As Trump Praises Plasma, Researchers Struggle to Finish Critical Studies
Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked. (Source: NYT Health)
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Live Coronavirus News Updates
Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can ’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S. (Source: NYT Health)
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Forget Spas and Bars. Hotels Tout Housekeeping to Lure Back Travelers.
Hilton has partnered with Lysol, Four Seasons with Johns Hopkins Medicine. But new research shows hotels can be easily contaminated by the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
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Novavax's New Covid-19 Vaccine Studies Praised By Scientists
The company has received a $1.6 billion grant from the government ’s Operation Warp Speed to have 100 million doses ready by early 2021. (Source: NYT Health)
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F.D.A. Adds More Hand Sanitizers to List of Products to Avoid
The agency has moved to keep several of the products, which it found to have inadequate concentrations of alcohol, from entering the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
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Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases
Studies of patients with severe cases of Covid-19 show the immune system lacks its usual coordinated response. (Source: NYT Health)
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On
Tens of millions of Americans have lost crucial jobless benefits, and lawmakers still can ’t seem to agree on a relief measure. Israel’s troubled school reopenings could be a lesson for the U.S. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Fauci Supports Birx ’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her
Counting for the 2020 census will end on Sept. 30, a month earlier than previously announced, the Census Bureau said. Some U.S. schools have begun to reopen, with fraught results. (Source: NYT Health)
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‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.
Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria. (Source: NYT Health)
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Coronavirus Live Updates
White House staff will be randomly tested for the virus. Some U.S. schools begin to reopen with fraught results. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Dementia on the Retreat in the U.S. and Europe
Rates of dementia have steadily fallen over the past 25 years, a new study finds. But the disease is increasingly common in some parts of the world. (Source: NYT Health)
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A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.
Send us your medical bills. We ’ll use them to investigate hospital and doctor billing practices. (Source: NYT Health)
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Birx Warns That U.S. Epidemic Is in a ‘New Phase’
Colleges are preparing to welcome students back to a complicated campus setting. India ’s home minister tests positive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Share Your Medical Bills for Coronavirus
As we explore how the pandemic is changing U.S. health care, you can help by showing what you ’re being charged for testing and treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Tests (Medical) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Providers: How Has Covid-19 Changed Your Practice?
We want to hear from health care providers in the U.S. about how the pandemic has changed work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Doctors Source Type: news

The Benefits of Talking to Strangers
Casual connections with people we encounter in the course of daily life can give us the sense of belonging to a community. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Loneliness Quarantines Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

