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Come for a Dental Cleaning, Leave With a COVID Vaccine?

Come for a Dental Cleaning, Leave With a COVID Vaccine?

HEALTH | By Rachel Bluth | Dec 3
With multiple COVID-19 vaccines rapidly heading toward approval, optometrists and dentists are pushing for the authority to immunize patients during routine eye exams and dental cleanings.

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

Do 'Self-Cleaning' Elevator Buttons Really Work?

HEALTH | Dec 3
Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it's hard to verify claims of "self-cleaning" or "antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.

Where COVID Is on the Menu: Failed Contact Tracing Leaves Diners in the Dark

Where COVID Is on the Menu: Failed Contact Tracing Leaves Diners in the Dark

FOOD/DRINK | By Anna Almendrala | Dec 1
In most of the country, diners are left in the dark about which restaurants have been linked to outbreaks of the virus.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

HEALTH | By Candice Choi | Nov 25
Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

Are Dining Tents a Safe Way to Eat Out During the Pandemic?

HEALTH | Nov 24
Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they're not all equal.

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

Fear of Flying Is a COVID-Era Conundrum

HEALTH | By Victoria Knight | Nov 24
Americans who do choose to fly will be subject to evolving COVID safety policies that vary by airline, a result of the continuing lack of a unified federal strategy.

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

Will Social Distancing Weaken Your Immune System?

HEALTH | Nov 23
Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs.

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

Inequality 'Baked Into' Virus Testing Access as Cases Surge

HEALTH | By Christine Fernando, Carolyn Thompson | Nov 23
Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays.

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

POLITICS | By Markian Hawryluk | Nov 20
But tests show neck gaiters are not as effective as surgical or cloth face masks. Bandannas, like plastic face shields, allow the virus to escape out the bottom in aerosolized particles that can hang in the air for hours.

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Nov 18
U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes.

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