Health

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August 03, 2020 - 10:59 am
By KIERAN MCGIRL, JESSICA MENDOZA, HENDERSON HEWES and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A coronavirus outbreak a summer camp in Georgia left 260 campers and staffers testing positive for the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The YMCA Camp High...
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August 03, 2020 - 7:27 am
By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In many ways, America's nursing homes have become the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, as the facilities are linked to about 40% of COVID-19 deaths. Now, the pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company is launching a late-stage study of its monoclonal...
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August 03, 2020 - 7:16 am
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- A Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic. Justin Hunter told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he and his parents had all tested positive for the coronavirus last month...
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August 03, 2020 - 6:27 am
By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A mom is sharing her positive pathway to parenting with a viral TikTok video showing her alternative approach to punishments. Nikki Mullen-Cruz of Chicago built a special space for her 6-year-old son, Kalev, for whenever he needs to reset his emotions...
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August 02, 2020 - 2:20 pm
By: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Ensuring Black and ethnic minority participation in coronavirus vaccine trials is key if we want a truly effective coronavirus vaccine, according to top epidemiology experts. This past week, as two massive phase 3 trials slated to...
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August 01, 2020 - 7:03 pm
BY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to vaccines, experts agree that a hassle-free single shot is always preferred over a two-shot vaccine requiring multiple trips to the doctors' office. "In the history of vaccines, anything that has been a two-shot...
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July 31, 2020 - 8:28 am
By OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A number of the nation's top public health officials have said in recent days that Americans searching for extra layers of protection against the novel coronavirus while out in public may want to try face shields -- clear pieces of plastic that cover the face...
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July 31, 2020 - 8:09 am
By DR. JAY BHATT and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the summer heat and new cases of the novel coronavirus continue to surge in much of the country, scientists are warily watching what potential impact retreating into air conditioned spaces may be having on the further spread of the...
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July 31, 2020 - 7:19 am
By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson took a step forward with its COVID-19 vaccine candidate Thursday, releasing promising data after testing on monkeys and at the same time announcing the start of clinical testing on humans. According to results...
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July 31, 2020 - 6:34 am
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Despite rising coronavirus cases across the nation, many people have been packing into some of their favorite hotspots over the summer, flouting social distancing guidance and rules as well as mask-wearing. There have been several incidents across the country...
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