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Health advisers to the government say hospitals are ‘scrambling’ after Trump administration’s ‘abrupt’ change to Covid-19 data reporting requirements

In a letter, public health advisers to the US government said they are “extremely concerned” and “troubled” by the Trump administration’s decision to change how hospitals report Covid-19 data. The letter, dated July 31, described hospitals as “scrambling” to determine how to meet new daily Covid-19 reporting requirements to the US Department of Health and…MORE

Shabbat dinners amid the pandemic: An ancient Jewish tradition goes virtual

For decades, Teme Ring was cut off from her Jewish faith. The former lawyer was forced to give up her career in 2000, after an onslaught of autoimmune diseases and dysautonomia, conditions that also made her too weak to step into a synagogue for in-person services. “I’m in my own personal diaspora,” she said. In…MORE

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Why you shouldn’t be worried about getting the coronavirus from food

Health experts say there’s no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted through food. You might have seen reports this week that Chinese authorities said a surface sample from a batch of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus. But don’t panic. Yes, the virus was detected on the food product in the…MORE

Our pandemic back-to-school supply list

Our pandemic back-to-school supply list

Pencils, pens, highlighters, paper, folders: Normally around this time of year, parents and kids would be stocking up on school supplies and scrambling to get ready to return to the classroom. This year, however, is anything but normal. In this year of the pandemic, schools and school districts in much of the country are kicking…MORE

A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers

A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers

Boris Johnson’s latest strategy to fight coronavirus aims to make Britain healthier — but campaigners are worried about the impact the policy will have on people living with eating disorders. Johnson’s government launched its Better Health strategy in an effort to combat the country’s high obesity levels amid the pandemic. Britain has one of the…MORE

Rushing reopening could have devastating consequences, Dr. Fauci says

Rushing reopening could have devastating consequences, Dr. Fauci says

The United States needs to get control of Covid-19 and carefully reopen the country, or the consequences could be devastating, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. “To think that you can ignore the biologic and get the economy back, it’s not gonna happen,” Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, told actor Matthew McConaughey in an…MORE

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