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  • February 28, 2021 - Bad Science

    Bad Science
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  • February 27, 2021 - Global Warming

    Alaskan Permafrost
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  • February 26, 2021 - Estimated Cancer Incidence Worldwide in 2012: Men

    Men Cancer Incidence 2012
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  • February 25, 2021 - February 25, 2021 is the Great American Spit Out Day! (GASpO)

    The Great American Spit Out
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    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
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    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
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    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
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    Smokeless Tobacco Health Effect
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    Chewing tobacco and teens
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    For more information, see Great American Spit Out

  • February 24, 2021 - Estimated Cancer Mortality Worldwide in 2012: Men

    Men Cancer Mortality 2012
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  • February 23, 2021 - Estimates Cancer Incidence Worldwide in 2012: Women

    Women Cancer Mortality 2012
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  • February 22, 2021 - Estimated Cancer Morality Worldwide in 2012: Women

    Women Cancer Incidence 2012
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  • February 21, 2021 - Cognitive Abilities

    Cognitive Abilities
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  • February 20, 2021 - Rising Sea Levels

    Sea level rise
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  • February 19, 2021 - Reasons for Using Social Media, by Generation

    Reasons to use social media
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  • February 18, 2021 - Technology Ownership, by Generation

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  • February 17, 2021 - SPLOID is delicious brain candy

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  • February 16, 2021 - Household Dust Chemicals

    Toxic Dust
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  • February 15, 2021 - Today in science: The Chelyabinsk meteor, 2/15/2013

  • February 15, 2021 - Happy Birthday, Galileo Galilei, February 15, 1564

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    Today in science: Galileo's birthday
    After 350 Years, Vatican Says Galileo Was Right: It Moves 10/31/1992

  • February 14, 2021 - National Condom Day

    National Condom Day
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  • A state-wide celebration of sexual health and wellness, National Condom Day is the perfect chance to raise awareness of healthy relationships, and safe, consensual sex.

  • February 14, 2021 - National Donor Day

    National Donor Day
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  • February 14, 2021 - Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

    Congenital heart defects
    Congenital Heart Disease Week
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    For more information, see Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week February 7-14, 2017

  • February 13, 2021 - International Condom Day #WorldCondomDay

    World Condom Day Graphic source: WHO South-East Asia, WHO African Region, WHO EMRO

    #Condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are safe and highly effective in:
    preventing unwanted pregnancy
    preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV

  • February 13, 2021 - Global Movie Day

    Global Movie Day
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    2020 is the first year this New Day has been implemented. The second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audience's hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and culture, connecting us all through the power of storytelling. (

  • February 12, 2021- Happy Chinese New Year!

    Happy Chinese New Year 2021
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  • February 11, 2021- Benefits of Cardiovascular Fitness!

    Cardio Fitness
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  • February 10, 2021- Comorbidities & COVID-19!

    COVID Comorbidities
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  • February 9, 2021 - Safer Internet Day (#SID2021)

    Safer Internet Day
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    For more information, see Safer Internet Day

  • February 8, 2021 - Global Sea Ice Area Spiral 1978 - 2018

    Source: Kevin Pluck @kevpluck
  • February 7, 2021 - February 7th is National Periodic Table Day

    National Periodic Table Day
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  • February 7, 2021 - February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7
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    For more information, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

  • February 6, 2021 - February 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

    End Female Genital Mutilation
    Graphic source: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
  • February 5, 2021 - National Wear Red Day, Focusing on Women and Heart Disease

    Wear Red Day
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    Female Heart Disease Deaths
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    Gender Differences Heart Attack Symptoms
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  • February 4, 2021 - February 4th is World Cancer Day

    World Cancer Day
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  • February 3, 2021 - February 3rd is National The Day the Music Died #TheDayTheMusicDied

    The day the music died
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  • February 2, 2021 - Betty's Work Walk Plan

    I posted this on Twitter on 2/14/2019 after reading that standing all day at work would burn a whopping 54 extra calories for the day!

    BettyWork WalkPlan
  • February 1, 2021 - February is National Self-Check Month

    February is Self-Check Month
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    National Self-Check Month is a reminder that every day of the year we can take charge of our health and increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions. (Source:

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  • January 31, 2021 - January is National Stalking Awareness Month

    76% of female homicide victims were stalked before they died
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    Stalking tips
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    National Stalking Awareness Month
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    Stalking Prevention
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    For more information, see Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.

