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  • As Cases Jump, Are We Better Prepared for COVID? More hospitals have personal protective equipment for front-line employees, he says, although many hospitals say they're still woefully short.
  • Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges Contact tracing, along with strategic testing, rapid isolation, and supportive quarantine, is an vital way of slowing the spread of the virus.
  • COVID Surges Among Young Adults 'We are seeing more people test positive under the age of 35, particularly in our discussions with the leadership in Florida and in Texas,' Vice President Mike Pence said, according to ABC News.
  • COVID-19 Antibodies Can Disappear After 2-3 Months, Study Shows Scientists in China studied 74 people with coronavirus, half symptomatic, half asymptomatic. Eight weeks after recovery, antibody levels fell to undetectable levels in 40% of asymptomatic people.
  • How COVID-19 Is Affecting US Food Supply Chain Several months into the pandemic, the US food supply has taken its hits but remains undaunted. Food banks have seen a surge of need, and estimates are that 54 million will stuggle with hunger in 2020.
  • Low-Dose Radiation Therapy May Help COVID-19 Patients The radiation, which works to offset immune system 'cytokine storm,' may reduce inflammation in the lungs of severely ill COVID-19 patients enough to wean them off a ventilator or avoid it altogether.
  • Antibodies Tested as Possible COVID-19 Treatment Giving patients antibodies to create passive immunity is an approach that's been used for decades to treat everything from cancer, to autoimmune diseases, to infections like RSV and HIV.
  • Lung Transplant on COVID-19 Patient Is a First for the US A woman in her 20s received a double-lung transplant last week after the coronavirus damaged her respiratory system.
  • COVID-19 Treatment Could Be Authorized by September A drug designed to treat COVID-19 could be authorized for use as soon as September if testing goes well, the chief scientist at Eli Lilly and Co. said.
  • COVID-19, Racism Are Dual Crises for Black Americans African Americans were already disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Then George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Latest Updates With more than 160 potential vaccines for COVID-19 under study, optimistic experts hope that a viable vaccine may be ready by the end of 2020.
  • Arizona Hospitals Told to Activate Emergency Plans The Arizona Department of Health Services has asked hospitals to "fully activate" their emergency plans to deal with a surge in coronavirus patients.
  • 19 States Report Increase in COVID-19 Cases Across the US, 19 states are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, 24 are seeing a decrease, and 7 are steady.
  • Fauci Warns That Pandemic 'Isn't Over Yet' The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Tuesday that "we're still at the beginning of really understanding" and that more than one vaccine likely will be needed.
  • Almost 600 US Healthcare Workers Have Died From COVID-19 The number includes doctors, nurses, paramedics, and healthcare staff such as hospital janitors, hospital administrators, and nursing home workers.
  • Protesters Take Precautions as Experts Fear COVID Surge Hundreds of thousands of Americans have defied orders designed to slow down the spread of the coronavirus and taken to the streets in protests sparked by anger, frustration, and sadness over the death of George Floyd.
  • UK Scientists Test Ibuprofen as COVID-19 Treatment The trial in patients hospitalized with coronavirus will use lipid ibuprofen rather than the typical pain relief tablets.
  • Claims of a Weaker COVID-19 Virus Disputed Italian public health officials and the World Health Organization warn there's no evidence to support claims that SARS-CoV-2 is weakening, as some Italian clinicians have reported.
  • Vulnerable Groups Weigh Risks as Country Reopens For those already vulnerable to infection, staying away from sick people and being careful around germs has already been a way of life. But this pandemic has now taken the caution to a new level.
  • Mass Protests Could Cause COVID-19 Outbreaks As mass protests continued in large and small cities across the country, officials expressed concerns about a potential spike in coronavirus cases in coming days.