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Survey says majority of Americans won’t use COVID-19 contact-tracing apps

According to a study commissioned by the security software vendor Avira, 71% of Americans say they won’t use COVID-19 contact-tracing apps, with many citing potential privacy and security issues. Government and healthcare professionals were the least likely to say they’d download the apps, and about three-quarters of people surveyed believed their digital privacy would be… Read More »

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

It’s déjà vu all over again for Americans’ well-being: we haven’t felt this low since the advent of the Great Recession that hit our well-well-being hard in December 2008. As COVID-19 diagnoses reached 200,000 in the U.S. in April 2020, Gallup gauged that barely 1 in 2 people felt they were thriving. In the past 12… Read More »

Life upended for Americans as U.S. scrambles to contain coronavirus threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From Disneyland to the U.S. Supreme Court, from Wall Street to Dodgers Stadium, nearly every facet of American life fell into turmoil on Thursday as the coronavirus outbreak caused sweeping closures and economic disruption. As concern grew over a rapid spread of the sometimes-fatal COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the virus,… Read More »

Up to 150 million Americans are expected to contract the coronavirus, congressional doctor says

A woman visits Times Square as she wears a face mask on March 8, 2020 in New York City. Kena Betancur | Getty Images Dr. Brian Monahan, the attending physician of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, said he expects 70 million to 150 million people in the United States will become infected with COVID-19,… Read More »

More Than 4 in 10 Americans Are Now Obese: CDC

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that suggests America’s obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United States are obese. And almost 1 in 10 is severely obese, the researchers added. “Over the time period from 1999 to… Read More »