  • January 30, 2021 - January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

    Human trafficking 2019
    Graphic source: Women and Girls Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

    Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018

  • January 29, 2021 - Where Are People Concerned About Online Privacy?

    Online Privacy
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  • January 28, 2021 - January 28 is Data Privacy Day

    Data Privacy Day
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    For more information, see Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD)

  • January 27, 2021- Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

    3 months 2 change
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  • Why your New Year's resolutions often fail

  • January 26, 2021 - 90:10 The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress

    For more information, see 16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

  • January 25, 2021 - Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week is Jan. 25-29, 2021 (Last Monday in January)

    TaxID theft awareness week
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    Tax Identity Awareness Week

  • January 24, 2021- Successful Losers

    Sucessful Losers
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  • January 23, 2021- How to Make or Break a Habit

    Just do it
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    See: How to Make or Break a Habit

  • January 22, 2021 - The Status of New Year Resolutions

    New Year Resolutions
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    See New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions 12/2014

  • January 21, 2021 - January is National Smoking Reduction Canada. Should be global!

    National Smoking Reduction Month
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  • January 20, 2021 - National Birth Defects Prevention Month

    Birth defects prevention tips
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    Birth Defects Surveillance

    NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECTS PREVENTION MONTH - Prevent to Protect: Prevent infections for baby's protection

  • January 19, 2021 - January 19 - 25, 2021 is Healthy Weight Week in Australia. It should be global!

    Healthy weight week
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    National Healthy Weight Week has been observed for 7 days starting the third Sunday in January since 1994.

    The surprising message of Healthy Weight Week 2017

  • January 18, 2021- The True Trajectory of Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Changes
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    Ways of trying to lose weight used by adults aged 20 and over who tried to lose weight: United States, 2013–2016

    Ways to lose weight
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  • January 17, 2021 - January 17 - 23, 2021 is National Non-Smoking Canada. Should go global!

    Canada's National Non-smoking week
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    National Non-Smoking Week is January 17-23, 2021. The third week of January has been synonymous with National Non-Smoking Week for several decades.

  • January 16, 2021 - New Year Resolutions Statistics

    New Year Resolution Stats
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  • January 15, 2021 - CNN: The top New Year's resolution - "It's not the destination, it's a journey"

  • January 14, 2021 - The start of a new year is a good time to make a change!

    Trying to quit smoking? Here's the most effective strategy 3/2016

  • January 13, 2021 - January 13th is #NationalRubberDuckyDay

    National Rubber Ducky Day

    National Rubber Ducky Day

    Sales of the iconic yellow rubber ducky we've come to know today soared in Britain in 2001. Why? A British Tabloid, The Sun, reported Queen Elizabeth II had a rubber duck in her bathroom that wore an inflatable crown. The rubber ducky became a Toy Hall of Fame inductee in 2013. Founded in 1998, the Hall of Fame has only inducted 52 other toys.

  • January 13, 2021 - New Year's Resolutions? Annual revisions?

    New year revisions
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    Why New Year'd resolutions fail and how to make them stick 12/2016

  • January 12, 2021 - Resolutions?

    Calvin and Hobbes and new year's resolutions
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  • January 11, 2021 - January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    SexTrafficking stats

    Recruitment Tactics
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  • January 10, 2021 - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Glaucoma Awareness Month
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  • January 9, 2021 - Cervical Health Awareness Month

    Cervical Cancer Facts
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    Cervical Cancer Prevention
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  • January 8, 2021 - Why Your 2020 New Year's Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030

    Time online
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    Why Your 2020 New Year's Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030

  • January 7, 2021- 2020 Weight Loss Survey

    2020 Weight Loss Survey
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  • January 6, 2021 - Epiphany: On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived

    3 Wise Men

    On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived On the 12th Day of Christmas...The Three Kings Arrived Epiphany

  • January 5, 2021 - 50 Practices for Living a Well-designed Life

    Life Tips
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  • January 4, 2021 - Resolutions

    New Year resolutions
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    2018 New Year Resolutions
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    Keep your 2019 New Year's Resolutions on track with these apps. Halfway through February, most people will have given up on their New Year's resolutions by. Here are apps to help you buck the trend.

