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How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home

A combination of factors could make the Fourth of July a “perfect storm” of coronavirus infections, warned one doctor — but only for those who don’t choose to safely navigate the holiday weekend. Cities opening, people not following preventative guidelines and people traveling could cause a spike in new Covid-19 cases, said Dr. Joshua Barocas,…MORE

Coronavirus infections going up in 36 states as July Fourth weekend starts

Coronavirus infections going up in 36 states as July Fourth weekend starts

As Americans head into a holiday weekend in the shadow of a ravaging coronavirus pandemic, some governors are rethinking their stance on face coverings after days of record infections. The US reported more than 52,000 new cases of the virus Thursday, a new daily record surpassing one set the previous day. Coronavirus has killed more…MORE

Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better

Study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive better

A surprising new study found that the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped patients better survive in the hospital. A team at Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan said Thursday its study of 2,541 hospitalized patients found that those given hydroxychloroquine were much less likely to die. Dr. Marcus Zervos, division head of infectious disease…MORE

Coronavirus gives global doctors’ group a new frontier: US nursing homes

As a coordinator and communicator with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Heather Pagano has worked in Liberia helping communities fight Ebola; with refugees in Nigeria fleeing conflict; and in South Sudan, where violence has forced millions of people out of their homes. She never expected to be working in Detroit. But now Pagano is…MORE

How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

How to find resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

A few weeks into the coronavirus quarantine, 16-year-old Emmy Apfel was sitting at home in Palo Alto, California, with nothing to do. It was her school’s spring break, everything was canceled and the overwhelming boredom left her grasping for something, anything, to occupy her time. She posted an ad on the website Nextdoor, offering to…MORE