Health news 05 Feb, 2021
COVID-19 in Florida: 7,711 new cases, 228 more deaths - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
Florida's COVID death toll stands at 27,698, with more than 1.7 million cases reported. Thursday's numbers mark a continuing drop in the 7-day average of new cases, which has been declining since. Jan. 8.
What's the risk of dying from a fast-spreading COVID-19 variant? - Nature.comNature.com
Deaths linked to the B.1.1.7 variant are rising, but questions remain about what is causing them.
San Quentin prison fined more than $400,000 after deadly Covid-19 outbreak - CNNCNN
San Quentin State Prison, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak was reported last summer, has been fined more than $400,000 by the California Department of Industrial Relation's Division of Occupational Safety and Health for workplace safety violations.
Oregon seniors blocked from signing up for COVID vaccine shots until Monday - KGW.comKGW.com
It's still unclear whether seniors can book appointments by phone.
US Judge: Ore. vaccinate inmates before seniors, teachers - One America News NetworkOne America News Network
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Hawaii reports 2 new coronavirus-related deaths and 107 additional infections - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser
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Exclusive: San Jose State athletics under investigation for complaints that employees being forced to work in office - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
COVID-19: Santa Clara County officials are investigating a complaint that San Jose State athletic department employees are being forced to work in the office during the pandemic.
Posting pictures of Covid-19 vaccine cards poses fraud risk - CNBC TelevisionYouTube
Sharing your coronavirus vaccine cards on social media creates risk for scammers to sell your information online. Rahel Solomon joins Shepard Smith to report.
COVID-19 Statistics | Feb. 4, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, Feb. 4, 2021
First West Michigan case of COVID-19 variant reported in Kalamazoo County - MLive.commlive.com
The variant was found in a person older than 80 in Kalamazoo County. Previously, the only known cases were in Southeast Michigan
North Korea to Receive Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses with ‘Zero’ Confirmed Cases - BreitbartBreitbart News
The W.H.O. global coronavirus vaccine distribution program has reportedly reserved about 2 million doses for North Korea.
Tech retailer B8ta closes 2 S.F. stores after robbery at gunpoint - San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle
The innovative consumer electronics retailer has temporarily closed two San Francisco...
Waterford CVS turns away group of seniors from NY seeking COVID vaccine - WTNH.comWTNH.com
Police in Waterford were called to a CVS in town where a group from out of state had shown up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Winn-Dixie to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 11 - Wink NewsWink News
Winn-Dixie pharmacies will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 11. A press release from parent company Southeastern Grocers, Inc., on Thursday said approximately 8,100 Moderna vaccines will be available by appointment only throughout the state at…
Gout drug could reduce Covid hospital stays, new research finds - The GuardianThe Guardian
Colchicine also found to reduce need for extra oxygen and has potential to be used in outpatient settings
Teachers, preparing for students in the classroom, want to move up in vaccine line - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Starting on Feb. 15, Wake County teachers and students will return for in-person learning. Many teachers have expressed concerns, saying it's not safe yet.
Doctor says UK COVID-19 variant will likely become widespread in Nashville - WKRN News 2WKRN News 2
Two cases of the UK variant of COVID-19 were detected in Nashville as of Thursday, but doctors say this strain is so contagious that there’s no way there are only two cases.
No evidence COVID-19 vaccines cause death, epidemiologists say: 'Coincidences are going to happen' - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Experts say claims that the COVID-19 vaccine may be fatal are unfounded and rooted in a desire to make sense of the world.
80 COVID vaccination sites added statewide. See the McLean County map. - The PantagraphBloomington Pantagraph
Heading to one of the McLean County Health Department's vaccine clinics? Don't forget to download your "ticket.
LGBTQ Americans at heightened risk for severe coronavirus symptoms, CDC says - AxiosAxios
Black and Hispanic LGBTQ people face even higher levels of risk.
York County’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open this month - WMTW PortlandWMTW Portland
The first mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in York County is expected to open in Sanford in less than two weeks.
Utah will start vaccinating people over age 65, and with some health conditions, on March 1 - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utahns who are 65 or older, who have some severe and chronic health conditions, will be next in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, starting March 1, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said during a weekly news briefing Thursday.
Parma man credits no-cost heart test for saving his life - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
With a family history of heart problems and high cholesterol, Alan Studt’s doctor last year ordered a no-cost coronary calcium score test through University Hospitals.