  • January 3, 2021- America's Top New Year's Resolutions for 2021

    2020 New Year Resolutions
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    America's Top New Year's Resolutions for 2020

    Resolutions by group
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  • January 2, 2021 - National Science Fiction Day

    National Science Fiction Day

    January 2nd is National #ScienceFictionDay (in honor of Isaac Asimov's birthday 1/2/20). National Science Fiction Day promotes the celebration of science fiction as a genre, its creators, history, and various media, too.

  • January 2, 2020 - Twitter, Amazon, Instagram, Netflix, Snapchat, Uber before Y2K

  • January 1, 2021 Public Domain Day

    Public Domain Day In the US, everything copyrighted by artists and authors who died in 1924 is entered into the public domain as of January 1, 2020.

  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2021
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  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2021
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  • January 1, 2021- Happy New Year!

    Happy 2021
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  • August 25, 2020 - is now 21 Years Old!

    21 years and counting, thanks for visiting over the years!

    Happy 20th birthday!
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    It is hard to believe that it has been 21 years since I published the first webpages that turned into this Web site. Many thanks to the thousands of visitors who contributed millions of hits during the past 21 years, and for all the nice comments along the way. I will continue to strive to make this Web site a worthwhile place to spend your time and find credible public health and health information. Thank you so much!

  • March 1, 2012 - THANK YOU!!!

    3 million hits, as of 2/2012
  • February 1, 2012 - Betty C. Jung's Web site is a Healthy People Consortium Organization

    I Believe in a Healthier Nation for All Americans - Healthy People 2020
    I have always supported Healthy People's goals and objectives. Now, as a Healthy People Consortium Organization I will continue to do so in a more focused way.

    "The Consortium is a diverse, motivated group of agencies and organizations committed to achieving Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives."

    I will continue to add new links to Healthy People 2020 Webpage and post pertinent updates on my Public Health Blog. For starters, click on "Map-It" graphic for "MAP-IT: A Guide To Using Healthy People 2020 in Your Community." Also, check out: Healthy People 2020 program planning tools, a toolkit for program development!

    Get Healthy People 2020 program planning tools: MAP-IT - Healthy People 2020

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    • Why patients with cancer spread to the liver have worse outcomes The liver siphons critical immune cells to render immunotherapy ineffective; radiation to the liver may block this process; Study Suggests a Link between Stress and Cancer Coming Back; Intensity not paramount for physical training during cancer therapy; ;
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    • Congenital heart disease in adults; Drinks, Drugs and Smokes Spell Early Heart Disease - Amphetamines, cannabis, and cocaine posed the greatest ASCVD risk in the young;
    • Chinese Culture Learn Chinese History; Descendants Of Chinese Laborers Reclaim Railroad's History; Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories By Grace Young; 147 Minutes With the ‘Accidental Voice for Chinatown’ When COVID-19 arrived, Grace Young knew what she had to do; Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks;
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    • Neurologic findings among inpatients with COVID-19 at a safety-net US hospital; Your brain on cortisol: Why overstressed gray matter is leading us astray in lockdown; The U.K. Coronavirus Variant: What We Know; COVID Tied to Rare But Severe Eye Infection; MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES NEW YORK CITY; The new UK coronavirus mutations, explained; How Does the Coronavirus Variant Spread? Here’s What Scientists Know, Contagiousness is the hallmark of the mutated virus surfacing in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries; More Evidence on Vitamin D and COVID-19 Risk?; States Are Shutting Down Prisons as Guards are Crippled By Covid-19; A tale of 2020 in 20 McKinsey charts; Here Are 9 Things to Say to Someone Hesitant to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination; Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health; Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States; CDC Updates Contraindications to COVID-19 Vaccination; Thinning, Leaky Brain Blood Vessels Seen in COVID-19-High-resolution MRI shows injury and inflammation, but no direct viral attack; Covid variant in South Africa is ‘more of a problem’ than the one in UK, official says; Nigerian scientist studies country’s coronavirus variant; COVID-19: A Clear Affinity for the Digestive System - GI manifestations may be a red flag for more severe disease and worse outcomes; COVID-19 vaccines may cause allergic reactions in 1 in 100,000 jabs; Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide; Op-Ed: Don't Let COVID-19 Patients Die With Vitamin D Deficiency-We can't wait for perfect evidence; For Some, COVID-19 Olfactory Dysfunction May Be Permanent - Dramatically more common in mild versus severe cases, but most recover... eventually;

