How the Seattle Seahawks Stayed Covid-Free

The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.

#carroll-pete, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #football, #kinexon-gmbh, #kirkland-wash, #national-football-league, #seattle-seahawks

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One Coronavirus Case, Total Lockdown: Australia’s Lessons for the World

The country’s short, sharp responses have repeatedly subdued the virus and allowed a return to near normalcy. Now its model is being applied to Perth, its fourth-largest city.

#australia, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #perth-australia, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

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A California College Tries to Shield an Entire City From Coronavirus

The University of California, Davis, is providing free testing, masks and quarantine housing to tens of thousands of people who live nearby.

#colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #davis-calif, #university-of-california-davis

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Car Rides. Meals. On-Court Play? Tracing the Virus in the N.B.A.

A surge in coronavirus cases and game postponements has led to tighter rules about player interactions, on and off the court. But it’s not always clear where the outbreaks began.

#basketball, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #difiori-john, #national-basketball-assn, #silver-adam-1962, #weiss-david

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Biden’s Covid-19 Plan Is Maddeningly Obvious

You can’t help but wonder why the Trump administration left so many of these things undone.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-production-act, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #pfizer-inc, #trump-donald-j, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zients-jeffrey-d

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Joe Biden Actually Has a Covid Plan

America desperately needs a leader who takes the pandemic seriously.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Coronavirus Mutates, the World Stumbles Again to Respond

A South African tip led to the discovery of mutations around the world. With infections skyrocketing, “it’s a race against time.”

#brazil, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #durban-south-africa, #great-britain, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Cuomo Tries to Jolt Public by Warning of Overwhelmed Hospitals

The governor makes a sharp strategic shift to persuade New Yorkers to take the coronavirus seriously as infections surge across the state.

#buffalo-ny, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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Coronavirus Cases Surge in South Korea, but Covid Vaccine Is Months Away

Health officials warned that the number of daily cases in the country could rise to record highs in coming days, and that the latest wave of infections was the most elusive.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-korea, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Coronavirus Apps Show Promise but Prove a Tough Sell

Technology to alert people exposed to the virus could slow transmission, pilot studies show, but only if people and states sign up. So far, most haven’t.

#apple-inc, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #united-states

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I Traced My Covid-19 Bubble and It’s Enormous

And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #thanksgiving-day

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A Lie and a Pizza Shop: Why Australian Officials Reversed a Lockdown

South Australia imposed tight statewide restrictions based on what a man had said about his relationship to a restaurant. And then the authorities learned the truth.

#adelaide-australia, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pizza, #quarantines

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This Is How the Outbreak Is Resurging Across New York City

The positive test rates have gone up in the city in the last month, leading to what many experts say is a second wave.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #health-department-nys, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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Your Bubble Is Bigger Than You Think It Is

Should you travel to see family for the holidays? First investigate your potential lethality to the older people in your life.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

Sports leagues, large employers and colleges are turning to devices that could usher in more invasive forms of surveillance.

#athletics-and-sports, #bluetooth-wireless-technology, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #national-football-league, #privacy, #sensors, #wearable-computing, #workplace-environment

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A Motorcycle Rally in a Pandemic? ‘We Kind of Knew What Was Going to Happen.’

Infectious-disease experts warned about the risk of cramming revelers into the Black Hills of South Dakota. But it was the annual Sturgis rally, and bikers were coming no matter what.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #festivals, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #noem-kristi, #south-dakota, #sturgis-sd, #trump-donald-j

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Virus Rate Fell to 2% From 34% in One Area. But Did Anything Change?

Concerns have arisen that communities may be manipulating coronavirus positivity rates by discouraging sick people from being tested.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #health-department-nys, #jews-and-judaism, #kiryas-joel-ny, #orange-county-ny, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

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Tests Show Genetic Signature of Coronavirus That Likely Infected Trump

The White House did not take basic steps to investigate its outbreak. We worked with geneticists to sequence the virus that infected two journalists exposed during the outbreak, providing clues to how it may have spread.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #genetics-and-heredity, #research, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #viruses, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Stanford Study Seeks to Quantify Infections Stemming From Trump Rallies

The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cain-herman, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duluth-minn, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stanford-university, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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How Are Americans Catching the Virus? Increasingly, ‘They Have No Idea’

New outbreaks used to be traced back to crowded factories and rowdy bars. But now, the virus is so widespread not even health officials are able to keep up.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #colleges-and-universities, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-homes, #sioux-falls-sd

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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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