Health news 06 Mar, 2021
Scientists underestimated the coronavirus — and are racing to keep up with evolution - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
For most of 2020, scientists weren't very concerned that the coronavirus would evolve. But in a few short months, variants of the virus have become a global preoccupation -- and a potential threat to vaccines.
Covid: UK must prepare for 'hard winter' of flu - expert - BBC NewsBBC News
The population immunity to viruses other than Covid could be lower than usual, a top medic warns.
COVID death youngest on Peninsula - Peninsula Daily NewsPeninsula Daily News
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This Rapid 3D-Printing Method Could Be the Secret to Developing 3D-Printed Organs - GizmodoGizmodo.com
We may not have flying cars yet, but 3D-printed organs? That sci-fi fantasy just got one step closer to reality thanks to a rapid 3D-printing method developed by University of Buffalo engineers.
FDA warns against using head lice drug ivermectin to treat coronavirus - Fox NewsFox News
The Food and Drug Administration is warning Americans against using ivermectin, a drug that kills parasites, to treat COVID-19.
Oregon reports 202 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths - KGW.comKGW.com
More than 400,000 Oregonians are reported to be fully vaccinated.
Vaping THC Could Be Worse For Health Than Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds - HotNewHipHopHotNewHipHop
Vaping THC could be worse for you than smoking cigarettes, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
OHSU researchers find UK COVID variant with mutation that could be less affected by vaccines - OregonLiveOregonLive
The case involved the U.K. variant, which is thought to be more deadly and contagious than the original strain of COVID-19.
California counties don't want Blue Shield's vaccine program - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Counties across California are increasingly asking to opt out of the state's centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccin…
Oregon reports 3 more COVID-19 related deaths, 202 new cases - KTVZKTVZ
There are three new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,296, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.
Coronavirus in Oregon: US Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill - OregonLiveOregonLive
Senators approved the bill on a 50-49 party-line vote Saturday morning.
Tricking Coronavirus With a Fake 'Handshake' –Scientists Develop Peptides That Could Inactivate COVID - Good News NetworkGood News Network
Ohio State has developed peptides that trick SARS-CoV-2 into interacting with a replica rather than the actual human cell, preventing infection.
How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus - The New York TimesNew York Times
A dense population of vulnerable citizens set the stage for a frightening epidemic.
Tennessee prisoners in last vax group over fear of PR 'nightmare' - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
The council noted the prisoners were high-risk for COVID-19 but feared a public backlash should they be given priority access to the vaccine, the AP reported.
Spring break could be a perfect storm for spreading coronavirus variants. Don't let that happen - CNNCNN
Highly contagious variants will soon have a ridiculously easy chance to spread rapidly across the US. Spring break starts for hundreds of universities this month, and typical revelry could lead to countless Americans getting infected as variants threaten to o…
How to potentially get a COVID-19 vaccine by volunteering at California clinics - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
If the clinic administrator gives the OK, you could be eligible for a shot after a four-hour shift.
Small Protest Demands Protections for Maui Inmates from COVID-19 - Maui NowMaui Now
A small protest was held outside of the Maui Community Correctional Center in Wailuku on Friday, seeking protections for inmates from COVID-19 where an outbreak of the virus was first reported four weeks ago.
Diabetes symptoms: Three 'unusual' signs of high blood sugar in your body - and what to do - ExpressExpress
DIABETES symptoms may go unnoticed for years and years in its early stages, as the most common signs of high blood sugar don't specifically make you feel unwell. There are, however, some key and 'unusual' symptoms of diabetes in the body that you shouldn't be…
Tempeh vs. Tofu: Which Plant-Based Protein Is Healthier for You? - Prevention.comPrevention.com
These sisters in soy each have a lot going for them.
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil - ReutersReuters
In Buenos Aires on Friday night the doors of the Colón Theater reopened for the first time in a year since being shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of how the capital of Argentina is slowly letting its hair down once again.
CDC study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread - NBC NewsNBC News
A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths.
Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passage - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
The Senate has passed a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition, moving closer to a milestone political victory for President Joe Biden.