      Opening of Large Institutions of Higher Education and County-Level COVID-19 Incidence — United States, July 6–September 17, 2020; Early Plasma Tx Promising in Adults 65+ with Milder COVID-19 - NNT of 7 to prevent one case of severe illness in Argentine trial; Fatigue, Brain Fog Most Common in 'Long COVID'; Virus variant found in S. Africa may resist antibodies; Genetic Variants of SARS-CoV-2—What Do They Mean?; FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutation to Health Care Providers and Clinical Laboratory Staff; Rates of COVID-19 Among Residents and Staff Members in Nursing Homes — United States, May 25–November 22, 2020; Candida auris Outbreak in a COVID-19 Specialty Care Unit — Florida, July–August 2020; 6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: a cohort study; Most Hospitalized COVID Patients Not Fully Recovered 6 Months Post-Discharge - Fatigue, weakness are most common, Chinese study finds; Impact of Opening and Closing Decisions By State (Connecticut); Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center; Coronavirus COVID-19: 15 Sites You Can Trust for Reliable Information; Trends in Confirmed Cases - 50 States; New Cases of COVID-19 in World Countries - 10 Most Affected Countries; Cumulative Cases; Mortality Analyses; Hubei Timeline; Johns Hopkins Animated Maps; Spike Mutants from SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7; U.S. Is Blind to Contagious New Virus Variant, Scientists Warn It’s not too late to curb the contagious variant’s spread in the U.S., experts say — but only with a national program for genetic sequencing;

      One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections In-Flight Transmission of SARS-CoV-2; Transmission of SARS-CoV 2 During Long-Haul Flight; SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms; Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus: study; Acute Brain Dysfunction Prolonged in COVID-19 ICU Patients-COVID in the ICU is like a delirium factory; Quick guide: COVID-19 vaccines in use and how they work; Gorillas at San Diego Zoo Test Positive for COVID; Confirmation of COVID-19 in Gorillas at a California Zoo; Japan has found a new Covid variant. Here’s how it compares to virus strains in the UK, South Africa; New mutant strain of new coronavirus detected in returnees from Brazil; 10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity; Association of Step Volume and Intensity With All-Cause Mortality in Older Women; Spike Mutants from SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7; New COVID-19 Variants; US COVID-19 Cases Caused by Variants; WHO Investigators Are Finally Allowed to Land in China in a Bid to Uncover the Origins of the Coronavirus Pandemic; CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States; COVID-19 Trends Among Persons Aged 0-24 Years - United States, March 1-December 12, 2020; Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States;

      Improving Ventilation in Your Home; EPA’s Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home; Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Lineage - United States, December 29, 2020-January 12, 2021; Covid-19: Brazil virus already in UK ‘not variant of concern’, scientist says; New Study Highlights Cardiac Risk With COVID-19; Covid infection provides some immunity for at least five months, UK study finds; COVID-19: Post-Mortem MRI Shows Microvascular Brain Injury -However, there was no evidence of direct viral attack on the brain; COVID-19 reduced U.S. life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations Life expectancy at birth will shorten by more than one year; States want to vaccinate more people. But data on who has received a shot is lacking. One month into the vaccine rollout, some states have yet to publish data on who’s gotten shots; Traveling (or Returning) to the U.S.? Prepare to Take a Coronavirus Test. Beginning Jan. 26, international travelers bound for the United States must show negative coronavirus test results before boarding their flights. Here’s what you need to know; Federal Register Notice: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline Passengers Arriving into the United States; New coronavirus variants could cause more reinfections, require updated vaccines;

      Early Convalescent Plasma Cut Seniors' Severe COVID Illness Risk-Potential "bridge to recovery for at-risk patients" until wide vaccine availability; One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure. After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation; Patterns in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in 2020; Covid-19: ACAAI Updates Guidance on Risk of Allergic Reactions with mRNA Vaccines; COVID-19 Vaccines and Allergic Reactions; SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Much Accomplished, Much to Learn; Trying to Make Sense of Long COVID Syndrome; America’s Covid-19 death toll has surpassed 400,000. The coronavirus has officially killed more Americans than World War II; New coronavirus variant identified in German hospital; California State Epidemiologist Statement Recommending Providers Pause Administration of Single Lot of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine; Interim Considerations: Preparing for the Potential Management of Anaphylaxis After COVID-19 Vaccination; SARS-CoV-2 lineages; New Variant Reports; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Transmission Dynamics Should Inform Policy; Doctors Say These Are the 4 COVID Strains You Need to Know;

