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Infectious Disease Expert: The ‘Darkest Of The Entire Pandemic’ Has Yet To Come – HuffPost

Michael Osterholm, an expert at the University of Minnesota, stressed that a lack of public confidence is largely to blame.

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Michael Osterholm, a renowned infectious disease expert, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “the next six to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic” and expressed concern that the U.S. lacks a leading voice to guide the public.
“Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early to

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Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do – CNN

Artificially sweetened beverages appear to be just as bad for your heart as the sugary kind, a new study finds. Experts suggest dramatically reducing soda consumption…

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Oddly enough, it was bad laboratory technique — combined with poor hygiene — that led to the discovery of several of today’s top artificial sweeteners. Russian chemist Constantin Fahlberg was eating dinner when he made an amazing discovery: The roll he’d just bitten into tasted extremely sweet. Realizing the sugary, metallic taste had come from his own hands, he rushed back to the lab to find the source. After tasting everything in sight — not exactly good lab safety protocol — he discovered…

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El Paso shatters record for new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations for 3rd time in 5 days – KVIA El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The El Paso Department of Public Health announced a record 1,443 new Covid-19 cases Monday, along with 118 delayed results, for a total…

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EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — The El Paso Department of Public Health announced a record 1,443 new Covid-19 cases Monday, along with 118 delayed results, for a total of 1,561 added cases.
Hospitalizations also increased to 853, which is a new record, with 180 of those patients in ICUs. Those numbers come on the heels of a declaration by El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego that “all hospitals have reached capacity,” as he imposed a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the next two weeks.
Health officials…

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18-year-old freshman at University of Dayton apparently dies from Covid-19 – NBC News

Michael Lang, 18, died on Thursday “apparently due to complications from COVID-19” after a long hospitalization, university officials said.

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An 18-year-old freshman at the University of Dayton in Ohio died Thursday apparently due to complications from” coronavirus, school officials said.
Michael Lang, a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, died in LaGrange, Illinois, after a long hospitalization, the university said. It was not clear how long Lang had been hospitalized or whether he contracted the virus on or off campus.
We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends, professors and our campus community,…

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