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Threat level: brown — Viral RNA levels spike in sewage seven days ahead of new cases. Jonathan M. Gitlin – May 28, 2020 6:01 pm UTC Aurich Lawson / Getty Around the country and the world, coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are being lifted as the rate of new infections begins to slow. That shouldn’t…

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.With many states gradually easing coronavirus lockdowns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now issued guidelines for reopening offices.“Workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).…

Are you wearing a face covering when out and around others? If not, you should. Research has shown that when face coverings are used properly, they reduce transmission of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Face coverings are important because people can have COVID-19 and transmit the virus, but not have any symptoms. “Since we…

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A newly published study suggests that bats have indeed been the originator of SARS-CoV-2, after researchers found a novel coronavirus in the flying mammals that is “the closest relative of SARS-CoV-2 reported to date.”The research notes the coronavirus known as…

Alia E. Dastagir USA TODAYPublished 3:22 PM EDT May 28, 2020Headline after headline, the same story: a black American dead. George Floyd, after a police officer knelt on his neck. Ahmaud Arbery, while on a jog in Georgia. Breonna Taylor, while police raided her Louisville, Kentucky, home. And the ones before: Eric Garner, who couldn’t breathe. Philando Castile,…

Florida health officials on Wednesday confirmed the second case of West Nile virus in Miami-Dade County.Officials said a resident was confirmed to have contracted the virus from a local transmission, making it the second case for the county in 2020, according to the Miami Herald.The county health department declared a mosquito-borne illness alert on May 9…

Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons. carolynabooth/Pixabay, CC BYThe U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, the most recent year for which complete statistics are available, it was just over 14 per 100,000 – a rise of 40% in…

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A child in Louisiana has died of a rare inflammatory condition that’s possibly linked to the novel coronavirus, marking the first such death in the state, health officials said this week.In addition to the one death, at least 13 cases of…