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Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn't contained

Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn't contained

ith the spreading from person to person (possibly including from people without symptoms), reaching four continents, and traveling faster than SARS, driving it out of existence is looking increasingly unlikely.It’s still possible that quarantines and travel bans will first halt the outbreak and then eradicate the microbe, and the world will never see again, as epidemiologist Dr. Mike Ryan, head of health emergencies at the World Health Organization, STAT on Saturday. That’s what happened with SARS in 2003.Many experts, however, view that happy outcome as increasingly unlikely. “Independent...

March 10, 2020
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The curious link between kids' birthdays and their getting the flu vaccine

The curious link between kids' birthdays and their getting the flu vaccine

etting the influenza vaccine will be even more important for adults and children this fall because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Flu experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that “it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes Covid-19 will both be spreading. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever.” That’s because hospitalizations for influenza can stress hospital capacity even without a pandemic.But in a disturbing trend, rates of routine childhood vaccination appear to have in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s...

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July 31, 2020
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A radical approach to preventing Covid-19 infection in the homeless

A radical approach to preventing Covid-19 infection in the homeless

here is only a small window of time in which we can prevent widespread transmission of Covid-19 among people who are living on the streets or in shelters. Once the disease begins to spread in these groups, it will likely accelerate rapidly and be uncontainable, creating a crisis for the homeless and the entire community. This will undermine all efforts to slow the pace of the epidemic and will increase the disastrous consequences of Covid-19.We offer a radical solution: Use suddenly empty and available living spaces — empty dorm and hotel rooms, abandoned offices — to provide safe, private...

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March 31, 2020
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Winter is coming: Why America's window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing

Winter is coming: Why America's window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 is closing

he good news: The United States has a window of opportunity to beat back Covid-19 before things get much, much worse.The bad news: That window is rapidly closing. And the country seems unwilling or unable to seize the moment.Winter is coming. Winter means cold and flu season, which is all but sure to complicate the task of figuring out who is sick with Covid-19 and who is suffering from a less threatening respiratory tract infection. It also means that cherished outdoor freedoms that link us to pre-Covid life — pop-up restaurant patios, picnics in parks, trips to the beach — will soon be...

August 10, 2020
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As Covid-19 surges among San Francisco's homeless, doctors face difficult choices

As Covid-19 surges among San Francisco's homeless, doctors face difficult choices

AN FRANCISCO — As a doctor at San Francisco’s safety net hospital, Katie Brooks takes pride in caring for the city’s most vulnerable patients. But as the Covid-19 pandemic puts further stress on city resources already stretched to the limit, Brooks says it’s harder than ever to help those who are homeless.“I am having a really tough time discharging people from the hospital to anywhere but to the street,” said Brooks, a hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.The coronavirus is spreading rapidly through the city’s homeless population. Out of in the city, among people...

April 11, 2020
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The coronavirus 'infodemic' is real. We rated the websites responsible for it

The coronavirus 'infodemic' is real. We rated the websites responsible for it

he coronavirus has spawned an infodemic.That’s the for the conspiracies, unsubstantiated claims, and phony cures surrounding the outbreak of Covid-19 that emerged in China at the tail end of 2019.The challenges to accurate information on the disease outbreak took center stage at this week’s when President Trump said that “the risk to the American people remains very low” despite the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention’s that the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is bound to spread more widely in the U.S.advertisementI’m an editor at , which rates the credibility of news and...

March 1, 2020
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In combative remarks, Azar tells WHO that its Covid-19 response 'cost many lives'

In combative remarks, Azar tells WHO that its Covid-19 response 'cost many lives'

ASHINGTON — Health secretary Alex Azar on Monday publicly blasted the World Health Organization, telling its director-general that the agency’s “failure” to adequately warn the broader world about the forthcoming Covid-19 pandemic “cost many lives.”In a prepared video delivered to the World Health Assembly, the WHO’s governing body, Azar said the U.S. government would support a full review of the organization’s Covid-19 response, calling the status quo “intolerable.”“We must be frank about one of the primary reasons this outbreak spun out of control,” Azar said. “There was a failure by this...

May 18, 2020
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‘A huge experiment’: How the world made so much progress on a Covid-19 vaccine so fast

‘A huge experiment’: How the world made so much progress on a Covid-19 vaccine so fast

ever before have prospective vaccines for a pathogen entered final-stage clinical trials as rapidly as candidates for Covid-19.Just six months ago, when the death toll from the coronavirus and neither it nor the disease it caused , a team of Chinese scientists uploaded its genetic sequence to a . That kicked off the record-breaking rush to develop vaccines — the salve that experts say could ultimately quell the pandemic.The colossal impact of the coronavirus is motivating the speed, opening a spigot of funding and inspiring research teams around the world to join the hunt. But the...

July 30, 2020
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FDA approves Gardasil 9, the HPV vaccine, to prevent head-and-neck cancer

FDA approves Gardasil 9, the HPV vaccine, to prevent head-and-neck cancer

or the past decade, evidence has suggested that Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, could stem an epidemic of throat cancer. But it has also never received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for that use — and it was unclear if it ever would.advertisementadvertisementComments are closed.advertisementYou've been selected! Subscribe to STAT+ for less than $2 per daySubscribe to STAT+ for less than $2 per dayUnlimited access to the health care news and insights you need

June 12, 2020
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Many states are far short of Covid-19 testing levels needed for safe reopening, new analysis shows

Many states are far short of Covid-19 testing levels needed for safe reopening, new analysis shows

ore than half of U.S. states will have to significantly step up their Covid-19 testing to even consider starting to relax stay-at-home orders after May 1, according to a new analysis by Harvard researchers and STAT.The analysis shows that as the U.S. tries to move beyond its months-long coronavirus testing debacle — faulty tests, shortages of tests, and guidelines that excluded many people who should have been tested to mitigate the outbreak — it is at risk of fumbling the next challenge: testing enough people to determine which cities and states can safely reopen and stay open. Doing so...

April 27, 2020
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