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CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases

CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases

ADPlease NoteThe Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. With Thanksgiving a week away and coronavirus cases exploding nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday or gathering for the holiday, urging Americans to consider celebrating in their own households instead.In the agency’s first news briefing in months, they were alarmed to see 1 million new cases reported across the United States within the past week. As the nation’s death toll since the start of the pandemic reached 250,000, officials spoke of the risks in...

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Kansas nursing home faces severe federal penalties after deadly coronavirus outbreak

Kansas nursing home faces severe federal penalties after deadly coronavirus outbreak

The first hint that the novel was tearing through the nursing home in rural Kansas arrived in a Facebook post this month. The Andbe Home was in the grips of “a full COVID outbreak,” administrator Megan Mapes wrote, “despite the precautions we have been taking since March.”But behind the walls of the facility, nursing home officials had failed to take the most basic measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus after learning two residents were infected, according to a blistering report released Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which resulted in...

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Pregnant women are likely to have mild covid-19 cases but suffer prolonged symptoms, study finds

Pregnant women are likely to have mild covid-19 cases but suffer prolonged symptoms, study finds

One of the largest studies of its kind suggests that most pregnant women who become infected with the coronavirus will have mild cases but suffer prolonged symptoms that may linger for two months or longer in some cases., published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that most women who participated had mild cases of covid-19 — a finding consistent with previous studies. Among the nearly 600 women followed, only 5 percent were hospitalized and 2 percent were admitted to intensive care units.Despite the mildness of their cases, 25 percent of the participants continued to...

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‘Worst case scenarios’ at Sturgis rally could link event to 266,000 coronavirus cases, study says

‘Worst case scenarios’ at Sturgis rally could link event to 266,000 coronavirus cases, study says

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally led to significant spread of the novel in the event’s home state of South Dakota and in other parts of the United States, a team of researchers said in a newly released study that is disputed by state officials.The from San Diego State University’s Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies used anonymized cellphone location data and virus case counts to analyze the impact of the 460,000-person event that took place last month, believed to be one of the largest events held during the pandemic. Health officials had expressed concerns about the rally, which, the...

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