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COVID-19 is much worse than the flu

COVID-19 is much worse than the flu

As more people are infected with COVID-19,fewer people are getting the flu. Some people have suggested that COVID-19 has replaced the flu as a common winter infection, and many believe that the flu...

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Contact tracing for people with COVID-19

Contact tracing for people with COVID-19

Many worry that people who test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms (asymptomatic) may still infect others at a fast rate similar to people with symptoms. However, data from Singapore suggests...

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Vaccination to protect against COVID-19

Vaccination to protect against COVID-19

People of these ages are now authorized to get the vaccine against COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: 16 years or older. Moderna vaccine: 18 years or older. Children and young teens should not yet...

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Goodbye 2020, and hello 2021

Goodbye 2020, and hello 2021

We will remember the year 2020 for a long time. Over the past 365 days, the Hispanic/Latino community and other underserved communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we stated in a...

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Sunlight and COVID-19

Sunlight and COVID-19

We know that social distancing helps slow the spread of COVID-19. Researchers are now looking at other environmental factors that can slow down COVID-19, such as different seasons and exposure to...

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Risk of long-term effects from COVID-19

Risk of long-term effects from COVID-19

Although more patients are surviving severe COVID-19 infections, there have also been reports of some people having bad symptoms after being discharged from the hospital. Researchers from the...

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Vaccination begins in the United States

Vaccination begins in the United States

On December 11, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19. Today, December 12,...

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COVID-19 risk at work

COVID-19 risk at work

Essential workers have a higher exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 because of their work environment. Recent research from the United Kingdom shows that the risk to essential workers is big....

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