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Dear Dietitian – Is Kava Kava safe for reducing anxiety?

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Dear Dietitian,

I have been worried about a second wave of COVID-19, and this gives me anxiety. I just went back to work last week, but if there's a second wave of COVID, I am worried about my financial future. My friend was telling me she takes an herbal supplement called kava, and it helps her feel calm. Is it safe?

Meredith

Dear Meredith,

Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants

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Thousands of pages of documents obtained by ProPublica show how quickly public health agencies were overwhelmed by meatpacking cases. One CEO described social distancing as "a nicety that makes sense only for people with laptops."