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    Should there be mandatory coronavirus testing for school children?

    The CDC is reportedly against mandatory coronavirus testing in K-12 schools. This practice started on Oct. 9 in New York City, and covers thousands of students and teachers. In an update to its coronavirus guide, the CDC argued that “it is unethical and illegal to test someone who does not want to be tested, including […] More

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    Meat has become even more popular to eat during the pandemic

    As many people opt for home cooking instead of taking out food or dining in restaurants during the pandemic, sales for meat seem to have hit an all-time high. According to a recent study, there has been a 34.6% increase in meat and poultry sales between March and July of 2020, compared to the same […] More

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    Do antibiotics work to combat coronavirus?

    There are generally two types of germs that can cause an infection: viruses and bacteria. Antibiotics are defined as powerful medicines used to treat illnesses caused by bacteria, like strep throat and infections in the ear, the sinus, and the urinary tract. COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, is caused by a virus and can […] More

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    What are the different kinds of coronavirus tests?

    During the pandemic, one of the smartest things a person can do for their fellow humans is to get tested for coronavirus. According to the CDC’s newest guidelines, you should only get tested if you are experiencing actual symptoms of the disease. If you are spending quarantine time with a vulnerable individual or are concerned […] More

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    Which countries have beaten COVID-19?

    When it comes to dealing with the global coronavirus pandemic, some countries are handling things better than others. To date, there are about 30 countries that have zero—or nearly zero—COVID-19 cases, according to the website EndCoronavirus. These are the countries that have beaten COVID-19—at least so far. Describing itself as a “volunteer coalition of over […] More

  • viral shedding coronavirus

    What is viral shedding?

    It’s when an infected person releases virus particles into the environment Viral shedding is highest when COVID-19 symptoms are getting worse It’s possible for asymptomatic people to shed the virus, as well Upon infection, a virus multiplies inside the body, and when that person sneezes, coughs, or (in extreme cases) speaks, it has the potential […] More

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    Will fans be allowed at the Kentucky Derby during the pandemic?

    Fans are NOT allowed inside Churchill Downs Originally, it was thought a small percentage of fans could attend It’s the first time the Derby hasn’t run in May since World War II Due to growing concerns for crowd health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, countless events in the U.S. have been either rescheduled or […] More

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    What does WFH mean, and will the pandemic make it more common from now on?

    Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, an acronym that was previously not in the everyday lexicon has become a daily reality for many Americans. As noted by Merriam-Webster, WFH or wfh is an abbreviation for “work from home” or “working from home.” Other terms you might read or hear that are synonymous to WFH include “remote […] More

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    Are flu symptoms the same as the symptoms for COVID-19?

    Both are respiratory illnesses but aren’t caused by the same kind of virus Similar symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches Flu symptoms reveal themselves quicker than those of the coronavirus Even though the flu virus spreads all throughout the year in the United States, according to the CDC, the most common strains […] More

  • is it safe to breastfeed coronavirus pandemic

    Is it safe to breastfeed during the pandemic?

    Mothers who tested positive in this study did not infect their newborns At their one-month checkups, all the babies were growing appropriately The study, as noted, had a few limitations A new study suggests that breastfeeding mothers who have contracted COVID-19 are highly unlikely to pass the virus to their newborn babies, as long as […] More

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