Health news 04 Mar, 2021
Second Doses Are Priority at Local Vaccination Sites - countynewscenter.comcountynewscenter.com
Given the ongoing shortage in supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the region, local vaccinations sites are prioritizing people with second appointments.
Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens - The Associated PressAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) — A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest cities in...
'Now Is Not The Time To Stop Wearing A Mask,' Says CDC Director Rochelle Walensky - NPRNPR
With new cases teetering at about 60,000 to 70,000 per day, new hyper-transmissible variants and state rollbacks of coronavirus restrictions, the CDC chief urges Americans to remain vigilant.
Oregon reports 27 more COVID-19 related deaths; 1 million vaccine doses given - KTVZKTVZ
There are 27 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,252, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday.
Essential workers not given vaccine priority asking 'why not us too?' - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
Unions representing grocery store workers and transit workers are among several groups angry teachers are now being given preferential access to the coronavirus vaccine.
Delayed Skin Reactions Appear After Vaccine Shots - The New York TimesNew York Times
Doctors are reporting additional, minor symptoms that appear several days after people have received their shots.
The CDC is giving advice on preparing for a zombie apocalypse. Here's why experts applaud the move. - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
"It creates the mindset, 'Well, gosh. If a global pandemic happened, what's next — zombies?! Maybe I should prepare,'" one expert tells Yahoo Life.
Milwaukee can't explain why 34 COVID-19 vaccine doses were wasted - WISN MilwaukeeWISN Milwaukee
WISN 12 News Investigates continues to seek answers two days after 34 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine went to waste at the Wisconsin Center.
Avoiding a ‘third wave’ of COVID-19 in South Dakota - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The race to end the COVID-19 pandemic is heating up.
Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says report - The GuardianThe Guardian
Governments urged to prioritise obese people for vaccinations over greater risk of death from coronavirus
‘Setting the entire plan back’: Sacramento County calls out COVID vaccine line cutters - Sacramento BeeGoogle News
Pennsylvania State Troopers Association voices frustration that troopers haven’t been prioritized for vaccination - WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.
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Microdosing Benefits Might Be Largely Placebo, Experimental Study Suggests - GizmodoGizmodo.com
The sometimes hyped benefits of microdosing—regularly using small amounts of psychedelic drugs like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)—might be overstated, new research this week suggests. The study found that people who microdosed did experience psychological …
End of pandemic in sight – Garza says area could be vaccinated by July - KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisKTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
He said for the entire Region C it will take a little longer but could be done by the end of August.
Lightning disrupts Petco Park vaccine appointments hours after reopening - fox5sandiego.comfox5sandiego.com
The winter storm bringing thunder and lightning to San Diego has forced the Petco Park vaccine super station to temporarily close, just hours after returning from a four-day hiatus.
COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Wednesday - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
Vaccine Pre-Registration System To Start In DC Next Week - DCistdcist.com
The current portal will still be used for the last time this week, and more vaccine sites will be added to administer the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
OSDH Changes How It Reports COVID-19 Deaths; 747 New Virus Cases Reported - news9.com KWTVnews9.com KWTV
The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced it is changing the way it reports COVID-19 deaths. Since Tuesday, 747 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state, according to daily numbers released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Utah's COVID-19 cases up Wednesday, positivity rates continue downward trend - fox13now.comfox13now.com
The count of new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday by the Utah Department of Health jumped by the hundreds over Tuesday.
729 more COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, 18236 vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 729 on Wednesday, with seven more deaths and 18,236 vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
COVID SCIENCE-T cell response to virus variants remains potent; Asthma does not raise severe COVID-19 risk - 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...
