Health news 08 Feb, 2021
Ebola virus kills woman in Democratic Republic of Congo, health ministry says - The GuardianThe Guardian
Case near city of Butembo comes nearly three months after the end of an outbreak in the western province of Équateur, which killed 55
COVID-19 in New Hampshire: What you need to know - WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester
Get the latest information about COVID-19 and its effects on New Hampshire. This page is updated daily.
Prisma shifts opening hours for most Upstate vaccination sites - WYFF4 GreenvilleWYFF4 Greenville
The change begins Monday, February 8, according to Prisma officials.
Anti-vaxxers, maskless unwelcome guests at Super Bowl pre-game scene - USA TODAYUSA Today
Outside Raymond James Stadium, site of Super Bowl 55, about 20 protesters made baseless claims about vaccines — especially the vaccine for COVID-19.
Vaccines, variants leave US ultra-Orthodox women confused and afraid - The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel
In community where pregnancy is prized, misinformation spreads over unclear recommendations by the World Health Organization
U.K. Coronavirus Variant Spreading Rapidly in U.S. as Cases Double Every 10 Days - SlateSlate Magazine
The preprint study appears to confirm an earlier forecast that the variant could become the dominant strain in the United States by March.
Oregon reports 393 new COVID-19 cases and 4 more deaths - KGW.comKGW.com
The new cases bring the state's total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 147,122.
TDH: No new deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee Sunday - WJHL-TV News Channel 11WJHL-TV News Channel 11
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 105 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths, and 117 new inactive/recovered cases in Northeast Tennessee. COVID-19 in Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Health reported 2,387 new cases statewi…
COVID-19 variant confirmed in Kent County resident - mlive.commlive.com
A coronavirus case with the variant strain B.1.1.7 has been confirmed in a Kent County resident.
908 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported Sunday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
That brings Utah to 354,608 total confirmed cases and 1,736 deaths since the pandemic began.
PICTURED: Empty COVID vaccination centers as NYC health workers says 'we blew it' - Daily MailDaily Mail
Pictures show the Lincoln High School and the George Westinghouse Vocational High School in Brooklyn were ghost towns last Saturday. One worker said: 'W e just blew it.'
Central Texas nurse on front line of COVID-19 pandemic thanked with Super Bowl ticket - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Heroic healthcare workers have been thanked for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic with Super Bowl tickets – and two Central Texas heroes will be in the crowd.
From smartphone apps to confusing websites, vaccine sign-up is anything but simple for the elderly - SalonSalon
In many states, the vaccine sign-up process is downright hostile to seniors who aren't internet or phone savvy
Maine CDC reports 154 new cases of coronavirus, 1 new death - WMTW PortlandWMTW Portland
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported one new coronavirus-related death on Sunday and 154 new cases.
Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, Feb. 7 - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Boyle Heights community clinic only gets 100 vaccines for its 12,000 patients - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Miguel Angel Murcia said he would have been content to get his COVID-19 vaccine at Dodger Stadium’s mass drive-through vaccination site. But the 75-year-old doesn’t drive. He doesn’t have family nearby. And he doesn’t have internet access. So instead Murcia r…
In pandemic, more people choose to die at home - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Mortuary owner Brian Simmons has been making more trips to homes to pick up bodies to be cremated and embalmed since the pandemic hit. With COVID-19...
Confusion in Framingham over vaccine appointments - Boston.comBoston.com
A communication lapse caused frustration for the dozens who lined up outside the clinic.
Florida reports 7,486 more COVID-19 cases Saturday - WJXT News4JAXWJXT News4JAX
The Florida Department of Health on Saturday reported 7,486 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total since March 1 to 1,771,359.
The US needs a National Vaccine Day - STATSTAT
A National Vaccine Day would promote vaccine education, honor those who fought the pandemic, and remember those who died from it.
What you need to know about the new coronavirus variants - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English
Experts say new virus variants do not necessarily lead to deadlier forms of COVID-19 but they are more infectious.
Pfizer expects to cut COVID-19 vaccine production time by close to 50% as production ramps up, efficiencies increase - USA TODAYUSA Today
As the nation revs up its vaccination programs, the increase could help relieve bottlenecks caused by vaccine shortages.
Latino workers, groups blast California officials over Covid-19 vaccine rollout changes - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
"If the workplace isn't contained, workers are taking the virus to their homes and communities," said Ron Herrera, president of the L.A. County Federation of...
