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July 08, 2020 - 7:10 pm
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Silent transmission of the novel coronavirus could account for more than half of infections, according to one new mathematical model by U.S. and Canadian researchers. The researchers utilized data on asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission from two...
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July 08, 2020 - 5:39 pm
(NEW YORK) -- BY: DR. DANIELLE WEITZER Thanks to modern medicine, we now have a once-daily pill that can prevent HIV, a virus that interferes with the body's ability to fight infections. However, experts say the pill doesn't work for everyone's lifestyle, and it's important for people to have other...
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July 08, 2020 - 12:54 pm
By EDEN DAVID and DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A group of 239 scientists from over 30 countries have published a letter urging the World Health Organization (WHO) and other public health agencies to more seriously consider the potential spread of COVID-19 through inhalation of small...
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July 08, 2020 - 10:47 am
By TONYA SIMPSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- The novel coronavirus is now infecting American prison inmates at a rate more than five times higher than in the overall U.S. population, and those numbers are escalating rapidly, according to a new analysis by the UCLA School of Law’s COVID-19 Behind...
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July 08, 2020 - 9:05 am
By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With the coronavirus pandemic putting a pause on summer vacations and camps this year, many families have turned to purchasing pools for their homes to cool down and still have fun. This year alone, pool sales have increased more than 160%, according...
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July 08, 2020 - 8:27 am
By DR. JAY BHATT and PARAG DEVEN PARIKH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- On June 26, Dr. Anthony Fauci announced it's "unlikely" that a COVID-19 vaccine with 70-75% efficacy taken by two-thirds of Americans can provide herd immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. His statement has since stirred discussion...
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July 08, 2020 - 6:17 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When Lydia Denton learned about kids dying of hot car deaths because they are accidentally left behind, she decided to find a solution. Two years later, the 12-year-old from North Carolina won a $20,000 prize for her invention, a car seat device that...
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July 07, 2020 - 12:51 pm
By HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency just approved two disinfectant sprays that can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on surfaces. The agency said that Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were effective, based on...
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July 07, 2020 - 8:32 am
By DR. ALEXIS E. CARGGINTON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 could bring a 20-30% increase in firearm suicides this year, a new study has found. The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic has been impacting people's mental health and increasing feelings of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has...
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July 07, 2020 - 8:15 am
By IVAN PEREIRA, JANET WEINSTEIN and JP KEENAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After showing some signs of progress in flattening the COVID-19 curve, America saw a jump in cases throughout June, especially in states that eased back their pandemic safeguards early. Over the course of the month, the country...
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