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COVID-19 mortality rates are going down, according to studies of two large hospital systems, partly thanks to improvements in treatment. Here, clinicians care for a patient in July at an El Centro, Calif., hospital. CREDIT: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates As Hospitals Get Better At Helping People Survive

Two new peer-reviewed studies are showing a sharp drop in mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The drop is seen in all groups, including older patients and those with underlying conditions, suggesting that physicians are getting better at helping patients survive their illness. Continue Reading Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates As Hospitals Get Better At Helping People Survive

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Voters wait in line as the polls open at Pierce Park Baptist Church in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. CREDIT: Otto Kitsinger/AP

Poll: Most Voters Expect Some Intimidation, But They’re Voting In Record Numbers

A majority of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, men and women from across the country, of all ages and races, are expecting some or many attempts to block people from voting, according to the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, conducted less than a month before Election Day. In November 2016, 57 percent of registered voters anticipated attempts to thwart voting; that number has grown to 67 percent. Continue Reading Poll: Most Voters Expect Some Intimidation, But They’re Voting In Record Numbers

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