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The Racial Gap in U.S. Vaccinations Is Shrinking, but Work Remains

By Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Albert Sun, Yuriria Avila, Laney Pope, John Yoon, New York Times on May 14, 2021
First published with infographics in the New York Times

Testing the Tests: COVID-19 Antibody Assays Scrutinized for Accuracy by UCSF, UC Berkeley Researchers

By Pete Farley and Robert Sanders on May 05, 2021
As the United States and much of the world move toward relaxing shelter-in-place restrictions to let people move about more freely, public health experts hope to rely on antibody tests to determine who has been infected with the COVID-19 virus and may be immune – at least temporarily – and who is...

Low COVID-19 testing rates in people with new onset fever may have contributed to the fall surge

By Cameron Scott on May 03, 2021
Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19 and develops early in the disease, when the sick are most likely to be contagious. That means that testing those who develop the symptom is a key opportunity to slow the spread of the virus.

C.D.C. Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Americans

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times on April 27, 2021
First publlished in the New York Times The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a major step on Tuesday toward coaxing Americans into a post-pandemic world, relaxing the rules on mask wearing outdoors as coronavirus cases recede and people increasingly chafe against restrictions.

Want to be robust at 40-plus? Meeting minimum exercise guidelines won’t cut it

By Suzanne Leigh on April 16, 2021
Young adults must step up their exercise routines to reduce their chances of developing high blood pressure or hypertension – a condition that may lead to heart attack and stroke, as well as dementia in later life. 

After JAMA questioned racism in medicine, scientists are boycotting

By Stephanie M. Lee, BuzzFeed News on April 01, 2021
Last month, Monica McLemore and a team of scientists at the University of California at San Francisco were wrapping up research into a troubling pandemic disparity: Pregnant women of color with COVID-19 appear to be at higher risk for premature birth. It was a finding they hoped to publish in the...

How inequities fueled the COVID-19 pandemic – and what we can do about it

By Brandon R. Reynolds on March 23, 2021
COVID-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in our society – fueling the spread of the virus and leaving questions about what comes next as the world emerges from the pandemic.

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