Health news 12 Feb, 2021
CDC reports 5 new cases of UK COVID-19 variant in Iowa - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
As of Thursday night, there are a total of eight cases of the variant in Iowa.
Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 2,838 new coronavirus cases, 102 deaths; South African variant confirmed in state by IDPH - WLS-TVWLS-TV
Illinois health officials reported 2,838 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths Thursday. Gov. Pritzker announced an expansion of Phase 1B vaccine eligibility to include those with high-risk medical conditions. IDPH confirmed the South African variant is here.
CDC investigating possible COVID-19 vaccine-related death in Nebraska - KOLN1011now
DHHS has been made aware that the COVID-19 vaccine was listed as one of several causes of death for an individual in the State.
SLO County receives surprise shipment of COVID-19 doses - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
In a tweet on Thursday, San Luis Obispo County Public Health tweeted an announcement that it received an unexpected shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses.
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Open in Del Mar, San Marcos - countynewscenter.comcountynewscenter.com
Two new COVID-19 vaccinations sites are coming to Del Mar and San Marcos.
DPH reports 14 western Massachusetts communities at high-risk for COVID-19 - WWLP.comWWLP.com
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health in its latest report Thursday, listed 14 high-risk COVID-19 communities in western Massachusetts.
Diabetes Drug Found to Substantially Improve Obesity Treatment in Large Clinical Trial - GizmodoGizmodo.com
The study found that people with obesity given a treatment currently used for type 2 diabetes, semaglutide, lost significantly more weight than a control group, with one-third losing 20% or more of their body weight.
South African B.1.351 variant of COVID-19 found in North Carolina - WGHP FOX 8 GreensboroWGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
The B.1.351 variant of COVID-19 first identified in South Africa has been found in North Carolina, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The DHHS released the following information on Thursday evening: Th…
California is dramatically undercounting its vaccinations, county officials say - Sacramento BeeGoogle News
Dr. Fauci Says These Are the COVID Symptoms That Don't Go Away - Best LifeBest Life
In a new interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci described the five COVID symptoms that are persisting in long-hauler patients, even after the virus clears the body.
Hospitals see uptick in liver disease related to pandemic alcohol abuse - KOMO NewsKOMO News
Before the pandemic, tens of millions of Americans struggled with alcohol addiction and there are indications that the problem is becoming more severe with effects that could outlast the pandemic. According to a report by journalist and medical researcher El…
County Moves to Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations To Eligible Essential Workers | All of California in one County - San Mateo CountySmcgov.org
South Africa and U.K. coronavirus variants detected in D.C.; Maryland to open third mass vaccination site - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Leaders in the Washington region continued to confront enormous demand for vaccine doses.
More Than 300 New COVID Vaccination Locations Open in Illinois - NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago
The state of Illinois added more than 300 new COVID-19 vaccination sites in the last day, health officials announced Thursday, with hundreds more Walgreens…
California coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly. Should we worry? - Livescience.comLive Science
The variant has now spread to more than a dozen U.S. states and multiple other countries, according to a new study.
Santa Clara County launches COVID vaccine clinics in hardest-hit communities - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Santa Clara County launched a new pop-up vaccine clinic that will focus on under-served neighborhoods in East San Jose and South County.
2,213 new COVID-19 cases, 61 additional deaths reported in Massachusetts - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.
I've had facial fillers. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? TODAY - msnNOWTODAY
Following rare reports of temporary swelling in facial fillers after vaccination, dermatologists say it's still safe to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Illinois reports first case of South African COVID variant - KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisKTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that a Rock Island man has been infected with the B.1.351 variant.
The Most Rapid Vaccine Rollout in History: How Researchers Developed COVID-19 Vaccines So Quickly - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
Vaccine development is typically measured in years, not months. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, scientists are racing the clock—and breaking records—to develop an immunization that provides protection against the virus. The nation’s scientific communit…
Colorado ski resort declared an active COVID-19 outbreak site as 109 employees test positive - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
The Winter Park Resort outbreak, which was first declared on Jan. 23, accounts for 6.4% of the 1,700 employees at the ski area.
Vaccine side effects are actually good: Moderna and Pfizer side effects, explained - Vox.comVox
Why you might feel sick after getting a Covid-19 vaccine.
