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Because even false positives are worth concern

The ever-increasing availability of virtual platforms could make this transition easy for some, said Dr. Mazer. But for people whose work can only be done in person or who don’t have a financial buffer, “this could be a huge deal,” he said. “They could lose their salary. They could lose their jobs. “ Caregivers may also find themselves placed in …

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Because the pandemic inspires many to give up alcohol

As states went into lockdown, closing bars and restaurants, ordinary people piled up toilet paper, cleaning products, and alcohol. In fact, as the pandemic began, alcohol sales skyrocketed, increasing in the United States by 55% in the week ending March 21, 2020, from the previous year. While some the data suggest that people drank more during the pandemic, at least …

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Coronavirus in Utah: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise as cold approaches

Editor’s note • The Salt Lake Tribune offers free access to critical coronavirus stories. Subscribe to our Top Stories newsletter, sent to your inbox every weekday morning. To support journalism in this way, please to donate or become a subscriber. It’s snowing. The numbers of COVID-19 are on the rise. While Utah experienced its first cold wave on Sunday, it …

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Because false positives are also important

In the high-risk world of coronavirus testing, one mistake took center stage: the dreaded false negative, in which a test mistakenly believes that an infected person is virus-free. © Jim Wilson / The New York Times Coronavirus test in San Francisco. These troublesome results, experts said, can deprive a person of treatment and encourage them to mix with others, accelerating …

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Coronavirus in San Diego and California: latest updates and news

Real-time updates and developments on the coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting San Diego as we work to separate fact from fear. SAN DIEGO COUNTY, California – COVID-19 key facts in San Diego and California: View all news 8 coronavirus / COVID-19 coverage News 8 has joined forces with the San Diego Foundation to raise immediate and emergency funds …

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Alaska sees a new record with 526 cases of COVID-19 reported on Sunday

We are making this important information about the pandemic available without a subscription as a public service. But we depend on the reader’s support to make this work. Consider joining others to support independent journalism in Alaska for just $ 3.23 a week. On Sunday, Alaska recorded the highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started here in …

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Coronavirus Vacation Tips – The Washington Post

Do: Limit the size and duration of in-person meetings. The more people involved and the longer the event, the greater the risk. Not: Attend a holiday gathering if you have symptoms or believe you have recently been exposed to the coronavirus. Do: Pay attention to the coronavirus infection rates in your community and where out-of-town guests are coming from. “When …

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As the holidays approach, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, embarrassing families about celebrations and travel

“Covid doesn’t care if it’s a vacation, and sadly, covid is on the rise nationwide,” he said. “Now is not the time to let our guard down and say it’s vacation and we’re happy. I think we need to keep our vigilance here.” Coronavirus pandemic numbers have been heading in the wrong direction for more than a month, surpassing the …

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The health department reports 1,765 new cases of COVID-19, 4 deaths in Utah on Sunday

SALT LAKE CITY – In its daily update on the spread of the novel coronavirus in Utah, the state health department is reporting 1,765 new test-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four deaths from the disease on Sunday. The update comes when another 8,702 Utahns tested were reported compared to Saturday’s numbers. Overall, the update brings Utah to 104,882 total confirmed …

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