Health news 12 Mar, 2021
DOH confirms 3 vaccinated Hawaii residents tested positive for COVID-19 - KHON2KHON2
The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) has announced three cases in which a fully vaccinated person contracted COVID-19. The DOH said, fully vaccinated means the person received both doses of the Moderna and/or Pfizer vaccine.
Hawai´i Identifies First 3 “Breakthrough” Cases of COVID-19 - Big Island NowBig Island Now
The Hawai´i Department of Health (DOH) on Friday noted the state’s first three “breakthrough” cases of coronavirus, which isn’t so positive a term as it sounds.
5 COVID symptoms that predict if you have long-COVID - Deseret NewsDeseret News
A new study in the journal Nature Medicine revealed symptoms of “long-COVID.”
Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak - The New York TimesNew York Times
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic.
Kings, Tulare counties expected to move into red tier next week, state health officials say - KFSN-TVKFSN-TV
Kings and Tulare counties are expected to move into the red tier of California's reopening system on Tuesday, state health officials announced on Friday.
California counties sidestep direct Blue Shield vaccine oversight - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
California counties that have refused to sign onto the state's new COVID-19 vaccine program run by Blue Shield of California are expected to instead reach a separate agreement with the state to end a stalemate that threatened to slow delivery of doses.
IHME projects slight increase in COVID-19 deaths in Washington state by July 1 - KOMO NewsKOMO News
WASHINGTON -- In just 10 days from now, all counties in Washington state will move into Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, Governor Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Phase 3 allows more people in indoor spaces like restaurants and gyms. Spectators wil…
Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss - The New York TimesNew York Times
For many nurses and doctors, medicine was an inherited calling and one that bound couples. Then the virus threatened the ones they love.
Washington now averaging over 46,000 COVID doses a day - KOMO NewsKOMO News
Throughout the country and in Washington, there are thousands of people lifting their sleeve for the chance to get closer to normalcy. "Everyone is just looking to get vaccinated,” said Jenny Brackett with UW Medical Center. “They want to feel saf…
Japanese authorities discover a new coronavirus variant in traveler from Philippines - The Japan TimesThe Japan Times
The variant is distinct from those first discovered in Britain, South Africa and Brazil, and is thought to pose a similar threat.
Andrew Cuomo: Schumer joins calls for governor to resign as 30 new women allege abuse and bullying - The IndependentIndependent
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COVID vaccines: Will California meet Biden’s May 1 goal? - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Gov. Gavin Newsom is stopping short of promising California will throw the vaccination doors open to everyone in May.
Utah mom dies four days after 2nd dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine - KRON4KRON4
“She was absolutely fine with getting it. In fact, she told all of us, ‘It’s fine, you guys should all get it,’” her father, Alfred Hawley, told the outlet.
Missouri COVID-19 infections tick upward, as providers prepare for 550,000 residents to become eligible for vaccines - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
On Monday, 550,000 more Missourians will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, when the state opens Phase 1B Tier 3.
Coronavirus in Oregon: 402 new cases and 3 deaths as risk of increased spread looms - OregonLiveOregonLive
Daily coronavirus cases in Oregon bounced up and down all week.
This $25 Anti-Aging Serum Is Like a 'Glass of Orange Juice' for Your Skin - msnNOWReal Simple
It sells every 15 seconds, and after trying it, I totally see why.
New Mexico COVID-19 update: 268 new cases, totaling 187,984 | NMDOH - Coronavirus Updates - NMDOH - Department of HealthNmhealth.org
More of SF Eligible for Vaccine Monday: People With Health Issues, in Homeless Shelters, Incarcerated - SFistSFist
People with a whole range of medical conditions will be eligible for their vaccine shot effective Monday, March 15, as will anyone in a congregate care facility like a homeless shelter or jail.
1,577 COVID-19 cases, 29 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.
CDC guidelines update: Face masks and fully-vaccinated people - NBC NewsNBC News
The CDC updated its guidelines on how to shop for face masks and how vaccinated people can socialize. Learn about the updates for face masks and more.
Fewer smokers seem to be trying to quit during pandemic, report finds - Washington PostThe Washington Post
Calls to smoking quitlines plummeted in 2020, while cigarette sales increased after years of steady decline, prompting concern from health experts.
Wisconsin restaurant workers immediately eligible for COVID-19 vaccine - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Restaurant workers are now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
Utah reports 519 more COVID-19 cases, two additional deaths - fox13now.comfox13now.com
State quickly closing in on millionth vaccination
COVID-19 Statistics | March 12, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, March 12, 2021
Many states allow people with a BMI over 30 to get the COVID vaccine. But for some with obesity, it's not that simple - CBS NewsCBS News
As states expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to people with obesity, some say fatshaming and fatphobia follow.
Michigan to Widen Covid-19 Vaccine Access to Residents 16 and Older - The New York TimesNew York Times
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the changes a day after President Biden called for eligibility for all adults by May 1.
