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Study Projects How Virus May Join Common Cold

(CNN) - A new study projects COVID-19 may someday join the mix of viruses that cause a common cold. Research published in the Journal Science States, the virus that causes COVID-19 could eventually become no more infectious than a…

Cell Phone Can Alert You If Were Near Virus

(CNN) - Health officials in the U.S. are turning to cell phones to help with COVID-19 contact tracing. Apps offer pop-up notifications if you were close to someone who later tested positive for the virus. Here's how it works:…

COVID: Study Finds Grocery Workers Exposed To Virus

(CNN) - A new study has found that grocery store workers are at serious risk for COVID-19. The analysis, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicines looked at 104 employees at a Boston store in May. 20% had…

Nearly 20K Amazon Workers Have Had Virus

(CNN) - Amazon has revealed that nearly 20,000 of its front-line employees at both Amazon and Whole Foods have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus. The e-commerce giant says it analyzed data on its 1.3 million…

Virus Can't Be Transmitted Through Mosquitoes

(CNN) - While mosquitos can transmit a variety of diseases, it doesn't seem COVID-19 is one of them. The World Health Organization says there's no evidence that coronavirus spreads through mosquito bites. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, that spreads…

Smokers Contracting Covid get Sicker

  Health experts are sounding the alarm about covid-19 and smoking. They say the habit can make you much sicker if you contract the virus…

CDC Test Babies Born To Moms With Virus

Orlando, FL (WFTV) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now advising doctors test all newborns delivered to women with potential COVID-19 infections. The CDC says babies are most likely exposed to the virus through respiratory droplets…

Virus Can Stay In Air For 8 Minutes After Talking

(CNN) - New research indicates the coronavirus could remain in the air for more than eight minutes after talking. The National Institutes of Health and the University of Pennsylvania found that talking loudly for one minute in a confined…

Facebook New Tools To Track Spread Of Virus

(CNN) - Facebook is joining the fight against coronavirus. The social media platform is working with researchers to use its data to slow the pandemic. Facebook will use its tools to help predict where COVID-19 will appear next. The…

Kemp, DPH Roll Out Status Report Website for COVID-19 in Georgia

ATLANTA – Today Governor Kemp and Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner, announced a daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia. This will replace nightly news releases from the Governor’s Office…