Colorado outbreaks: 1,600 senior residents and 1,400 staff have coronavirus

More than one in five known cases of the new coronavirus in Colorado are related to housing for older people or those with disabilities, with more than 1,600 residents and 1,400 staff members believed to have gotten COVID-19. The state’s outbreak figures include a variety of facilities, such as assisted-living facilities, group homes and some senior communities. The vast majority […]

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As U.S. measles outbreaks spread, why does ‘anti-vax’ movement persist?

(HealthDay)—Measles outbreaks across the United States—including one in Washington state where 50 cases have now been identified—have again shone the spotlight on parents who resist getting kids vaccinated. These outbreaks are a clear sign of the fraying of “herd immunity,” the overall protection found when a large majority of a population has become immune to a disease, said Dr. Paul […]

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