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You May Be Surprised by the Type of American Who Is Postponing Basic Health Care During the Pandemic

4 days ago   |   By Time

There's more than one way to get sick during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can contract the virus, of course, as more than 28 million Americans already have. Or you can dodge the disease but still suffer from the disruption caused by quarantines and social distancing, if they lead you to neglect routine health care. That, a new TIME-Harris Poll survey shows, is just what too many of us are doing.
The top-line numbers from the survey of 1,093 participants (a representative sample of the U.S. public) are sobering, with 78% of respondents reporting that they have put off at least some medical...
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Scientists Say 'Health Warning' Needed on Vit D/COVID-19 Preprint

5 days ago   |   By Medscape

A controversial preprint that found vitamin D reduced death by 60% in patients with COVID-19 has unleashed a frenzy of criticism from experts, who say it adds nothing of value to the already controversial debate.
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