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“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.

The future of work: Employers must balance staff safety with health privacy laws

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.

Risk of dying from COVID-19 is real but lower than you might think, says UC Davis doctor

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.

Coronavirus resurgence on aircraft carrier raises immunity concerns

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.

Global leaders call for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

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.

How your risk response impacts perceptions of the pandemic’s dangers

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.

International Nurses Day: Remembering the heroic Florence Nightingale on her 200th birthday

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.

Speed of viral contagion, plus misinformation around COVID-19

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.

US federal law doesn’t require paid sick leave, so states fill the gap

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.

Can animals spread COVID-19 to humans? There’s little evidence for that

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.

If you recover from COVID-19, can you get it again?

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.

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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.

How parents and a new picture book can help kids cope with COVID-19

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.

Who’s first in line for COVID-19 treatment? It depends on medical need, money, drug use

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.

Racism and stigma during COVID-19 may persist after the virus is controlled, says Dr. Michael Wilkes

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.

Community health clinics serve Angelenos without insurance, face financial hardships during COVID-19

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.

Chronic illnesses, close quarters, little transparency: Inside nursing homes during COVID-19

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.

Takeout orders won’t give you COVID-19. It’s food service workers who face brunt of pandemic

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.

High costs of COVID-19: Uninsured Americans struggle to receive medical care

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.

‘Americans don't like being told what to do’: Why social distancing is tough

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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