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23-10-2020

Washing your hands regularly, wearing a mask and staying at least 6 feet from others are all steps you can take to reduce transmission of COVID-19. (For Spectrum Health Beat) This is not the time for COVID-19 fatigue. Cases are surging nationwide, and particularly in West Michigan. Spectrum Health is seeing a large number of COVID-19 patients—far exceeding the peak reached last spring. This means we must continue to be careful to avoid contracting the virus—and to prevent the...

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A New Large Study Finds Plasma Does Not Lower Risk of Dying from COVID-19

23-10-2020

The study found no evidence that convalescent plasma lower risk of COVID-19 mortalityRead more: https://time.com/5903423/plasma-coronavirus-risk-of-dying/

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Some Parents Are Demanding In-Person Schooling as the Pandemic Stretches On

23-10-2020

Parents' impatience is growing as the pandemic shows no sign of ending and as remote learning takes a toll on childrenRead more: https://time.com/5903082/parents-coronavirus-schools/

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The FDA and CDC Promised Transparency in the Vaccine Approval Process Here’s How Congress Can…

23-10-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the health and economic well-being of families and communities across the country, and this virus will remain a significant threat until a safe and effective vaccine can be made available to all. While we all hope to get potential vaccines reviewed, produced and distributed as…Read more: https://time.com/5903072/covid-vaccine-congress/

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Key COVID-19 Vaccine Review Committee Promises Science Is Guiding Their Process

22-10-2020

An FDA advisory committee got a primer on criteria they should consider when evaluating COVID-19 vaccine candidates on safety and effectivenessRead more: https://time.com/5903162/covid-19-vaccine-committee/

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Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19

22-10-2020

Remdesivir is the first drug to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration for treating COVID-19Read more: https://time.com/5903121/remdesivir-fda-covid-19/

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‘The finishing touch’

22-10-2020

A new jaw brought big changes for Wyatt Peterson as he started his freshman year of college. With a custom titanium jawbone implanted, he could eat, breathe and speak more easily. “I’m able to open my mouth wider. It seems like I have a lot more room,” he said. Wyatt’s jaw was reconstructed—and expanded—during a complex and intricately planned surgery at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital by pediatric craniofacial plastic surgeons John Polley, MD, and John Girotto...

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You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China That Might Not Be a Good…

22-10-2020

In China, an unofficial vaccine rollout is gathering pace despite the warnings of international public health expertsRead more: https://time.com/5902646/china-covid-19-vaccine/

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COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Available to the General Public by April 2021 Health Officials Say

21-10-2020

COVID-19 vaccines are projected to be available to the entire American public by April 2021, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said at an Oct. 21 press briefing. That timeline is in keeping with estimates made by other public-health officials, but is among the strongest and most specific statements made about…Read more: https://time.com/5902460/covid-19-vaccines-spring-2021/

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‘When life throws you lemons’

21-10-2020

Driving down Hall Street in East Grand Rapids, don’t be surprised to see Angie Chandler doing jumping jacks with a half dozen women at the end of her driveway. With a smile on her face, she encourages each to mix it up with walking lunges and overhead presses back to the other end. Chandler, 52, started the informal neighborhood workout program in early July. The twice-weekly, early-morning workouts are doing wonders for her spirits while building a brand-new...

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UK Plans ‘Challenge Trials ’ Which Will Intentionally Give People COVID-19 to Test Vaccines

20-10-2020

The study will provide stronger answers for how effective the different vaccine candidates are, but is the potential risk necessary, and worth it?Read more: https://time.com/5901961/challenge-trials-uk/

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COVID-19 Shutdowns Have Taken a Massive Toll On Elite Athletes’ Mental Health

20-10-2020

A new study finds that professional athletes were much more likely to feel depressed, anxious and unmotivated after the pandemic hitRead more: https://time.com/5901424/covid-sports-mental-health/

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