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States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

States including Virginia and Texas have set aside significant money to address flooding. Local officials hope it will help pay ...
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The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?

Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest ...
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‘A Nightmare’: Georgia Tech Faculty Push Back Against In-Person Reopening Plans

The University System of Georgia is holding in-person classes this fall, with no masks required. It’s an anomaly among top ...
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My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There?

As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and ...
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Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

It’s not that young adults aren’t worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of ...
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Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens thousands of lives across the US can be saved by more people ...
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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safe To Dine Indoors — Or Outdoors?

We look at the risks to consider (and precautions to take) before a restaurant meal. Also: How risky is it ...
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A User’s Guide To Masks: What’s Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

They’re made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here’s what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different ...
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Why Latinx People Are Hospitalized From COVID-19 At Four Times The Rate Of Whites

Dr. Joseph Betancourt of Massachusetts General Hospital says a “perfect storm” of factors is causing the coronavirus to hit the ...
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To Be Young, A Doctor And Black: Overcoming Racial Barriers In Medical Training

Young African American doctors say they hope to change the lack of access to medicine in underserved communities. But many ...
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Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in ...
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How Snakes Fly (Hint: It’s Not On A Plane)

A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes ...
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Former NIH Director Calls Trump Administration’s Pandemic Response ‘Amateur Hour’

Dr. Elias Zerhouni was head of the National Institutes of Health under President George W. Bush. He says the Trump ...
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Essential Vocab For COVID-19: From Asymptomatic To Zoonotic

The pandemic has brought many new terms into daily usage. Here are definitions of some of the words used in ...
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Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles, but is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might ...
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Business

Daily Crunch: Uber confirms Postmates acquisition

You may have noticed that The Daily Crunch is publishing about six hours later than usual. Do not be alarmed! We decided that sending the ...
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US online grocery sales hit record $7.2 billion in June

Despite the slow reopening of the U.S. economy over the past several weeks, online grocery shopping is continuing to reach ever-higher numbers as Americans seem ...
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Mercedes-Benz 2021 S-Class jumps on the giant touchscreen bandwagon

Mercedes-Benz sent out a teaser image and video Monday of its upcoming 2021 S-Class that hints at a sleeker interior that forgoes the bevy of ...
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