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Trump Administration Debating Whether to Recommend All Americans Wear Cloth Masks in Public

Trump Administration Debating Whether to Recommend All Americans Wear Cloth Masks in Public

WASHINGTON The Trump administration appeared to be conflicted Thursday about whether to recommend that all Americans wear cloth masks if they go out in public, even as federal health officials were revising guidance to reflect new concerns that the coronavirus is being spread by infected people who have no symptoms. …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warn Top Health Officials

Coronavirus Live Updates: 200,000 Americans Could Die, Warn Top Health Officials

200,000 Americans could die even if the U.S. takes aggressive action, Fauci says. Two of the top doctors advising President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic warned on Sunday that as many as 200,000 Americans could die during the outbreak, even with much of the country already under stay-at-home orders and …

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More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don’t necessarily protect …

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Thalidomide Use Did Happen Here, These Americans Say

Thalidomide Use Did Happen Here, These Americans Say

Even though thalidomide did not reach American pharmacy shelves, the drug was distributed to as many as 20,000 patients through two clinical trials run by American companies that were testing it for use in the United States. Now, a group of Americans who say they were affected by the drug …

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Americans Coping With the Coronavirus Are Clogging Toilets

Americans Coping With the Coronavirus Are Clogging Toilets

Many Americans seem to be following the recommendations of public health officials to clean and sterilize countertops, doorknobs, faucets and other frequently touched surfaces in their homes. The problem? Many are then tossing the disinfectant wipes, paper towels and other paper products they used into the toilet. The result has …

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Rural Carriers Fear They Can’t ‘Keep Americans Connected’

Rural Carriers Fear They Can't 'Keep Americans Connected'

Rural carriers fear they can’t “keep Americans connected” in accordance with an eponymous pledge the FCC laid out earlier this month. That’s according to the Competitive Carriers Association, one of the most influential consortiums in the segment. In an official statement given Wednesday, CCA CEO Steve Berry suggested rural ISPs are …

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Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

Millions in U.S. at Risk of Major COVID-19 Illness

March 17, 2020 — More than 100 million Americans are at higher risk for serious illness if they get COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation report. The report found that 105.5 million people in the U.S. are at high risk …

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Rising Number of Older Americans at Risk of Vision Loss

News Picture: Rising Number of Older Americans at Risk of Vision Loss

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the population ages, millions of older Americans are at risk of losing their sight, a new study warns. Between 2002 and 2017, the number at high risk for vision loss rose from 65 million to 93 million, according …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: House Passes Sweeping Package to Assist Affected Americans

Coronavirus Live Updates: House Passes Sweeping Package to Assist Affected Americans

House passes a sweeping relief package as the coronavirus spreads to 49 states. The House early Saturday morning passed a sweeping relief package to assist people affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus, moving to confront a growing pandemic that has upended lives and wreaked havoc on financial markets. The …

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Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

News Picture: Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Latest High Blood Pressure News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For Americans with high blood pressure, cutting back on salt is an important way to help keep the condition under control. Yet, new research shows that these patients are getting more salt …

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