Health Headlines for April 17, 2020

Cuomo says New York stay-at-home will be extended to May 15

Times Union

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York’s stay-at-home measures, including closing businesses and schools, will remain in place through at least May 15.

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What’s in Trump’s 3-phase reopening plan

Politico NY

President Donald Trump’s new guidelines for reopening parts of the country recommend states confirm a two-week downward trend in coronavirus symptoms and documented cases before starting to ease lockdowns while assuring hospitals have adequate capacity and robust testing in place.

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Why epidemiologists still don’t know the death rate for COVID-19

The New York Times

Determining what percentage of those infected by the coronavirus will die is a key question for epidemiologists, but an elusive one during the pandemic.

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Where are the coronavirus cases, deaths in upstate New York?

Spectrum News

While the downstate area has seen the brunt of cases from the virus, the upstate region has seen its own share of cases, mostly centered in the counties home to upstate’s large cities of Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

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Coronavirus: 8,000 people in CNY likely had the virus and never knew it

Syracuse.com

About 8,000 people in Central New York likely have had the coronavirus and didn’t even know it, according to new estimates from Upstate Medical University.

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Doctors from across country are volunteering in New York City hospitals

The Wall Street Journal

Nearly 2,000 medical workers are donating time and skills amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘It’s not over until it’s over:’ 5 things to know about hitting the COVID-19 peak

Kaiser Health News

Kaiser Health News spoke to several disease detectives about what reaching the peak level of cases means and under what conditions people can go back to work and school without fear of getting infected.

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