Experimental vaccine blunts the deadliest of synthetic opioids - Phys.orgPhys.Org
As the opioid epidemic raged on with an even greater force during COVID-19, the Scripps Research laboratory of chemist Kim Janda, Ph.D., has been working on new therapeutic interventions that may be able to prevent the bulk of deaths from opioid overdose.
Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 184 cases and no deaths reported Thursday - Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News
By Thursday, at least 34,192 people had received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Large-scale vaccination clinics ramp up next week across Alabama - AL.comAL.com
Find out how to register to get your COVID-19 vaccine as more shots are becoming available.
Live updates: MDH urges caution about new COVID variants as vaccinations ramp up - KARE11.comKARE11.com
Here are the latest developments with COVID-19 spread in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the monumental effort to vaccinate state residents.
US virus deaths surpass 450K; daily toll is stubbornly high - Associated PressAssociated Press
Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple...
Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Feb. 4, 2021 - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Here is the latest news on the coronavirus in Michigan.
NEW: 51 deaths reported as Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate drops steadily - KLAS - 8 News NowKLAS - 8 News Now
Nevada reports 51 COVID-19-related deaths as test positivity rate and daily cases appear to be on a downward trajectory, data shows.
Every N.J. COVID vaccine site handles appointments differently. Here’s how to register in every county. (2/4/ - NJ.comnj.com
New Jersey does not provide one centralized appointment system to vaccinate New Jersey residents.
UK coronavirus variant kills Alabama dad, 35, wife claims - Fox NewsFox News
A 35-year-old father of two in Alabama has succumbed to a coronavirus variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom, his wife says.
Thursday's Coronavirus Updates: 7711 new cases, 228 new deaths reported - Wink NewsWink News
As of 2 p.m. Thursday, there have been 1,752,330 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 1,720,760 Florida residents and 31,570 non-Florida residents. There are 27,247 Florida resident deaths reported, 451 non-resident…
When Will Covid Pandemic End? Vaccine Calculator Shows 7 Years at Current Rate - BloombergBloomberg
Plant-based antiviral drug may help beat COVID-19, research shows - Fox NewsWww.https
A plant-derived antiviral medication may be “highly effective” in treating the coronavirus — and could also help fight future pandemics, according to new research in the UK.
Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna wants Biden administration to consider giving COVID-19 vaccine as single dose - USA TODAYUSA Today
Rep. Ro Khanna is the first lawmaker to publicly call on the Biden team to consider single-dose vaccinations so more Americans could be inoculated.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Brazos County vaccine registration - KBTXKBTX
People registering for a COVID-19 vaccine have run into a few problems, here’s what you should know
All of Illinois back under Phase 4 of state’s COVID-19 plan as officials report 3,328 new cases, 69 deaths - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
CHICAGO — All of Illinois is back under “Phase 4” of the state’s coronavirus plan as of Thursday, while positive trends in declining cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,328 new confirmed and probabl…
Side effect of COVID-19 vaccine mirrors breast cancer symptom, doctors say - KRON4KRON4
Doctors are reporting a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine that mirrors a symptom of breast cancer.
Fecal microbiota transplants help patients with advanced melanoma respond to immunotherapy - National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
Study is one of the first to demonstrate in patients that altering the composition of the gut microbiome can improve the response to immunotherapy.
Osterholm recommends delaying 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
Delaying the second dose would allow more people to get a first dose of the vaccine.
COVID-19 in Iowa, Nebraska: Tracking cases, and the latest vaccine information - KETV OmahaKETV Omaha
This COVID-19 vaccine side effect could be confused for breast cancer, doctor warns - Fox NewsFox News
A reported side effect of the coronavirus vaccine in some women has prompted a warning from doctors, as it could be confused for a common sign of breast cancer.
Shelby County to begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to those 70 and older - WREG NewsChannel 3WREG NewsChannel 3
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department announced they are now vaccinating those over the age of 70. Appointments for first doses are now available at the Pipkin Building, 940 Early Maxell Rd. You can click here to sign-up or call 901-222-7468 (9…
Pearland medical staff begin drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for 2000 people - KPRC 2 Click2HoustonYouTube
Medical staff started vaccinations in Pearland and Brazoria County on Thursday.
Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What Doctors Say - Yahoo LifestylePrevention.com
We asked infectious disease experts to set the record straight.
US rushes to catch up in the race to detect mutant viruses - Associated PressAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its world-class medical system and its vaunted Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. fell behind in the race to detect dangerous coronavirus mutations. And...
