Health

COVID-19 and Mexico's domestic violence crisis

Measures put in place to control COVID-19 have impacted the wellbeing of millions of people worldwide to such an extent that some experts question whether the harm caused will persist long after the pandemic has eased.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scam alert: Things a COVID-19 contact tracer wouldn't say

State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers try to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims.

Health

Federal and state websites flunk COVID-19 reading-level review

Information about COVID-19 offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House, and state health departments failed to meet recommendations for communicating with the public, according to a Dartmouth ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steep decline in organ transplants amid COVID-19 outbreak

France and the United States, two countries hit hard by the novel coronavirus, have experienced a tremendous reduction in the number of organ donations and solid organ (kidney, liver, heart, and lung) transplant procedures ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delays in lockdown spike total COVID-19 cases, new study finds

By comparing pairs of US states that differ only by the time of lockdown, a new study finds that according to results as of May 1, delay in lockdowns increase total cases by a 15% to 25% per week late, while failure to lockdowns ...

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