Worried About Covid-19 in the Winter? Alaska Provides a Cautionary Tale

The state is seeing record case numbers, adding to evidence that the virus is poised to thrive as the weather grows colder.

#alaska, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #winter-season

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As the Coronavirus Surges, a New Culprit Emerges: Pandemic Fatigue

Exhaustion and impatience are creating new risks as cases soar in parts of the world. “They have had enough,” one U.S. mayor said of her residents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #united-states, #world-health-organization

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Chainsmokers Promoter and Sweet 16 Venue Fined Over Virus Violations

The Sweet 16 party, at a Long Island catering hall, led to a flare-up that sickened dozens and forced 270 into quarantine, officials said.

#bellone-steven, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hamptons-ny, #miller-place-ny, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suffolk-county-ny

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White House Is Not Contact Tracing ‘Super-Spreader’ Trump Rose Garden Event

Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.

#barrett-amy-coney, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #medicine-and-health, #new-jersey, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tests-medical, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-science

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As Trump Seeks to Project Strength, Doctors Disclose Alarming Episodes

The president made a surprise outing from his hospital bed in an effort to show his improvement, but the murky and shifting narrative of his illness was rewritten again with grim new details.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #dexamethasone-drug, #masks, #presidential-election-of-2020, #remdesivir-drug, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Contract Tracing, Key to Reining in the Virus, Falls Flat in the West

Tracing is seen as a vital tool to avoid lockdowns and open economies, but that requires a robust system, widespread rapid testing and public trust. All are lacking in the West.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #england, #germany, #great-britain, #tests-medical

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Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists

The rate of death went down in patients over 65. Researchers also found that children of all ages became infected and spread the virus to others.

#andhra-pradesh-india, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #india, #lewnard-joseph, #research, #science-journal, #tamil-nadu-india, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #university-of-california-berkeley, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Tracers Beg Residents: Please Answer Your Phones

Spam calls and scammers are more than annoying; they’re hindering efforts to track the coronavirus.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #louisiana, #ohio, #united-states, #washington-dc

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100 N.Y.C. School Buildings Have Already Reported a Positive Case

Nearly all the buildings remained open, following city guidelines that say only those schools with two cases in different classrooms will shut.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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What’s Next for the Coronavirus?

The virus isn’t going away, but a vaccine is coming and so is an election.

#autumn-season, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

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As Second Wave Builds, U.K. Enters New Coronavirus Testing Crisis

Surging demand following the reopening of schools has generated a backlog of 185,000 tests, just as the pace of infections threatens to explode.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #great-britain, #hancock-matt-1978, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #tests-medical

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Even as Cases Rise, Europe Is Learning to Live With the Coronavirus

Protections like wearing masks, which have proved divisive in the United States, are now widespread on the continent, helping people get on with their lives with calculated risk.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #europe, #france, #masks, #politics-and-government, #tests-medical

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What if Trump Fought the Virus as Hard as He Fought for His Wall?

Many thousands of American lives would have been saved.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #masks, #rage-book, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #states-us, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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The U.S. Open Descends Into Pandemic Precaution Chaos

Yet another change in rules for players who were exposed to a player who tested positive for coronavirus caused the top women’s doubles team to be defaulted.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mladenovic-kristina, #nassau-county-ny, #new-york-city, #paire-benoit, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

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‘A Total Collapse’ for a Player Restricted by U.S. Open Contact Tracing

Kristina Mladenovic was so close to a dominant victory. After it fell apart, she said that the restrictions she faced because of another player’s positive virus test had taken a toll.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #mladenovic-kristina, #paire-benoit, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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Apple and Google to Make It Easier to Opt In to Virus Tracing

The tech giants said states could soon send notices directly to smartphones asking people to opt in to the technology, which helps trace the coronavirus.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantines, #smartphones, #states-us

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Looking to Reopen, Colleges Become Labs for Coronavirus Tests and Tracking Apps

Universities are pioneering technology that could help society combat the pandemic.

#colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #mobile-applications, #rochester-institute-of-technology, #sewers-and-sewage, #tests-medical, #university-of-north-carolina

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Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.

The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.

#abbott-laboratories, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Coronavirus Winter Is Coming

What have we learned about how to prepare for it?

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #debatable, #disease-rates, #masks, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Germany Faces a ‘Roller Coaster’ as Schools Reopen Amid Coronavirus

With nations determined to return to in-person learning, many will have trouble matching Germany’s formula: fast and free testing, robust contact tracing and low community spread.

#berlin-germany, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #masks, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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New Virus Hot Spots: U.S. Islands from Hawaii to Puerto Rico

U.S. islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific have growing cases of the coronavirus, which can spike even in places far removed from urban centers when controls are relaxed.

#american-samoa, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #guam, #hawaii, #puerto-rico, #virgin-islands-us

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Mets’ Coronavirus Positive Tests Postpone Series with Yankees

The Mets’ limited coronavirus infection showed it was probably inevitable it would hit a New York team. When they return, though, they are a team worth watching.

#baseball, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-mets, #new-york-yankees

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Rolls to a Close as Virus Tracking Remains Complex

The annual rally in Sturgis, S.D., drew hundreds of thousands of people. It will be challenging to track any coronavirus outbreak as bikers return to their home states.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #sturgis-sd

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New York Has Tamed the Virus. Can It Hold Off a Second Wave?

