COVID-19 Updates & Impacts

By Evelyne Kane

From PHN Issue 43, Summer 2020

Since our Spring issue, the COVID-19 (or “coronavirus”) pandemic has presented many new challenges in the U.S. and around the world. As of early July, there have been more than 3 million reported cases and 134,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the USA. Testing and trials to find a vaccine or treatment are ongoing, but it is still unknown when either will be discovered or made widely available. As scientists and health professionals learn more about the virus, they have agreed social distancing (keeping six feet away from others, and/or wearing a mask or face covering when you cannot stay more than six feet apart) is still the best way we know how to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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