Rural western North Dakota has largely avoided brunt of COVID-19 so far | INFORUM - INFORUMINFORUM
The residents in the lowly-populated region of western North Dakota have a wide variety of opinions about the virus, from people who believe the COVID-19 virus is not real, all the way to those getting vaccinated and taking precautions. Even with this wide sp…
Here's Why Some Health Care Workers Don't Want The COVID-19 Vaccine - HuffPostHuffPost
Hesitant health care workers aren't conspiracy theorists. Their reasons are complicated, and it doesn't mean the vaccine is unsafe.
The #1 Worst Peanut Butter to Eat, According to a Dietitian - msnNOWEatthis.com
Peanut butter is a healthy food, but not all jars are as good for you—this is one that registered dietitians say you definitely shouldn't buy.
Hydrogen peroxide: We were roasted over goat serum cure for HIV – Prof Dodoo recalls - GhanaWebGhanaWeb
Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority, Professor Alexander Dodoo, has recalled how people in the medical fraternity were berated years ago over a purported cure for HIV.
COVID-19 in Florida: 9,594 new cases and 227 additional deaths - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
Florida reported 6,624 new coronavirus cases and another 97 deaths.
Boulder County Health warns about another batch of fentanyl-tainted drugs being sold on the street - The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel
Tainted drugs leading to increase in overdoses
Rasmussen Center available for vaccine appointments - WOWTWOWT
As of Saturday, most openings available at Creighton's Rasmussen Center.
L.A. County's coronavirus cases decline, but fear of surge lingers - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Health officials warned that the riskiest thing people can do Sunday is to host or attend Super Bowl Sunday parties, potentially turning the game into a super-spreader event.
Santa Clara County Launches New Vaccine Data Dashboard to Help Track Equitable Access - NBC Bay AreaNBC Bay Area
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department launched a new COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard to track equitable access across the county.
59.3 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 39 mln administered: U.S. CDC - Reuters CanadaReuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had distributed 59,304,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States and that 39,037,964 doses had been administered as of Saturday morning.
Keep up guard against Covid - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersTrinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers
Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram says despite Trinidad and Tobago recording no new cases of Covid-19 from samples taken over a three-day period, this does not mean the country
UnityPoint vaccinates almost 3,000 Iowans over the weekend - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
The hospital hopes to vaccinate 3,000 people over the age of 65 on Saturday and Sunday.
Coronavirus update San Antonio, Feb. 6: Leaders report 625 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths - KSAT San AntonioKSAT San Antonio
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Saturday night.
Massachusetts website failed to filter out ineligible residents at vaccination site, mayor says - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
Dozens of seniors with appointments showed up at the site only to be told they were not eligible for that clinic.
Oregon reports 17 new coronavirus deaths, 624 new cases - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 17 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, bringing the state's death toll to2,019. Health officials also reported624 new cases, both confirmed and presumptive. There have been a total of146,741 cases of the virus diag…
More contagious U.K. COVID-19 variant found in Lake County - Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald
"While new cases of COVID-19 have been declining since January, the emergence of this new variant right here in Lake County underscores how important it is that remain vigilant," said Mark Pfister of the Lake County Health Department.
Thousands wait for hours to get COVID-19 vaccine voucher at North Myrtle Beach High School - wpde.comwpde.com
Even though the COVID-19 vaccine is in low supply across the state, healthcare providers are working hard to get what's available to those who need it most. Some waited hours on end Saturday in hopes they'd be able to get the first dose of the shot. It's fear…
Georgia reports more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 200 additional deaths - WJCL NewsWJCL News
In the past day, health officials in Georgia have confirmed more than 3,200 new COVID-19 cases.
Shasta County COVID-19: Dignity Health runs out of first doses of virus vaccine at free clinic - Record SearchlightRecord Searchlight
Shasta County also will host drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic, second shot
80 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in North Dakota Saturday | INFORUM - INFORUMINFORUM
Over the past week, active cases dropped below 1,000 for the first time since late July.
COVID-19 vaccine eligibility: Here’s the list of New Yorkers with underlying health conditions who can get th - SILive.comSILive.com
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said people with certain comorbidities will be eligible for the vaccine starting Feb. 15
Montana reports 261 COVID-19 cases, five deaths | State & Regional | billingsgazette.com - Billings GazetteBillings Gazette
There are currently 3,345 active cases of COVID-19 in Montana, and 1,312 of its resident have now died due to the virus.
Teacher vaccinations no longer a sticking point for getting Medina County kids back to school - cleveland.comcleveland.com
On Feb. 4, every educator and school district staff member in Medina County had the opportunity to receive the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 at a massive Discount Drug Mart vaccination event.
