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Is Your Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

In recent months, some European airlines have banned the use of cloth face coverings to control the spread of the coronavirus during air travel, instead favoring surgical masks and N95 respirators.

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Uncertainty And Frustration In The Time Of COVID

After 21 months of dodging COVID 19, keeping my mask on, avoiding crowds, and staying within my circle of friends, I had my first real scare with COVID in the middle of September.

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Virus Fears Linger For Vaccinated Older Adults

Bronwyn Russell wears a mask anytime she leaves her Illinois home, though she wouldn’t dream of going out to eat or to hear a band play, much less setting foot on a plane.

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Exercising At Home Can Keep COVID-19 Away

Exercising is critical to mental and physical wellbeing. But with intermittent lockdowns and social distancing measures over a long period, older adults need to stay away from social activities and exercises in public places.

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Pandemic Toll On Elderly Extended Beyond Nursing Homes

As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understanding of the pandemic’s toll on older adults, the age group hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Pill To Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having trouble breathing, symptoms serious enough to send her to the emergency room.

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