Health news 05 Mar, 2021
Family grieving loss attributed to ‘COVID psychosis’ - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
They attribute the loss of father Ben Price, 48, to a rare and little understood phenomenon called “COVID psychosis.”
Detroit mayor declines Johnson & Johnson allotment, saying the other vaccines are better - CNNCNN
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan declined an initial allocation of the newly authorized Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week even as nationwide demand continues to outpace available supply.
Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity - Fox NewsFox News
The World Obesity Foundation released a new study Thursday that found a link between a country's COVID-19 mortality and obesity prevalence in its population.
How Utah plans to ensure underrepresented groups can get COVID-19 vaccine - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson on Thursday revealed Utah's plan for COVID-19 vaccine equity in the state. Here's how they plan to do it.
Coronavirus update San Antonio, March 4: Leaders report 242 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths - KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg reported 242 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths during today's briefing.
Ivermectin Does Not Alleviate Mild Covid-19 Symptoms, Study Finds - The New York TimesNew York Times
Ivermectin, a drug typically used to treat parasitic worms, has been prescribed widely during the coronavirus pandemic, but rigorous data has been lacking.
COVID-19 Statistics | March 4, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, March 4, 2021
What to know: COTA gearing up for a second weekend of mass vaccinations - KVUE.comKVUE.com
The event, which there is no signup for, will be held Friday through Sunday.
New Mexico COVID-19 update: 259 new cases, totaling 186,156 | NMDOH - Coronavirus Updates - NMDOH - Department of HealthNmhealth.org
CDC offers 'zombie preparedness' tips in case Nostradamus is right - New York PostNew York Post
Fear not! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has your back.
3,000 open vaccine appointments in Columbia, Mo., fill within hours of announcement - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
Demand has Missourians driving long distances to get vaccinated.
School employees of all ages able to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Orlando FEMA vaccination site - WFTV OrlandoWFTV Orlando
Officials confirmed Thursday that teachers and school employees of all ages are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the federally run COVID-19 vaccination site in Orlando.
Where are the fattest cities in America? - KNWAKNWA
March is National Nutrition Month, and WalletHub has released its report on 2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.
Study Shows Vaping THC Could Be Riskier for Teens’ Health Than Vaping Nicotine or Smoking - Yahoo EntertainmentComplex
A new study shows that vaping cannabis may be worse for teenagers than smoking weed and cigarettes or vaping tobacco, potentially leading to lung injuries.
COVID-19 in Florida: 6,118 new cases and another 120 new resident deaths - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
Florida reported 6,118 new coronavirus cases Thursday and another 120 new resident deaths.
Flu kills 1 child this season amid steep decline in cases: CDC - Fox NewsFox News
Thousands of American lives have been lost to the novel coronavirus this past year, but one historically lethal illness has taken a backseat this season: the flu, which, according to federal health estimates, has killed only one child this year.
Summit County invites residents 40 and older to make a vaccine appointment - The Park RecordThe Park Record
Summit County announced Thursday morning it was inviting all Summit County residents 40 and older to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19.The announcement came as Gov. Spencer Cox said that all Utahns 50 years or older, and some others wh…
Michigan reports 1,526 new coronavirus cases, 37 deaths Thursday, March 4 - MLive.commlive.com
The state is averaging 1,132 new COVID-19 cases per day and 21 new deaths per day over the last week.
Vaccine eligibility age drops as Salt Lake area moves to moderate risk - Deseret NewsDeseret News
All Utahns 50 and older, as well as more residents with medical issues, will be able to make appointments starting Monday to get a COVID-19 vaccination, Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday, promising everyone should be eligible by next month.
When will children be able to get COVID-19 vaccines? - KSL.comKSL.com
It depends on the child's age, but some teenagers could be rolling up their sleeves before too long.
Ohio county reaches yellow level of COVID-19 system for first time since November - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
The Ohio Department of Health updated its color-coded map that measures COVID-19 risk on Thursday.
