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The coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected in a typical year

The coronavirus pandemic has caused nearly 300,000 more deaths than expected in a typical year

Please NoteThe Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. The pandemic has left about 299,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them from covid-19 and the rest from other causes, .The CDC said the novel coronavirus, which causes covid-19, has taken a disproportionate toll on Latinos and Blacks, as previous analyses have noted. But the CDC also found, surprisingly, that it has struck 25- to 44-year-olds very hard: Their “excess death” rate is up 26.5 percent over previous years, the...

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‘Nobody has very clear answers for them’: Doctors search for treatments for covid-19 long-haulers

‘Nobody has very clear answers for them’: Doctors search for treatments for covid-19 long-haulers

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Covid-19 took its best shot at Edison Chiluisa in May, sending him to intensive care, but the disease is still not done with him. For the past four months, long after his release from the hospital, Chiluisa has been racked by lingering ailments: Paralyzing fatigue. Shortness of breath. A stutter he never had before.“The disease, it wears on you — body, mind and spirit,” Chiluisa, a 51-year-old hospital worker, said recently. “You can be fine all day, and then all of a sudden your body just shuts down. No explanation. No reason. It just shuts down.”But unlike some in the...

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Child deaths tied to covid-19 remain remarkably low, months into U.S. pandemic

Child deaths tied to covid-19 remain remarkably low, months into U.S. pandemic

Please NoteThe Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. As the United States’ covid-19 death toll moves relentlessly beyond 200,000, data shows that only about 100 children and teenagers have died of the disease, a fatality rate that is drawing wonder from clinicians and increasing interest among researchers hoping to understand why.Covid-19 has become the nation’s third-leading cause of death this year, but 18 states had not seen a single fatality among people under 20 as of Sept. 10, compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the...

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Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump’s $200 drug discount card

Health officials scramble to explain details of Trump’s $200 drug discount card

Health officials scrambled Friday to explain President Trump’s to 33 million Medicare recipients as experts cast doubt on the proposal and Democrats accused the president of blatant political chicanery less than six weeks before the election.In a briefing for reporters, a senior official at the Department of Health and Human Services repeatedly said plans “for the $200 cards are still being worked out” and that “the White House hopes to put out more details some time in the near future.”The official, one of several who briefed the media on the condition of anonymity, offered only one new...

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