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COVID 'doesn’t discriminate by age': Serious cases on the rise in younger adults

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: adults under 50 now account for the most hospitalized COVID patients in the country — about 36% of all hospital admissions.... Read more»

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Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus?

So you’ve gotten your coronavirus vaccine, waited the two weeks for your immune system to respond to the shot and are now fully vaccinated. Does this mean you can make your way through the world like the old days without fear of spreading the virus?... Read more»

Researchers at Petrified Forest discover fossil of a reptile with claws and a beak

A team of researchers at Petrified Forest National Park discovered fossilized remains of a new species of prehistoric reptile. The 220-million-year old burrowing species, named Skybalonyx skapteris, is a drepanosaur, an ancient reptile that had a claw on its tail and a birdlike beak.... Read more»

Communities struggle to make best use of COVID homeless aid

Congress included $4 billion in its pandemic relief package to help homeless people, but eight months after passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, many communities have yet to benefit from the funding. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Trump falsely claims COVID-19 death projection assumes 'no mitigation'

Dismissing concerns that states are reopening too soon, President Donald Trump incorrectly said that a newly revised model projecting 134,000 COVID-19 deaths by August “assumes no mitigation.” In fact, the model assumes states will keep their existing social distancing measures in place, unless suspensions have already been announced.... Read more»

Why coronavirus testing takes so long: a behind-the-scenes look at the steps involved

After a slow start, testing for COVID-19 has ramped up in recent weeks, with giant commercial labs jumping into the effort, drive-up testing sites established in some places and new types of tests approved under emergency rules set by the Food and Drug Administration.... Read more»

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in hopes of treatment

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.... Read more»

Native American tribes expect little help in fighting coronavirus spread

As tribes across the country take steps to fight the spread of the coronavirus, they’re doing so mindful that the virus has proven especially dangerous to the elderly, a venerated group in many Native communities.... Read more»

Poll on Tea Party/minorities a 'hit piece,' Tucson organizer says

The Tea Party's strongest supporters have negative views on minorities, says a University of Washington survey. A local Tea Party organizer called the poll a "hit piece."... Read more»3