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On the Beat – Health and Fitness

October 1st, 2020 by


SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES CAN WORSEN COVID-19 RISK, PUTTING FIREFIGHTERS IN EVEN MORE DANGER

Sept. 17, 2020

Luke Montrose , CBS News

The western U.S. is forcing firefighters to battle forces of nature, an airborne pandemic and wildfires. To protect firefighters from COVID-19, there’s a need to increase personal protection gear and better hygiene.


MONROE AND DELAWARE COUNTIES REPORT HIGHEST COMMUNITY SPREAD OD COVID-19 IN INDIANA

Sept. 17, 2020

Madison Smalstig , IDS News

Stricter guidelines for COVID-19 are upon Monroe and Delaware counties due to a large increase of positive cases. Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing are solutions to help protect from the virus. But enforcing these guidelines can only go so far.


VIRUS KILLS 2 AT TERRE HAUTE PRISON WHERE EXECUTIONS ARE SCHEDULED

Sept. 16, 2020

The Associated Press , Indiana Public Media

Dozens of COVID-19 cases have taken lives of inmates the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute. Federal executions are requiring a health screening before undergone. Since socially distancing is difficult behind bars, COVID-19 has been a threat.


INDIANAPOLIS VA HOSPITAL FAILED TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE FROM COVID-19, SAYS OSHA

Sept. 16, 2020

Justin Hicks, Indiana Public Media

A virus-related citation was given to a veteran’s hospital in Indianapolis. With three deaths from COVID-19, OSHA confirms there was a failed approach in entrance screeners, cardiology workers, and paperwork processors.


AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG PROTECTS COVID-19 PATIENTS, ELI LILY CLAIMS

Sept. 16, 2020

Gina Kolata , New York Times

In the last 6 months, Eli Lilly has seen positive results in COVID-19 patients from a monoclonal antibody treatment. While the drug has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the study offers hope in the pursuit of a COVID-19 vaccine.


A UNIVERSITY HAD A GREAT CORONAVIRUS PLAN, BUT STUDENTS PARTIED ON

Sept. 10, 2020

Kenneth Chang , The New York Times

Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are under lockdown after a rise in COVID-19 cases. The University created a comprehensive COVID-19 plan – students are tested 2x a week, wear masks and enter buildings through app verification.


AFTER RECORD LOW FLU SEASON IN AUSTRALIA, US HOPES FOR THE SAME

Sept. 7, 2020

John Bonifield , Elizabeth Cohen , CNN

The Southern Hemisphere experienced a record low flu season. Wearing a mask, socially distancing, and getting the flu shot helped this outcome. Australia reported 107 confirmed cases of the flu, and in 2019 they reported 61,000.


PARENTING THROUGH A PANDEMIC: ROLE MODELING AND SELF-CARE

May 14, 2020

Jared Posey , Limestone Post

With COVID-19 dictating daily routines, families take on emotional tolls when ensuring children’s safety. With social media, expectations are diluting self-care. Raising kids in a pandemic adds urgency in understanding the value in connecting with them.


MINORITY GROUPS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 RECEIVE DISCRIMINATORY RESPONSES FROM HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

April 28, 2020

Yetlanetzi Reyna , Bloomington Beat

Feeling neglected in the healthcare industry has been a battle in getting essential care for Preetha Sai Pamidighantam and her mother, Madhu Pamidighantam. Madhu did not receive the attention she needed while examined in the ER with COVID-19 symptoms.


IU SENIOR MARLEE GOODMAN ADVOCATES ONLINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

April 15, 2020

Calie Schepp, Bloomington Beat

Normalizing mental illness is a goal that Marlee Goodman strives to achieve. Goodman hopes to become a clinical social worker and help people gain control of their lives by recognizing therapy can be a good thing.