Brazil: missionaries 'turning tribes against coronavirus vaccine' - The GuardianThe Guardian
Health workers were reportedly attacked with bows and arrows after visiting an indigenous community in Amazonas
Indigenous leaders warn of missionaries turning Amazon villages against vaccines - ReutersReuters
Medical teams working to immunize Brazil's remote indigenous villages against the coronavirus have encountered fierce resistance in some communities where evangelical missionaries are stoking fears of the vaccine, say tribal leaders and advocates.
What To Do If An LA County Vaccination Site Turns You Away On The Day Of Your Second Dose - LAistLAist
The director of L.A. Public Health explains what you need to bring and who you need to talk to.
Almost 200,000 in Wisconsin finished COVID-19 vaccinations - WBAYWBAY
The state reported 1,239 new coronavirus cases, the first time that number was over 1,000 since last Friday
B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant discovered in Clark County - The ColumbianThe Columbian
The B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Clark County.
What pregnant people face during COVID-19 - AxiosAxios
Pregnancy can be hard during normal times, but there's an extra layer of uncertainty during the pandemic.
SUNY Upstate alum fired for giving COVID-19 vaccines on the verge of expiration in Texas - CNYcentral.comCNYcentral.com
A SUNY Upstate graduate lost his job as a physician in Texas because he administered 10 doses of COVID-19 vaccine that were six hours away from expiring. The New York Times reported that Dr. Hasan Gokal searched frantically for 10 eligible people to receive t…
UF Health Jacksonville CEO warns you can carry virus even after vaccination - WJXT News4JAXWJXT News4JAX
For 10 months, UF Health has been sharing with City Council and other elected officials about what the pandemic is doing in Jacksonville.
How COVID Affects Your Heart, According to a Cardiologist - Yahoo EntertainmentPEOPLE
For American Hearth Month, Dr. Jennifer Haythe explains the impact of COVID-19 on one of the body's most vital organs
Polynesian ancestry linked to obesity, diabetes in Native Hawaiians - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser
Lifestyle and socioeconomic factors are often associated with the higher prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Native Hawaiians, but new research has found that Polynesian genetic ancestry also elevates the risk for certain chro…
VIDEO: Wastewater Monitoring Piloted as Path to Safe School Reopening - countynewscenter.comcountynewscenter.com
The County of San Diego is working with the University of California San Diego on a pilot program that may provide a roadmap for schools to safely reopen while our community gets vaccinated.
Mask mandate to remain in effect in Missoula County - KPAX-TVKPAX-TV
The mask mandate will remain in effect in Missoula County even after the statewide mask mandate is lifted on Friday.
Doctors investigate whether COVID-19 causes diabetes after ‘concerning’ trend - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
It looks like there could be a link between coronavirus and diabetes. 40% of people who have died from coronavirus had diabetes. “There is no reason to...
The coronavirus is going to stick around forever. Get ready for the new normal. - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Experts agree: This virus isn't going anywhere anytime soon. But it's possible that in the months ahead we'll devise bright new ways to fight back.
Israel shows promising data in race to defeat COVID-19 - New York PostNew York Post
Israel’s rapid rollout of the Pfizer vaccine has become the gold standard in inoculation strategies — with more than half of eligible people in the Jewish state now fully or partially vaccina…
Researchers uncover more key factors that make people Covid-19 ‘superspreaders’ - RTRT
Scientists investigating Covid-19 ‘super-spreaders’ – those who transmit SARS-CoV-2 at a rate roughly four times higher than average – have uncovered additional characteristics that afford patients this grim ‘superpower.’
Flu season 2020-2021: It didn’t happen. Can we repeat this next season? - Vox.comVox
The promise and peril of this year’s missing flu season.
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 279 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,829; Active cases at 2,209 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Health announced 14 new deaths due to COVID-19, as 279 new cases were reported on Thursday.
New Orleans launches COVID-19 vaccine waitlist - WDSU New OrleansWDSU New Orleans
The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness along with the Orleans Parish Communication District has announced the launch of a citywide vaccine waitlist.
Iowa reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths, nearly 100,000 complete both vaccine doses - KCRGKCRG
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 22 more COVID-19 related deaths and 841 more positive cases of the virus in Iowa.
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Bucks County COVID vaccine clinics to start Tuesday at community college campuses - Bucks County Courier TimesBucks County Courier Times
Bucks County announces COVID-19 vaccine clinics on the way.