      Tips for professional reporting on COVID-19 vaccines; COVID-19 in the U.S., One Year Later-Patient's treatment similar to care for moderate, hospitalized illness today; New California Variant May Be Driving Virus Surge There, Study Suggests Researchers found that the variant originated in California and showed up in more than half of samples tested last week by researchers in Los Angeles; COVID Spread More Indoors by Talking Than Coughing, Study Suggests;; Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses; Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on variants, vaccines; Allergic Reactions Including Anaphylaxis After Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine; Male Sex Is Risk Factor for Increased Mortality in COVID-19; Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests; Webinar for journalists and communicators: Covering COVID-19 vaccines in a responsible and evidence-based manner. Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccines Work; How the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Works; How Moderna’s Vaccine Works; COVID-19 Unlikely to Be Transferred From Expecting Mothers to Neonates -Also, placental transfer of antibodies not as efficient as expected: New COVID ‘Super Strains’ Could Disrupt Life Again; What we know about covid-19 reinfection so far; COVID Can Cause Forgetfulness, Psychosis, Mania or a Stutter The virus induces neurological symptoms that persist long after the pandemic ends; Large Study Finds High Burden of Acute Brain Dysfunction in Severe COVID-19-82% of patients were comatose for median of 10 days and 55% showed delirium for median of 3 days; Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention During COVID-19; Study Confirms Benefits of High-Titer Plasma Early in Disease Course; WHO in Wuhan is probing Covid's origins as politics hangs over mission; Undercounting of Covid-19 deaths is greatest in pro-Trump areas, analysis shows; Assessing the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on US Mortality: A County-Level Analysis;

      Implementation and Evolution of Mitigation Measures, Testing, and Contact Tracing in the National Football League, August 9–November 21, 2020; National Institutes of Health COVID-19 NeuroDatabank and NeuroBioBank; NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19; This Is When You Should Work Out Each Day to Help Keep Weight Off, Study Suggests; Fact check: Misleading comparison between COVID-19 mortality rate and vaccine efficiency; Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil; How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself Some patients struggling with Covid-19 develop antibodies against their own tissues, scientists have found; How the Novavax Vaccine Works; Novavax’s Vaccine Works Well — Except on Variant First Found in South Africa; Lasting immunity found after recovery from COVID-19; Which Covid Vaccine Should You Get? Experts Cite the Effect Against Severe Disease. Infectious disease doctors say getting a shot of the J&J vaccine, which has a lower efficacy against the virus than other vaccines, would still be well worthwhile; How Much Protection Do Babies Get From Mom's COVID Antibodies? Study is first to investigate maternal neutralizing activity;COVID-19 is the Number One Cause of Death in the U.S. in Early 2021; Severe COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with preterm birth, other complications;

      Covid Performance Index - DECONSTRUCTING PANDEMIC RESPONSES; If You Squeeze the Coronavirus, Does It Shatter? Scientists are exploring the physics of viruses, to understand how these pathogens assemble themselves — and might be rent apart; Johnson & Johnson brings another effective Covid-19 vaccine to the arsenal — in a single dose. The level of protection, though, varied in different regions: 72 percent in the US, 66 percent in Latin America, and 57 percent in South Africa; Why You Should Double-Mask To Prevent COVID-19 (And How To Do It) Wearing two face masks during the pandemic may be a super-effective way to protect yourself against new coronavirus variants; Demographic Characteristics of Persons Vaccinated During the First Month of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program - United States, December 14, 2020-January 14, 2021; Federal Register Notice: Wearing of face masks while on conveyances and at transportation hubs; A spike in deaths has put unusual strain on the death care industry; Clinicians Struggle to Make Sense of 'Long COVID' - No correlation with clinical severity of illness, and some symptoms may be entirely new; COVID-19 Community Profile Report National;What's Going On With All These Coronavirus Variants? An Illustrated Guide; Final report confirms remdesivir benefits for COVID-19; Autoantibodies May Drive COVID-19 Blood Clots; RPT-Vaccine dose count caught up in data discrepancies, community health centers say; COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Data Systems; VAMS; What went wrong with America’s $44 million vaccine data system? The CDC ordered software that was meant to manage the vaccine rollout. Instead, it has been plagued by problems and abandoned by most states; Fewer Americans Are Getting COVID-19 Tests Our best coronavirus tracking tool is still underused; SARS-CoV-2 infects and replicates in cells of the human endocrine and exocrine pancreas; Younger adults are biggest spreaders of Covid-19, study suggests; Decline in COVID-19 Hospitalization Growth Rates Associated with Statewide Mask Mandates — 10 States, March–October 2020; The different types of COVID-19 vaccines; 9 Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Explained No, the vaccine will not alter your DNA or give you COVID-19;

