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The increase in positive cases of COVID-19 across the US is disheartening. We are now fully aware of the steps that need to be taken to reduce risk of spreading the virus to your family and friends: wear a mask. Physically distance from people. Wash your hands. We now know that gathering indoors can greatly increase the risk of transmission. As we move into the colder months, and there are fewer opportunities to comfortably socialize outside, we once again have to make difficult choices to protect our loved ones, our neighbors, and our community. Below are resources to help guide your informed decision-making.
We all want an end to this global pandemic, and an effective vaccine is a critical part of finding that path. However, there are many unanswered questions on the effectiveness of the vaccine, how it will be distributed, and who will have access to it. Join us on Friday, November 6th at 4:00pm EDT to discuss COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Expect, with NHF President and CEO Leonard A. Valentino, MD.
Sharp Increase in Positive COVID-19 Cases
The coronavirus case numbers in the US are not looking good. The COVID-19 Tracking Project is an excellent reason for both viewing the data in your state, as well as analysis of trends and explanations of data. They have added a weekly blog that contains helpful information on how to make sense of the information.
Eli Lilly’s Antibody Treatment Proves Unhelpful for Advanced COVID Cases
A paused clinical trial of an Eli Lilly & Co. experimental antibody therapy won’t resume after federal researchers concluded the drug likely wouldn’t help hospitalized Covid-19 patients with advanced cases.

Canadian Thanksgiving Can Offer a Lesson
Thanksgiving in Canada, which was celebrated on October 12th, is similar to the US version – family and friends gather together for a meal. Canada has seen a recent increase in cases of coronavirus, and some Canadian officials see a connection to Thanksgiving celebration.

Scientists Identify the Five Symptoms That May Predict a Long-Term Case of Coronavirus
Preliminary studies are beginning to pinpoint the early signs that a patient won't recover right away. For a select group of coronavirus patients known as "long-haulers", the onset of symptoms is the beginning of an extended battle. Many COVID-19 patients develop weeks- or months-long illnesses that researchers now call "long-COVID".

Unsurprisingly, Depressive Incidents Could Rise, Too
As the days grow shorter, incidences of seasonal depression increase. This winter, increased isolation and stress could increase those numbers more. It’s important to try plan for managing triggers that might bring on or worsen seasonal depression.

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