Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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While spending holidays at home, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Why face masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering – 7 things you need to know about wearing them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, masks are a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

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As CDC warns against Thanksgiving travel, here are a dozen more things you can do to help stop COVID-19

Inaction over the next few months could cost tens of thousands of lives. Here are things you should do now to stay safe and to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Pamela M. Aaltonen, Professor Emerita; Immediate Past President, APHA, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Why masks belong at your Thanksgiving gathering and how to properly clean and wear them

More states are adding mask mandates as COVID-19 cases soar. If you’re traveling, shopping or seeing friends and family in person, they're a crucial protective measure.

Jason Farley, Professor, Infectious Disease-Trained Epidemiologist and Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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Ways to stay positive during this year’s holiday season

Harvard psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen said acknowledging that this Thanksgiving will be hard is a first step toward a meaningful holiday.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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A new data-driven model shows that wearing masks saves lives – and the earlier you start, the better

The model provides county-level analysis and simulates the benefits of mask-wearing in terms of illnesses and deaths.

Biplav Srivastava, Professor of Computer Science, University of South Carolina • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Calculating possible fallout of Trump’s face mask remarks

Looking at the public health effects, and perhaps mortality rate, from President Trump’s running dismissal of wearing face masks to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

Christina Pazzanesse • harvard
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min

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In rural America, resentment over COVID-19 shutdowns is colliding with rising case numbers

Coronavirus cases have risen sharply across the Mountain West, Midwest and plains. Over 70% of nonmetropolitan counties are now "red zones," suggesting viral spread is out of control.

Roberto Silva, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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An epidemiologist explains the new CDC guidance on 15 minutes of exposure and what it means for you

New guidance from the CDC says that 15 minutes of exposure – regardless of whether that occurs at one time – can result in transmission of the coronavirus.

Ryan Malosh, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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