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CDC Chief Estimates 10 Undiagnosed Cases For Each Confirmed One

The number of Americans who have been infected with the novel coronavirus is likely 10 times higher than the 2.3 million confirmed cases, according to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The ‘First Wave’ Of Coronavirus Isn’t Over—And It’s Getting Worse

Cases are skyrocketing in multiple states—and epidemiologists worry that Americans are misunderstanding the threat. Last week, in an op-ed, Vice President Mike Pence made a highly misleading claim: There is no “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States, he wrote, and the Trump administration is winning the war against “the invisible enemy.”

I Am An ICU Nurse. We Are Drowning.

I am an ICU nurse. I love what I do; It’s not just a career: It’s who I am. No other job could offer me the intimate opportunity to support and guide a total stranger through the worst (and occasionally best) days of their life. Nowhere else would I leave feeling humbled by what I do every day. Nothing compares to that. Simply put: You don’t find that sense of purpose and love for the work you do just anywhere.

How Hospitals Withstood The First Wave Of The Coronavirus

The prediction from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was grim. In late March, as the number of COVID-19 cases was growing exponentially in the state, Cuomo said New York hospitals might need twice as many beds as they normally have. Otherwise there could be no space to treat patients seriously ill with the new coronavirus.

Are You A Mask Wimp? Get Over It.

As the reopening was being evaluated, I found myself contemplating the routine use of a mask in public. I was already wearing it 12 hours a day in the hospital. On one of the clinic days, after constantly conversing while wearing the mask, I also found out the hard way that I don’t have the taste buds for non-woven sub-micron thin polypropylene spaghetti.

How Does Asymptomatic COVID-19 Look Beneath Its Surface?

Asymptomatic individuals carrying SARS-CoV-2 shed the virus longer than those with COVID-19 symptoms, with other lab findings suggesting the symptomatic patients mounted more robust immune responses, a small study in China found.

Could An Ordinary Childhood Vaccine Help Fight Covid-19?

A vaccine to prevent coronavirus may be months or even years away, but a team of researchers in the United States say an everyday vaccine that is available now might be used to help prevent the worst effects of coronavirus infection.

A Familiar Snake Oil Reappears For Covid-19

The pandemic has sparked an interest in dubious cures such as colloidal silver—and some are trying to capitalize on it. To the silver salesmen, moms must have seemed like an ideal demographic. Last year, Candy Keane, a 44-year-old lifestyle blogger in Florida, heard about colloidal silver—silver particles suspended in liquid—from a mom’s group she’s part of.

Tenet Sued After Firing Detroit RN's Who Lamented Coronavirus Understaffing

Four emergency department (ED) nurses who worked at Detroit's Sinai-Grace Hospital sued the hospital and its parent company, Tenet Health, last week for wrongful termination. RNs Jeffrey Eichenlaub, Catherine Gaughan, Salah Hadwan, and Anthony Bonnett were fired in May for "violating various vague policies," according to the complaint.

How A Spring Break Vacation To Mexico Caused A Covid-19 Explosion Among 60 Texas College Students

On March 19, the day the Trump administration urged Americans to stop traveling internationally, a group of students from the University of Texas at Austin returned from a spring break trip to a Mexican beach resort.

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