Oklahoma reports 895 new COVID-19 cases; total provisional death count rises by 87, according to CDC - KOCO Oklahoma CityKOCO Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Thursday reported 895 new COVID-19 cases across the state, bringing the total cumulative number of the state’s positive cases to 426,641.
2 area counties move into 'low' category of coronavirus activity - Fox11online.comFox11online.com
MADISON (WLUK) -- Two counties in Northeast Wisconsin have dropped into the "low" category for coronavirus activity, while three others have dropped into the "medium" category. The state's weekly dashboardon Thursday showed Green Lake and Marinette counties w…
Officials report 1,740 cases of coronavirus in Illinois and 42 deaths - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
Health officials report 1,740 new confirmed and probably cases of coronavirus in Illinois Thursday including 42 deaths. The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 1,193,260 cases, including 20,668 deaths since the pandemic began. Within …
Safeway, Albertsons pharmacies receive COVID vaccine. Here's how to make an appointment - KGW.comKGW.com
Vaccine appointments begin at stores starting Friday morning
Hundreds of open vaccine appointments available at University of Missouri event - KMOV.comKMOV.com
*Update: The school reported all appointments are now booked.*
COVID-19 mutation found in South African, Brazilian strains detected in Monroe County - 13WHAM-TV13WHAM-TV
Rochester, N. Y. –As COVID-19 cases have seen a decline in recent weeks, health officials have become more vocal about the potential concerns related to mutated strains of the virus. Now, local doctors say a mutation found in some of those strains of th…
New Arizona strategy to vaccinate those 55 years and older not consistent statewide - AZCentral.comAZCentral
Nashville moving to Phase 1c of vaccine plan next week; includes pregnant women, high-risk 16+ group - NewsChannel5.comNewsChannel5.com
Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that Metro is moving to the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccinations next week.
Crews Sent After Lane Reportedly Collapsed In Warr Acres - news9.com KWTVnews9.com KWTV
Firefighters and street crews were sent after a lane reportedly collapsed in Warr Acres, the fire department said.
What is HPV? What you should know about vaccines, symptoms and cancer risks - CNNCNN
Getting the HPV vaccine and having protected sex can prevent people from contracting the virus.
Some people reporting delayed skin reactions to COVID-19 vaccine - Chicago TribuneNew York Times
Doctors are reporting additional, minor symptoms that appear several days after people have received their shots.
Marriott Rewarding Vaccinated Employees - One Mile at a TimeOne Mile at a Time
While Marriott isn't making vaccines mandatory for employees, the company is offering extra pay to those who choose to get vaccinated.
COVID Deaths Soar in Brazil as Bolsonaro Blasts Lockdowns. Experts Warn It Will “Get Worse.” - Democracy Now!Democracy Now!
Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has now topped nearly 260,000, the world’s second worst after the United States, as hospitals are overwhelmed with new cases. International concern is also growing about the P1 variant of the virus, which overwhelmed the Amazonian…
Massachusetts COVID update: Why only 12,000 new vaccination appointments were made available Thursday - MassLive.comMassLive.com
As Massachusetts health officials work to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts, a relatively low number of first-dose vaccination appointments will be available Thursday.
COVID: NY to open mass vaccination sites in Poughkeepsie, Batavia, Olean. What to know - Poughkeepsie JournalPoughkeepsiejournal.com
Short term COVID vaccination sites opening in Poughkeepsie, Batavia and Olean part or rollout of new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. What to know
Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, March 4: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world - Seattle TimesGoogle News
Maine vaccine shipments to drop next week, just as eligibility expands to include teachers - Press HeraldPress Herald
The state will not receive any doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after getting 15,000 this week, but more doses may go directly to retail pharmacies next week.
If You Have This Blood Type, You're More Likely to Catch COVID - Best LifeBest Life
A new study from Harvard and Emory doctors has found more evidence that blood type can play a factor in how likely you are to catch COVID.
