In places where everyone wears a mask, cases of COVID-19 seem to be less severe. Evidence from labs and outbreaks suggests that masks protect not only others, but the person wearing the mask, too.
By Monica Gandhi, The Conversation
The White House spent part of Friday addressing concerns about President Trump’s apparent conflict with his medical advisors at Thursday's Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Yamiche Alcindor reports, and Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's…
Should the U.S. have been better prepared for the coronavirus pandemic? Experts both inside and outside of the government have sounded the alarm for years about the possibility of a dire public health crisis. One of them was Dr. Kenneth…
Many new diseases evolve to jump from wild animals to people.
By Marcos E. García-Ojeda, The Conversation
As the threat of novel coronavirus looms over the U.S. and the globe, the CDC has taken steps to make testing kits available more broadly. But questions remain about the readiness of the government and the health system to cope…
By Berly McCoy
Everyone wants to save the bees, but we may be saving them to death.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The length of the flu season may vary depending on where you live, with large cities enduring longer periods of transmission and smaller cities experiencing shorter, but more explosive, spread, a new study suggests…
By Alvaro Toledo, The Conversation
An invasive tick originally from East Asia that bites and transmits diseases is establishing a stable population in New Jersey.
By PBS NewsHour
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