This year's nonexistent flu season could prove problematic for vaccine developers - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Hospitals have seen only a few silver linings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — a dramatic drop in the flu and other respiratory illnesses among them. But a...
A British teen is waking up from 10-month coma to a world changed by COVID-19 - USA TODAYUSA Today
A British teen slipped into coma on March 1 when everything was still "normal." Ten months later, he's now waking up to a pandemic.
Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo announces new 'Stay Smart, Do Your Part' vaccine campaign - KTRK-TVKTRK-TV
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo launched a new COVID-19 vaccine campaign Thursday. The grassroots and paid advertising campaign is aimed to engage residents who may be hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Drinking 1 coffee a week protects heart, lowers risk of death: study - Insider - INSIDERINSIDER
Japanese researchers found that healthy adults benefit from drinking a little coffee. They also recommend stroke survivors drink lots of green tea.
Birmingham UK variant victim's wife says he tested negative 5 times before death - Alabama's News LeaderAlabama's News Leader
A local husband and father died this week after he was diagnosed with the new coronavirus variant first reported in the United Kingdom. Alfonzia Jackson died Tuesday and his widow, Ashley Jackson, had to deliver the tragic news to their 4 and 6-year-old daugh…
Questions loom as people struggle to schedule 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine with Austin Public Health - KXAN.comKXAN.com
A tweet put out by APH Wednesday saying it hasn’t gotten the second doses yet only added to the confusion.
New study shows young adults were main drivers of COVID pandemic - KRON4KRON4
A new study shows that in 2020, young adults were the main drivers of the pandemic.
Woman’s Body Found Adjacent to Railroad Tracks Near Santa Barbara Waterfront - NoozhawkNoozhawk
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Oregon reports 649 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths - KGW.comKGW.com
A little over 11 months after the first reported case in Oregon, the state is nearing 2,000 total deaths linked to the coronavirus.
New Clark County reports detail possible COVID exposure spots - Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal
<p>For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, the Southern Nevada Health District voluntarily published a list of Clark County’s most common “possible exposure sites.”</p>
Teachers won't be moved up in vaccination distribution plan to accommodate school reopenings - KOBKOB
Public schools in New Mexico will be allowed to offer in-person learning starting Feb. 8.
A Proclamation on American Heart Month, 2021 - The White HouseWhitehouse.gov
Tragically, heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States. It affects Americans of all genders, races, and ethnicities. Yet despite being one of the country’s most costly and deadly diseases, it is among the most preventable. …
Double masking for COVID-19: Fauci now recommends wearing two masks at once - CNETCNET
Two masks are the new mask -- and we explain how to double mask properly.
Nearly 1 out of 4 Americans say they will not get COVID vaccine, according to poll - NJ.comnj.com
The Monmouth University poll of 809 U.S. adults was conducted Jan. 21-24.
SLO County reports 148 new COVID-19 cases, 9 more deaths - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
San Luis Obispo County added 148 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 18,186 confirmed cases as of February 3.
Local groups in Chelsea team up to launch a hard-earned vaccination site - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe
A large-scale public vaccination site will open Thursday in Chelsea, the early epicenter of the pandemic in Massachusetts, following persistent advocacy by local activists who feel the state has turned its back on communities of color in the vaccine rollout.
COVID-19 in Georgia: More than 130 new deaths, nearly 4,000 additional cases reported - WJCL NewsWJCL News
In the past day, health officials in Georgia have confirmed more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases.
When will I get my COVID vaccine? Appointments and availability explained - CNETYouTube
COVID-19 vaccines are here, but when will you and your loved ones be able to get the shot? And how do you find an appointment? We cut through the confusion t...
State officials redirecting unused COVID-19 vaccines to older residents, high-risk communities - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe
Disappointed with the state’s vaccination drive so far, the Baker administration said officials are sending unused doses now sitting in freezers to doctors and pharmacies, including many in areas hardest hit by the pandemic.
CDC Issues COVID Warning About This Sunday | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adviced to watch the Super Bowl virtually with friends in order to avoid COVID-19.
Why Long Beach Is a Model for the Vaccine Rollout - The New York TimesNew York Times
Wednesday: The state’s vaccine system continues to be fraught with problems. Here’s what to know.
UK says new study vindicates delaying 2nd virus vaccine shot - The Associated PressAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s health chief has hailed a new study suggesting that a single dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provides a high level of protection for 12 weeks, saying it...