      Why The Pandemic Is 10 Times Worse Than You Think; Virus Variant First Found in Britain Now Spreading Rapidly in U.S. A new study bolsters the prediction by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the so-called B.1.1.7 variant will dominate Covid-19 cases by March; Inside the B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant; Extraordinary Patient Offers Surprising Clues To Origins Of Coronavirus Variants; Climate change may have driven the emergence of SARS-CoV-2; How SARS-CoV-2 mutates to escape antibody binding A scientific detective story unearths how SARS-CoV-2 evolves new variants that evade antibodies; 8 questions for David Culver about what it was like to return to Wuhan, China; Cardiac arrest in COVID-19: characteristics and outcomes of in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. A report from the Swedish Registry for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Age groups that sustain resurging COVID-19 epidemics in the United States; China Scores a Public Relations Win After W.H.O. Mission to Wuhan Experts with the global health agency endorsed critical parts of Beijing’s narrative, even some parts that independent scientists question; Coronavirus: China’s first confirmed Covid-19 case traced back to November 17; The fast-spreading coronavirus variant is turning up in US sewers The toilet flushes of millions of people can track the rise of dangerous new strains of the covid-19 virus; Russian statistics soar for virus-linked deaths in 2020; Tracking COVID-19 using online search;

      Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Exposure, 2021; Pangolin coronavirus could jump to humans, research suggests; Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States; C.D.C. Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools; Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms; Southern California Is Origin of New COVID-19 Variant; Emergence of a Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant in Southern California; We wiped out the flu this year. Could we do it again? The promise and peril of this year’s missing flu season; Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?; Second COVID Shot Packs the Big Punch - First dose also worse for those with previous COVID, but "small price to pay" for protection; Bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses, reveals new study; Covid-19 cases are falling in the U.S. It could be a calm before a variant-driven storm; What is Thrombocytopenia? Rare Blood Disorder Reported After COVID Vaccines; Effectiveness of Mask Wearing to Control Community Spread of SARS-CoV-2; Explainer: The WHO's theories about the origins of COVID-19 after Wuhan probe 2; CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation; COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnant and Lactating Women; Enlisting Monoclonal Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines and the Growing Threat of Viral Variants;

      First Identified Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.1.7 in Minnesota — December 2020–January 2021; China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says; How Deadly Is the U.K. Variant? — Updated analyses support worse clinical outcomes; Mutations, variants and strains What’s the difference? A guide to COVID terminology; Vitamin D Might Help Fight COVID-19; COVID-19 Response Team Warns of Rise in Variants — But evidence that vaccines reduce transmissibility is "pointing into a very favorable direction"; Anatomy of a conspiracy: With COVID, China took leading role; COVID-19 virus variants are evolving ‘escape’ mutations, and immune-compromised patients provide a breeding ground; Worrisome New Coronavirus Strains Are Emerging. Why Now? Across the globe, SARS-CoV-2 is evolving ways to evade the immune system and become more infectious. Blown pandemic response plans are to blame; America’s Covid-19 deaths, explained in 8 charts and maps; On social media, vaccine misinformation mixes with extreme faith Even with renewed efforts by tech companies, religious-themed misinformation is among the hardest to police; As the pandemic ushered in isolation and financial hardship, overdose deaths reached new heights; Trends in US Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health, Overdose, and Violence Outcomes Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Yale doctor weighs in on new report showing 2 COVID variants have merged into ‘heavily-mutated hybrid’ virus; Genomic recombination events may reveal the evolution of coronavirus and the origin of SARS-CoV-2; WHO in Wuhan is probing Covid's origins as politics hangs over mission “The objective of the investigation is not to designate a guilty country,” one expert said. “But we also have to be realistic: This is a very politicized world."; Trump's gone, but China, U.S. still at odds over WHO Covid report "It's kind of disappointing that it's come to controversy already — the report is not even out," one of the members of the WHO-led team said; Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). February 16-24, 2020;

