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Trump wears a mask in public for first time during coronavirus pandemic

President Trump wore a mask while visiting military personnel undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday ⁠— his first time in public sporting a face covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Accompanied by medical staff, Trump walked through the entryway of the hospital in Bethesda,… Read More »

How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom?

July 2, 2020 — With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls, and proximity to strangers, public restrooms can be a germophobe’s worst nightmare. But the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of risk, and infectious disease doctors are urging people to be cautious ahead of the holiday weekend. A recent study published in Physics… Read More »

Risking Their Lives To Save Their Lives: Why Public Health Experts Support Black Lives Matter Protests

People gather wearing face masks, recording with their phones and holding a signs that read “BLACK … [+] LIVES MATTER” gather during a service outside St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that slaves in… Read More »

Public health experts do about-face on social distancing to support protests

Public health experts who backed strict social distancing polices for months during the pandemic have softened that stance to allow for large protests following the death of George Floyd, leading to bitter accusations of double standards. On Tuesday, 1,288 healthcare professionals and medical students signed their names to an open letter backing the protests on… Read More »

Post-Pandemic Solutions: A Public Option for Universal Healthcare

By ROSEMARIE DAY As the coronavirus pandemic overtook the tail end of the Democratic primary season, attention rapidly shifted from examining the nuances of the differences between the candidates’ healthcare platforms to simply demanding a response to the pandemic. Beyond addressing the immediate crisis, however, lie many questions about the weaknesses of our current healthcare… Read More »