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Jeannette Williams-Parker, Nurse in a Virus Hot Spot, Dies at 48

She was the first nurse in West Virginia to die of Covid-19. “She just never thought it would happen to her,” her mother said.

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Why False Positives Merit Concern, Too

False negatives are not the only troublesome outcome of a faulty coronavirus test.

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UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients

Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu.

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Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

A new C.D.C. report cites lessons learned from Delaware’s primary and suggests that voters could use some instruction in the right way to wear a mask.

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The Trump Administration Shut a Vaccine Safety Office Last Year. What’s the Plan Now?

The office was dedicated to the long-term safety of vaccines. Experts say plans to track coronavirus vaccines are fragmented and “behind the eight ball.”

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At 12, She’s a Covid ‘Long Hauler’

Although most young people recover quickly, doctors are seeing some children and teens with lingering fatigue and other chronic problems.

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Why Are TikTok Teens Listening to an Album About Dementia?

Creepypasta meets esoterica in an ongoing meme.

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Covid-19 Deaths: The Price for Not Wearing Masks is Perhaps 130,000 Lives

The pandemic death toll could be lowered by next spring if more Americans wear masks, a new analysis finds.

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James Redford, Documentarian and Environmentalist, Dies at 58

After two liver transplants, he founded an institute to increase awareness. He and his father, Robert Redford, also championed environmental films.

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Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

Researchers once feared that school reopenings might spread the virus through communities. But so far there is little evidence that it’s happening.

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