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What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children

What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children

As coronavirus cases spike nationwide, most parents are wondering whether it’s safe to send their children back to school. But with most of the research and testing geared toward adults, the answer is complicated. President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on officials to reopen schools, saying decisions to remain closed are motivated by politics.…MORE

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

The rate of kids sports and recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries declined 32% from 2012 to 2018, after more than a decade of increasing rates, a new study finds. The decline seems to be largely related to the decreasing number of kids playing tackle football and the increase in the additional contact…MORE

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

A study published Thursday found a significant increase in “broken heart syndrome” at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don’t have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome — which is often called “broken heart syndrome” — occurs when…MORE

Dr. Anthony Fauci says states like Florida have reopened too quickly

Dr. Anthony Fauci says states like Florida have reopened too quickly

Some states have reopened too quickly, allowing the coronavirus pandemic to come roaring back, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. “There are some times when despite the guidelines and the recommendations to open up carefully and prudently, some states skipped over those and just opened up too quickly,” Fauci said. Fauci said on Podcast-19, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly…MORE

Localized lockdowns show that we’re in the most complex phase of coronavirus yet

Localized lockdowns show that we’re in the most complex phase of coronavirus yet

From English cities to the Spanish seaside and Australian housing estates, local lockdowns are cropping up all over the world as countries ease restrictions only to encounter new coronavirus outbreaks. After months of closures, governments are eager to reopen schools and businesses to allow people to get on with their lives. But fresh clusters of…MORE

Here’s how to volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine trial

Here’s how to volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine trial

If you want to be one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine for Covid-19, now’s your chance. Wednesday, a new website — coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org — went live allowing people in the United States to register to take part in clinical trials for vaccines. The website will handle registration for the four large vaccine studies…MORE