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Dear Doctors: I’m a 38-year-old man, very athletic, and I got really sick with the coronavirus. I didn’t land in the hospital, but it’s been a month and I’m still not 100%. I want to get back to running and lifting weights. Is it safe to exercise after COVID-19?
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Dear Doctors: Can you explain herd immunity? We have it with diseases like smallpox and polio, but when it comes to the coronavirus, everyone keeps saying it’s a bad idea. Why wouldn’t it work for COVID-19?
Dear Reader: It’s true that we’re hearing a lot about herd immunity, which is also [...]
Dear Doctors: I'm 23 years old and hardly ever get sick, not even a cold. I usually skip getting a flu shot, but my dad keeps telling my brother and me that it's really important to get one this year. Can you explain why? Is it going to protect us [...]
Dear Doctor: Why are people making a big deal out of the fact that you can lose your sense of smell and taste when you get sick with COVID-19? The same thing happens to me when I’ve got a plain old cold.
Dear Reader: Many of us who have slogged through [...]
Hello again, dear readers, and welcome to the late-summer edition of the letters column. Along with so many of you, we’re facing record-breaking heat, high humidity, and a few natural disasters. All the more reason to seek refuge in our ongoing chat about health and medicine.
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