(L) Rabbi Ilan Feldman, head rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob. (R) Adrienne Botos Usadi, a registered nurse, getting a Covid-19 test before she tests others at a pop-up drive through testing site outside of Congregation Beth Jacob in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2020. Photos: Peyton Fulford for Elemental

What makes Orthodox communities special may give them an extra layer of risk — or an extra layer of protection

Dental practices are high-risk during the pandemic. Here’s what to know before making an appointment.

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Unused tech tools and a coordination vacuum between state and local health departments can help explain why contact tracing is not going well

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A vaccine will be necessary to help the country’s economy

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Lack of coordination and trust caused trouble for the country’s response to the pandemic

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A rising mortality rate suggests the more lax model means more death

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The country learned tough lessons from the MERS pandemic, and it’s paying off now

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Keren Landman, MD

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