Health news 10 Feb, 2021
Avoid pain relievers before the COVID-19 vaccine, CDC advises - 10News10News
Pain medicines may dampen immune response
At least 36 people may have developed a rare blood disorder after covid vaccination: report - Fox NewsFox News
The cases were reported to the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which relies on individuals to send reports to the FDA, CDC, and does not indicate whether vaccines actually caused the problems.
Williamson County takes first step in filing lawsuit against City of Austin to fight hotel for the homeless - KVUE.comKVUE.com
The City of Austin approved buying the Candlewood Suites in northwest Austin, which also sits partially in Williamson County.
OC won’t start vaccinating teachers, food workers for at least two weeks - OCRegisterOCRegister
The state has added more groups to the list of those eligible for inoculation, but OC health officials say they need to reach more seniors first.
Monterey County releases new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines - KSBW MontereyKSBW The Central Coast
The new rules allow for some 65 years old and older residents to get vaccinated
Pfizer vaccine effective against UK, South African COVID variants, UTMB study says - Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
The news comes one day after Houston Methodist Hospital reported the Houston area’s...
Biden Team Fears No COVID-19 Herd Immunity Until Thanksgiving - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
Dr. Fauci is still “cautiously optimistic” that life can return to normal by the beginning of the fall. But others worry that we may not get there until the early winter.
Coronavirus in Oregon: 529 new cases, 7 deaths as Portland area prepares for restaurant, gym reopening - OregonLiveOregonLive
The Oregon Health Authority announced 529 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with seven new deaths, raising the state’s coronavirus death toll to 2,031.
L.A. County now has 8 confirmed cases of U.K. coronavirus variant and officials are warning against travel - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Los Angeles County on Tuesday recorded another five cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the United Kingdom, bringing the total to eight as officials step up calls for residents to avoid travel. The variant, B.1.1.7, has alarmed local officials …
TDH removes some COVID-19 cases, deaths from 3 NETN counties Tuesday - WJHL-TV News Channel 11WJHL-TV News Channel 11
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health’s (TDH) COVID-19 data update on Tuesday included several oddities in Northeast Tennessee counties, including more than a dozen cases removed from one county. The health department removed 32 cases, …
Thousands of Wisconsin vaccine appointments have been canceled or delayed because of uncertainty over vaccine supply - Milwaukee Journal SentinelGoogle News
What to Know About B.1.1.7, the Coronavirus Variant That Could Soon Dominate the U.S. - Prevention.comPrevention.com
It was first detected in Colorado in December—and has already spread to more than 30 states.
Three cases of COVID-19 variant from the UK found in Buncombe Co., officials say - WLOSWLOS
On Tuesday, Buncombe County health officials announced that three cases of the COVID-19 variant originally found in the United Kingdom have been identified in Buncombe County. The B. 1. 1. 7 variant has been identified in 21 North Carolina residents so far; t…
Anti-vaxxers falsely link a doctor's miscarriage to COVID-19 vaccine - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
There's no evidence the coronavirus vaccine is linked to an increased risk of pregnancy complications. Due to how it's made, it's expected to be safe.
San Antonio girl dies three days after testing positive for COVID-19 - FOX 7 AustinFOX 7 Austin
The family of nine-year-old Makenzie Gongora wants to shed light on how COVID-19 can impact children after she died just days after testing positive.
Walmart announces its plan for distributing additional Moderna vaccines in Idaho - KTVB.comKTVB.com
Ten Walmart stores across the Gem State will begin taking appointment on their website later this week. They begin giving vaccinations at their pharmacies on Friday.
Women who get COVID-19 vaccine should delay their regular mammogram, Utah doctor says - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Patients who get their COVID-19 vaccine should wait a month after their last dose to get a mammogram, a Utah doctor warned.
Coronavirus in Wisconsin: 39 deaths reported, average new cases fall below 1,000 - WSAWWSAW
Wisconsin is nearing 800,000 “shots in the arm” of COVID-19 vaccines.
L.A. County Fair is canceled for the second year in a row - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Fair will not be held in 2021. Pomona Fairplex operators are aiming for a smaller event this fall instead.
Apple Watch study on early COVID-19 detection graduates to peer-reviewed status - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Using the Apple Watch to detect signs of COVID-19 infections in users is more than just a hypothetical now. A pair of studies published in January supported the idea that changes in heart rate could be indicative of early signs of COVID-19 in Apple Watch user…
There's hardly any flu this year. Coronavirus restrictions may be responsible - CNNCNN
There's hardly any flu this year. Coronavirus restrictions may be responsible, the CDC says. Masks, social distancing and Covid-related closures may be keeping influenza at bay.
