Even before the pandemic, nearly a quarter of older Americans were socially isolated and about one-third of middle-aged and older adults experienced loneliness.
Patients need to take stock of the precautions providers are taking. This is especially true for older adults, who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
A total of five counties are in a modified version of Phase 1, 17 counties are in Phase 2 and 17 counties are in Phase 3.
Analyses also find virus is increasingly affecting younger age groups.
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Public health authorities have identified bars as the locus of outbreaks in Louisiana, Florida, Wyoming and Idaho.
At Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital on Sunday, the medical staff ran out of both space for new coronavirus patients and a key drug needed to treat them
The daily average number of cases has more than doubled in the past two weeks, driven largely by cases among younger adults.
“We have places in Washington with a lot of COVID-19 activity. If there’s a lot of cross-state travel this summer, that could spread disease around the state.”
The U.S. as a whole is not in a second wave The first wave never really stopped. The virus is simply spreading into new populations or resurging in places that let down their guard too soon.
It is likely we’ll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine — but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, there are tremendous challenges lying ahead.
Across the country, local officials and governors bicker about who will establish safety rules.
Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages in part because politicians and scientists deliver conflicting advice
Washington state has purchased 3.6 million cloth face masks to provide two masks to every person in Washington below 200% of the federal poverty level.