Why Blood Type May Matter for COVID Infection - WebMDWebMD
A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine has a side effect that is being mistaken for breast cancer - SalonSalon
Women are scheduling biopsies over the discovery of a vaccine symptom that usually indicates breast cancer
Florida COVID update for Wednesday: Miami positivity rate doubles in a day to top 10% - Miami HeraldGoogle News
How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Vaccine eligibility in L.A. County changed on March 1. If it's your turn, here are some ways to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Illinois reports 2,104 cases of coronavirus, 44 deaths - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
Health officials reported 2,104 new and confirmed cases of coronavirus in Illinois Wednesday, including 44 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a total of 1,191,520 cases, including 20,626 deaths since the pandemic began. Within …
The Mental Health Pandemic Is Already Here - The Daily WireThe Daily Wire
One of the many trends observed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boom in the consumption of entertainment. Shows that people have wanted to check out have been successfully binged and lists of must-see movies continue to dwindle by the …
Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England - ScienceScience Magazine
A novel SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01 (lineage B.1.1.7), emerged in southeast England in November 2020 and is rapidly spreading toward fixation. Using a variety of statistical and dynamic modelling approaches, we estimate that this variant has a 43–90% (r…
Two more Mainers with COVID-19 have died as total cases top 45,000 - WMTW PortlandWMTW Portland
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says two more Mainers with COVID-19 have died as total cases top 45,000.
Vaping marijuana linked to lung injury in teens, study says - CNNCNN
Vaping marijuana is more likely to cause respiratory problems in teens than smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes, a new study has found.
We Finally Know Why COVID-19 Damages The Heart - IFLScienceIFLScience
A new study has discovered how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks and damages the heart, answering a long-standing question about mysterious heart conditions fol
Covid-19: People with blood type A are at greater risk of infection, study shows - Daily MailDaily Mail
Lab-based analysis investigated previous reports that blood group impacts on an individual's susceptibility to infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech could face Covid-19 vaccine shortage due to a key ingredient: Lipid nanoparticles - Vox.comVox
Lipid nanoparticles are essential to the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines — and we’re staring down a shortage.
INSIGHT-“When will it end?”: How a changing virus is ... - Thomson Reuters FoundationTrust.org
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/VARIANTS (INSIGHT, PIX):INSIGHT-“When will it end?”: How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19
Covid-19 US: Alcohol withdrawal rates in hospitalized patients rises 34% - Daily MailDaily Mail
A new study, from health system ChristianaCare, found a 34% increase in hospitalized patients suffering from alcohol withdrawal compared to the same time period in 2019.
Iowa surpasses 5,500 COVID-19 deaths - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
Iowa has surpassed 5,500 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Hydroxychloroquine not recommended for coronavirus treatment: WHO panel - Fox NewsFox News
An expert panel advising the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a strong recommendation against using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
List: Who falls under Group 3 and Group 4 for a COVID-19 vaccine - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Together, Groups 3 and 4 include millions of North Carolinians. Here's a list of who falls under each group.
Travelers from 2 countries with Ebola outbreaks arriving at Newark, JFK airports to face additional screening - NJ.comnj.com
Centers for Disease Control officials will require airlines to collect and report information from travelers coming to the U.S. from Congo and Guinea.
Florida reveals COVID vaccine form for ‘extremely vulnerable’ - Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel
Just an hour before Florida’s latest expansion of vaccine eligibility was set to take effect, the state Department of Health revealed late Tuesday the form that doctors will use to certify that a patient is “extremely vulnerable” to COVID-19 for vaccination p…
COVID-19 has taken a disturbing toll on teens' mental health, study shows - New York PostNew York Post
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a profound mental health toll on teens and young adults — with self-harm and overdose claims skyrocketing, particularly among 13- to 18-year-olds, according to a tro…
Long COVID Symptoms May Never Go Away, NIH Director Warns - Best LifeBest Life
NIH director Francis Collins just said that long COVID could become a chronic illness with symptoms that never go away.
Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Vaccinations quicken; Walz upbeat about State Fair - Minnesota Public Radio NewsMinnesota Public Radio News
Activities set for “June and beyond, those look pretty promising,” an upbeat Gov. Tim Walz told reporters Wednesday. His remarks came hours after state data shows the vaccination trend line at a new high, while active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations hold …
A national system to prioritize COVID-19 vaccines has largely failed as states rely on their own systems - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
Operation Warp Speed tried to help states set priorities for COVID-19 vaccine distribution with Tiberius. Few states use it as designed.
More COVID-19 variants emerge closer to home: What to know about the ones discovered in Brazil, New York, California - USA TODAYUSA Today
Health experts are seeing red flags in coronavirus variants that were first discovered in Brazil, New York and California. Here's what they say.
Every Utahn who wants COVID-19 vaccine could get one by end of April - fox13now.comfox13now.com
State officials are confident enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to any Utahn who wants one by the end of next month.
