Health news 14 Mar, 2021
Nurses fight conspiracy theories along with coronavirus - The Associated PressAssociated Press
Los Angeles emergency room nurse Sandra Younan spent the last year juggling long hours as she watched many patients struggle with the coronavirus and some die. Then there were the patients...
Minnesota virus cases creep up as vaccinations hit 1.2 million - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
Mixed indicators leave state health officials with an "in-between" sense for where the state stands.
Michigan reports 1,659 new coronavirus cases Saturday, March 13, decline from last few days - MLive.commlive.com
The state also announced 38 new deaths.
'Over-supplied' US faces pressure to send Covid vaccine doses to less wealthy countries - The GuardianThe Guardian
US bought enough doses to vaccinate whole eligible population twice, but continues to resist sharing in effort to ‘over-prepare’<br>
Oregon reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths, 365 new cases - KTVZKTVZ
There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,322, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.
Wisconsin approaching vaccine dose milestone, breaks record of doses given in one day - WBAYWBAY
A total of 1,231,092 vaccines have been administered just to Wisconsin residents, which equals 21.1% of the population.
Michigan adds 1,659 cases, 38 deaths from COVID-19 - The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News
The latest cases bring the total number of cases to 607,437 and deaths to 15,774 since the virus was first detected in March 2020
Ohio reports 1,558 new coronavirus cases; 894 hospitalized - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
The Ohio Department of Health Saturday released new coronavirus numbers. It reports 1,588 cases in the last 24 hours.
Why the state expanded vaccination criteria to include those with underlying medical conditions - KSL.comKSL.com
While all adults will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in just a few weeks, experts say there is a reason those with underlying health conditions are given priority. One Utah kidney transplant shares why he is so grateful he was able to get the shot.
Medically vulnerable in U.S. put near end of line for coronavirus vaccine - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser
RALEIGH, N.C. >> When Ann Camden learned last month that her 17-year-old daughter got exposed to the coronavirus at school and was being sent home, she packed her belongings, jumped in the car and made the two-hour drive to the coast to stay with her recently…
Gov. Cox says Utah tops 1 million vaccines; 491 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah has officially delivered more than 1 million vaccine doses, Gov. Spencer Cox announced on Twitter Saturday morning.
Reopening timeline for SoCal restaurants, gyms, theme parks - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Here's a timeline of when restaurants, gyms, theme parks, museums and more can reopen in Southern California.
This Is What the CDC Director Is Dreading Most About COVID Right Now - Best LifeBest Life
In discussing the financial cost of COVID, the CDC director said: "I worry about the day where the vaccine will no longer be free."
Macomb County Health Department expands eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
On Saturday, the Macomb County Health Department announced the expansion of priority groups eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Iowa surpasses one million vaccines administered - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
As vaccine rollout continues, Iowa's test positivity rate is below 4%
NY’s vaccine appointment website back online with 1000s of March slots open - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
The New York State Fairgrounds has hundreds of open appointments per day, starting next week.
Austin eases restrictions, moves to Stage 3 of risk guidelines on 1-year anniversary of first case - KXAN.comKXAN.com
These risk-based guidelines do not change any state or local orders, but they do give people a better idea of ways to stay safe.
Arizona reports 262 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths Saturday - KTAR.comKTAR.com
Arizona public health officials on Saturday reported 262 new coronavirus cases and 27 additional deaths from COVID-19.
A series of crises expose deepening divides across America - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
In recent months in the U.S., historic breakthroughs have come alongside monumental failures of infrastructure and healthcare.
now Eli Lilly releases detailed results on Alzheimer's drug, as data divide researchers - STATSTAT
Some researchers hailed the data, while others questioned if they suggested the drug would make any difference at all for patients.
Measles Has an Opening for a Devastating Comeback - BloombergQuintBloombergQuint
Measles Has an Opening for a Devastating Comeback
Experts weigh in on how COVID vaccines may help long-haulers - Yahoo! VoicesYahoo Entertainment
As COVID-19 vaccination access broadens across the country, some people who suffer from long COVID, also known as long-haulers, have reported relief after...
When will we declare victory over COVID-19? - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
A year into the pandemic, infection rates are falling. Hospitals are quieter; morgues are emptier. Will we declare victory over COVID-19? No, say public health experts. But here’s how we can …
California COVID-19 vaccine eligibility grows; barriers remain - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
About 4.4 million Californians with disabilities and underlying health conditions will become eligible Monday, but supply shortages and uncertainties about verification pose potential barriers.