San Mateo County addresses low vaccine supply | Local News | smdailyjournal.com - San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo Daily Journal
Under supply constraints itself, San Mateo County officials are looking into ways it may assist residents in accessing second dose COVID-19 vaccines after tens of thousands of appointments were canceled
COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Breast Cancer Diagnosis, UCSF Docto - KPIX CBS SF Bay AreaGoogle News
An Immune System Boost Can Help Your Body Fight COVID - CBS MinnesotaCbslocal.com
Infectious disease experts say if you're getting vaccinated, it can't hurt to boost your immune system beforehand.
European-style market restaurant to open in San Luis Obispo - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
A new restaurant is bringing a European-style market to San Luis Obispo.
Tips for navigating Tennessee's new vaccine eligibility - Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga Times Free Press
Just over two months into community vaccination efforts, operations at Hamilton County's largest vaccination site at Enterprise South Nature Park are helping officials to vaccinate more than 1,300 new people a day.
U.K. variant found in Gallatin County; first confirmation in Montana - The Bozeman Daily ChronicleThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Montana officials have confirmed cases of a variant of COVID-19 in Gallatin County. It’s the first confirmation that the new strain of the virus has reached the state.
Smokers Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine in Illinois Under Phase 1B Plus - NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago
Smoking is on the list of high-risk medical conditions and comorbidities that make someone eligible for the coronavirus vaccine under Illinois’ Phase 1B…
Here's what you need to know about getting 'walk-up' vaccine at the Oakland Coliseum - KGO-TVKGO-TV
There could be a quicker way to get a vaccine at the Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site. Here's everything you need to know about how to get a "walk-up" vaccine.
Symptoms of colon cancer you shouldn't ignore - WFMZ AllentownWFMZ Allentown
In 2021 the American Cancer Society estimates more than 150,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Widely used convalescent plasma treatment doesn't stop COVID-19 patients from getting sicker, study finds - USA TODAYUSA Today
The treatment was authorized for emergency use last summer, but clinical trials showed plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients didn't help fight illness.
OHA reports more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Oregonians - KPTV.comKPTV.com
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday more than 1 million vaccine doses have now been administered to Oregonians.
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.
Retailers fear a return of the mask wars | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Retailers and grocery stores are fearing a resurgence of the mask wars from earlier in the pandem...
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.
T cell response to virus variants remains potent; Asthma does not raise severe COVID-19 risk - Yahoo NewsYahoo 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...
Wisconsin passes 1.5 million “shots in the arm” of COVID-19 vaccine - WBAYWBAY
9% of the state's population is fully vaccinated, according to the DHS.
Hutchinson to sign stricter Voter ID law - 4029tv4029tv
Arkansas will no longer allow someone without identification to cast a ballot if they sign a statement affirming their identity.
Yes, smoking 100 cigarettes qualifies you for a COVID vaccine in NC. And here’s why - Raleigh News & ObserverGoogle News
OSDH Changes How It Reports COVID-19 Deaths; 747 New Virus Cases Reported - News On 6News On 6
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.
Only One Child Has Died from the Flu This Season Compared with Nearly 200 Deaths Last Year - Yahoo EntertainmentPEOPLE
Experts say coronavirus precautions like masking and social distancing have led to a very low number of flu cases
How to add your name to Wisconsin's new 'Vaccine Registry' and get notified when appointments become available - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
After several delays and technical glitches, people living in Wisconsin can now sign up to be notified when they are able to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services launched its long-awaited Vaccine Registry page today.
More than half of Indiana counties ‘blue’ in latest COVID county map - WANEWANE
LaGrange, Noble, Kosciusko, Wabash, Grant, Blackford and Jay counties are all blue.
BREAKING: Toronto van attacker found GUILTY of all 26 counts - The Post MillennialThe Post Millennial
The culprit has already admitted to renting a van and driving it on the sidewalk in North York in April of 2018
Ontario says seniors won't get AstraZeneca vaccine - Jamaica GleanerJamaica Gleaner
TORONTO (AP) — The health minister of Canada’s most populous province said Tuesday Ontario seniors won’t receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine since there’s limited data on its effectiveness in older populations. Health...
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…
Support for Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Grows, With European, Chinese Backing - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
U.S. holds back for now amid ethical and practical concerns
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.