Health news 11 Mar, 2021
Utah mother dies four days after taking second COVID vaccine dose - Fox NewsFox News
A 39-year-old Utah mom died just four days after receiving her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Wednesday report that investigated vaccine side effects.
Alabama Official On Vaccine Rollout: 'How Can This Disparity Exist In This Country?' - NPRNPR
Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson is fighting for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. In her county, one health clinic in a predominantly Black neighborhood has yet to receive any doses.
COVID: Santa Clara County stops scheduling first-dose vaccine appointments - mercurynews.comThe Mercury News
Santa Clara County says limited and unpredictable COVID-19 vaccine supply has made planning difficult.
SLO County opening up COVID-19 vaccinations to more people - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
San Luis Obispo County is opening up COVID-19 vaccination appointment eligibility to more residents.
COVID-19 Statistics | March 10, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, March 10, 2021
Los Angeles County Will Issue Its Own Rules For Reopening Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Outdoor Concert Venues On Thursday - DeadlineDeadline
Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the county plans to release its own operating guidelines for restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, outdoor live events and theme park reopenings as the county anticipates moving into the less-restrict…
Vaccine 'line jumpers' emerge as Texans don't have to prove eligibility - KTRK-TVKTRK-TV
Providers are not allowed to require vaccine recipients to prove a medical condition as it could create barriers as Texas tries to vaccinate most of its 29 million residents.
First results are in on COVID study of thousands of Orthodox Jews - The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post
Dr. Avi Rosenberg, a renal pathologist at Johns Hopkins University and another author of the paper, said for Purim in particular, “the guidance all came a week too late.”
Love Birds? You May Want to Remove Your Feeder - NewserNewser
A large number of finches are dying from salmonellosis
Covid-19 Variant Vaccine From Moderna Begins Human Testing - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Testing will evaluate whether a new shot from the biotech will better target a strain first identified in South Africa
Meet Dr.B: The standby list for leftover COVID-19 vaccines doses - Fox BusinessFox Business
Dr. B co-founder Cyrus Massoumi told FOX Business about 20-30% of patients who sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations end up cancelling or not showing up. As a result, thawed vaccine doses have six hours before they have to be thrown away.
Colorado’s snow forecast postpones some COVID-19 vaccination clinics - The Denver PostThe Denver Post
Kaiser Permanente will postpone COVID-19 vaccination clinics planned across the Front Range this weekend after meteorologists warn that up to 20 inches of snow could blanket Denver.
Seniors 65 and over in Wyandotte County can get COVID-19 vaccine on walk-in basis - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Health officials say seniors do not need to make an appointment
10 Brenham nursing home residents test positive for COVID after taking vaccine - Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle
Several residents at a nursing home in Brenham have tested positive for COVID-19 after...
Antibody Responses in Seropositive Persons after a Single Dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine - nejm.orgnejm.org
Correspondence from The New England Journal of Medicine — Antibody Responses in Seropositive Persons after a Single Dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine
Death rate 64% higher with B117 COVID variant, study finds - CIDRAPUmn.edu
The relative risk for death rose 64%, but the absolute risk climbed from 2.5 to just 4.1 deaths per 1,000 cases.
Antibiotics Common For COVID-19 Early On In Pandemic : Shots - Health News - NPRNPR
Many doctors have used antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, but that's largely unnecessary — and could even promote drug-resistant germs.
Missoula Co. to move to Phase 1B+ of COVID-19 vaccination plan - KPAX-TVKPAX-TV
Missoula County officials have announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for Phase 1B+ will begin on March 15.
Colorectal cancer: Woman, 31, overlooked warning signs due to pregnancy - TODAYTODAY
Rectal bleeding, stomach pains, nausea can be pregnancy side effects but also signs of colorectal cancer. At 31, mom learned she had stage 4 colon cancer.
Johns Hopkins professor rips CDC for 'absurdly restrictive' guidelines for vaccinated people: Agency is 'paralyzed by fear' - TheBlazeTheBlaze
Fits the CDC's 'pattern' of being 'late or wrong' and 'ridiculously cautious'
More schools are preparing to open as coronavirus cases drop and vaccinations rise - CNNCNN
An increasing number of states and communities say they are planning to resume or expand in-person learning a year into the coronavirus pandemic, as new infections decline and vaccinations rise.
Phase 1C will begin in Texas by adding vaccine eligibility to those 50 and up - KVUE.comKVUE.com
According to the DSHS, more than 93% of the state's fatalities caused by the virus have been in people 50 or older.