President Biden vowed to end the HIV epidemic by 2025 – but how realistic is that goal? - QueertyQueerty.com
Is the end to the HIV epidemic in sight?
COVID: Your Bay Area guide to (legitimately) score a vaccine — even if you’re not ‘eligible’ yet - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Some Californians are getting inoculated against the coronavirus by volunteering at vaccination clinics.
Colorado COVID-19 statistics - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
There are currently 293 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and the state's seven-day moving average positivity rate is 3.36%.
3 vaccinated Hawaii residents tested positive for COVID-19 - KXAN.comKXAN.com
A health care worker who received the full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine and followed recommended guidelines contracted the virus after traveling outside of Hawaii, the state’s health department said in a news release.
Fixing America's COVID-19 mistakes: We could have much better masks by now if the CDC followed NASA's playbook - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
Taking hints from NASA, South Korea, as well as mechanical engineers and seamstresses across the US could all help make masked life much better.
‘I’m not comfortable’: Vaccine hesitancy may be driving gap in who is getting shots - Charlotte ObserverGoogle News
Some COVID-19 long haulers have had symptoms since the first wave. Can they still get better? - The Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Some are still having trouble breathing and have serious fatigue. Doctors remain hopeful.
Santa Barbara County Expected to Advance to Less-Restrictive COVID-19 Red Tier on Tuesday - NoozhawkNoozhawk
As the one-year mark nears of the county's first positive case of the virus, officials say fewer restrictions will bring new opportunities for reopening
Are central Ohioans traveling to rural counties to be vaccinated? - The Columbus DispatchFci Academy
Rural county health departments are seeing some visitors from central Ohio seeking COVID-19 vaccines. But they say the numbers are not overwhelming.
Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak - The New York TimesNew York Times
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic.
San Diegans with certain health conditions eligible for vaccine starting Monday - The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune
Health systems are reaching out to patients, but supply remains issue
Dentists ready to administer vaccines, but hurdles stand in the way - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Dentists also have the option of being a provider where they can vaccinate in their office, but it has to be approved by the CDC.
More than 45% of North Dakota nursing home workers haven't gotten a COVID-19 vaccine | INFORUM - INFORUMINFORUM
The relative youth of nursing home workers means they're likely more reflective of North Dakota's general population than any other group that received priority during the state's vaccine rollout, state vaccination director Molly Howell said. The hesitancy of…
House Passes Bill To Give Governor Power Over Tulsa And Oklahoma City-County Health Departments - Public Radio TulsaPublicradiotulsa.org
The Oklahoma House narrowly and on a largely urban-rural split passed a bill this week to give the governor power over the Tulsa and Oklahoma city-county
COVID vaccines: Will California meet Biden’s May 1 goal? - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Gov. Gavin Newsom is stopping short of promising California will throw the vaccination doors open to everyone in May.
I’m high-risk for COVID-19 and eligible for a vaccine starting Monday. What do I need to know? - LA Daily NewsLA Daily News
On Monday, people with underlying conditions become eligible for a vaccine. From the I.E. to L.A., sites are bracing for more appointments.
Contagious and deadly disease confirmed at West Michigan deer farm - WWMT-TVWWMT-TV
Test samples from a 4-year-old white-tailed deer at a farm were positive for chronic wasting disease, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The case was found inMontcalm County through a routine surveillance and testing pr…
The Worst of the Pandemic Is Truly Behind Us - GizmodoGizmodo.com
This week, the United States will have passed an important milestone in the covid-19 pandemic: 100 million vaccine doses administered in the country, with over 60 million Americans having gotten one or more doses of the vaccines developed by Moderna, Pfizer/B…
More of SF Eligible for Vaccine Monday: People With Health Issues, in Homeless Shelters, Incarcerated - SFistSFist
People with a whole range of medical conditions will be eligible for their vaccine shot effective Monday, March 15, as will anyone in a congregate care facility like a homeless shelter or jail.
Rain develops this weekend with the potential of snow for much of Siouxland by Sunday night - KTIVKTIV
Rain is then expected to overspread the region Saturday night with rain likely all day long on Sunday as well with highs on Sunday in the low to mid 40s.
Under new program, some Oregon health centers can vaccinate anyone - KTVZKTVZ
Oregon has begun a pilot program that allows some federally qualified health centers to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone they serve, even if that patient does not fall into any currently eligible categories.
