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AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in United States health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses. The findings are encouraging to health experts who want people to get their flu shots while also staying informed about efforts to contain the new virus.
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Third child dies of flu in Colorado; hospitalizations top 2,000 19.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
State officials haven't released the number of adult deaths. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to flu complications, as are children younger than 5, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.
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5 years after Indiana's historic HIV outbreak, many rural places remain at risk 16.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Fewer than a third of the 220 counties deemed by the federal government as vulnerable to similar outbreaks have active syringe exchange programs, which make clean needles available to drug users and have been found to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.
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Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits U.S. kids 15.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters nationwide are the highest seen at this point in any season since the severe flu outbreak of 2009-10, health officials said Friday. And the wave is expected to keep going for weeks.
How COVID-19 kills: The new coronavirus disease can take a deadly turn 15.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Most cases of the illness are characterized as mild, with symptoms similar to those of a common cold or the flu. But there have been over 1,300 deaths.
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How not to get sick on a plane: A guide to avoiding pathogens 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.
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A coronavirus ward? How U.S. hospitals are preparing for this new threat 13.2.2020 LA Times: Health

Hospitals are stocking up on gowns and goggles and holding refresher courses in infection control amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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There's no specific drug that kills coronavirus. But doctors have ways to treat it 12.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
They're testing some drugs developed for other diseases. And they're offering supportive care — doing whatever's possible to keep vital organ systems functioning.
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Checkup Denver: Coronavirus, 2 flu deaths and more Colorado health news 12.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Good morning, Colorado! We have a lot of health news for you, so let's just jump in.
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How deadly is the new coronavirus? Scientists race to find the answer 12.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

It's the biggest medical mystery on the planet: Just how deadly is the new coronavirus from China?

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What fictional pandemics can teach us about real-world survival 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People have been telling stories about pandemics for thousands of years — once, they were tales of divine retribution, but today they're often rooted in current events like the coronavirus outbreak.
In Mexico, officials promise no repeat of swine flu delays of 2009 8.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

As the new coronavirus scare spreads, Mexican officials wary of a repeat of the 2009 swine flu epidemic vow to respond quickly.

These Groups Could Suffer the Most in a US Coronavirus Outbreak 8.2.2020 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned in a press conference that there is no end in sight to the rapidly expanding novel Coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday afternoon, there were 31,530 cases worldwide, including 12 in the United States, with estimates of 638 deaths, mostly in China. Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Director […]
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Op-Ed: Panic over the coronavirus recalls other racist chapters in California's history 7.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Racially charged scapegoating of Asians is becoming alarmingly common in the U.S. and Europe.

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Two child deaths in Colorado linked to seasonal flu 6.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Children younger than 5 and older adults are vulnerable to flu complications, as are pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems or other chronic health conditions.
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Wisconsin confirms coronavirus case — what Minnesota doctors are doing 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Doctors in Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to say risk of transmission in the region remains low.
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How to prevent coronavirus: Wash your hands and ditch the mask 6.2.2020 LA Times: Science

A face mask won't do much to protect you from the new coronavirus from China. If you want to reduce your risk of getting sick, focus on washing your hands.

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Trump Promised to Eradicate HIV at Last Year’s SOTU. So Far, His Results Are Meh. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
At last year’s State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump pledged to end the spread of HIV in the United States by 2030. A year later, his chances of success are still TBD. Shortly after the speech, the Trump administration requested $291 million for a new initiative called “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan […]
Coronavirus fears, rumors, misinformation roil Alhambra schools 5.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

But Alhambra doesn't plan to cancel classes, district spokesman says. Don't rely on 'rumor and hysterical social media posts,' he adds.

In Twin Cities, HIV infections on the rise among people who inject drugs 5.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The outbreak in Hennepin and Ramsey counties marks a “significant increase” in infections over previous years, state Health Department officials say.
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