Posts Tagged 'covid19'

Holiday Travel Resumes Once More as Experts Urge Testing, Restraint

holiday travel brings new coronavirus cases to strained health systemsSome might say that the throes of a global health crisis caused by a contagious disease are a less than ideal time to pack up and go visit friends and family. In many cases, those that would make such a point would have high-level education in things like epidemiology, microbiology, and other courses of study that would, indeed, make them experts in their fields. And, while we might ...

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2020 May Break Trend in Traffic Death Decreases

New data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to show that three consecutive years of traffic death decreases may have come to a close as reckless and risky behavior overtook any potential gains in safety from having fewer cars on the nation’s roadways during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“As I’m sure you have noticed, our roads emptied out as people began staying at home, but we soon started hearing anecdotes about reckless driving with ...

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As Cases Spike, Attention Turns to Holiday Pandemic Safety

With the runup to the holiday season fast approaching and attention turning to turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and spending time with friends and family, it’s not long before that voice in the back of your head spoils the moment and says “sure, but what about the pandemic?”

For those heeding the advice of experts and working to keep themselves and those around them safe, this holiday season promises to be unlike any in a long, long time. Students ...

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Studies Show Enhanced Coronavirus Risks Among Teen Vapers

study indicates enhanced coronavirus risks among teen vapersNew studies out of Stanford University and the University of San Francisco appear to indicate a link between a young person’s use of nicotine vapes like Juul and the likelihood and severity of COVID-19 infection. The University of San Francisco’s study called smoking – which included vaping – the “most prevalent factor” for a young adult’s vulnerability to the illness.

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Coronavirus Dead Found in Makeshift Morgue in New Jersey Nursing Home

Families of patients and residents of Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Sussex County, New Jersey have filed a class-action lawsuit after news broke that the facility was keeping the bodies of those that died from COVID-19 in an onsite makeshift morgue. The “morgue” was a small room in the facility that, when discovered, contained 17 bodies piled up within it.

As stated in the lawsuit, “it has been widely reported that, at or around that time, ...

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FDA Provides Hand Sanitizer Lab Test

contaminated hand sanitizer list now has over 170 brands to avoidIn response to the growing number of hand sanitizer products found to contain either inadequate levels of the right ingredients or toxic levels of contaminants, the Food and Drug Administration will begin making a lab test available to ensure the quality of these products. The agency’s website alludes to the fact that such testing of hand sanitizer products will be mandatory in ...

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