A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.
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In an open letter to W.H.O, 239 experts urged the organization to give more credit to the growing evidence that the virus may be airborne.
Chicago area movie theaters are starting to reopen after being shut down for months. So, what’s the experience like for movie-goers?
Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19, but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged due to stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a new United Nations report.
Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it.
The Chicago Department of Public Health issued an emergency travel order in response to recent surges in COVID-19 cases.
Instead of running a test on every specimen, a lab can combine multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear.
"If we don't get our hands around this virus quickly, in about two weeks our hospital system could be in serious, serious trouble."
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.
Confused by Illinois’ reusable bag ban? You’re not alone. Here’s what it means and how different stores are enforcing it.