105 new COVID-19 cases in Brazos County, 44 residents hospitalized - KBTXKBTX
This is a current count of COVID-19 cases in the Brazos Valley as of midday. Additional information on these cases, when available, can be found on the KBTX homepage.
Coronavirus symptoms: COVID symptoms are likely to come up in this order, finds a study - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
What studies have repeatedly found out is that there is a common link or an order in which symptoms start to show up in cases of symptomatic infections, which have been listed below
How I Wish I'd Prepared for Catching COVID-19 - NewsmaxNewsmax
On Dec.31, my husband came home with news we'd both been dreading for months: He'd tested positive for COVID-19.
Getting the Vaccine Along With a Glimmer of Hope - The New York TimesNew York Times
A Times editor describes getting the vaccine as a glimmer of joy during a dark and cold winter.
Vaccination clinic in Paso Robles to close until week of Feb. 15 - Paso Robles Daily NewsPasoroblesdailynews.com
–The vaccination clinic at the Paso Robles Event Center is closing next week because of a lack of doses available. After receiving as many as […]
The One Thing COVID Patients Say They Can't Eat Anymore - msnNOWBest Life
COVID patients frequently lose their sense of taste—and when it returns, they can't eat this one food because of its foul taste, they say.
One year after first known US COVID-19 death, over 450,000 families will never see a loved one again - KOCO Oklahoma CityKOCO Oklahoma City
In the past year, thousands of families have suffered the shock and devastation of losing a loved one to coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Time to probe efficacy of hydrogen peroxide – FDA boss - GhanaWebGhanaWeb
Professor Alex Dodoo, head of the Ghana Standards Authority, GSA, has called on scientists to scientifically test the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide for the treatment and or cure of Coronavirus.
Fecal transplants, made up of poop and microbes, are being touted as a promising new treatment for skin cancer patients - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
A new study suggests that transplanting fecal matter into the guts of melanoma patients could help them respond better to immunotherapy.
Plant-Based Diet Beats Out Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss, Study Finds - VegNewsVegNews
While the Mediterranean diet is often lauded for its weight-loss benefits, researchers find that a low-fat plant-based diet is the one that delivers results.
Israel's vaccine 'magic' wipes out Covid cases as second doses of Pfizer jab take hold - Daily MailDaily Mail
Since Israel began administering the second dose on January 10, there has been a 30 per cent drop in hospitalisations in over-60s and a 20 per cent decline in those falling seriously ill with Covid.
In Covid-Era Travel Scam, Fraudsters Offer Fake Test Results - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Dozens have been arrested over falsified coronavirus-test certificates, as authorities grapple with verification
Is It Ever OK To Jump Ahead In The Vaccine Line? - NPRNPR
With vaccine still scarce, and eligibility differing from place to place, some people have easier access to "extra" doses than others. Careful, ethicists warn. Going out of turn is a slippery slope.
Harriette Cole: My loud brothers bully my sensitive boyfriend - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Plus: I’m tired of masks. Would it be stupid to just stop wearing one?
Bowel cancer symptoms: Pain in the abdomen could be indicative of the disease - ExpressExpress
BOWEL cancer begins in either the colon or rectum, both of which are part of the large bowel. As abnormal cells divide and grow in an uncontrollable manner, signs of the disease start to manifest.
Did the Covid-19 virus really escape from a Wuhan lab? - Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk
Fingers have been pointed at bats, pangolins and a shuttered wet market, but what if the truth is altogether more alarming?
Heart attack symptoms: Tooth pain lesser-known warning sign of the deadly condition - ExpressExpress
THE SYMPTOMS of a heart attack are not limited to chest pain and knowledge of the full spectrum of symptoms could save your life. One lesser-known warning sign is tooth pain - what you need to know.
COVID-19 in Wisconsin: 6,020 deaths - WISN MilwaukeeWISN Milwaukee
Get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Wisconsin and resources to keep you and your family safe and prepared.
Coronavirus Map: Tracking COVID-19 cases across the Bay Area and California - San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle
Track the spread of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area and California and get live updates with The San Francisco Chronicle's exclusive map, the only comprehensive coronavirus case tracker for the region.
MRNA Stock: Is It A Buy After Coronavirus Vaccine Win? Here's What Moderna Stock Chart Shows - Investor's Business DailyInvestor's Business Daily
Moderna stock is subject to wild swings as the biotech company attempts to distribute a coronavirus vaccine. Is MRNA stock a buy?