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CDC report details rapid spread of COVID-19 at Georgia summer camp: What went wrong

Rebecca Lambertsen/iStockBy KIERAN MCGIRL, JESSICA MENDOZA, HENDERSON HEWES and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A coronavirus outbreak a summer camp in Georgia left 260 campers and staffers testing positive for the virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The YMCA Camp High Harbour, which hosted more than 600 campers and…read more »

Mom’s alternative to timeout is taking over TikTok

Nikki Mullen-CruzBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A mom is sharing her positive pathway to parenting with a viral TikTok video showing her alternative approach to punishments.Nikki Mullen-Cruz of Chicago built a special space for her 6-year-old son, Kalev, for whenever he needs to reset his emotions. The calming corner, or as Kalev…read more »

Georgia teenager loses both parents to COVID-19 within a week

Amornrat Phuchom/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(ATLANTA) — A Georgia teenager who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week is urging people to take precautions during the pandemic.Justin Hunter told Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that he and his parents had all tested positive for the coronavirus last month. He was asymptomatic, but soon his…read more »

As vaccines move into phase 3 trials, diversity must be at top of agenda

iStock/Pornpak KhunatornBy: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Ensuring Black and ethnic minority participation in coronavirus vaccine trials is key if we want a truly effective coronavirus vaccine, according to top epidemiology experts.This past week, as two massive phase 3 trials slated to enroll 30,000 people each launched in the…read more »

Vaccine companies searching for 1-shot dose of COVID-19 vaccine

simon2579/iStockBY: DR. LAITH ALEXANDER AND SONY SALZMAN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — When it comes to vaccines, experts agree that a hassle-free single shot is always preferred over a two-shot vaccine requiring multiple trips to the doctors’ office.”In the history of vaccines, anything that has been a two-shot vaccine has been a pain in the…read more »

Crowds are gathering in many states despite coronavirus, and mixed messaging may be to blame: Experts

rypson/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Despite rising coronavirus cases across the nation, many people have been packing into some of their favorite hotspots over the summer, flouting social distancing guidance and rules as well as mask-wearing.There have been several incidents across the country that have sparked criticism and warnings from leaders such as…read more »