Putting space between yourself and others could help prevent a spike in U.S. coronavirus deaths. By Michael O. Schroeder This article is based on reporting that features expert sources. AS THE NEW CORONAVIRUS disease, COVID-19, continues its rapid spread across the U.S., public health experts and governmental officials are strongly advising individuals and families to put space between…

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The idea has been around for centuries. But it took a high school science fair, George W. Bush, history lessons and some determined researchers to overcome skepticism and make it federal policy. By Eric Lipton and Jennifer Steinhauer April 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — Fourteen years ago, two federal government doctors, Richard Hatchett and Carter Mecher, met with a…

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You’re stuck at home, either alone or with everyone in your family—and the only outing is a trip to the supermarket. Here’s how to get through it. Article by: Rebecca Dolgin Reviewed by: Farah Fazel, Psy.S., Social distancing—even the phrase sounds dire. Step away from the other people. And now we have at least two more weeks…

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March 25, 2020 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…

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Alexis Akira Toda  21 April 2020 The COVID-19 epidemic will not end until populations acquire herd immunity either because a vaccine is developed or a sufficiently large share of the population has been infected and recovered. This column argues that the draconian mitigation measures currently taken by many governments may be suboptimal because they prevent the…

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BY ANDY GARDNERNorth Country This Week CANTON — One of St. Lawrence County’s top public health experts says he believes the peak of local COVID-19 infection has yet to arrive. He also believes that social distancing is helping to avoid a “disastrous” hit on the county’s hospitals. Dr. Andrew Williams, president of the St. Lawrence…

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What is Social Distancing? Everyone has a role to play to reduce and slow the transmission of COVID-19. Social distancing is an essential step in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is reducing physical interaction between people and it lowers the chances of spreading illness between people. Practice social distancing by putting space (at…

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