Maria Godoy

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Beyond Plexiglass: Scientists Say This Simple Solution Could Keep VP Debate Safer

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Since the coronavirus can spread through the air, scientists say plexiglass barriers alone may not be enough protection. But a contraption using duct tape, HEPA filters and box fans could help a lot.

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CDC Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Via Airborne Transmission

Monday, October 05, 2020

People with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than 6 feet apart. In updated guidance, the CDC acknowledges airborne transmission can occur, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.

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New U.N. Tracker Looks At How Countries' COVID-19 Responses Are Helping Women

Monday, October 05, 2020

A new database from U.N. Women and UNDP looks at how 206 countries and territories are responding to women's needs during the pandemic. And the results are mixed.

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Trump Receives Experimental Drugs For COVID-19. Here's What Doctors Are Watching For

Friday, October 02, 2020

Trump has already received an infusion of Regeneron's experimental antibody cocktail. Here's a look at other treatments and tests he's likely to get as doctors monitor his condition in coming days.

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Trump's Test Highlights Importance Of Masks. Here's How To Make Safer DIY Coverings

Friday, October 02, 2020

Experts say that cloth face coverings are one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Here are three tips to make safer, homemade masks.

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COVID-19 May Have A More Serious Impact On Formerly Redlined Communities

Friday, September 18, 2020

The first national-level study reveals public health consequences still persist from the "redlining" of neighborhoods in the 1930s.

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The Women Of Peru Are Suffering From A 'Shadow Pandemic'

Thursday, September 10, 2020

That's how the United Nations characterizes the violence against women that, based on past evidence, has been exacerbated by coronavirus lockdowns.

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Group Whose NIH Grant For Virus Research Was Revoked Just Got A New Grant

Saturday, August 29, 2020

EcoHealth Alliance is one of 11 recipients of funds to set up the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases. But the grant won't let them revisit earlier research on bats and coronavirus.

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'Racial Inequality May Be As Deadly As COVID-19,' Analysis Finds

Thursday, August 27, 2020

A century of U.S. statistics finds mortality rates and life expectancy were much worse for Black Americans during pre-pandemic years than they have been for white people during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Africa Declares Wild Polio Is Wiped Out — Yet It Persists In Vaccine-Derived Cases

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Kick Polio Out of Africa Campaign began in 1996. This week, the World Health Organization announced that wild polio has been eradicated — although there is a caveat.

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'Silent Epidemic': Nearly 1 In 3 Kids Exposed To Damaging Levels Of Lead

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

It's the first time global data has been gathered on the extent of the problem. Experts are calling it a "groundbreaking" report. And the ill effects can last for a lifetime.

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Why Doctors Keep Monitoring Children Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

After contracting coronavirus, almost 200 kids in the U.S. developed a new inflammatory syndrome. Most recovered, but pediatric researchers have started a study to watch for long-term effects.

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A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face masks during this pandemic.

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Why Some People Don't Wear Masks

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Health officials and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging Americans to wear face masks in public. NPR looks into several reasons people give for not wearing masks.

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Black Medicare Patients With COVID-19 Nearly 4 Times As Likely To End Up In Hospital

Monday, June 22, 2020

An analysis of claims data shows stark racial disparities among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Politicians argue. Those opposed to mask mandates protest. But meanwhile, growing evidence shows that mask wearing is a critical tool in curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

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A Growing Body Of Research Highlights The Importance Of Wearing Face Masks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wearing a face mask is no fun for many people. However, the latest research shows that, especially as states open up, masks are an important tool in helpiong to control the spread of the virus.

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Protesting? Here's How To Help Keep Your Family Safe From COVID-19 When You Go Home

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Crowded protests carry a risk of coronavirus transmission. But for some, showing up is nonnegotiable. Here's guidance to keep loved ones safe from the risk you might bring the virus home.

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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

NPR's analysis shows just how stark the impact has been on African-Americans and Latinos. Experts say the pandemic will go on — for everyone — unless we direct resources where they're most needed.

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VIDEO: 3 Tips To Make Your Face Mask More Effective

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

If you're looking to boost your mask's ability to filter out small particles, we've got three tips from researchers who've been testing homemade mask materials in light of the pandemic.

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