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Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Most days, Shannon Miller’s two sons, ages 7 and 4, play outside on their cul-de-sac in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. But as the hours pass, more kids meet up from all over the neighborhood, until there are a dozen of them. “It’s almost like a block party,” she said. Once those children try to…MORE

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

A deep dive into the genetics of the novel coronavirus shows it seems to have spent some time infecting both bats and pangolins before it jumped into humans, researchers said Friday. But they said it’s too soon to blame pangolins for the pandemic and say a third species of animal may have played host to…MORE

One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds

One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds

One in 10 coronavirus patients with diabetes died within the first seven days of hospitalization, and one in five needed a ventilator to breathe, according to a new study by French researchers. Diabetes is one of the underlying health conditions that health experts believe put people at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of…MORE

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

Groups representing infectious disease doctors, pediatricians and general physicians all protested President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization on Friday, saying it will make it harder to fight the coronavirus pandemic. It could also endanger children, the American Academy of Pediatrics said. “The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the WHO…MORE

US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

The United States missed out on an early chance to catch imported cases of coronavirus earlier this year, genetics experts say in a new report. Their analysis of the virus imported by the first person known to have carried the infection to the US — in Washington state back in January — shows it probably…MORE

Avoiding a bummer summer: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for May 29

Avoiding a bummer summer: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for May 29

Summer’s coming, but for many, it will look very different. Camps and activities are getting cancelled, so families are getting creative. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about solutions for parents and for kids. You can listen on your favorite podcast app, or read the transcript below. Teenager: I’m not really sure about…MORE

Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations

Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations

Seventeen Democratic senators have sent a letter to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking for a plan to fight a “dramatic” drop in childhood vaccinations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the CDC reported a “notable decrease” in the number of vaccines ordered through a federal program that…MORE

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