Health Headlines for October 13, 2020

Will NY contain Covid-19 clusters? Here’s what experts say about avoiding second wave

Democrat & Chronicle

After New York curbed the virus’s spread this summer, COVID-19 cases are rising again and threatening to ignite a second wave fueled by the reopening of schools and colleges, as well as religious gatherings.

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Lack of quick Covid-19 tests for kids prompts fear of school disruptions with weather cooling

Times Union

It’s easier than ever to obtain a COVID-19 test in the Capital Region, but few providers offer rapid turnaround tests for patients under 18.

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Gov. Cuomo’s book on New York’s Covid-19 battle launches amid virus uptick

The Wall Street Journal

The governor’s second memoir recounts interactions with the federal government and other scenes from his response to the pandemic.

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Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine study paused due to unexplained illness in participant

Stat News

A document sent to outside researchers running the 60,000-patient clinical trial states that a “pausing rule” has been met.

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Studies find Covid-19 coronavirus can survive 28 days on some surfaces, 11 hours on skin

CBS News

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia’s national science agency.

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New York’s Southern Tier avoided the first Covid-19 outbreak. Now it’s getting hit.

Press Connects

Six of New York’s 10 most infected counties are in the Southern Tier or are contiguous to it.

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