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COVID-19 Science, Local Health News, Newsroom Concerned About Taking Ibuprofen For Coronavirus Symptoms? Here’s What Experts Say

Concerned About Taking Ibuprofen For Coronavirus Symptoms? Here’s What Experts Say

Over the past few days, social media has lit up with reports, picked up by some media outlets, that taking drugs like ibuprofen to ease COVID-19 symptoms could actually worsen the progress of the illness. But most infectious disease experts say there’s no good scientific evidence at this point to support that claim.

3/20/20 at 3:08 pm     96     NPR
COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom Cape Cod schools work to feed students in need during shutdown

Cape Cod schools work to feed students in need during shutdown

Schools are now responsible for nourishing the bodies in addition to the minds of their young charges, and most school districts on the Cape have been busy since the weekend putting together breakfast and lunch programs to keep children fed even as classes are shut down.

3/20/20 at 3:03 pm     98     Cape Cod Times
COVID-19 Local News, Local Health News, Newsroom As Cape Cod shuts down, residents reach out to help neighbors

As Cape Cod shuts down, residents reach out to help neighbors

As services and programs shut down over fears of the new coronavirus, some Cape residents are reaching out to cut through the isolation and offer help to their neighbors.

3/20/20 at 2:57 pm     104     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News, Newsroom Critical Services are Available to Seniors

Critical Services are Available to Seniors

Though the Falmouth Senior Center is closed to the public, director Jill Irving Bishop said the building is staffed and its employees are working to connect seniors to critical services during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes connecting seniors with the Meals on Wheels program.

3/20/20 at 2:49 pm     73     Falmouth Enterprise
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     92     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     117     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     126     National Institute of Health
Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Newsroom Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

Barnstable County Health Officials Provide Update on COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

In the first day of screenings for COVID-19 at the Cape Cod Community College drive-thru testing facility, 45 patients were tested according to Barnstable County health officials. Officials believe that the number of patients tested will continue to increase in the coming days and weeks.

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