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In Texas, state with most nursing homes, experts fear for elderly amid coronavirus surge

By HALLEY FREGER, ALLISON PECORIN, and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC NEWS (AUSTIN) -- The senior citizens who populate Texas nursing homes were not jammed into bars or packed onto beaches on Memorial Day, but officials there now fear that coronavirus that began spreading among younger people over the past month is imperiling…... Read More

Novavax receives highest funding to develop COVID-19 vaccine

By DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Novavax, a vaccine development company, was recently awarded over $1.6 billion by the United States government to support commercial-scale manufacturing of their potential coronavirus vaccine.According to Stanley Erck, CEO of Novavax, the company was selected to be part of the government's Operation…... Read More

Study finds high rates of positive COVID-19 tests in low-income NYC neighborhoods

By DR. SHANTUM MISRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As cases of coronavirus continue to skyrocket around the country, new details are emerging from New York City -- once the epicenter of the domestic pandemic. A recent study suggests that in some communities in the city, over 60% of residents tested…... Read More

Three things to know about kids, schools and COVID-19

By ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Everyone agrees it’s not healthy to keep kids stuck at home, with the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraging school districts to resume in-person class time for the health of the nation's children.But when it comes to the virus and its potential to spread…... Read More

What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday to allow an employer or university with a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering contraceptives could cost women hundreds of dollars each year in out-of-pocket expenses, experts say.The court ruled 7-2 to uphold President Donald Trump's…... Read More

COVID-19 deaths may lead to prolonged grief disorder

By DR. YALDA SAFAI, ABC News(NEW YORK) --  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are warning about the risk of prolonged grief disorder among people who lose loved ones. Older adults are especially at risk, according to a study published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.Prolonged grief…... Read More

Communities for the elderly devise new ways to prevent COVID-19, fight isolation

By KRISTOFER RIOS, CHO PARK, MATTHEW MOSK and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Mary Winnet was overjoyed at the sight of seeing her husband. It was the first time the couple was able to reunite in two months.“Do I get to touch you? You’re healthy?” she asked her husband…... Read More

Asymptomatic and presymptomatic people transmit most COVID-19 infections: Study

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Silent transmission of the novel coronavirus could account for more than half of infections, according to one new mathematical model by U.S. and Canadian researchers.The researchers utilized data on asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission from two different epidemiological studies and estimated that more than…... Read More

'Game changer': A shot every 2 months works better than a daily pill to prevent HIV, study says

(NEW YORK) -- BY: DR. DANIELLE WEITZERThanks to modern medicine, we now have a once-daily pill that can prevent HIV, a virus that interferes with the body's ability to fight infections. However, experts say the pill doesn't work for everyone's lifestyle, and it's important for people to have other options…... Read More

Why scientists think COVID-19 may be spread through particles in the air

By EDEN DAVID and DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A group of 239 scientists from over 30 countries have published a letter urging the World Health Organization (WHO) and other public health agencies to more seriously consider the potential spread of COVID-19 through inhalation of small particles lingering…... Read More

Coronavirus infecting America’s prison inmates 5 times more than outside, new UCLA study shows

By TONYA SIMPSON, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The novel coronavirus is now infecting American prison inmates at a rate more than five times higher than in the overall U.S. population, and those numbers are escalating rapidly, according to a new analysis by the UCLA School of Law’s COVID-19 Behind Bars…... Read More