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How to make your own face mask

How to make your own face mask

There’s one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase N95 respirators. Health care workers need those when they’re treating coronavirus patients. You should also note: Face covering is recommended but not mandatory Homemade masks are not a substitute for social distancing and staying in Still, if…MORE

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t. “Physicians who work in parts of the world that don’t have adequate resources have had to make decisions like this maybe even…MORE

Is an ‘immunity certificate’ the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Is an ‘immunity certificate’ the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Perhaps half the world’s population is living under some form of restriction to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Many are starting to wonder when and how these tough limits on everyday activities will end. Most experts agree that the only way out of a lockdown is testing. Reliable tests would allow people to know…MORE

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

A nurse who practices in two New York City hospitals says she worked for about a week while infected with coronavirus and had to pull a trick to finally get herself tested. Now she fears she may have infected her colleagues and her family. The nurse, who is 44 and has no underlying health conditions,…MORE

Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

In mild to moderate cases of coronavirus, a loss of smell, and therefore taste, is emerging as one of the most unusual early signs of the disease called Covid-19. “What’s called anosmia, which basically means loss of smell, seems to be a symptom that a number of patients developed,” CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay…MORE

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