CORONAVIRUS

Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.
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Engineers create breathalyzer COVID-19 test that they say gives results in one minute

Engineers at Texas A&M University have created a breathalyzer COVID-19 test that they say gives results in less than one minute. Find out more about the device, and how they hope to implement its use, on RADIO.COM.
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Will essential workers get earlier access to COVID vaccines?

While the Food and Drug Administration is set to meet on December 10th to discuss Pfizer’s request for emergency use authorization for its vaccine, it is still unclear who will be among the first to get the vaccinations.
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What does a safe classroom look like?

Classrooms around the country are closing once again as a national coronavirus surge continues to grow. But Dr. Paula Olsiewski, contributing scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security argues schools can be relatively safe.
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on virtually on Thursday

While it will look different than in year’s past, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will still go on this Thursday, virtually, despite the pandemic.
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CDC advisory panel warns vaccine's side effects 'won't be a walk in the park'

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must be transparent with Americans about the likely side effects of a coronavirus vaccine, a CDC advisory committee said Monday.
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Thanksgiving leads to sharp increase in COVID testing

The rush to be tested before Thanksgiving appears to be a factor in California’s highest-ever single-day report of new COVID-19 cases. The number of new cases and tests both hit new highs recently.
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Shipping holiday gifts? Do so sooner than later, says USPS

If you plan on shipping packages for the holidays, do so as soon as possible. The United States Postal Service expects the number of packages in the system will start picking up as early as Black Friday.
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70-year-old nurse who came out of retirement to teach during pandemic dies of COVID

A 70-year-old woman who came out of retirement to teach nursing has now died from the coronavirus after being exposed by one of her students. Read the full story now.
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The U.S. could see 'well over 300,000' COVID deaths by the end of the year, warns Dr. Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s outlook on the remainder of the year is grim. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases believes fatalities from COVID-19 may climb to more than 300,000 by the end of 2020. Read on.
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