“What’s going to happen is in our control.…The Fourth of July is associated with lots of partying and drinking, and that sort of leads to some opportunities for poor judgment,” says…
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Dr. Michael Wilkes says the risk of contracting the virus might rise as restrictions ease, leading to a liability showdown in the workplace between employers and employees.
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Dr. Michael Wilkes, a professor of medicine and global health at UC Davis, says there are many factors to address at work when it comes to COVID-19 contagion.
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Physicians use micromorts to measure the likelihood of death from an activity. A micromort equates to a one in 1 million chance of dying.
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Thirteen sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time last week, raising concerns over reinfection.
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Pharmaceutical companies are now racing to be the first to produce a vaccine. This raises issues of accessibility to future COVID-19 treatments.
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Four top health officials testified in front of the U.S.
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Today marks International Nurses Day, a day celebrated in honor of the men and women working in hospitals and clinics around the world.
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A new Chinese study reveals that patients with COVID-19 might be infectious two days before symptoms show.
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The global COVID-19 outbreak has forced businesses to reevaluate how they operate, and it’s rekindled conversations around paid sick leave. Dr.
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New reports from the Bronx Zoo show that a handful of tigers and three lions are now recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.
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There is no evidence that people who contracted COVID-19 and recovered are immune to a second infection, according to the World Health Organization. Dr.
Apr. 27from KCRW Features
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone, including children. For parents, it can be tough to know what to say to kids and how to say it.
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But which patients should be first in line if resources run short? These decisions are based on military triaging, and the nature of it is complicated and controversial, says Dr.
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Hate crimes against Asian Americans have spiked this year, partly due to fear and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 since it first surfaced in China.
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Community health centers are sources of primary care for low-income residents nationwide. More than 300 of these clinics are in LA and on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis explains why nursing home residents and caregivers might transfer COVID-19 infections.
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Coronaviruses of any type spread primarily through sneezing and coughing.
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During this global pandemic, access to health care has become a critical issue. Americans are struggling to get adequate care too. We speak with UC Davis' Dr. Michael Wilkes.
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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis explains why social distancing is difficult to follow, and what kind of impact it’s had so far.
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