Maria Godoy

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COVID took many in the prime of life, leaving families to pick up the pieces

Friday, May 13, 2022

In the U.S., people of color have been more likely to die at younger ages, especially among lower-income communities. That's had a ripple effect on finances, education and physical and mental health.


A mysterious form of hepatitis has appeared in more than 100 children

Friday, May 06, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more than 100 cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis in young children.


Here's why you might still want to wear masks on public transport

Friday, April 22, 2022

Sure, you don't have to wear a mask on airplanes, buses and ride shares anymore, but you still might want to depending on the circumstances. Here's what experts say about the risks.


To wear a mask, or not, on public transportation? Which is the right move for you?

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Now that the federal mask mandate on public transport has come to an end, should people continue to wear masks anyway? We explore the latest science on air flow and transmission.


The CDC's mask mandate for public transportation has been reversed

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

On Monday, a federal judge struck down the CDC's mask mandate for public transportation. Less than 24 hours later, videos emerged on social media of passengers celebrating.


Do I really need another booster? The answer depends on age, risk and timing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Health officials argue the protection of the COVID vaccine booster wanes over time and say some people need a second booster. But other infectious disease experts say three shots are enough for now.


Better ventilation means healthier students, but many schools can't afford to upgrade

Friday, March 18, 2022

The better the air quality in schools, the better students do academically and healthier they are. Improving air quality is expensive, so advocates hope money set aside under the Biden Plan will help.


Better air in classrooms matters beyond COVID. Here's why schools aren't there yet

Monday, March 14, 2022

Boosting ventilation and filtration not only lowers the risk of transmission, it's also linked to higher test scores and better health. But making upgrades is more complex than it sounds.


CDC drops guidance for universal indoor masking

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The CDC is dropping its guidance for universal indoor masking, instead recommending masking pegged to local conditions where spread of the virus is considered high risk.


The science on masking in schools

Friday, February 18, 2022

While many states have already lifted their statewide mask mandates, many mandates remain in place. But the science is mixed about masks effectiveness in schools — especially for kids.


Here's how to decide if you're safe to go out when you're recovering from omicron

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The CDC says you can end isolation after five days. But emerging research shows with omicron, many people could be infectious for several days past that. So how do you determine if you're good to go?


When moms get vaccinated during pregnancy, babies get protection too, study shows

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

A new study shows that getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy confers significant protection to infants after birth.


While some states start to lift mask mandates, the CDC stays firm on its guidance

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

While governors in several states are moving to lift mask mandates, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reiterated that it's not changing it's mask guidance.


Why rapid COVID tests aren't more accurate and how scientists hope to improve them

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Recent research and anecdotes suggest some people are testing negative on rapid tests even after they have symptoms, then later testing positive. Here's what researchers think is going on.


22 tips for 2022: You don't need an intense workout. Small moves make a difference

Friday, January 21, 2022

Making exercise a daily habit can feel daunting if it feels like it counts only when you go all in. Instead, remember that every small movement counts.


Here's the latest research into the accuracy of at-home rapid COVID tests

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

As people use at-home rapid tests more and more, they're noticing some idiosyncrasies with the results. Here's the latest research examining the accuracy of these tests.


Ready for an N95? Here's how to find a high-quality one that fits you well

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The CDC says high-filtration masks like N95s provide the best protection. Here's how to find a good one — and avoid the fakes. Plus tips on how to fit them and how long to wear them.


With omicron so transmissible, experts warn everyone to up their mask game

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The CDC is expected to recommend that Americans to upgrade their masks to high-efficiency respirators. But how do you find one that fits you — and is legit?


As omicron spreads, here's the best and most accurate way to use rapid antigen tests

Friday, January 07, 2022

Testing has become more important than ever as people try to get their lives back to normal. But what's the best way to get tested, which tests are best, and are rapid antigen tests even accurate?


22 tips for 2022: If you want to eat less meat, spice is key

Monday, January 03, 2022

Trying to eat less meat? Make sure your meat-free meals are just as satisfying by seasoning your vegetables with the same spices you use to cook meat. It will carry some of that flavor over.