means just the members of your own household. But several countries, such as New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have experimented with bubbles larger than a single household. Victorian Premier Dan Andrews will […]

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Revved by Sturgis Rally, COVID-19 infections move fast, far

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus spread in bars, tattoo shops and gatherings before people traveled home to nearly every state in the country. From the […]

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US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its strategy to administer the vaccine as quickly as possible, the Trump administration has agreed to invest more than half a billion in tax dollars in ApiJect Systems America, a young company […]

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As Colorado’s new COVID-19 cases remain elevated, state sees uptick in hospitalizations – The Denver Post

Coronavirus infections remained elevated in Colorado for a third consecutive week as the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have begun to creep upward for the first time in months. Colorado is still not experiencing the same type of surges as states such as Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. But the state’s rate of positive coronavirus test results has jumped since the first […]

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Conflicting COVID messages create cloud of confusion around public health

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Regina Fargis didn’t know what to do. Fargis runs Summit Hills — a health and retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina, that offers skilled nursing, activities and communal meals for its residents, most of whom are over 60, the highest-risk category for coronavirus complications. In South Carolina, more than a hundred new cases were […]

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Some states break COVID records as U.S. caseload grows anew – The Denver Post

HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 […]

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