'Weight isn't always within your control': Why some states are prioritizing obesity patients for the COVID-19 vaccine - Yahoo! VoicesUSA Today
Studies have shown that people with obesity are more likely to have worse outcomes from COVID-19 than others with a lower body mass index (BMI).
Can some drugs delay aging? Scientists focus on those that target frailty and age-related disease. - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Drugs that can postpone or prevent the onset of debilitating diseases could enhance longevity and provide enormous societal benefits, geroscientists say.
Mar. 6: Iowa reports a big boost in vaccinations - kwwl.comkwwl.com
Hospitalizations are at 170, with 38 of those in the ICU, and 10 on ventilators.
Some children's hospitals see a surge in rare Covid-19 complication MIS-C - CNNCNN
Katharine Dunn's son, Nolan had been running a low grade fever for about a week, when it started getting higher, she took him to the doctor who said it was likely a regular virus, but she found out it was much worse.
COVID-19: NJ Drug Manufacturer Merck Says New Antiviral Drug Shows Quick Reduction In Virus - Northern Highlands Daily VoiceRutherford Daily Voice
Experimental antiviral drug molnupiravir being developed by New Jersey drug manufacturer Merck with Ridgeback Bio shows a quick reduction of the infectious virus in a study among participants with early COVID-19.Molnupiravir…
Covid vaccine-induced swelling can lead to false cancer diagnosis, doctors warn - RTRT
Cancer experts and radiologists in the US are warning Covid-19 vaccine recipients that an otherwise normal immune response can be mistaken for cancer if it appears on a mammogram or other cancer screening.
7 things to know about Michigan’s expansion of vaccine eligible to ages 50 and older - MLive.commlive.com
Starting this month, Michigan will allow residents 50 to 64 years old to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
COVID: A user’s guide to the coronavirus variants emerging in California and beyond - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
The original coronavirus has mutated, with especially concerning variants making their way from the UK, Brazil and South Africa to the United States.
'Please register,' officials plead as vaccine supply increases - Times UnionAlbany Times Union
Capital Region officials are urging members of the public to keep an eye on county...
Hair Loss Is A Hot Topic: Is COVID Responsible? : Goats and Soda - NPRNPR
The term "hair loss" has been googled a lot during this pandemic. What's going on?
Will the Pandemic Fix Hawaii? | Outside Online - OutsideOutside
Parts of Hawaii have been overrun by tourists for years. When COVID-19 hit, the islands got a much needed pause. Will it change the future of tourism there for good?
COVID-19 vaccines coming to Asbury Park; Monmouth sets up vaccine scheduling website - Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press
For residents of Asbury Park who can't get a COVID-19 vaccine, Monmouth County is working with Second Baptist Church to make them available.
Ebola warning: WHO increases risk level to 'very high' - world on alert - Daily ExpressExpress
EBOLA cases have erupted in Guinea with the risk level now 'very high' that the disease will spread to neighbouring countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has claimed.
'We're walking into the mouth of the monster' by loosening Covid-19 restrictions, expert says - CNNCNN
As the US moves closer to widespread vaccinations, many states are changing their policies around Covid-19 restrictions.
Vaccine shortage affects over 100,000 older adults awaiting doses in King County - Seattle TimesGoogle News
Colon cancer awareness month; here are the symptoms - WKOWWKOW
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and on Friday, people are wearing blue to help bring awareness to the disease.
Is Santa Barbara Finally Kicking COVID's Butt? - Santa Barbara IndependentSanta Barbara Independent
Health officials are touting the latest numbers as “something to celebrate.”
CDC: US sees only 1 child flu death this season - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
There was only one pediatric death during the 2020-2021 influenza season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
Hard-hit Bay Area ZIP codes left out of state’s vaccine rollout scheme - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Just 10 Bay Area zip codes made the list — and not a single one is located in Santa Clara, San Mateo, or Marin counties.
Duke Energy Center, Cintas Center taking vaccination appointments for this weekend - WCPOWCPO
The Cincinnati Health Department has appointment times available for COVID-19 vaccinations the weekend of March 6 and 7.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in SLO County - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
San Luis Obispo County has received its first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Biden, Abbott say there will be enough vaccines by May. When can you expect one in Dallas County? - The Dallas Morning NewsThe Dallas Morning News
With three approved COVID-19 vaccines and more distribution sites, North Texans wonder when it will be their turn for a jab in the arm. Until recently,...