56 more COVID-19 deaths, 111 new positive cases reported in Oklahoma - KOCO Oklahoma CityKOCO Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday announced that they are changing the way they report COVID-19 deaths in an effort to show a “more timely” picture of the disease’s impact in Oklahoma.
More Montanans soon to be eligible for coronavirus vaccines - Helena Independent RecordHelena Independent Record
Montana is making more people eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines starting next week, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday.
Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for Covid-19 vaccines - CNNCNN
As the Biden administration accelerates a plan to use pharmacies to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, significant areas of the country lack brick-and-mortar pharmacies capable of administering the protective shots.
The flu killed nearly 200 children last season. This time, 1 has died. - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
A combination of coronavirus precautions and existing immunity to the flu has nearly eradicated influenza infections and deaths in the United States.
New Phase Of Vaccines Makes Them Available To Total 1.1 Million Tennesseans - The ChattanooganThe Chattanoogan
Oregon Health Authority reports 13 new COVID-19 related deaths, 269 additional cases - KPTV.comKPTV.com
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Health Authority reported 13 new deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday. The state’s death toll is now at 2,225.
How Do I Know If My COVID Vaccine Side Effects Aren't Actually COVID? - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
If you're one of the 10 percent of Americans who have received the COVID vaccine, you may be concerned with side effects you've experienced like fatigue and ...
Sutter to cancel up to 95,000 vaccine appointments in Northern California - SF GateSFGate
This will impact thousands of Bay Area patients.
How long after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will it be effective? - Good Morning AmericaGoogle News
Knox Co. moves to vaccinate Phase 1c population along with the state on March 8 - WATE 6 On Your SideWATE 6 On Your Side
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Health Department says it will be moving in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Health to open vaccine eligibility to those in the Phase 1c population on March 8. KCHD reiterates that Phase 1c includes those…
Tennessee to move into phase 1c of COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Monday - NewsChannel5.comNewsChannel5.com
Phase 1c includes residents who are 16 years or older and have high-risk medical conditions, family members of these individuals, pregnant women and household contacts of pregnant women.
Utah reports fewer than 500 new cases of COVID-19 again - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
Tennessee to begin vaccinating people 16+ with high-risk medical conditions and pregnant women starting Monday - WBIR.comWBIR.com
Tennessee said it is expecting a large increase in vaccine shipments by the end of the month, so it is moving forward with Phase 1c.
United Center vaccine appointments open Thursday, more than 100K spots for COVID shots available - WLS-TVWLS-TV
United Center COVID vaccine appointments will be open for seniors to sign up on Thursday morning, with more than 100,000 total spots available.
COVID-spurred illness behind paralysis of 23-year-old Florida nurse: report - Fox NewsFox News
A 23-year-old nurse from Tampa Bay, Fla., has been left paralyzed after developing an illness that was likely spurred as a result of the novel coronavirus, according to a local report.
The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates - CNNCNN
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. Meanwhile, vaccinations have already started in some countries as cases continue to rise. Follow here for the latest.
Gephardt: Lying to get a COVID-19 vaccine could prove costly - KSL.comKSL.com
People who say they are sick with certain diseases can jump to the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine. When that person shows up to get their shot, no one is going to ask for proof. It's all on the honor system, Utah state and county health officials ha…
Zipline begins first ever drone delivery of coronavirus vaccines to health facilities - GhanaWebGhanaWeb
The world’s first and only national-scale drone delivery service, Zipline, today Tuesday, 2 March 2021 began the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to selected health facilities within its service area in Ghana.
Confusion surrounds requirements as state expands vaccine eligibility - WKMG News 6 ClickOrlandoGoogle News
WHO warns it's 'unrealistic' COVID-19 pandemic will end this year - New York PostNew York Post
The World Health Organization has warned that it’s “unrealistic” to expect the COVID-19 pandemic to end this year. Dr. Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s emergencies program, s…
UPDATE 1-Woman dies from brain haemorrhage in Japan days after vaccine, but link uncertain - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
A Japanese a woman in her 60s died from a brain haemorrhage three days after receiving a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination, the health ministry said on Tuesday,...
Racial Barriers To Alzheimer's Care Hurt Patients And Families : Shots - Health News - NPRNPR
Nonwhite Americans looking for care for a loved one are much more likely than whites to encounter discrimination, language barriers, and providers who lack cultural competence, a new report finds.