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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Back to school or back to square one?

Even though the heat of mid-summer is still upon us and the coronvirus pandemic continues, back-to-school season is right around the corner. With the possible exception of mask-wearing, no topic is generating as much debate as the reopening of schools. Everyone — leaders at all levels of government, public health experts, child welfare advocates, pediatricians,…MORE

‘From worst to first’: These states have tamed coronavirus, even after reopening. Here’s how they’re doing it, and why they can’t let up

‘From worst to first’: These states have tamed coronavirus, even after reopening. Here’s how they’re doing it, and why they can’t let up

When Covid-19 suddenly ravaged New York, hospitals looked “apocalyptic.” Refrigerated trucks turned into morgues because there wasn’t enough space for all the victims. That was March. Three months later, the state had “done a full 180, from worst to first,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Now, the rates of infection, hospitalizations or deaths have plummeted in…MORE

Coronavirus surge was ‘inevitable’ after states reopened, Fauci says

Coronavirus surge was ‘inevitable’ after states reopened, Fauci says

With Covid-19 cases still soaring in the US South and Southwest and dozens of states pulling back on reopening plans, public health experts say the end of the pandemic remains out of sight. While New York and New Jersey were the early virus hotspots, California, Florida, Arizona and Texas have become the states to watch,…MORE

It’s official: The CDC wants you to wear a mask

It’s official: The CDC wants you to wear a mask

The science shows face masks work both to protect the wearer and to protect others from coronavirus, and everyone needs to wear one when around other people in public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Even cloth face masks help enough to be worthwhile, three top CDC officials said in a commentary…MORE

Gen X faces more years of ill health than baby boomers, study suggests

Gen X faces more years of ill health than baby boomers, study suggests

People in their 40s and 50s are in worse physical shape than people in their 60s and early 70s were at the same age, according to a new study. The analysis of 135,000 people living in England has suggested that although they’re are living longer, their lives aren’t necessarily healthier. Researchers described the finding as…MORE