Health

What’s The Difference Between An ‘R Number’ And ‘K Number’ For COVID-19?

For weeks, we’ve listened to politicians and health experts talking about the “R number” in relation to coronavirus. But now, there’s a new metric taking center stage: the “K number.” Both values are calculated by mathematicians and scientists working to combat the pandemic and used to influence public health policies. The experts analyze vast amounts […]

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Nancy Pelosi Nails What’s ‘Really Dangerous’ About Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Misinformation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday revealed what she believes is “really dangerous” about Donald Trump’s continual spewing of falsehoods about the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with “The Late Late Show” host James Corden, Pelosi also called on scientists to “speak up” against the president’s misinformation. “It’s one thing to not tell the […]

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We’re Medical Students Ready To Fight The Coronavirus. Here Is What’s Holding Us Back.

The start of spring is a cherished time for New Yorkers. Temperatures climb, daffodils in Central Park creep up through the mulch, and restaurants open their al fresco dining spaces. For medical students about to graduate, the end of March is especially exhilarating. Nearly a decade of scientific and medical education culminates in Match Day: […]

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Egg-freezing: What’s the success rate?

The fertility expert, Lord Robert Winston, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme to discuss the campaign to relax the current ten-year limit on freezing eggs. Lord Winston, who is professor of fertility studies at Imperial College London, warned that it was “a very unsuccessful technology” and said: “The number of eggs that actually result […]