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Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

It’s the debate heard ’round the world: Should you or shouldn’t you wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic? That’s something White House and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are discussing, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. While the World Health Organization on Monday stood by…MORE

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

What are the telling signs that you may have the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19? The main list of acute symptoms at this time is actually quite short and can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re emphasizing fever…MORE

What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer

What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer

Coronavirus. Just the word strikes fear into our hearts. “Novel coronavirus” is the proper term for this brand-new virus wreaking havoc on our unprepared world. But you can also call this nasty villain by its scientific name: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2 for short. Becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a potentially…MORE

The US is starting to see ‘glimmers’ that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus — but there’s more work to do, officials say

The US is starting to see ‘glimmers’ that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus — but there’s more work to do, officials say

Early clues — in places like New York, California and Seattle — indicate social distancing may be slowing the rate at which coronavirus cases otherwise would have increased in the United States. But health officials warn it’s too early to know how well it’s working — and even if mitigation measures continue, the number of…MORE

Stress eating these days? Here’s some help

Stress eating is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis, when things are “normal.” But with the coronavirus pandemic challenging us in different ways each day, it seems to have become an equal opportunity problem, affecting even those who don’t typically eat in response to anxiety or other emotions. “I think I…MORE

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