Health news 09 Feb, 2021
Utah doctors warn against relaxing health routines after COVID-19 vaccinations - KSL.comKSL.com
As the COVID-19 vaccine campaign ramps up, and more Utahns get protected, people wonder when they can get together with loved ones who have already been vaccinated.
Face mask order lifted in Bonneville County but public health officials still urging caution - East Idaho NewsEast Idaho News
The following is a news release from Eastern Idaho Public Health District. IDAHO FALLS – As of Monday, February 8, the Order of Restriction for the mandatory wearing of face coverings has been rescinded in Bonneville County. In addition, Madison County has be…
South African variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Houston area - Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
The city announced the potentially more transmissible variant was detected over the...
Half Of Los Angeles Covid-19 Samples Analyzed Show Mutant “West Coast Variant,” As Region Runs Out Of First-Dose Vaccine Appointments - DeadlineDeadline
Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have dropped by 77% and 44% over the past month, respectively, said LA County Health Officials on Monday. That’s great news for the country’s hardest-hit region. The question remains, however, if new variants of the virus w…
Facebook bans misinformation about all vaccines after years of controversy - The GuardianThe Guardian
Company will remove posts with false claims about vaccines on Facebook and Instagram
Inmates riot at Inverness Jail as COVID-19 stokes tension - KOIN.comKOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Whether it was a riot or a disturbance, tensions are high at the Inverness Jail in Northeast Portland after inmates took over a dorm and 2 deputies were hurt Sunday night into Monday morning. It began around 11:40 p.m. and lasted about…
21-year-old San Clemente man is O.C.’s 1st confirmed case of highly contagious COVID-19 variant from U.K. - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Orange County’s first known case of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus that was first identified in the United Kingdom in has been confirmed in a 21-year-old man, officials announced Monday. The California Department of Public Health, which lea…
SARS-CoV-2 transmission among children and staff in daycare centres during a nationwide lockdown in France: a cross-sectional, multicentre, seroprevalence study - The LancetThe Lancet
According to serological test results, the proportion of young children in our sample with SARS-CoV-2 infection was low. Intrafamily transmission seemed more plausible than transmission within daycare centres. Further epidemiological studies are needed to con…
COVID in Florida: 5,737 new cases, and 120 new resident deaths - South Florida Sun SentinelSun Sentinel
Florida reported 5,737 new COVID-19 cases Monday and another 120 new resident deaths.
Massachusetts residents aged 65 to 74 will have to wait to get vaccine - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
Gov. Charlie Baker says it is not yet time to move on to the next step in the state's vaccination plan.
Here's When You're Most Likely to Experience COVID Vaccine Side Effects - Best LifeBest Life
Wondering what could be in store for you after your shot? Here's when you're most likely to experience COVID vaccine side effects, experts say.
Delayed delivery of 2nd coronavirus vaccine doses leaves Travis County recipients on edge - Austin American-StatesmanAustin American-Statesman
Austin Public Health had yet to receive any of the 12,000 second doses, leaving some to worry if they would still be protected from the virus.
A mom built a simpler Covid-19 vaccine sign-up website for her state while on maternity leave - CNNCNN
After her mother-in-law had difficulty signing up for a Covid-19 vaccine, a Massachusetts woman created a website to make it easier for her -- and she made it easier for everyone.
These Are the Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
“You have six months to get these numbers under control, or I’m putting you on cholesterol medicine.” Those were the words my doctor used eight years ago at ...
SLO County adds 217 new COVID-19 cases over 3 days, 2 more deaths - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
San Luis Obispo County reported 217 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, bringing the county's total to 18,684 confirmed cases as of February 8.
'It is immoral and it is unethical' | Williamson County establishing policy to stop COVID-19 vaccine 'line jumpers' - KVUE.comKVUE.com
"I pray that someone's not doing that to my parents over in Lee County. It's important to be respectful and wait your turn," County Judge Bill Gravell said.
Alcohol liver disease is soaring among young Americans, doctors say - Insider - InsiderINSIDER
One hepatologist at Harvard University said, "what we're seeing now is truly dramatic" as more young people contract alcohol liver disease.
New variants threaten to reverse progress against COVID-19 | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
The rise of more contagious variants of the coronavirus are threatening an encouraging trend of f...
Does Wearing Two Masks Provide More Protection? - VOA Learning EnglishVOA News
As the pandemic continues, some people are now asking: Can wearing two masks provide more protection against the virus? The quick answer is: it depends.
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.
Another 10,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments open for those 65 and older in Riverside County - Press-EnterprisePress-Enterprise
The county has gradually lowered the age threshold for vaccinations at its clinics
COVID-19 variant discovered in UK confirmed in Sacramento region - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
The first known case of an apparently more contagious COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been confirmed in Yolo County, health officials said Monday.
