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Black Individuals at Higher Risk for Contracting COVID-19, According to New Research

Results of an analysis published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that Black individuals were twice as likely as White individuals to test positive for COVID-19. The average age of all participants in the study was 46. However,...
9-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Move to Withdraw U.S. from WHO During Global COVID-19 Pandemic Very Concerning

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) is deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s action today to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO).
8-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies: We Must Continue to Be Vigilant to Control the Spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally. Some countries are still dealing with large epidemics, while others are at various stages of reopening society. Many countries are fearful of a second wave of infection, as a consequence of restrictions...
6-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Air Pollution’s Impact on Interstitial Lung Disease is Critical to Minimizing its Effects

More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article...
1-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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“For My Lung Health” Campaign Promotes Lung Health Education in Underserved Black and Latino Communities

This month the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launched For My Lung Health, a patient-education website and media campaign. Using public service announcements and an education-based website, For...
29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Countries with Early Adoption of Face Masks Showed Modest COVID-19 Infection Rates

Regions with an early interest in face masks had milder COVID-19 epidemics, according to a new letter-to-the-editor published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
24-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cover Clinical Trials Session, June 24, Before ATS 2020 Virtual Kick-Off

ATS 2020 Virtual is taking place on Aug. 5-10, but you can register for “Breaking News: Clinical Trial Results in Pulmonary Medicine,” a preview session taking place on June 24 at 2-3:45 pm ET. Review program details here. Please note that all...
22-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission

In a new article, scientists provide an exhaustive, evidence-based review of how COVID-19 droplets from infected patients spread through the air and describe how health care professionals can protect themselves. This Pulmonary Perspective is...
22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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