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Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones

Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones

NATIONAL | By Matt O'Brien | Sep 2
Apple and Google are trying to get more U.S. states to adopt their phone-based approach for tracing and curbing the spread of the coronavirus by building more of the necessary technology directly into phone software.

Rapid $5 Coronavirus Test Doesn't Need Specialty Equipment

Rapid $5 Coronavirus Test Doesn't Need Specialty Equipment

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Aug 27
The size of a credit card, the self-contained test is based on the same technology used to test for the flu, strep throat and other infections.

You've Checked for Fever. Now, What's Your Risk Tolerance?

You've Checked for Fever. Now, What's Your Risk Tolerance?

NATIONAL | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | Aug 25
In a world of effective antibiotics and antivirals and other treatments, deaths or even serious illnesses from infectious disease seem nearly incomprehensible. So our fear is enormous, and our risk tolerance for exposure is just about zero.

Scam Alert: Things a COVID Contact Tracer Wouldn't Say

Scam Alert: Things a COVID Contact Tracer Wouldn't Say

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Aug 22
State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers try to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims.

9 Reasons to Be Optimistic a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available in 2021

9 Reasons to Be Optimistic a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available in 2021

HEALTH | Aug 20
Here is where the current research stands, where one researched thinks we will be in five months and why you can be optimistic about the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID Testing Choke Points

COVID Testing Choke Points

HEALTH | By Hannah Norman | Aug 19
In some ways, the nation's COVID testing system is like a game of Jenga: When one piece falters, the entire tower collapses.

Trust, Fear and Solidarity Will Determine the Success of a COVID Vaccine

Trust, Fear and Solidarity Will Determine the Success of a COVID Vaccine

HEALTH | By Arthur Allen | Aug 18
When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, will it be met with a roaring ovation, like the polio vaccine, or communal yawning, like the measles shot? Or some strange hybrid of the two?

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 15
It's a go-to tactic when new diseases come along, and history suggests it works against some, but not all, infections.

Is it Safe to Drink From a Water Fountain During the Pandemic?

Is it Safe to Drink From a Water Fountain During the Pandemic?

HEALTH | Aug 13
Experts weigh in on best practices to stay safe and hydrated this summer.

Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. Is it Safe to Go In?

Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. Is it Safe to Go In?

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Aug 8
There are steps you can take — and signs to look for — to make you feel comfortable and help you decide whether to open the door and walk in.

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