If You Have This Blood Type, Your Heart Attack Risk Is Higher, Study Says - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Your heart health is one of the most important things you need to maintain—heart disease has been the leading cause of death globally, according to the World...
Texans 50 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 15 - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Texas DSHS announced Wednesday that people 50 to 64, who account for 20% of all fatalities, will be able to be vaccinated as the next most-vulnerable group.
New Mexico's new color-coded map puts Santa Fe County in the green - Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe New Mexican
The change not only reflects a decline in COVID-19's prevalence here but also opens the county to somewhat less stringent state rules.
Georgia to allow 55+ and ‘high-risk’ residents to get coronavirus vaccine - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution
By early April, Georgia may expand vaccine eligibility to all adults.
1st COVID-19 vaccine vial used in the US headed to museum - Livescience.comLive Science
The vial will be part of an exhibit planned for next year.
658 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, nearly 24K vaccinations reported Wednesday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 658 on Wednesday, with two more deaths and 23,904 more vaccinations reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Philadelphia expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents 65 years and older - WPVI-TVWPVI-TV
Philadelphia announced Wednesday that it is expanding its vaccine eligibility to residents 65 years and older.
Pollen level in air linked to COVID-19 rates; robust vaccine responses seen during pregnancy, lactation - 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...
Health dept. launches waiting list for eligible people struggling to get a COVID vaccine - WFSBWFSB
A local health district has launched a waiting list for those who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine but are having trouble getting an appointment.
Biden got COVID-19 vaccine and still wears 2 masks: Doctors weigh in - Fox NewsFox News
President Biden has been fully vaccinated for coronavirus since January.
N.J. confirms 1st case of more contagious South African COVID variant. Total variant cases up to 145. - NJ.comnj.com
There’s one case of the South African variant that was identified in Hudson County.
How one small Pennsylvania pharmacy is vaccinating thousands - ReutersReuters
Behind the counter of Skippack Pharmacy in Schwenksville, near Philadelphia, owner Mayank Amin has been working late into the night since his independent drugstore received state approval to administer COVID-19 vaccines in late January.
Even with precautions, indoor dining increases spread of COVID-19, CDC says - SalonSalon
Even with precautions, re-opening restaurants is associated with a spike in COVID-19 cases, a new CDC study notes
Mass COVID-19 vaccination site opening at Seattle's Lumen Field Event Center March 13 - KING5.comKING5.com
The City of Seattle is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination effort with a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Event Center.
Kansas health officials issue guidance for people who are vaccinated - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
While private home guidance has changed for those who are fully vaccinated, public health measures in public still apply to everyone, including those vaccinated.
WATCH: New York woman given prescription to 'hug granddaughter' after receiving COVID-19 vaccine - WBNG-TVWBNG-TV
A grandma in New York was given a prescription...to hug her granddaughter after getting the second COVID-19 vaccine.
Maine CDC reports 195 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths - WMTW PortlandWMTW Portland
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 195 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and no new deaths.
California Officials Cancel Vaccine Clinic For Elderly After Media And Hollywood Workers Try To Cut Line - The Daily WireThe Daily Wire
A coronavirus vaccine clinic for the elderly was canceled after hundreds of media and Hollywood workers who were ineligible to receive the vaccine attempted to cut the line by signing up for appointments. The Washington Examiner reported that officials in Pas…
North America sees drop in COVID-19 cases, Brazil surge worrying, says PAHO - ReutersReuters
New COVID-19 cases continue to decline in North America, but in Latin America infections are still rising, particularly in Brazil where a resurgence has caused record daily deaths, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday.
This Covid long-hauler is afraid to take a shower a year after her infection because of the amount of hair she has lost - CNNCNN
March 26 marks the one-year anniversary of Lauren Thomas Mandel's Covid-19 infection -- and she and her family are still feeling the effects of the illness.
Contagious U.K. variant of COVID-19 found widespread in Houston's wastewater, city says - ChronChron.com
Houston Health Department officials announced that the U.K. variant of COVID-19 was found...
'He was my everything': Man died from COVID-19 after trying to get vaccine twice, wife says - WDSU New OrleansWLWT Cincinnati
His wife is sharing his story and hopes to inspire others to keep trying for their vaccines.
Arizona reports 830 new COVID-19 cases, 78 more deaths Wednesday - KTAR.comKTAR.com
Arizona public health officials on Wednesday reported 830 new coronavirus cases and 78 additional deaths from COVID-19.
DC launches COVID-19 vaccine preregistration website - WTOPWTOP
D.C. has launched its new coronavirus vaccine preregistration website, following several technical glitches over the past few weeks that frustrated residents trying to sign up.