Maricopa County opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to adults 65+ - ABC15 ArizonaABC15 Arizona
Adults aged 65 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Maricopa County beginning Monday, February 7.
Fauci: Vaccines for first-graders could be authorized by September - Ars TechnicaProPublica
For this to happen by the start of the next school year, trials need to prove the vaccine is safe and effective in children. Experts say manufacturers aren’t moving quickly enough, and that this is important for achieving herd immunity and stopping the spread…
CDC: Iowa one of the worst in U.S. in vaccine supply, but ranked 26th in administration - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
Is Iowa getting its fair share and how quickly is Iowa distributing those precious few shots?
TODAY: Registration Opens for Curative Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Events - State of Delaware News - news.delaware.govDelaware.gov
Events in each county planned for Delawareans who received their first vaccination on or before January 18 at state-sponsored vaccination events.
California coronavirus-related death toll highest in US - Fox NewsFox News
California’s coronavirus-related death toll surpassed that of New York’s over the last day to become the highest in the nation.
Dr. Fauci Says April Will Likely Be ‘Open Season’ For Vaccine Availability - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Dr. Fauci says supply won’t be the issue in getting people vaccinated quickly, it’s logistics Dr. Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden...
Biden administration is 'not where we want to be' on genetic sequencing of Covid-19 variants - CNNCNN
With coronavirus variants posing a serious threat to President Joe Biden's efforts to contain the pandemic, a Biden official tells CNN that the administration is still simply "not where we want to be" on surveillance of mutations in the US -- and simultaneous…
COVID-19 statistics in Colorado - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
There are currently 456 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and the state's seven-day moving average positivity rate declined to 4.10%.
Older adults who get less than five hours of sleep each night have higher risk of developing dementia, Brigham study says - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe
The research team also found links between sleep disturbance and sleep deficiency and overall risk of death.
Ebola Kills Second Person In Congo In A Week - NPRNPR
The Democratic Republic of Congo beat its second-worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in June. The new victims indicate the disease's resurgence in the area.
Fired Doctor Says He Didn't Want to Waste Vaccine - NewserNewser
Gokal says he vaccinated his wife and acquaintances instead of throwing doses away
Every adult in Utah could be vaccinated by end of May, director says; 1299 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths reported Wednesday - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 1,299 on Wednesday, with 17 more deaths reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Vaccination Priority Expands to Additional Groups – Redheaded Blackbelt - Redheaded BlackbeltRedheaded Blackbelt
People age 70 and over, Emergency services workers, and K-12 and early education, child care.
Arizona doctors warn another COVID-19 surge could be coming - AZFamilyAZFamily
To date, The Arizona Department of Health said it has identified five samples of the so-called U.K. COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7.
Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to tighten requirements around vaccine distribution - The Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer
“The number of individuals with no health conditions who have never set foot in Black neighborhoods [coming to get vaccines] in the past month has been unconscionable," said the group's founder.
New cases in Montgomery County and at Penn show the coronavirus variant is spreading across the Philly region - The Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Four people who caught the more transmissible strain have spread the virus to others in Montgomery County, officials said. None reported having recently traveled.
State worker tests positive for COVID-19 variant as Michigan cases grow - The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News
The COVID variant that first originated in the United Kingdom continues to spread in Michigan and has now been detected in a state prison near Lansing
Memphis doctor believed to have died of rare COVID related syndrome - WATN - Local 24Localmemphis.com
The Centers for Disease Control is investigating Dr. Barton Williams' death.
U.K. covid variant detected in Allegheny County, officials say - TribLIVETribLIVE
Allegheny County officials announced Wednesday the covid-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been detected in the county. Dr. Debra Bogen, the county’s health director, said the case is the first and only U.K. variant reported in the county …
Target joins other retailers in offering paid time off for COVID-19 vaccine - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
The retailer also will cover transportation for those wanting shots for COVID.
Circadian Mechanisms in Medicine | NEJM - nejm.orgnejm.org
Review Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Circadian Mechanisms in Medicine
South African coronavirus strain found in Santa Clara and Alameda counties - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Experts say the South African strain is up to 50% more contagious and easier to spread than other variants of the virus.
Can COVID-19 cause diabetes? What you need to know - TODAYTODAY
Can COVID-19 cause diabetes? Scientists believe there could be a possible link between COVID-19 and diabetes, here is what you need to know, symptoms to watch.