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Recent protests in Philadelphia and across the country have drawn young people. But for most of the pandemic, youth have been quarantined and away from their social circles, which could make depression and other mental illness worse.
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Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Tuesday.
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Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error, says medical mistakes are likely to increase as resource-strapped hospitals treat a rapid influx of COVID-19 patients.
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Kai Koerber, a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, is a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Since then, he says, he's made promoting a mental health curriculum in high schools and colleges a personal priority.
Plastic fencing and landscaping boulders replaced homeless campsites on this block in downtown Denver. Advocates for the homeless fear that displacing encampments risks spreading the coronavirus throughout the homeless community.
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Spray parks, like this one in Washington, D.C., have become popular places for people to cool off in the heat of summer. But this year, fears over the coronavirus mean that some cities are re-evaluating whether to keep them open.
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Cities Brace For 'Collision Course' Of Summer Heat Waves And COVID-19
As normal activities such as dining out resume, there has been an increase in cases in people in their 20s and 30s in pockets around the country. Some experts say it's because of lack of social distancing and mask wearing.
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Health workers and others rallied in Seattle during a Doctors For Justice event on June 6, protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death. Medical training needs a hard look too, doctors say: Students of color and LGBTQ people often bear the brunt of what can be a bullying culture.
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Kelly Womochil, an aide at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center in Enterprise, Kan., tries on a poncho that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending to nursing homes to protect against the coronavirus.
People working as medics near the Colorado State Capitol on May 31, during one of Denver's many protest demonstrations in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
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Debbie Sorensen, an infectious disease nurse with Salt Lake County Public Health Department in Salt Lake City, talks by phone with a woman who recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Sorensen is one of the county's 130 contact tracers aiming to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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