Pandemic anniversary: How COVID-19 changed how TV was made, and what we watched - USA TODAYUSA Today
The shutdown a year ago made us all couch potatoes and reshaped Hollywood. How much of the changes it brought to entertainment will last?
COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens are coming, experts say - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
As more Americans line up for COVID-19 vaccines, children have been excluded. But that is expected to change by the fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
Nearly 1 in 8 Maine residents now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - Press HeraldPress Herald
Meanwhile, the state reported 195 new cases of the virus on Wednesday but no additional deaths.
How to get Covid-19 vaccine appointments in NY: Search tips, websites to check - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
From drug stores to the NY state fairgrounds, here's help navigating the vaccine hunt.
New website alerts you when spare vaccines are available nearby - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
Looking for an extra COVID vaccine? A new website can help.
Convalescent Plasma For COVID-19 Turns Out To Be A Bust : Shots - Health News - NPRNPR
Infusing blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 into sick patients looks good on paper. But studies of the treatment haven't found benefits.
Hollywood line-cutters shut down California COVID-19 vaccine center - New York PostNew York Post
California officials shuttered a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday when hundreds of ineligible workers from Hollywood production companies overran the facility looking for jabs, according to a…
Utah County business may get a waiver to allow dances for high school students - KUTV 2NewsKUTV 2News
A Utah County business wants to host dances for high school students once again. Caption: KUTV: Michael Locklear reports County commissioners will likely approve the request from Norton Performance Training Center in Highland. The waiver of a public health or…
Sisolak says ‘line-jumping’ by government workers was ‘unfair’ - Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal
<p>He harshly criticizes Southern Nevada vaccine practices that allowed young employees of local governmental agencies to get COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of older Nevadans.</p>
COVID-19 variant detected in wastewater in North County - KMOV.comKMOV.com
The UK variant of COVID-19 has been detected in wastewater near Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County, Missouri health officials said Tuesday.
Broomfield County moving back to Level Yellow due to increase in COVID-19 cases - The Denver ChannelThe Denver Channel
The county was the first in the Denver metro area to move to Level Blue just over two weeks ago.
Pasadena To Reschedule Vaccinations After Line Jumpers Took Hundreds Of Appointments - LAistLAist
A large group of media professionals got a hold of the registration link and booked more than 900 of the 1,500 available appointments.
Expert Panel Calls for More Smokers to Get Tested for Lung Cancer Starting at 50 Years Old - GizmodoGizmodo.com
More people with a long history of smoking should be tested annually for lung cancer, even if they’ve quit in recent years, according to new guidance released Tuesday by a government-backed panel of health experts.
Poker night's back | Getting 'deeper' into Phase 1B, vaccinated Delawareans receive new guidance on gatherings - WDEL 1150AMWDEL 1150AM
Delaware continues to roll out its allocated COVID-19 vaccinations, and Governor John Carney said Tuesday, while there are challenges still ahead, it was a week of good news.
TDH Updates COVID-19 Vaccination Plan - tn.govTn.gov
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan as the state continues to prioritize Tennesseans most at risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Tennesseans in Phase 1c of the state’s plan are now elig…
COVID Researchers to CDC: Open Up the Schools - PJ MediaPJ Media
These aren't just some yahoos. They're doctors. They probably wear lab coats and everything.
Vaccine line-cutters flood registration, forcing Pasadena to postpone clinic - The Pasadena Star-NewsThe Pasadena Star-News
A registration link was shared ‘with a large group of entertainment, news and production individuals,’ who don’t qualify for vaccination yet, the city says.
A Day in the Life with CKD: My Dialysis Journey - HealthlineHealthline
The way each person finds out that chronic kidney disease (CKD) has progressed to the need for dialysis is unique. This is one person's journey through the process of dialysis and discovering its gift of life.
Pollen can raise your risk of getting COVID-19, whether you have allergies or not - The Conversation USThe Conversation Africa
Recent studies also suggest that climate change is driving pollen counts upward. That could result in greater human susceptibility to viruses.
New COVID-19 Variants Are Surging, According to CDC - msnNOW247tempo.com
The pace at which COVID-19 is spreading across America has decreased.
12PM: Louisiana expected to expand vaccine eligibility - WWLTV.comWWLTV.com
Starting immediately, Louisiana residents 16 years old and older with certain pre-existing health conditions will be eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Emergence of a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern with mutations in spike glycoprotein - Nature.comNature.com
Continued uncontrolled transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in many parts of the world is creating the conditions for significant virus evolution1,2. Here, we describe a new SARS-CoV-2 lineage (501Y.V2) char…