      COVID-19 SeroHub; Surprise Find in COVID-19 Brain Capillaries - Could this contribute to COVID brain fog?; At least 20 million years of life have been lost to COVID-19, study suggests - The study examined "how much life has been cut short" due to COVID-19 worldwide; Impact of COVID-19 in Africa 'vastly underestimated', warn researchers; Study from Zambia shows many more deaths than official reports suggest; First Month of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring — United States, December 14, 2020–January 13, 2021; COVerAGE-DB: A database of COVID-19 cases and deaths by age; COVID-19 serologic testing: FAQs and caveats; USDA, FDA Underscore Current Epidemiologic and Scientific Information Indicating No Transmission of COVID-19 Through Food or Food Packaging; Why we don’t know the real number of COVID-19 deaths in Africa; How Herd Immunity Works — And What Stands In Its Way; Covid-19: Excess deaths point to hidden toll in South Africa as cases surge; Covid-19 deaths in Africa: prospective systematic postmortem surveillance study; COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K–12 Schools — Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31–November 29, 2020; Almost a third of people with 'mild' Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds; Sequelae in Adults at 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection; If You Have This Side Effect, the CDC Says Switch Arms for Your Next Shot;

      How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19?; Clusters of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Elementary School Educators and Students in One School District - Georgia, December 2020-January 2021; Vaccine Misinformation Management Guide; Vaccine Insights Hub Live insights, intelligence and reporting guidance on emerging health and vaccine misinformation; Communications Resources For Public Health Professionals; National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Page; Can COVID vaccines stop transmission? Scientists race to find answers Controlling the pandemic will require shots that prevent viral spread, but that feature is difficult to measure; Post-COVID lungs worse than the worst smokers' lungs, surgeon says; What the US knows about the three primary COVID-19 variants; COVID-19 and the kidney; COVID-19 serologic testing: FAQs and caveats; Schizophrenia Tied to Higher Risk of COVID-19 Death-Increased mortality risk not seen with mood and anxiety disorders; FDA Issues Policies to Guide Medical Product Developers Addressing Virus Variants; Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19 Guidance for Industry; Policy for Evaluating Impact of Viral Mutations on COVID-19 Tests Guidance for Test Developers and Food and Drug Administration Staff FEBRUARY 2021;

      Development of Monoclonal Antibody Products Targeting SARS-CoV-2, Including Addressing the Impact of Emerging Variants, During the COVID 19 Public Health Emergency; COVID-19: Developing Drugs and Biological Products for Treatment or Prevention Guidance for Industry; Coronavirus mRNA Vaccine Safety and Efficacy; COVID-19 Data Visuals -; Community-Based Organizations COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit; Signs That You May Have Had COVID-19; COVID-19 Outbreak Among Attendees of an Exercise Facility - Chicago, Illinois, August–September 2020; NCI study finds that people with SARS-CoV-2 antibodies may have a low risk of future infection; Another new coronavirus variant now detected in 13 countries. The variant, called B.1.525, contains a worrisome mutation; New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Discovered In Japan Nearly Identical To Dangerous Brazilian Variant; New coronavirus variant spotted in California raises alarm; Variants of SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19 Key Insights from GAO's Oversight of the Federal Public Health Response; Organ transplant patient dies after receiving Covid-infected lungs First proven case in the U.S. in which the virus was transmitted via an organ transplant prompts calls for more thorough testing of donors; The virus can sicken children in very different ways, a new study finds;

      Reduction in COVID-19 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation Following Implementation of a National COVID-19 Vaccination Program Israel, December 2020-February 2021; Global Health; A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said; SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.526 emerging in the New York region detected by software utility created to query the spike mutational landscape; A Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern, B.1.526, Identified in New York; equirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States; About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19​​; National Genomic Surveillance Dashboard; Genomic Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 Variants; SARS-CoV-2 Variants;

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