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Facebook will help CMU Delphi research group gather data about Covid symptoms

How Facebook and Google are helping the CDC forecast coronavirus

When it comes to predicting the spread of an infectious disease, it’s crucial to understand what Ryan Tibshirani, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, calls the “the pyramid of severity.” The bottom of the pyramid is asymptomatic carriers (those who have the infection but feel fine); the next level is symptomatic carriers (those who …

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Vaping Deaths: CDC Says THC Cartridges Are Likely to Blame

While counterfeit THC cartridges have long been suspected as the main culprit behind a rash of vaping-related lung illnesses and at least 12 deaths, it wasn’t until Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publicly put the blame for the outbreak on THC products. The agency says that 77% of the now …

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The CDC Says That Almost Everyone Shouldn’t Vape, Including Young Adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned minors, pregnant women, young adults, and people who don’t use tobacco that they shouldn’t vape after a spate of recent illnesses and one death linked to e-cigarettes. According to the CDC’s announcement, as of August 27, 215 possible cases of vaping-related respiratory disease have been reported …

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Don’t Use Bootleg or Street Vaping Products, C.D.C. Warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people not to use vaping ingredients bought on the street, and to stop modifying either nicotine or cannabis e-cigarette devices, in an effort to curb the vaping-related lung sicknesses that have alarmed health officials in more than two dozen states this summer. Despite the lack …

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