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Sameer P. Sethi

Several States Added To List That Must Quarantine

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut leaders will tell travelers from states with higher coronavirus numbers to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to a statement from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The announcement came Tuesday and followed an earlier travel advisory from those three states, all of which have regions considered part of the New

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Sameer P. Sethi

Officials are trying “Pooled Testing” Strategy to Combat Lack of Tests

The country’s top health officials are banking on a new strategy to dramatically improve U.S. screening efforts for the coronavirus by combining evaluation samples in batches rather than running them one by one. The advantages include expanding testing to millions, decreasing costs, and stretching lab supplies. Health officials think folks that aren’t currently showing symptoms

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Sameer P. Sethi

Fauci says Some Regions are Putting the Entire Country at Risk

Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some areas are putting the whole nation at risk With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease specialist, said he “wouldn’t be surprised when we go up to 100,000 per day if this doesn’t turn around.” Infections are climbing mostly in areas

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Sameer P. Sethi

285 US Children hit with Coronavirus linked Condition

At least 285 U.S. kids have developed a severe inflammatory condition related to the Coronavirus and while many regained, the capacity for long-term or permanent damage is unknown, two new studies suggest. The papers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provide the report on the status. The problem is called a multi-system syndrome

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Sameer P. Sethi

Arizona Doctors and Nurses feel the COVID surge

They saw the photos: Crowded hospitals, nurses that were tired, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in northern Italy, New York, and other places. After three months of waiting and preparing, Arizona physicians and nurses are on the front lines as the coronavirus rips throughout the state, making it one of the

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Sameer P. Sethi

Care Homes Face Legal Trouble after Sweeps of Virus Deaths

As families flock back into nursing homes that reopened to limited visits in April and widely this month, tens of thousands no longer have mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings to hug and to hold. With graves so fresh that some still don’t have headstones, grieving families across the nation are increasingly demanding a reckoning, turning

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Sameer P. Sethi

Over 20 Million Americans have had COVID-19, says US Officials

U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus as it first arrived in the USA, meaning that the huge majority of the populace remains susceptible. Officials have known that are being overlooked due to gaps in testing and that millions of people were infected without knowing it. The news comes

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Sameer P. Sethi

COVID-19 Surges among Young Adults

Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states where bars, shops, and restaurants have reopened — a disturbing generational shift that not only puts them in greater danger than many realize but poses an even bigger danger to older people who cross their paths. In Oxford, Mississippi, summer fraternity parties

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Sameer P. Sethi

Worldwide Infections Continue to Rise

Lock-down measures in a German region where hundreds of Coronavirus instances sprung up in a slaughterhouse and news that the world’s top-ranked tennis player has been infected gave a reminder to Europeans on Tuesday that the pandemic is far from gone. Meanwhile, Britain, which has listed the most Coronavirus-related deaths in Europe, pressed on with

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