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COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Volunteering in a Time of Contagion

Volunteering in a Time of Contagion

We are in uncharted territory with the coronavirus pandemic. The problems and stresses of “social distancing” and possible quarantine are intimidating. Many of our friends and loved ones are especially vulnerable, yet it can be risky to help them. There are still ways to help, but they require thoughtfulness and judgment in order to balance […]

3/20/20 at 2:42 pm     399     The Provincetown Independent
COVID-19 Science, Local Health News, Newsroom NIH clinical trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins

NIH clinical trial of investigational vaccine for COVID-19 begins

A Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating an investigational vaccine designed to protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) in Seattle. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding the trial. KPWHRI is part of NIAID’s Infectious […]

3/20/20 at 2:32 pm     412     National Institute of Health
COVID-19 Science, Local Health News, Newsroom New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine.

3/20/20 at 2:08 pm     558     National Institute of Health
COVID-19 Science COVID-19 Coronavirus Epidemic has a Natural Origin

COVID-19 Coronavirus Epidemic has a Natural Origin

An analysis of public genome sequence data from SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses found no evidence that the virus was made in a laboratory or otherwise engineered.

3/20/20 at 1:47 pm     527     Sciencedaily.com
COVID-19 Science New analysis breaks down age-group risk for coronavirus — and shows millennials are not invincible

New analysis breaks down age-group risk for coronavirus — and shows millennials are not invincible

New data show that up to one-fifth of infected people ages 20-44 have been hospitalized, including 2%-4% who required treatment in an intensive care unit.

3/20/20 at 12:23 pm     429      ,
COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Newsroom Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Physician Policy Update for COVID-19 Testing

Cape Cod Healthcare Announces Physician Policy Update for COVID-19 Testing

(Hyannis, MA – March 20, 2020) Due to an overwhelming demand for COVID-19 testing since the roll out of drive-through testing this week, Cape Cod Healthcare has revised its policy relative to physicians able to order testing for patients. As of March 20, 2020, a physician must have affiliated status with Cape Cod Healthcare to […]

3/20/20 at 10:31 am     441
COVID-19 Local News Need for Blood Donations

Need for Blood Donations

Over the past week, blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.

3/19/20 at 7:29 pm     603      , ,     Cape Cod Healthcare
COVID-19, Newsroom CDC: Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak

CDC: Coping with Stress during the COVID-19 Outbreak

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

3/19/20 at 6:16 pm     518     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)