U.S. Army soldiers work to set up a field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.
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Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
The guidance on masks appears to be shifting, but social distancing is still the key step people can take.
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The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public's use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it's appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.
La ansiedad es parte de la vida, pero no debe apoderarse de su vida.
La ansiedad alta sostenida puede debilitar reacciones constructivas a la crisis, dice una psicologa.
Rates of depression are expected to rise in the wake of coronavirus, as isolation and financial woes multiply.
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Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The US was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?
Paper bags hold N95 masks that staff in the Eskenazi Hospital COVID-19 ICU need to save for reuse.
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A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.
The nonprofit International Community Health Services medical clinic in Seattle provides care for uninsured people.
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Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Spending more time in bed and letting your body’s natural rhythms take over could be good for your health.
The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.
A pregnant woman walks past a street mural in Hong Kong on March 23, 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic moving quickly, pregnant women are facing a changing health care system.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, pregnant women are facing new health risks and a health care system that's changing around them by the day.
Can you smell this?
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
Issues of New York Magazine March 16-29, 2020 are on display at a newsstand in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, Thursday, March 19, 2020.
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With so much sadness and loss from COVID-19, some of us may feel selfish if we complain about relative inconveniences. But because humans are creatures of habit, changes are hard.
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.
Traditional vaccines can take years to create. Rather than immunizing people with viral proteins, the new approach gives the molecular instructions that allows the body to make its own vaccine.
Social distancing is one of the key ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading.
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Handling the US outbreak requires a look at what's working for the rest of the world – and our own history.
Pence and Trump attend a coronavirus task force briefing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
Behavior is changing because of the coronavirus. Is perceived risk the reason why?
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Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
An employee in Nantong, China, checks the production of chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for the treatment of malaria.
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A medicinal chemist addresses questions about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what it is, whether it is effective against COVID-19 and whether it can treat and/or prevent this disease.
Seniors may need help shopping, picking up prescriptions, and connecting with others.
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Look out for your elderly parents, family members, friends and neighbors. It could save their lives.
A healthcare worker interviews people at a drive-through coronavirus screening in Yorba Linda, CA.
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Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
World TB Day awareness rally and skit featuring young people on March 24, 2018 in Mumbai, India.
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Today is World TB Day. With attention turned toward coronavirus, it might seem too much to think about. But there's a lot to consider about the role of young people in stopping both diseases.
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
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An emergency and critical care physician gives a dispatch from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Erica Cisneros helps her daughters, Emilia and Eden, with their schoolwork at their home on March 18, 2020 in San Anselmo, California.
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Before schools and workplaces closed, people could have been exposed. How do we best manage that?
Una escuela cerrada en la ciduad de New Rochelle, Nueva York, 11 de marzo, 2020.
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Los niños no parecen enfermar de manera severa con el coronavirus. ¿Entonces por qué se cierran tantas escuelas?
Signs cover the control panel of exercise machines in a Denver YMCA, March 15, 2020.
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Schools are closed, houses of worship have suspended services, and many restaurants are down to delivery only. Must we also stop exercising? Two exercise physiologists explain what's safe.
Women and their doctors need to communicate about potential sexual side effects from procedures that involve the cervix.
Sexual health experts say it's a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
Touching one’s face is natural, but it spreads germs. There are ways to stop.
Studies have shown that some people touch their faces as often as 23 times an hour. Some studies have also shown that face-touching spreads germs, such as the coronavirus. Here are some ways to stop.