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Face Shields and Valved Masks Offer More Comfort but Less Protection

Face shields and valved masks — two options many people find more comfortable than cloth face coverings — appear to be less effective at blocking viral particles than regular masks, a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already stated that clear plastic face shields and masks equipped with vents or… Read More »

Top Science and Health Officials Offer Sobering View of Reopening Readiness

The scientists and public health officials who are leading the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday painted a sobering picture of a country ill-prepared to reopen and contain the spread of the virus in the coming months. At a Senate hearing, the officials cautioned that a vaccine would almost certainly not come… Read More »

Patients with Severe Forms of Coronavirus Disease Could Offer Clues to Treatment

Summary A new international project aims to enroll 500 COVID-19 patients to search for genetic mutations that make some people more vulnerable to severe infection. HHMI scientists are joining many of their colleagues worldwide in working to combat the new coronavirus. They’re developing diagnostic testing, understanding  the virus’s basic biology, modeling the epidemiology, and developing… Read More »

Public Health Officials Offer Scant Details On U.S. Coronavirus Patients

This story also ran on USA Today and in GateHouse Media. This story can be republished for free (details). Disclosure this week of an eighth case in the United States of a new viral infection emerging from China — in addition to the first confirmed case of the virus passing from person to person in this country… Read More »

Another conflicted all-expenses-paid junket offer by the National Press Foundation

November 21, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He authored the Statement of Principles for the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2004. He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two months from now we will be in mid-winter, late January. How about four days in warm, sunny… Read More »