OKC-County Health Dept. makes more COVID-19 vaccine appointments available - KOCO Oklahoma CityKOCO Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City-County Health Department announced that they have partnered with Mercy Health System to open more appointment slots for people 65 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Walz: New large-scale community vaccination site to launch in Rochester - KTTCKTTC
The Rochester vaccination is is set to serve about 1,500 Minnesotans who are 65 years old and older in the first week.
COVID-19 Infections in The US Nearly Three Times Greater Than Reported, Model Estimates - NewswiseNewswise
DALLAS – Feb. 8, 2021 – World health experts have long suspected that the incidence of COVID-19 has been higher than reported. Now, a machine-learning algor
Georgia reports nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 cases, 30-plus additional deaths in daily update - WJCL NewsWJCL News
In the past day, health officials in Georgia have confirmed nearly 2,500 new COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Fauci Says You Should Be Able to Get Your Vaccine by April - Best LifeBest Life
Anthony Fauci, MD, just predicted vaccine production will ramp up in March, which will allow more Americans to get their shots.
Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 502 cases and no deaths reported since Friday - Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News
The state health department no longer updates its coronavirus dashboard on the weekend, and instead includes those numbers in Monday’s update.
514 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported Monday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 514 on Monday, with two more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Covid-19 US: NYC man in 70s dies 25 minutes after getting vaccine - Daily MailDaily Mail
The man, who was in his 70s, collapsed as he left Manhattan's Jacob Javits Convention Center just 25 minutes after receiving his shot on Friday. He died in a local hospital on Saturday.
Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers - GizmodoGizmodo.com
A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse. The findings show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and that pollen has become more plentiful over the past three decades, du…
Fayette County Unveils COVID-19 Vaccine Registry - CBS PittsburghCbslocal.com
A new, free registry has been set up to help Fayette County residents get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Selma attracts large Black turnout for COVID-19 vaccines - AL.comAL.com
A mass vaccination site in Selma will give out 5,000 doses this week.
Here's where coronavirus vaccines will be available in Louisiana this week - The AdvocateThe Advocate
Doses of coronavirus vaccine will be available to eligible individuals in every Louisiana parish this week.
COVID-19 patients with gum disease 9 times more likely to die, study says - Fox NewsFox News
Brushing your teeth regularly and maintaining proper oral care can play a big role in the fight against COVID-19 — since patients with gum disease are nine times more likely to die from the bug, according to new research.
U.S. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations log biggest weekly drops since pandemic started - ReutersReuters
The United States reported a 25% drop in new cases of COVID-19 to about 825,000 last week, the biggest fall since the pandemic started, although health officials said they were worried new variants of the virus could slow or reverse this progress.
Smokers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine ahead of general public in South Carolina - WYFF4 GreenvilleWYFF4 Greenville
Current CDC guidelines name 'smoking' as an underlying health condition
Pfizer/BioNTech double the vaccine supply to EU - Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha
The European Union has reached an agreement with Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) and BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) for 300M doses of the COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by the two companies.“The Commission has...
BioNTech: Hurtling Towards A Competitive Bloodbath For COVID-19 Vaccines - Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha
Globally, there are hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the pipeline. Manufacturing Targets for EUA and in-use Covid-19 vaccines are indicating supply of 4 times estimated demand for...
COVID-19 in Iowa, Nebraska: Tracking cases, and the latest vaccine information - KETV OmahaKETV Omaha
59 Pa. counties show substantial spread of COVID-19, positive test rate drops for 8th week - PennLivePennLive
New cases and hospitalizations have been declining in recent weeks. Gov. Tom Wolf said he welcomed the encouraging data, even as he stressed the importance of social distancing and wearing masks.
Facebook is trying to fix its anti-vaxxer problem. Again - CNNCNN
After years of struggling to crack down on vaccine misinformation, Facebook is once again revising its policies to get tougher.
10 Michigan counties now have COVID-19 variant case - The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News
As of Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 45 cases of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 in the state across the 10 counties.
Facebook Widens Ban On COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation In Push To Boost Confidence - NPRNPR
The social network says it will focus on groups, pages and accounts repeatedly sharing false claims about vaccines.
Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims. - The New York TimesNew York Times
The move, which applies to anti-vaccine posts unrelated to Covid as well, targets unpaid posts to the site and particularly Facebook pages and groups.
WHO warns of potential for more Ebola cases after woman dies in DRC - CNBCCNBC
"It's possible there will be further cases because the woman had contact with many people after she became symptomatic," WHO Director-General Tedros said.
Dane County raises gathering limits in new health order - WKOWWKOW
Public Health Madison and Dane County issued a new health order Monday that further loosened restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
Why Maryland’s second most populated county has ranked last in vaccinating its residents for COVID-19 - Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun
Less than 4% of residents in the Maryland county hit hardest by the coronavirus have received their first dose of vaccine — the lowest rate in the state.
