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United now requires flight attendants to wear masks. Their union wants all passengers to wear them, too

United Airlines planes, including a Boeing 737 MAX 9 model, are pictured at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, March 18, 2019. Loren Elliott | Reuters Masks or other face coverings on Friday became mandatory for United Airlines‘ flight attendants, a measure aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. The flight attendants’ labor union is urging… Read More »

United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support the homeless, food insecure, during COVID-19 crisis

The United Health Foundation has pledged $ 5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $ 5 million, $ 2.5 million will go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to support both the immediate need for homeless programs… Read More »

It’s likely there are more coronavirus cases in the United States than the numbers show

“We don’t care if you’ve traveled to us from China or from Queens, we’re going to put a mask on you,” said Dr. Michael Phillips, an infectious disease specialist at NYU. The New York University doctors and other experts are convinced there could be more novel coronavirus cases in the United States than have been… Read More »

Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected

At least 34 people in the United States are infected with the coronavirus spreading from China, federal health officials said on Friday. “This new virus represents a tremendous public health threat,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a news briefing. But so far there has been… Read More »

How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States

The question is often whispered, the questioners sheepish. But increasingly, parents at the Central Park playground where Dr. Elizabeth A. Comen takes her young children have been asking her: “Do you vaccinate your kids?” Dr. Comen, an oncologist who has treated patients for cancers related to the human papillomavirus that a vaccine can now prevent,… Read More »

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, and was hospitalized on August 22. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic… Read More »