Health Headlines for September 15, 2020

How flu shots can help in the fight against Covid-19

The New York Times

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

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Mental health and substance abuse toll may be pandemic’s ‘fourth wave,’ experts warn

Politico Pro

Mental health and substance use treatment providers say more New Yorkers have reported anxiety and depression or turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the pandemic.

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Cuomo: “We’re not out of the woods yet”

Spectrum News

New York’s low coronavirus infection rate is threatened by college students who do not follow safety guidelines like mask wearing and social distancing and the coming school year poses questions as well, Governor Cuomo said.

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What are the different types of coronavirus tests?

Associated Press

There are three broad categories of coronavirus tests in the U.S. Two diagnose whether you have an active infection, and a third indicates if you previously had the virus.

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Poll: Majority of adults don’t trust Trump’s comments on Covid-19 vaccine

NBC News

The share of people who say they would get a government-approved vaccine has decreased.

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NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial

Kaiser Health News

The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.

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