Family issues warning after 9-year-old dies in her sleep three days after testing positive for COVID-19 - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
"She was small, petite, kind of like a little pixie fairy."
Teen awakes from year-long coma with no knowledge of coronavirus pandemic - Boston 25 NewsBoston 25 News
A British teen who had been in a coma for a year after being hit by a car has finally started to emerge but has no knowledge of the coronavirus pandemic.
More B.1.1.7 variant cases found in West Michigan counties - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
The B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has now been identified in Calhoun, Eaton and Van Buren counties, with Kalamazoo County also adding new cases, health officials said Monday.
Dr. Ashish Jha breaks down why he’s worried about the spread of the U.K. variant - Boston.comBoston.com
“We still aren’t doing enough genomic surveillance.”
Living near street lamps could increase risk of thyroid cancer by 55% - New York PostNew York Post
The illuminating new “light pollution” study was published Monday in the American Cancer Society journal, Cancer.
What is Alabama doing to vaccinate Black people against COVID? - AL.comAL.com
The Alabama Department of Public Health is working on improving vaccine access among vulnerable populations.
St. Louis County opens 4 more COVID-19 vaccination sites - KMOV.comKMOV.com
Nearly one week since the first mass vaccination site opened in Ferguson, St. Louis County announced four additional sites will open their doors soon.
30% of Davidson County total COVID-19 cases centered in 4 zip codes - WKRN News 2WKRN News 2
Many cases are in the heavily populated areas of Antioch and South Nashville, which has seen the highest case counts from the beginning of the pandemic. A quarter of Davidson County’s total current cases are found in the 37013 zip code and nearby.
Maine CDC reports 201 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death - Press HeraldPress Herald
The state CDC expects to receive enough first doses from the federal government this week to begin vaccinating an additional 21,475 people.
Covid-19: Paris school closes after cases found of South African variant - FRANCE 24 EnglishFRANCE 24 English
The local authority for the city of Eaubonne, north of Paris, said on Monday that cases of the South African variant of the new coronavirus had been detected and that it was starting a track-and-trace campaign.
NY man dies shortly after vaccination, allergic reaction not suspected - FOX 5 NYFOX 5 NY
A man died shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at the Javits Center in Manhattan.
Smokers will be eligible for COVID vaccine in Phase 1C ahead of general public - WIS10WIS10
When the third of the vaccine rollout begins, people with “underlying health conditions,” including smoking, will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.
Most Americans Say They'll Continue Health Precautions After the COVID-19 Pandemic - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
While restrictions may lift, life will still look different on the other side of the pandemic. Many of us are waiting for the day when we no longer need to wear masks in public and can go to a concert or simply hug our loved ones. And as more people are vacci…
Cold Reality Dawns: Covid-19 Is Likely Here to Stay - msnNOWThe Wall Street Journal
Governments and businesses are starting to accept that the coronavirus isn’t a temporary problem and instead will lead to long-term changes enabling society to co-exist with Covid-19, as it does with flu, measles and HIV.
What do coronavirus variants mean for vaccines and reinfection? What we know so far - CNETCNET
As South Africa temporarily halts the AstraZeneca vaccine out of concern it doesn't protect from variants, scientists are racing to understand how new variants will affect immunity.
L.A. County Coronavirus Report: Public Health Counts 3,123 New Cases, 89 New Deaths – Update - DeadlineDeadline
On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health tallied 3,123 new Covid-19 cases and 89 new deaths. The lower number of deaths and cases may reflect reporting delays over the weekend. This brings the count to 1,146,450 cases and 18,044 deaths to…
Oregon health officials report 393 new coronavirus cases as total nears 150K - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 393 new cases of the coronavirus, both confirmed and presumptive, and four new deaths on Sunday. The daily report brings the state's respective totals to147,122 cases and2,023 deaths since the pandemic began. PAST COVERAG…
Pfizer expects to cut COVID-19 vaccine production time by close to 50% as production ramps up, efficiencies increase - msnNOWUSA Today
As the nation revs up its coronavirus vaccination programs, the increase could help relieve bottlenecks caused by vaccine shortages.
NEW: Nevada reports 24 COVID-19 deaths, decreasing test positivity rate - KLAS - 8 News NowKLAS - 8 News Now
Nevada reports 24 COVID-19-related deaths as its test positivity rate continues its three-week downward trend, according to the state’s latest report.
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 98 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,809; Active cases at 2,316 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
The South Dakota Department of Health reported five new deaths due to COVID-19 in Sunday’s update.
914 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths in Minnesota - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
The number of Minnesotans who have now received at least one dose of the vaccine is 554,102.