ADHS announces new vaccine data on their COVID-19 dashboard - AZFamilyAZFamily
The data includes the number of administered doses in Arizona, number of people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, number of doses ordered in Arizona, and
Baylor St. Luke's teams up with Texas Southern University to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic - KTRK-TVKTRK-TV
Baylor St. Luke's is partnering with Texas Southern University to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the elderly in vulnerable populations and communities surrounding the university.
Giving 1st and 2nd doses at once complicates vaccine effort - msnNOWmsnNOW
The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second doses just when millions more Americans are becoming eligible…
Egg and cholesterol consumption and mortality from cardiovascular and different causes in the United States: A population-based cohort study - PLoS BlogsPlos.org
Pan Zhuang and co-workers study consumption of eggs and cholesterol and associated health outcomes.
Experimental drug could prevent and treat COVID-19, UNC researchers report - WRAL Tech WireWRAL Tech Wire
While data from clinical trials is pending, latest findings from UNC-Chapel Hill show experimental pill, EIDD-2801, hampers coronaviruses from reproducing in mice. Clinical trials are underway for the
Nine-Year-Old Texas Girl With Mild Symptoms Dies in Her Sleep Three Days After Testing Positive for Covid - TooFabTooFab
She went to sleep feeling very tired on February 1. She never woke up.
Watch: Presumptive positive case of Brazilian variant found in Shelby County - WREG NewsChannel 3WREG NewsChannel 3
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Health officials said they have identified a presumptive case of the Brazilian variant in Shelby County. As with other suspicious lab results, the test is being sent to the state for confirmation. At this time, it is not confirmed as the Braz…
Drinking coffee daily could lower risk of heart failure: study - New York PostNew York Post
Drinking at least one cup of coffee a day could help reduce the risk of heart failure, researchers said Tuesday. The report, which was published Tuesday in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure, d…
Oklahoma’s COVID-19 death toll climbs by 53 - KFOR Oklahoma CityKFOR Oklahoma City
There were 53 additional deaths caused by the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 3,870.
Fort Bend reopens COVID vaccine registrations after receiving 'large shipment' of doses - KHOU.comKHOU.com
Fort Bend County announces that they have received a large shipment of vaccines from the state and have opened registration at www.fbchealth.org
Montgomery’s first-come, first-served COVID vaccine clinic gives 2,000 shots today - AL.comAL.com
The clinic, run by Baptist Health at the old site of the Montgomery Mall, will be giving shots from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday.
Indiana girl, 5, nearly dies from coronavirus-related illness - Fox NewsFox News
The family of a five-year-old girl from Indiana is speaking out after a rare coronavirus-related inflammatory illness nearly claimed the child’s life.
Many first report peanut allergy symptoms in adulthood, study finds - Fox NewsFox News
While a peanut allergy is commonly associated with pediatric care, a new study has found that up to one in six adults with sensitivity to peanuts developed it after age 18.
More contagious COVID-19 variant found in Jefferson County, health officials say - WLKY LouisvilleWLKY Louisville
Just a couple of weeks ago, state officials announced the arrival of a COVID-19 variant in Kentucky. Now, it appears to have made its way to Louisville.
Meijer launches COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Michigan stores: What to know - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Meijer says the vaccines will be administered to Michiganders 65 years and older who have pre-registered through the company’s vaccine registration process.
Colorado’s COVID-19 metrics keep improving as experts wait to see impacts of new variants, vaccination efforts - The Denver PostThe Denver Post
Colorado continues to make progress in reducing new cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19, but whether that continues will depend on what we all decide to do – and how widely more-contagio…
COVID‐19 and dementia: Analyses of risk, disparity, and outcomes from electronic health records in the US - WileyWiley.com
Introduction At present, there is limited data on the risks, disparity, and outcomes for COVID‐19 in patients with dementia in the United States. Methods This is a retrospective case‐control analy...
Your dirty bird feeder could be spreading disease - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Don’t just hang them and forget about them for weeks on end. Experts share advice on how — and how often — to clean them.
COVID-19 vaccine chasers hunt, wait and hope in Los Angeles - ReutersReuters
Jose Luis Espinoza had been chasing a COVID-19 vaccine for more than three weeks.
7 Heart-Healthy Activities That Have Nothing To Do With Traditional Cardio - HuffPostHuffPost
You don't need to run, cycle or sweat excessively. Here's how to improve your heart health without forcing your exercise.
What Really Happened With the “Cutter Incident,” When a Bad Batch of Polio Vaccine Paralyzed Kids - SlateSlate Magazine
It didn't stop American parents from embracing the vaccine.
