Most U.S. cities are sustained COVID hot spots
The Trump administration on Friday made public a trove of federal data on the pandemic that reveals a country awash in red alerts. The data contain a wealth of previously undisclosed information, including counties the federal government considers “hotspots,” forecasts for whether virus cases are likely to increase at a local... Read more
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks medicine, mistrust and equality
“My life is at risk. Not just because I’m 73 with the usual annoying aches and pains that accompany age, but because I’m tall and I’m Black. At 7 feet, 2 inches, I’m statistically more prone to blood clots, lower back and hip problems, higher risk of cancer, especially... Read more
What to do if you get a positive COVID test
If you’ve gotten a positive test result, here’s advice from doctors about how to handle a mild to moderate, or even asymptomatic, case on your own — and when you need to seek emergency help. Read more
Even a pandemic can’t keep these seniors down
Recent research reveals that older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger. According to a recent study, some seniors have even expanded their social support networks during the lockdowns. And the researchers found that older adults tended to report lower levels of loneliness compared with... Read more
1,000 U.S. hospitals have ‘critical’ staff shortages
More than 1,000 hospitals across the United States are “critically” short on staff, according to numbers released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services. Those hospitals, which span all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, represent about 18% of all hospitals that report their staffing status... Read more

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