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Physical distancing, masks can dramatically reduce COVID-19 transmission: Study

AnVr/iStockBy DR. AYODOLA ADIGUN and DR. JESSICA JOHNSON, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- New research published in Lancet supports what public health officials have been advising since the pandemic began: To reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, cover your   ... Read More

Mass protests could propel a second wave of coronavirus infections

AlxeyPnferov/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As thousands of demonstrators continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, health experts are worried that a second wave of COVID-19 infections could be sparked by the mass gatherings.

"What   ... Read More

In the race for a vaccine, children may be last to be vaccinated

MarianVejcik/iStockBy DR. MARK ABDELMALEK and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Even as scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, experts acknowledge that children could be among the last members of society to be vaccinated.

At least 10   ... Read More

In first federal count, over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, KATHERINE FAULDERS and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government has begun sharing its tracking data for nursing home fatalities for the first time since the novel coronavirus outbreak, a step long urged by   ... Read More

How parents can talk to their kids about racism, George Floyd protests

shapecharge/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN and SARAH LANG, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As protests and riots continue across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death, parents across the country are figuring out how to talk to their children   ... Read More

Having high blood pressure may make coronavirus more dangerous

Chinnapong/iStockBy DR. NANCY A. ANORUO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- High blood pressure, a common disease affecting about 45% of Americans, is sometimes called the 'silent killer' because it can lead to early death even without symptoms. But new   ... Read More

Risk versus reward: How safe are popular summer outdoor activities?

Oks_Mit/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN and DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- All 50 states have now reopened in some form, and after months staying inside, Americans are itching to experience the joys of summer.

"There's a tremendous urge   ... Read More

Front-line doctors face a mental health crisis amid coronavirus: Can medicine overcome the culture of stoicism?

iStock/NanoStockkBy: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the American psyche, with a third of Americans now showing signs of clinical depression or anxiety, a rate twice as high as before   ... Read More

As states protect nursing homes from lawsuits, families fear they have little recourse

iStockBy: LAURA ROMERO and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On Valentine’s Day of this year, Tosica Figueroa and her six sisters made the wrenching decision to move their father, Alonzo Matthews, into a nursing home. The sisters   ... Read More

Why people are flouting coronavirus social distancing precautions that we know save lives

Eblis/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- People packed into a pool at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Parks in New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak, jammed with sunbathers

A crowded brunch spot in Colorado with   ... Read More

Doctor warns there could be 100,000 more American COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, but models vary widely

narvikk/Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- Infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine are warning that given the current rate of deaths per day, it is possible the U.S. death toll from the   ... Read More

Rapper G Herbo opens up about PTSD to address ‘mental illness war zone’ in Chicago

Prince Williams/WireimageBy DEENA ZARU, ABC News

(CHICAGO) -- By the time he was in the sixth grade, G Herbo had already started losing friends to gun violence and according to the Chicago rapper, for communities that deal with the   ... Read More

Coronavirus care in hospitals will be different come fall — here’s how

beerkoff/iStockBy DR. JAY BHATT, OLIVIA RUBIN, DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, MATTHEW MOSK and EDEN DAVID, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- If a second wave of the novel coronavirus emerges in the U.S. this fall, medical experts said patients arriving in   ... Read More

How viral videos of killings of black men take a toll on black male mental health

George Floyd is pictured in an undated photo. (Courtesy Ben Crump Law)By AVERI HARPER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- For many black men, viral videos featuring the killings of other black men can weigh heavily. Watching the disturbing footage   ... Read More

13% of cancer patients who contract coronavirus likely to die, study suggests

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- BY: DR. ANGELA BALDWIN

As doctors and scientists continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus, researchers are laboring to figure out exactly who is the most susceptible to the virus. One vulnerable group that   ... Read More

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Physical distancing, masks can dramatically reduce COVID-19 transmission: Study

AnVr/iStockBy DR. AYODOLA ADIGUN and DR. JESSICA JOHNSON, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- New research published in Lancet supports what public health officials have been advising since the pandemic began: To reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, cover your   ... Read More

Mass protests could propel a second wave of coronavirus infections

AlxeyPnferov/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As thousands of demonstrators continue to protest the killing of George Floyd, health experts are worried that a second wave of COVID-19 infections could be sparked by the mass gatherings.

"What   ... Read More

In the race for a vaccine, children may be last to be vaccinated

MarianVejcik/iStockBy DR. MARK ABDELMALEK and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Even as scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, experts acknowledge that children could be among the last members of society to be vaccinated.

At least 10   ... Read More

In first federal count, over 25,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes

Daisy-Daisy/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, KATHERINE FAULDERS and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government has begun sharing its tracking data for nursing home fatalities for the first time since the novel coronavirus outbreak, a step long urged by   ... Read More

How parents can talk to their kids about racism, George Floyd protests

shapecharge/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN and SARAH LANG, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As protests and riots continue across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death, parents across the country are figuring out how to talk to their children   ... Read More

Having high blood pressure may make coronavirus more dangerous

Chinnapong/iStockBy DR. NANCY A. ANORUO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- High blood pressure, a common disease affecting about 45% of Americans, is sometimes called the 'silent killer' because it can lead to early death even without symptoms. But new   ... Read More

Risk versus reward: How safe are popular summer outdoor activities?

Oks_Mit/iStockBy OLIVIA RUBIN and DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- All 50 states have now reopened in some form, and after months staying inside, Americans are itching to experience the joys of summer.

"There's a tremendous urge   ... Read More

Front-line doctors face a mental health crisis amid coronavirus: Can medicine overcome the culture of stoicism?

iStock/NanoStockkBy: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the American psyche, with a third of Americans now showing signs of clinical depression or anxiety, a rate twice as high as before   ... Read More

As states protect nursing homes from lawsuits, families fear they have little recourse

iStockBy: LAURA ROMERO and ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- On Valentine’s Day of this year, Tosica Figueroa and her six sisters made the wrenching decision to move their father, Alonzo Matthews, into a nursing home. The sisters   ... Read More

Why people are flouting coronavirus social distancing precautions that we know save lives

Eblis/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- People packed into a pool at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Parks in New York City, the epicenter of the outbreak, jammed with sunbathers

A crowded brunch spot in Colorado with   ... Read More

Doctor warns there could be 100,000 more American COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, but models vary widely

narvikk/Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS

(NEW YORK) -- Infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine are warning that given the current rate of deaths per day, it is possible the U.S. death toll from the   ... Read More

Rapper G Herbo opens up about PTSD to address ‘mental illness war zone’ in Chicago

Prince Williams/WireimageBy DEENA ZARU, ABC News

(CHICAGO) -- By the time he was in the sixth grade, G Herbo had already started losing friends to gun violence and according to the Chicago rapper, for communities that deal with the   ... Read More

Coronavirus care in hospitals will be different come fall — here’s how

beerkoff/iStockBy DR. JAY BHATT, OLIVIA RUBIN, DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, MATTHEW MOSK and EDEN DAVID, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- If a second wave of the novel coronavirus emerges in the U.S. this fall, medical experts said patients arriving in   ... Read More

How viral videos of killings of black men take a toll on black male mental health

George Floyd is pictured in an undated photo. (Courtesy Ben Crump Law)By AVERI HARPER, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- For many black men, viral videos featuring the killings of other black men can weigh heavily. Watching the disturbing footage   ... Read More

13% of cancer patients who contract coronavirus likely to die, study suggests

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- BY: DR. ANGELA BALDWIN

As doctors and scientists continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus, researchers are laboring to figure out exactly who is the most susceptible to the virus. One vulnerable group that   ... Read More

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