Wisconsin restaurant workers immediately eligible for COVID-19 vaccine - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Restaurant workers are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
COVID-19 Statistics | March 12, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, March 12, 2021
St. Louis County not ready to roll out vaccine to next tier - KSDK.comKSDK.com
"If you're in Tier 3, you have the right to get the vaccine, but there are a lot of people ahead in line,” explained the St. Louis County Department of Public Health
Wisconsin restaurant workers quietly added to list eligible for COVID-19 vaccine - Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Food service employees are among some of the last people in public-facing jobs to become eligible for vaccines.
Many states allow people with a BMI over 30 to get the COVID vaccine. But for some with obesity, it's not that simple - CBS NewsCBS News
As states expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to people with obesity, some say fatshaming and fatphobia follow.
Evers: Everyone in Wisconsin will be vaccine eligible May 1 - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says everyone in Wisconsin will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on May 1. State health officials said Thursday that everyone in the state would be eligible sometime in May. Hours later, President Joe Biden said he …
In Nevada, Unemployed Workers Wait for Aid That Will Still Not Be Enough - Yahoo NewsNew York Times
Stimulus checks may be on their way, but those struggling to get by worry that the money will soon be gone. “Every morning I wake up thinking about where my help is going to come from,” one woman said.
COVID SCIENCE-Severe kidney problems seen with COVID-19; second vaccine dose should not be delayed for cancer patients - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the...
Florida COVID update for Friday: 5,214 cases, 105 deaths and positivity below 5% - Miami HeraldGoogle News
Vaccine-induced antibodies may be less effective against several new SARS-CoV-2 variants: study - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has mutated throughout the pandemic. New variants of the virus have arisen throughout the world, including variants that might possess increased ability to spread or evade the immune system. Such variants have been …
COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans 'must remain vigilant' - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful...
SARS-CoV-2 jumped from bats to humans without much change - Phys.orgPhys.Org
How much did SARS-CoV-2 need to change in order to adapt to its new human host? In a research article published in the open access journal PLOS Biology Oscar MacLean, Spyros Lytras at the University of Glasgow, and colleagues, show that since December 2019 an…
Counties detail when Group 4 can get COVID-19 vaccine appointments :: WRAL.com - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Wake County plans to open its online vaccination registration system to those in Group 4 affected by the governor's decision on or before March 17, spokeswoman Stacy Beard said.
SC reports 756 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths Friday - WIS10WIS10
DHEC says the percent positive from the 23,541 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 4.9%.
State identifies at least 3 ‘breakthrough’ COVID cases - Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now
"It is important to note that none of the individuals with 'breakthrough COVID became severely ill and none are known to have transmitted COVID to someone else."
Everything you need to know about at-home COVID testing - EngadgetEngadget
In recent months, the FDA has approved a number of COVID tests which can be administered in the comfort of your own home and return results in a matter of minutes rather than days.
How to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday in California - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Starting Monday, millions of Californians with preexisting health conditions or disabilities will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur Decided to Get Vaccinated While Pregnant After a ‘COVID Scare’ at Home - Yahoo EntertainmentPEOPLE
“The risks of getting COVID just so far outweighed the risks of taking the vaccine,” the news anchor said
Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines in Alabama expanding to all citizens 55+, anyone with a comorbidity - Yellowhammer NewsYellowhammer News
Additional categories of Alabamians will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 22, the Alabama Department of Public
Alabama to expand COVID vaccine to people with health conditions, people 55 and older March 22 - AL.comAL.com
Alabamians with certain conditions including heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and people age 55 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID vaccine on March 22.
CDC's 'huge mistake': did misguided mask advice drive up Covid death toll for health workers? - The GuardianThe Guardian
Researchers say ‘very low’-quality research led to outdated guidelines on who got the best PPE, leaving those most at risk exposed
Medical examiner says Kassidi Kurill's death likely wasn't caused by Moderna vaccine - New York PostNew York Post
Utah’s chief medical examiner urged the public not to jump to conclusions about the death of a 39-year-old woman four days after she received the second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine — insisti…
California won’t require eligible disabled or sick individuals to present proof of condition for vaccination - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Four days before an estimated 4.4 million Californians with disabilities and underlying health conditions become eligible for the vaccine, the California Public Health Department released guidance on the verification process. Notably, the state is not requiri…