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Three-pronged Distancing Most Effective at Controlling COVID-19 - Study

12 days ago   |   By Medscape

A key modeling study from Singapore has found that putting multiple social lockdowns in place - including school closures - will have the biggest impact on curbing COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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Coronavirus

12 days ago   |   By Web MD

The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. It causes mild flu-like symptoms, but severe cases can be fatal. Learn how to spot symptoms, prevent spreading of the disease, and find out what to do if you think you have it.
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Social Distancing Didn't Ruin My Son's Birthday

Social Distancing Didn't Ruin My Son's Birthday

12 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

As of two days ago, my son is four years old. Since we are in voluntary isolation to do our part to curb the spread of COVID-19, we celebrated his birthday at home , just the five of us.
We didn't get to have a party. Not a single friend was allowed to come over. The beautiful professional Mickey Mouse cake I commissioned sits in a freezer far away. There were no pony rides, no petting zoo, no costumed characters, no face painter, and no inflatable bounce house.
I didn't even have balloons or streamers on hand.
The zoo is closed. We couldn't visit a park or set up a playdate at a...
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Social distancing ‘is all we have' to prevent spread of COVID-19

12 days ago   |   By Healio

Millions of Americans have been ordered by state health officials to stay home until further notice except for essential needs, such as food and health care.
The recommendation to avoid gatherings and maintain a distance of approximately 6 feet from others when possible is part of a broader effort to slow the spread of disease and flatten the curve of the pandemic.
However, people who ignore health officials only exacerbate an already difficult situation, physicians and epidemiologists told Healio Primary Care. They also explained the rationale for social distancing and ways that...
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