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  • How COVID-19 Silent Spreaders May Be Infecting Others Up to 25% of infected persons may never have symptoms, and in others, symptoms may not show up until 48 hours after being infected, according to new evidence.
  • Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know Experts know this: At this point, transmission happens through close contact, not from touching clothing. But if the garment has hard surfaces like buttons or zippers, the virus could linger on them.
  • COVID-19 Slows Drug Studies, Curbs Clinical Trials The good news is that most companies and researchers seem to be continuing trials for life-threatening conditions; the bad news is that most studies not considered critical are being deferred.
  • Social Distancing May Need to Last Months: Study Disease modelers think Americans may need to be at home much longer to truly 'flatten the curve' of the COVID-19 infection and avoid overwhelming the critical care capacity of US hospitals.
  • Lack of Paid Sick Leave a Coronavirus Threat Experts warn that a lack of universal healthcare and sick time benefits may make Americans more vulnerable to COVID-19.
  • The Power of Hand-Washing to Prevent Coronavirus The single most important way to help us stay safe from COVID-19 is this one: Wash your hands. But people don't do it right, experts say.
  • Low Stock, High Prices for Coronavirus Supplies The advice of public health officials to have enough supplies on hand in case of a potential 14-day quarantine has caused a nationwide shortage of many items, most notably hand sanitizer.
  • Flood of COVID-19 Patients Could Swamp Hospitals A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security estimates that 38 million people could need medical care and that 1 million to 10 million people might need to be hospitalized.
  • Quarantines for Coronavirus: Not in My Backyard Some US cities being considered for quarantine sites are fighting back.
  • Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers COVID-19 appears to get more dangerous with age, says one epidemiology professor. People with heart problems, diabetes, or lung issues like COPD are also at a higher risk for severe disease and death.
  • With New Hotspots, Coronavirus on Verge of Pandemic The World Health Organization said today that although new fronts had opened up in the battle against COVID-19, the rapidly spreading infection was not yet a pandemic.
  • Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts Researchers tested 126 people who recently traveled to China. "Our findings demonstrate that screening for signs & symptoms of infection, including the temperature, might not be sufficient," said one.
  • Rethinking Milk: Science Takes on the Dairy Dilemma Authors of a new review in NEJM say eating too much dairy may cause harm to our bodies and the planet. One of the authors called calcium recommendations in the United States "fundamentally flawed."
  • Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight COVID-19, the infection caused by the newly identified coronavirus, is currently a disease with no pharmaceutical weapons against it. There's no vaccine to prevent it, and no drugs can treat it.
  • Quarantined for Coronavirus: What It's Like Yanjun Wei describes what it's like living in quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in California with her two small children.
  • More Patients Turning to 'Direct Primary Care' DPC Frontier estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite primary care organizations with thousands of doctors.
  • Coronavirus Rumor Mill Rampant With Bogus News In addition to causing human suffering, the current coronavirus outbreak has sparked rumors, false alarms, and conspiracy theories.
  • Man Fights to Get Family Out of China Amid Outbreak He's usually private and quiet, but in the last few weeks, trying desperately to get his wife and two young children flown home from Wuhan, China, he can only be described as a dog with a bone.
  • Can Wearing a Mask Protect You From Coronavirus? With mounting concern about the new coronavirus from China, many people are trying to figure out the best ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from infection. Will wearing a face mask keep us safe? And if so, what kind?
  • Scientists Hope New Tech Aids Coronavirus Vaccine Early trials in people suggest that such a vaccine can stimulate an immune response very well. But it has never been tried during an outbreak.