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Governor Cuomo, Bloomberg Announce Unprecedented New York COVID-19 Coronavirus Contact Tracing Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of a COVID-19 coronavirus contact tracing … [+] program. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images) Getty Images New York is not going to let the COVID-19 coronavirus spread without a trace. Make that multiple traces. In fact, make that many, many, many …

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How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak? Here’s a Key Number.

Finally, the test-positivity rate has become much more reliable nationwide over the past few weeks. As recently as the end of March, not all states reported every negative test result from commercial laboratories. Nearly every state now publishes those numbers. While our numbers still probably do not capture every coronavirus …

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Young People Are Not Immune to the Coronavirus

I changed my gown and gloves, checked my mask and goggles, and moved on to my next patient: a student who had been coughing and feeling fatigued for multiple days. They had been with a friend before getting sick, and that friend had since fallen ill with symptoms of COVID-19, …

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The Recklessness of Rand Paul, Coronavirus Patient

Read: What you need to know about the coronavirus Then there is Paul, whose office claims that he was being extra careful by deciding to get tested (he had a procedure last year to remove a damaged part of his lung), and that he “only got tested because of his …

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Who Gets Tested for Coronavirus?

“It’s not as easy as taking a swab. It requires the involvement, I kid you not, of 40 people. If that’s not a barrier to care, I don’t know what is,” the doctor said. Understanding the testing situation requires walking through hypotheticals. If an American with a state or city’s …

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