Ventura County could qualify for red reopening tier in coming weeks, metrics indicate - VC StarVC Star
Ventura County reached 78,050 COVID-19 cases and 883 deaths on Friday. There have been 225,847 vaccine doses administered, including 66,581 second doses.
DHHS commissioner: Approach to COVID-19 will change in coming months - WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester
New Hampshire's top health official says Granite Staters need to be ready to deal with some level of COVID-19 for a long time, but the virus should be more manageable as vaccinations continue.
Changes announced Friday for COVID-19 vaccines makes getting a shot easier for some - WPLG Local 10WPLG Local 10
More changes as Florida tries to get more shots in the arms of people to combat COVID-19.
Delaware announces vaccine expansion for educators; Walgreens to halt other appointments - The News JournalThe News Journal
Delaware on Friday afternoon announced plans to expand vaccine availability to educators and will hold an event next weekend at Dover International Speedway.
1,677 new COVID-19 cases, 25 additional deaths reported in Mass. - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.
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.
Delaware 'hopeful' it can move into next phase of vaccinations by April - WDEL 1150AMWDEL 1150AM
Delaware is "hopeful" it will begin its next phase of vaccinations by April, according to state medical director Dr. Rick Hong.
A 15-year-old dancer with long-haul COVID-19 now has COPD, 'a disease of the elderly' - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Delaney DePue used to train 20 hours a week for competitive dance. Now the COVID-19 survivor has a lung disease more common in older adult smokers.
COVID-19 in Florida: 9,594 new cases and 227 additional deaths - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
Florida reported 4,690 COVID cases and 98 additional coronavirus deaths on Saturday. It’s the first time since Feb. 21 that the number of deaths has dropped below 100. And the seven-day average for new cases has been declining since January 8.
McLean County Detects 1st UK Variant COVID Case - WGLT NewsWGLT News
UPDATED 3:40 P.M. | McLean County has its first COVID-19 case tied to the more contagious UK variant of the coronavirus.
When will life return to normal? COVID experts consider what summer, fall might look like - ABC NewsABC News
Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 still wait for advice - The Associated PressAssociated Press
More than 28 million Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to keep waiting for guidance from federal health officials for what they should and shouldn’t do. The Biden...
Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine spray could stem spread, researchers say - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
A company called Altimmune is working on a nasal-spray version of a COVID-19 vaccine. The technology could stem the virus' spread better than shots.
Under intense pressure, WHO skips summary report on coronavirus origin - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
The full report, however, is expected the week of March 15.
We must move past relying on vaccines — and directly destroy viruses instead - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
We have shifted the balance of power between humans and viruses in our favor.
Pueblo opens signups for "largest phase" of COVID-19 vaccine distribution yet - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo NewsGoogle News
CDC chief urges Americans to ‘double down’ on COVID-19 prevention measures as states lift mask mandates - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
White House officials plan to brief Americans on the latest COVID-19 pandemic response efforts Friday, closing out a week in which several states started making major changes to ease restrictions.
COVID-19 vaccine side effect could look similar to infection, breast cancer in mammogram - KETV OmahaKETV Omaha
"Consider getting your mammogram before your vaccine, your first dose of your vaccine, or consider getting it four to six weeks after your second dose of your vaccine," Dr. Edney says.
As Americans get vaccinated, fewer are getting tested for COVID-19. Doctors say that could be a big problem. - Yahoo! VoicesUSA Today
The COVID-19 testing slowdown might signal too many Americans are growing complacent in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy tightens Covid restrictions in three regions as infection rate continues to rise - The Local ItalyThe Local Italy
Three more Italian regions will be placed under tighter restrictions, the government announced on Friday, as coronavirus infections continue to rise.
Exclusive: Oxford study indicates AstraZeneca effective against Brazil variant, source says - ReutersReuters
Preliminary data from a study conducted at the University of Oxford indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC is effective against the P1, or Brazilian, variant, a source with knowledge of the study told Reuters on Friday.