Is Telemedicine Here to Stay?
The answer largely depends on whether Medicare and private health insurers will adequately cover virtual doctor visits once coronavirus outbreaks subside. (Source: NYT Health)
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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project
Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump. (Source: NYT Health)
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Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase
She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas. (Source: NYT Health)
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Infections Swamp the U.S., Which Recorded 42% of All Its Coronavirus Cases in July
Thousands in Berlin protest Germany ’s coronavirus measures. The virus is picking up speed in the Midwest. A summer camp in Georgia apologizes for hosting a retreat after hundreds who attended were infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Coronavirus News: Live Updates
Thousands in Berlin protest Germany ’s coronavirus measures. The virus is picking up speed in the Midwest. A summer camp in Georgia apologizes for hosting a retreat after hundreds who attended were infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57
Her near-total face transplant in 2008 was the most complex at the time. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure. (Source: NYT Health)
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Red Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, Officials Say
More than 500 cases and at least 75 hospitalizations have been reported in the United States and Canada, the health authorities said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Morales Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Salmonella (Bacteria) Onions United States Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp
The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race
The world ’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks. (Source: NYT Health)
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Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?
Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife. (Source: NYT Health)
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A $600-a-Week Lifeline for Unemployed Americans Expires After an Impasse in Washington
California became the first state to reach 500,000 total coronavirus cases. Once the site of a major outbreak, Italy now offers lessons for keeping the virus in check. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Contact Tracing Is Failing in Many States. Here ’s Why.
Inadequate testing and protracted delays in producing results have crippled tracking and hampered efforts to contain major outbreaks. (Source: NYT Health)
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Coronavirus Live News: World Updates
Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline strike the biggest vaccine deal yet with the U.S. government. Once the site of a major outbreak, Italy now offers lessons for keeping the virus in check. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?
If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid-19 Testing Is in Short Supply. Should You Still Get a Test?
Public health officials once suggested only people with symptoms should be tested. Now some say getting one is a civic duty. (Source: NYT Health)
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Overlooked No More: Roland Johnson, Who Fought to Shut Down Institutions for the Disabled
He survived 13 years of neglect and abuse, including sexual assault, at the notorious Pennhurst State School and Hospital outside Philadelphia before emerging as a champion for the disabled. (Source: NYT Health)
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Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal Yet
The arrangement brings the Trump administration ’s investment in coronavirus vaccine projects to more than $8 billion. The head of the federal effort is a former GSK executive. (Source: NYT Health)
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Gambling on College Football Almost Fixed My Dysfunctional Family
If Covid takes the football season away from us, we ’re in danger of losing the bond we’ve taken so many years to build. (Source: NYT Health)
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In Indonesia, False Virus Cures Pushed by Those Who Should Know Better
In the absence of a unified message from the national government, local officials and opportunists have filled the gap with misinformation and quack remedies. (Source: NYT Health)
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Fauci to Testify Before Congress on Coronavirus Response
Federal U.S. jobless benefits are set to expire after lawmakers failed to make a deal. Herman Cain died after being hospitalized with the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Aboard the Diamond Princess, a Case Study in Aerosol Transmission
A computer model of the cruise-ship outbreak found that the virus spread most readily in microscopic droplets light enough to linger in the air. (Source: NYT Health)
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Live Coronavirus News Updates and Analysis
Herman Cain died after being hospitalized with the virus. People in Britain with virus symptoms will now have to isolate for 10 days instead of seven. (Source: NYT Health)
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Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
The research does not prove that infected children are contagious, but it should influence the debate about reopening schools, some experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
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A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant
Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Can I (Kindly) Tell People to Wear Masks in Public?
Our advice columnist tested a few possible lines. Here ’s how that went. (Source: NYT Health)
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Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 Vaccine Protects Monkeys, Study Finds
It ’s the second study in a week to report promising results in monkeys for a vaccine candidate. But the real test will come with human trials that are now underway. (Source: NYT Health)
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Judge Blocks Green Card Wealth Tests, Citing Pandemic Hardships
Deaths top 150,000 in the United States. A $600 unemployment benefit is likely to lapse on Friday, a top official said. In Iran, religious ceremonies and college-entrance exams are in limbo. (Source: NYT Health)
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As Covid Has Become a Red-State Problem, Too, Have Attitudes Changed?
There ’s still a persistent partisan gap in the level of concern and in mask wearing. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pandemic Loneliness in Late Life
Many seniors comply with the physical distancing and stay-at-home orders, even as we understand that social isolation generates the lethal byproducts of loneliness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Gubar Tags: Loneliness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Elderly Quarantines Source Type: news

His Face, Hands and Feet Swelled Up. What Was Going On?
The young boy ’s grandmother saw strange red lines snaking around his body. Could this be an allergic reaction? A rare autoimmune disease? (Source: NYT Health)
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A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces
There ’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions. (Source: NYT Health)
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Coronavirus Live Updates: $600 Unemployment Benefit Is Likely to Lapse Friday, Top Official Says
Deaths top 150,000 in the United States. In Iran, religious ceremonies and college-entrance exams are in limbo. (Source: NYT Health)
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Old Vaccines May Stop the Coronavirus, Study Hints. Scientists Are Skeptical.
Certain vaccines may provide broad protection against infections. But new research doesn ’t prove these vaccines can turn back the coronavirus, experts said. (Source: NYT Health)
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Mysterious Coronavirus Outbreak Catches Vietnam by Surprise
After months without a single coronavirus death, or even a confirmed case of local transmission, a new outbreak has struck Vietnam. And it ’s spreading. (Source: NYT Health)
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