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World Health Organization advises kids 12 and older should wear masks to prevent coronavirus spread

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The World Health Organization says children age 5 and younger shouldn’t be required to wear masks, since most are not able to put them on without help.


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How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In China, the messaging platform blocked thousands of keywords related to the virus, a new report reveals.


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Coronavirus: US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing

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The CDC caused controversy in August by saying that anyone without symptoms should not be tested.


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Keilar: No one should be playing politics with health of Americans

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CNN's Brianna Keilar calls out President Donald Trump and his rushed timeline for a coronavirus vaccine.


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Stop Yelling About a Rushed Vaccine, and Start Planning for It

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Public health experts should spend less time criticizing emergency authorization and more time discussing how to ensure the process works.


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Michiganders urged to stay indoors as officials race to stop spread of a dangerous mosquito-borne disease

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Not only are Michigan health officials dealing with the coronavirus, but they're also trying to contain the spread of a rare mosquito-borne disease.


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CDC head says masks are better than vaccine at preventing Covid spread as Trump sends mixed messages

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President Donald Trump's own health officials continue to publicly contradict him when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic -- this time on the importance of mask wearing.


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Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences

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Tech’s coveted internships were some of the first roles to be cut as offices closed and businesses shuttered in response to the coronavirus. A number of companies across the country, including Glassdoor, StubHub, Funding Circle, Yelp, Checkr and even the Nati…


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Covid Hits Minorities Hardest, but Data Often Doesn't Show It

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Many states are not collecting the race or ethnicity of coronavirus patients, which can make it harder to know the true impact on low-income communities.


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Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder

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Getting rid of asbestos is good for public health, but it’s risky for abatement workers, whose occupational risks make them vulnerable to Covid-19 complications.


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CDC was pressured 'from the top down' to change virus testing guidance, official says

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A sudden change in federal guidelines on coronavirus testing came this week as a result of pressure from the upper ranks of the Trump administration, a federal health official close to the process tells CNN.


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New reports show White House politicking trumps science in telling coronavirus decisions

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A series of new revelations about the federal government's coronavirus response could reinforce concerns about whether the Trump administration's political motives were a higher priority than the health of Americans.


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Trump mental health official accuses media of overblowing dangers of Covid-19

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The assistant secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, accused the media of being dishonest about the coronavirus pandemic and reiterated talking points about Covid-19 that President Donald Trump ha…


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Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19

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A couple from Florida did not follow health guidelines after believing lies about the virus online.


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Japan to participate in WHO coronavirus vaccine programme - Reuters

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Japan's health ministry said on Tuesday it planned to participate in the World Health Organization's COVID-19 vaccine programme known as COVAX.


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Coronavirus vaccine: What are human challenge trials?

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Could human challenge trials speed up the development of a coronavirus vaccine?


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Egypt's total recorded coronavirus cases hit 100,041: Health ministry - Reuters

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Egypt's total recorded coronavirus cases hit 100,041 on Monday, the health ministry said in a statement.


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Iraq registers 5,036 new coronavirus cases - Reuters

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Iraq registered 5,036 new coronavirus cases and 84 deaths, the health ministry said on Friday.


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Reuters to host Twitter chat on managing mental health in a pandemic - Reuters

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Today, Reuters will host a Twitter chat to discuss strategies to help protect mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, featuring mental health experts from the American Psychiatric Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Mi…


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Indonesia reports 3,444 new coronavirus cases - Health Ministry - Reuters

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Indonesia reported 3,444 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 194,109, data from the country’s health ministry website showed.