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On The Brink, rural hospital braces for new power in COVID-19 Case: NPR

A hallway leads to a temporary isolation ward for COVID-19 patients. Kirk Siegler / NPR hide the caption switch the caption Kirk Siegler / NPR A hallway leads to a temporary isolation ward for COVID-19 patients. Kirk Siegler / NPR In Idaho Mountain Town, Grangeville, population 3,200, signs in windows on Main Street announce that border days “are on.” The …

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11-year-old boy becomes Florida’s youngest coronavirus victim

An 11-year-old Florida boy who battled various illnesses all his life has become the state’s youngest coronavirus victim. Daequan Wimberly, of Miami, had suffered from body deformities and kidney failure at 18 months, when he was taken in as a “medical foster child” by Bishop Jerry Lee Wimberly of Ambassadors of Christ Church, the Miami Herald reported. After he was …

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The Howard County man and family tell the story of his COVID-19 fight

After more than a month at a Baltimore hospital, Howard County, the Maryland man celebrates his recovery from coronavirus. Steve Nicewarner is the 1000th COVID-19 patient released from the University of Maryland Hospital. With permission from the Nicewarner family Steve Nicewarner, of Maryland, spent 10 days in the ICU, according to his wife, Cindy. With permission from the Nicewarner family …

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What to Know About Viral Post-Questionnaire Effectiveness

Maybe you’ve seen it – a post on Facebook that challenges the effectiveness of masks to fight coronavirus. It is said to have been written by someone who is “OSHA 10 & 30 certified” and claims that N95, surgical and fabric masks are not only ineffective in protecting against coronavirus, but are potentially harmful. Some versions of the post include …

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Laser light experiments show which types of face masks work best

Glow-in-the-dark coughs and sneezes? In the coronavirus era, this is what researchers need to find out which masks work best to stop aerosol droplets from spreading after a cough or sneeze. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University turned to laser light and glycerine to show the best type of homemade fabric masks that people can use to prevent the spread of …

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Frito-Lay confirms that employees test positive for COVID-19 at the Bakersfield plant

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Frito-Lay confirmed on Thursday that some employees at their Bakersfield plant have tested positive for COVID-19, but safety measures have been taken to ensure the safety of other employees. According to the company, the employees quarantine and have been asked to seek medical attention. The company said it is taking all necessary steps to identify and notify …

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Researchers say that the corona virus strain that is dominant throughout the world is different from that seen in Wuhan

A strain of the corona virus first seen in Italy is now the dominant virus strain, a group of researchers said Thursday. © getty: A medical worker takes a stick from a previously recovered coronavirus patient COVID-19 in Wuh … Scientists say that corona virus strains that dominate around the world are different from what was seen in Wuhan In …

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OC incorrectly included antibody tests in the figure for weeks of COVID-19 diagnostic tests

Orange County incorrectly included serology tests in its cumulative count of coronavirus tests, which were administered for five weeks beginning in late April, and then failed to correct the figure for another three weeks after the error was discovered, health officials said Thursday. The monitoring resulted in 30,000 serology tests being added to the “cumulative tests so far” reported on …

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