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Want a COVID Test? Result Times Lag Due to Virus Surge

Want a COVID Test? Result Times Lag Due to Virus Surge

HEALTH | By Phil Galewitz | Jul 11
Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested for the coronavirus. More than 22 days later, the University of Arizona graduate student was still waiting for results.

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

How A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Cost Americans Dearly

HEALTH | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Jul 10
A COVID-19 vaccine will have an actual price tag. And given the prevailing business-centric model of American drug pricing, it could well be budget breaking, perhaps making it unavailable to many.

Aerosols and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Aerosols and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

HEALTH | Jul 10
When someone coughs, talks or even breathes, they send tiny respiratory droplets into the surrounding air. The smallest of these droplets can float for hours, and there is strong evidence that they can carry live coronavirus if the person is infected.

Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist During the Pandemic?

Is it Safe to Visit the Dentist During the Pandemic?

HEALTH | Jul 9
Dentists can't eliminate all risk, but they are taking steps to minimize the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

How Risky is Dining Out During COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Risky is Dining Out During COVID-19 Pandemic?

FOOD/DRINK | Jul 7
There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to the virus.

Does Wearing a Mask Pose Any Health Risks?

Does Wearing a Mask Pose Any Health Risks?

HEALTH | Jul 2
In areas where COVID-19 is spreading, health experts agree that wearing masks or other face coverings in public helps reduce the risk of spreading the virus when people can't socially distance by staying six feet apart.

Are You In a COVID Cloud of Confusion From Mixed Messages?

Are You In a COVID Cloud of Confusion From Mixed Messages?

HEALTH | By Shefali Luthra | Jun 30
The public has been barraged by conflicting messages in part because the country is dealing with a new and still poorly understood virus and in part because politicians and scientists deliver conflicting advice.

How Risky is Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

How Risky is Flying During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

SCIENCE | Jun 30
Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too.

Summer May Decide Fate of Leading Shots in Vaccine Race

Summer May Decide Fate of Leading Shots in Vaccine Race

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard | Jun 29
If the best COVID-19 vaccine is only 50% effective, "that's still to me a great vaccine," said Dr. Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sex In The Time Of COVID: Gay Men Begin To Embrace A 'New Normal'

Sex In The Time Of COVID: Gay Men Begin To Embrace A 'New Normal'

HEALTH | By David Tuller | Jun 26
Will COVID-19 become the new STI? NYC health department guidelines suggest getting "creative with sexual positions and physical barriers," but will gay men listen?

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