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Bold Action Required to Defeat Second Wave of COVID-19 9.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As health officials continue to expect a second wave of COVID-19 this fall, spreading information about how to prevent it is becoming crucial. One of the most important strategies in this regard is to optimize your vitamin D level. Vitamin D not only helps regulate immune function and prevent respiratory illnesses in general, but mounting data analyses show clear parallels between vitamin D levels and the risk of infection, severity and mortality from COVID-19 as well.

Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China 2.7.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a team of scientists says in a new study.

Op-Ed: Are Trump's coronavirus failures Ronald Reagan's fault? 1.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The author of the Trump administration's coronavirus fiasco is in many ways the man who remade the Republican Party in the 1980s.

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AIDS activists feel sense of déjà-vu as they watch the coronavirus policy battle unfold 28.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

A coalition of activists, frontline workers and public health professionals from the AIDS era are disturbed to see history repeat itself with COVID-19.

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How George Floyd's death and COVID-19 reshaped my identity as a gay Latinx man 26.6.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Frank Rojas was seeking community and understanding and found it, in person and on Zoom, through L.A.-based organization the Wall Las Memorias Project.

Far-flung coronavirus outbreaks 'took over the planet' 12.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus alarms ring louder after worldwide new cases hit a single-day high.

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Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths increase slightly amid general downward trend 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Colorado, which have declined steadily since late April, increased slightly on Monday, with 25 additional people hospitalized with the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Gov. Jared Polis asks federal officials for help with vaccines, PPE during Colorado’s flu season 9.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday asked federal health officials for help Coloradans prepare for the flu season that will arrive later this year, including by making sure there is widespread access to flu vaccines and that health care workers have enough personal protective equipment.
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The Case Is Building That COVID-19 Had a Lab Origin 4.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

If the public has learned a lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic it is that science does not generate certainty. Do homemade face masks work? What is the death rate of COVID-19? How accurate are the tests? How many people have no symptoms? And so on. Practically the lone undisputed assertion made so far is that all the nearest known genetic relatives of its cause, the Sars-CoV-2 virus, are found in horseshoe bats (Zhou et al., 2020).

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More than 3 weeks into safer-at-home, Colorado leaders see promising signs — but are girding for the long fight 21.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
So far, so good. That's the restrained refrain espoused by Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado's public health officials three weeks after the statewide stay-at-home mandate ended and a new, longer-term safer-at-home phase began.
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Editorial: More Americans are at high risk of COVID-19 complications than you think 21.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 holds up a mirror to the state of American health, and the reflection is unflattering.

The search for early coronavirus deaths plagued by bureaucratic delays and roadblocks 15.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Efforts to trace coronavirus deaths have been frustrated by roadblocks: delays in setting policies for testing the dead, a single national lab and a fractionalized coroner system.

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‘Everything we did was to predict the next outbreak.’ Yet scientists at Northwestern and elsewhere weren’t prepared for COVID-19. Why? 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The health care industry is desperate for proven drug therapy to combat COVID-19. But if we hadn’t halted research during SARS, we wouldn’t be facing this issue.
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Meet the 73-year-old surgeon working to keep California veterans safe from COVID-19 10.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as COVID-19 has ravaged nursing homes around the country, California has managed to keep the virus at bay at its eight state-run homes for frail and older veterans. What exactly went right?

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Lifting stay-at-home order too soon would cause more deaths, Northern California officials say 6.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Lifting coronavirus stay-at-home restrictions too soon will lead to more infections and deaths and be bad for the economy, officials in Northern California say.

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Letters to the Editor: Don't forget the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in COVID-19 death comparisons 6.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We're comparing the number of Americans to have died from COVID-19 to war casualties. Why not consider AIDS?

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Coronavirus in Colorado, May 3: A look at the latest updates on COVID-19 3.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Throughout the day, we will share the latest coverage from Denver Post journalists on the coronavirus outbreak on this page.
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Data shows coronavirus creates higher death toll in Colorado than seasonal flu 2.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As of Friday afternoon, 820 people had died of complications from the new coronavirus. By comparison, 701 people - the highest death toll from flu in recent years - died in the 2014-2015 flu season, which lasted from the start of October until mid-May.
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Op-Ed: Seven ways the AIDS epidemic prepared me for COVID-19 30.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The way the gay community responded to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s has lessons for us all in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus victims tell their stories to dispel fear, stigma. Experts warn that some minority patients are being blamed for getting sick. 27.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Stigma has exacerbated suffering from all major infectious disease epidemics, and it will do so with COVID-19. Experts tell us how to get ahead of it.
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