America's reported number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus topped 400,000 on Tuesday. About 55,000 of those deaths occurred just this month, and public health experts anticipate the country will see a surge in newly reported coronavirus deaths in the coming weeks.
While many Americans are avoiding crowded spaces amid the novel coronavirus epidemic, it's harder for some to avoid riding in a car with others—particularly if they rely on taxis or services such as Uber or Lyft for transportation. But how risky is coronavirus transmission in a car? A new study sheds light—and some insight on how drivers and passengers can protect themselves against the pathogen.
When Mikkael Sekeres, an oncologist, accepted a job at a different facility in a new state, he knew it would be tough to say goodbye to his colleagues—but he hadn't realized how difficult it would be to say goodbye to his patients, he writes for the New York Times' "Well."
On Saturday, Joe Biden, who at the time was the United States' president-elect, announced some of the key members who will serve on his administration's science team, including Eric Lander, whom Biden will nominate to lead the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Alondra Nelson, whom Biden has picked to serve as OSTP's deputy director, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.