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At least 66 UW students infected with coronavirus in Greek row outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak in connection with the UW brothers grew to at least 66 infected students, according to the university. SEATTLE – A Greek-style coronavirus outbreak at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus continues to grow. As of Thursday, at least 62 fraternities tested positive for COVID-19, according to the university. Four other students who did not live in the …

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Orange County blew up its coronavirus test numbers by incorrectly including antibody tests, officials say

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Orange County erroneously inflated for more than a month beginning in late April in data released to the public, an error that may have painted a rosier picture of the pandemic than the reality of the region. In about five weeks, county staff mistakenly added 30,000 serology tests to its “cumulative tests …

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Do masks make it impossible to breathe in enough oxygen?

In a viral video on Facebook, Jeff Neff, a Pennsylvania State Senate candidate, measured the oxygen levels behind various masks and concluded that “Whatever you choose – headstock, fine neoprene mask, cheap mask, N-95, the best available – none of them allow you to breathe in the required oxygen level. “ In the video, Neff used an MSA ALTAIR 5X …

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Assistant HHS Secy. Giroir: The US does not release the COVID curve

Deputy Secretary of Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir testifies before a House-developed subcommittee for the Coronavirus crisis hearing on the response “Administration’s response to ongoing lack of PPE and critical medical supplies” on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque / Pool via AP) ON NewsroomUPDATED 4:32 PM PT – Thursday, July 2, 2020 The Assistant …

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Staff, capacity a concern for Arizona hospitals as COVID-19 spreads

CLOSE Arizona hospitals say they do not yet have to rationalize care for COVID-19 patients, but because the state is experiencing a sharp increase in new cases, hospital leaders say they support themselves for a continued increase in patients. State hospitals received the complaint by the state’s health director on Monday to use state guidelines to decide which patients receive …

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Stanislaus County Hospital “stretched thin” of coronavirus

Note The Modesto Bee and McClatchy news pages have highlighted the paywall on our websites for this evolving story, providing critical information to readers. To support important reporting like this, please consider a digital subscription. Stanislaus County’s top official has reversed a statement on local hospital capacity and now says these hospitals are stretched thin to care for patients affected …

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Monkeys infected with new coronavirus developed short-term immunity

Rhesus flavors are often used in scientific experiments because of their similarities to humans Test monkeys infected with the new coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic were protected from re-infection for up to 28 days later, a Chinese study released Thursday in the journal Science said. While the monkeys showed initial immunity, it is unclear how long such immunity will …

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