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COVID-19 Update, May 8

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As states across the country relax restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID, some rural areas see an increase in cases.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of May 7, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 1,292,663

Recovered – 215,911

Deaths – 76,825

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unemployment in the U.S. surges to 14.7%, the highest reported since The Great Depression.

85 U.S. kids have developed a rare and mysterious COVID-19-linked illness.

One study suggest that vitamin D levels may impact COVID mortality rates.

Frequently Asked Question: 

Can I get COVID-19 from my dog or cat?

There’s no evidence yet that pets can spread the coronavirus to people — but a small number of US pets have gotten it from people.

If you’re sick with COVID-19, it’s a good idea to limit contact with your pets. Find a family member or friend to care for your pet if you’re sick or in quarantine. If that’s not an option, wear a cloth face mask and wash your hands before and after you handle your pet. 

More ways to protect your dog or cat:

  • Don’t let them interact with other people or animals who don’t live with you. 
  • Keep cats inside if you can. 
  • Keep your dog on a leash, avoid dog parks, and stay at least 6 feet from other people and their pets.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.

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Jerry Gulley currently serves as EdLogics’ Chief Content Officer. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has held positions with Cooking Light, Health, and AllRecipes. 

COVID-19 Update, May 4

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Across the U.S. testing continues to become more available. Many states brace for outcomes as restrictions begin to lift. Around the world the search for a vaccine continues.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of May 3, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 1,199,770

Recovered – 180,905

Deaths – 68,611

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

An eye-opening study on Covid-19 from South Korea has been released.

The COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still there are still no guarantees. 

The death toll in the U.S. could reach 100,000.

Frequently Asked Question:

I have young children. How can I talk to them about coronavirus?

  • Take the time to answer your kids’ questions. Ask them what they’re hearing from friends or on TV. Discourage older kids from getting their info from social media. Let them know they can come to you instead. 
  • Be calm and reassuring. Children learn from not only what you say but how you say it. 
  • Be honest. Give your child only as much information as you think they can handle. Use simple, age-appropriate words. Let them know that doctors and others are working hard to make sure everyone stays healthy.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.

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Jerry Gulley currently serves as EdLogics’ Chief Content Officer. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has held positions with Cooking Light, Health, and AllRecipes. 

COVID-19 Update, April 28

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Over 1,000,000 Americans have now been officially diagnosed with COVID-19. States continue to slowly reopen businesses and progress is being made on developing treatments and vaccines.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of April 27, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 1,008,707

Recovered – 136,065

Deaths – 54,398

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Antibody tests can show who is still at risk.

The hunt for COVID-19 drugs and vaccines becomes even more complex.

Here’s how COVID-19 compares to past outbreaks.

Frequently Asked Question:

How do I get tested for the coronavirus?

CDC-approved tests are available in all US states. Call your doctor’s office if you think you’ve been exposed or you have symptoms. They’ll decide if you need a test and let you know where and how to get one. The test could involve swabbing your nose, mouth, or throat, or by getting a sample of mucus or phlegm from your lungs.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.

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Jerry Gulley currently serves as EdLogics’ Chief Content Officer. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has held positions with Cooking Light, Health, and AllRecipes. 

COVID-19 Update, April 24

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The number of COVID-19 cases in America is moving closer to a million and the number of deaths has surpassed 50,000. Several states are beginning the controversial steps of reopening.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of April 23, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 904,283

Recovered – 91,774

Deaths – 50,071

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

COVID-19 is ravaging nursing homes across the country.

A new COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in primates.

Risk of death from COVID-19 four times greater for those with diabetes.

Frequently Asked Question:

What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to the coronavirus?

DON’T go straight to the doctor, ER, or walk-in clinic. You could make others sick. Instead, call your doctor if:

  • You think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus
  • You’ve been around someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, or trouble breathing

Your doctor will decide if you need testing or if you can care for yourself at home (self-quarantine).

If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor early if you are over 60 or have serious or long-term health problems like heart disease, diabetes, or lung problems. Your risk of serious complications from COVID-19 is much higher.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.

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COVID-19 Update, April 20

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The past weekend saw protests across the nation as people demand that restrictions and “stay-at-home” policies be lifted. But health exerts urge caution.

Here are some updates from our clinicians, accurate as of April 19, 11:00PM EST:

United States of America Statistics:

Cases Diagnosed – 787,891

Recovered – 71,347

Deaths – 42,063

Get the latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

When will a second wave hit and what might it look like?

Officials warn that cases could surge if stay-at-home is lifted too soon.

Four requirements for reopening the U.S.

Frequently Asked Question:

What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to the coronavirus? 

DON’T go straight to the doctor, ER, or walk-in clinic. You could make others sick. Instead, call your doctor if:

  • You think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus
  • You’ve been around someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, or trouble breathing

Your doctor will decide if you need testing or if you can care for yourself at home (self-quarantine).

If you have mild symptoms, call your doctor early if you are over 60 or have serious or long-term health problems like heart disease, diabetes, or lung problems. Your risk of serious complications from COVID-19 is much higher.

For more answers to your questions, visit our coronavirus FAQ page.

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Jerry Gulley currently serves as EdLogics’ Chief Content Officer. He trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has held positions with Cooking Light, Health, and AllRecipes.