The sustained low rate of infection has surprised local health officials. But a resurgence may be inevitable, despite the state’s and city’s best efforts.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us

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Can Los Angeles Schools Test 700,000 Students and 75,000 Employees? That’s the Plan

Classes will start remotely. But the nation’s second-largest school district has perhaps the most ambitious plan to test students and employees for the coronavirus.

#beutner-austin, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duncan-arne, #education-k-12, #fauci-anthony-s, #giroir-brett-p, #los-angeles-calif, #tests-medical

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‘We’re Clearly Not Doing Enough’: Drop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response

For the first time during the pandemic, the United States saw a downward trend in the number of coronavirus tests conducted each day.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #giroir-brett-p, #health-and-human-services-department, #quarantines, #tests-medical

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Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate

A new report from South Korea throws into question an earlier finding regarding transmission by older children.

#age-chronological, #children-and-childhood, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #influenza, #quarantines, #research, #south-korea, #your-feed-science

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New Zealand Beat the Coronavirus Once. Can It Do It Again?

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revived her “go hard, go early” approach as officials grapple with a mysterious cluster that might have originated in a frozen food warehouse.

#auckland-new-zealand, #australia, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-zealand, #quarantines

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On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives

As the coronavirus spread on the Fort Apache reservation in Arizona, medical teams sought out residents who might have been exposed. The effort paid off in unexpected ways.

#apache-indians, #arizona, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #indian-health-service, #native-americans, #oxygen, #tests-medical

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England’s Flawed Virus Contact Tracing Will Be Revamped

After months of complaints about its centralized, privatized system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government says resources will be diverted to local public health authorities.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #national-health-service, #serco-group-plc

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This Contact Tracer Is Fighting Two Contagions: The Virus and Fear

Convincing infected people to open up means helping them confront deeply held concerns about deportation or job loss.

#california, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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The Coronavirus Could Be Controlled by October With the Right Steps

The solutions to combating the coronavirus are no mystery. It’s time to do this right.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #masks, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Here’s How to Crush the Virus Until Vaccines Arrive

To save lives, and save the economy, we need another lockdown.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Why N.Y.C. Has a New Health Commissioner

Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned her post after clashes between health officials and the mayor over the city’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

#barbot-oxiris, #city-council-nyc, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #radio-city-music-hall, #rivera-carlina, #rockettes

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Coronavirus Contract Tracing Chaos After Our Backyard Dinner

When my husband’s cousin tested positive, all of the months of pandemic headlines converged.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus

The resignation of Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the commissioner since 2018, came after Mayor Bill de Blasio stripped her agency of a key virus tracing program.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barbot-oxiris, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well.

As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall, a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.

#birx-deborah-l, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #giroir-brett-p, #health-and-human-services-department, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.

#buses, #commuting, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #foye-patrick-j, #marr-linsey, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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How Italy Turned Around Its Coronavirus Calamity

After a stumbling start, the country has gone from being a global pariah to a model — however imperfect — of viral containment that holds lessons for its neighbors and for the United States.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #italy, #masks, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #salvini-matteo

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Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here’s Why.

Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks.

#arizona, #austin-tex, #california, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #medicine-and-health, #national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases, #states-us, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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What More Can California Do to Stop the Coronavirus?

Thursday: A conversation about navigating risk today. Also: Teachers push for limits, and Los Angeles basketball is almost back.

#california, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns

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City Praises Contact-Tracing Program. Workers Call Rollout a ‘Disaster.’

The contact tracers said the program was confusing and disorganized in its first six weeks, leaving them fearful that their work would not have an impact on the virus.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #privacy

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9-Day Waits for Test Results Threaten N.Y.C.’s Ability to Contain Virus

“Honestly, I don’t even really see the point in getting tested,” said one New Yorker who has waited nearly two weeks, with still no results.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #health-department-nys, #levine-mark-d, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #tests-medical, #varma-jay-k

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15 Things We Need to Know About the Coronavirus

A plan to gather federal data even without the federal government’s help.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #states-us

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.

#bottoms-keisha-lance, #broad-institute, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-state-relations-us, #governors-us, #laboratory-corporation-of-america-holdings, #mulvaney-mick, #pence-mike, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #states-us, #tests-medical, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Why We’re Losing the Battle With Covid-19

The escalating crisis in Texas shows how the chronic underfunding of public health has put America on track for the worst coronavirus response in the developed world.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #frieden-thomas-r, #harris-county-tex, #hidalgo-lina, #medicine-and-health, #public-health-service-us, #texas, #trust-for-americas-health, #turner-sylvester

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A Shutdown May Be Needed to Stop the Coronavirus

A comprehensive shutdown may be required in much of the country.

#brazil, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #houston-tex, #italy, #miami-dade-county-fla, #new-orleans-la, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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Choke Point for U.S. Coronavirus Response: The Fax Machine

Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can’t easily use.

#computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electronic-health-records, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #tests-medical

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Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

Pittsburgh, a sister city to Wuhan, China, saw only modest cases for months. In the last two weeks, cases are suddenly soaring.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #pittsburgh-pa

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