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Covid can’t stop the holiday cookie swap

Covid can’t stop the holiday cookie swap

There is no crowding into a small kitchen this year, waiting for your turn with the stand mixer or the oven, and grabbing handfuls of warm treats off a buffet platter. Like so many other 2020 events, holiday cookie swaps will look a little different in the time of social distancing. But you can still…MORE

First shipments of coronavirus vaccine will fall short

First shipments of coronavirus vaccine will fall short

State health departments and governors’ offices across the country are finally being told by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Operation Warp Speed how many doses of the coronavirus vaccine they will initially be receiving once the vaccine is authorized, and it’s not enough. With the Pfizer vaccine emergency use authorization expected later…MORE

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Masks are “critical” to controlling the spread of coronavirus, and that includes at home sometimes, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. A CDC review of what works makes it clear that mask use, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and washing hands all could help control the spread of the virus — and…MORE

Doctors worry women aren’t getting the health care they need during pandemic

Doctors worry women aren’t getting the health care they need during pandemic

It was early spring, about the time the novel coronavirus was spreading like wildfire in the US Northeast. Fear was keeping some ill people at home, unwilling to risk a visit to a doctor, especially if the health problem appeared to be mild. That’s what happened to a patient of obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Maria Sophocles, who…MORE

Why vaccinate our most frail? Odd vote out shows the dilemma

Why vaccinate our most frail? Odd vote out shows the dilemma

The vote to recommend long-term care residents be among the first to receive Covid-19 vaccinations was not unanimous. Out of a panel of 14 CDC vaccine advisers, a lone doctor said no. “Odd woman out, I guess,” Dr. Helen “Keipp” Talbot, of Vanderbilt University, told her colleagues. “I still struggle with this. This was not…MORE

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