Indiana coronavirus updates: Walmart to begin vaccinations Friday; ISDH reports 1,225 new cases, 67 more deaths - WTHRWTHR
The latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, Feb. 9.
California woman who contracted COVID-19 charged $1.3M in medical expenses - Yahoo! VoicesYahoo Entertainment
A California woman reportedly had a brush with death amid her battle with COVID-19 last year. As her road to recovery continues, she is now dealing with...
The CDC Says This Is When You're Most Likely to Feel Vaccine Side Effects - msnNOWBest 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.
Smokers included in Phase 1C of vaccine eligibility - WLTX.comWLTX.com
According to the CDC, those with "underlying health conditions" are eligible to get a vaccine in Phase 1C in South Carolina. Smoking is on that list.
Mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Durham on pause due to lack of supplies - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Durham County Health Director Rod Jenkins said the state is not supplying enough vaccines to the county to support the site.
Second vaccine shots for large group of seniors could limit distribution of first doses - Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now
“It concerns us that we’re going to be limited to mostly doing second shots and not being able to schedule new appointments for first shots."
COVID-19 vaccines, tests work well now, but variants have FDA preparing for a future when they may not - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
The FDA plans to develop guidance to help COVID-19 vaccine, drug and testing manufacturers adapt to emerging variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
El Pasoans confused over how to get their 2nd vaccine doses - KVIA El PasoKVIA El Paso
EL PASO, Texas -- Over 100 people were turned away from the City of El Paso's George Perry mass coronavirus vaccination site on Monday morning after confusion over their appointment to receive the second dose. People waited for hours in line thinking they had…
Study: U.K. coronavirus variant doubling every 10 days in the U.S. - KARE11.comKARE11.com
"Seeing doubling every 10 days is concerning but likely real," Mayo Clinic's Dr. Greg Poland said.
COVID-19 can cause diabetes and doctors are starting to understand why - BGRBGR
Diabetes is a significant risk factor for COVID-19, but doctors warn coronavirus survivors can also develop diabetes after clearing a covid infection. Some researchers think the novel coronavirus can determine the onset of a diabetes variation that might not …
Where you can buy N95 face masks that are in stock now - PennLivePennLive
From the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts said the N95 face masks were the best personal protective equipment.
New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections - Jamaica Star OnlineJamaica Star Online
(AP) - Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first...
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
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...
Congo braces for potential Ebola spread amid coronavirus - Fox NewsFox News
The Democratic Republic of the Congo could see a resurgence of Ebola, a deadly disease that is behind the recent passing of a woman in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province which had only in recent months declared an end to an Ebola outbreak there.
Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen - NBC NewsNBC News
Pollen season is starting 20 days earlier and pollen loads are 21 percent higher since 1990 and a huge chunk of that is because of global warming.
Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 305 new cases, 1 new death as seniors become eligible for vaccines - OregonLiveOregonLive
The tally marks the lowest daily case count since Oct. 19, when the state reported 266 new cases.
Michigan confirms about 1,800 virus cases over weekend - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
Michigan reported 1,769 more confirmed coronavirus cases over the last two days, as well as 11 deaths related to the virus.
Most plan to continue health precautions post-pandemic - Medical EconomicsMedicaleconomics.com
A survey found that most Americans plan to continue wearing masks, avoiding crowds, and frequent handwashing after even when the pandemic is over.
Super Bowl: Gatherings for the big game, Valentine's Day weekend, low COVID vaccine supply could cause next surge in SoCal - KABC-TVKABC-TV
Health officials across the Southland are concerned that Super Bowl gatherings coupled with Valentine's Day weekend and a low supply of COVID-19 vaccines could lead to the next surge in cases.
Despite dip in COVID-19 cases, expert says US is in the 'eye of the hurricane' as variants spread - WGAL LancasterWGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.
While a recent dip in COVID-19 infections may seem encouraging, experts warn now is not the time for Americans to let their guard down.
UW Health has 8 times more vaccination appointments than vaccines on-hand - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
UW Health has roughly eight times more vaccination appointments scheduled than available, on-hand doses.
Northern Virginia COVID-19 cases at lowest level since early December - Inside NoVAInside NoVA
Northern Virginia's daily average of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to its lowest level since Dec. 6 as the region reported the fewest new daily cases Monday since Oct. 26.
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.
Man in 70s dies after getting vaccine at Javits Center; not believed to be allergic reaction: officials - WPIX 11 New YorkWPIX 11 New York
Officials confirmed Monday that a man in his 70s died shortly after getting the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jacob Javits Center vaccination site in Manhattan Sunday. NY Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "initial indications are that the man did not have…