Will I have to wear a mask after getting the Covid vaccine? The science explained - The GuardianThe Guardian
The CDC is relaxing guidance on masks for vaccinated people, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing the end of face coverings any time soon. Here’s why
COVID SCIENCE-Severe kidney problems seen with COVID-19; second vaccine dose should not be delayed for cancer patients - Yahoo FinanceYahoo 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...
NEW: Nevada reports 858 cases as COVID-19 test positivity at 5.8%; counties in the clear - KLAS - 8 News NowKLAS - 8 News Now
Nevada reports 858 new COVID-19 cases on an inflated report from Clark County and increased testing, according to data released Friday. Also, no counties were flagged for elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission for the first time in more than six months.
COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans 'must remain vigilant' - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful...
Ohio reports 1,806 additional coronavirus cases, 209 deaths: Friday Update - cleveland.comcleveland.com
To date, Ohio has now reported 986,740 cases, 51,438 hospitalizations and 17,871 deaths
Nearly 1 in 7 adults now fully vaccinated against COVID in N.J. - NJ.comnj.com
New Jersey health officials have set a goal of vaccinating 70% of adults by the end of May - six months after the first shots were administered.
Metabolic derangements caused by a high-fat diet may be possible to eliminate - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
Intake of a high-fat diet leads to an increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and fatty liver. A study in mice from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that it is possible to eliminate the deleterious effects of a high-fat diet …
Counties detail when Group 4 can get COVID-19 vaccine appointments :: WRAL.com - WRAL.comWRAL.com
Wake County plans to open its online vaccination registration system to those in Group 4 affected by the governor's decision on or before March 17, spokeswoman Stacy Beard said.
First case of COVID-19 U.K. variant found in Spokane County - KHQ Right NowKHQ Right Now
SPOKANE, WA- The Washington Department of Health has notified the Spokane Regional Health District that one case of the COVID-19 B.1.1.7 variant (also known as the UK variant) was discovered
B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant found in Ottawa County - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
A case of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has been detected in Ottawa County, local health officials say.
CRISPR-based gene therapy dampens pain in mice - Nature.comNature.com
Targeted approach could lead to an opioid-free way of treating chronic pain.
Dozens of deaths reported among those vaccinated in Ohio not linked to shot - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
Dozens of deaths have been reported to the federal government among people who received COVID-19 vaccines in Ohio, but authorities said there is no evidence vaccination contributed to the deaths.
Michigan: All adults eligible for vaccine April 5 - Michigan RadioMichiganradio.org
Michigan says all residents age 16 and up will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5, nearly a month before the May 1 date pledged by
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 184 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,907; Active cases at 2,163 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Active cases of COVID-19 are up by 32 in South Dakota as of Friday.
All Michigan residents age 16 and up eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5 - WILX-TVWILX-TV
People age 16 to 49 with certain medical conditions or disabilities will qualify.
Nearly 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Iowa - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
Nearly one million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in Iowa and more than 347,000 individuals are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Caregivers who bring someone 65+ to get vaccine can also get a shot - WJXT News4JAXWJXT News4JAX
A Facebook post by Florida state Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) may give the impression that anyone who brings a person 65 years or older to the federal vaccine site at Gateway Mall on Saturday can get a shot, but that’s not quite true.
CDC's 'huge mistake': did misguided mask advice drive up Covid death toll for health workers? - The GuardianThe Guardian
Researchers say ‘very low’-quality research led to outdated guidelines on who got the best PPE, leaving those most at risk exposed
Publix is now scheduling COVID vaccine appointments for people 60 and older - Miami HeraldGoogle News
COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on March 12 - Raleigh News & ObserverGoogle News
Fully vaccinated but scared to remove your mask? Experts say getting back to a mask-free norm may take time for some. - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Illinois public health officials reported Thursday that more than 1.3 million residents — just over 10% of the state’s population — have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Global rise in childhood mental health issues amid pandemic; Child and adolescent suicides hit record levels - Associated PressAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) — By the time his parents rushed him to the hospital, 11-year-old Pablo was barely eating and had stopped drinking entirely. Weakened by months of self-privation, his heart had slowed...
California won’t require eligible disabled or sick individuals to present proof of condition for vaccination - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Four days before an estimated 4.4 million Californians with disabilities and underlying health conditions become eligible for the vaccine, the California Public Health Department released guidance on the verification process. Notably, the state is not requiri…
Utah Medical Examiner says 39-year-old mom’s death 4 days after taking COVID vaccine is ‘temporally related’ - Fox NewsFox News
The family of a 39-year-old Utah mother who died just four days after taking her second dose of the COVID vaccine believes her death may be directly connected to the vaccine. But medical experts are cautioning the public not to jump to conclusions until all t…
Hunt for vaccine slots often leads through scheduling maze - Associated PressAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The road to a COVID-19 shot often leads through a maze of scheduling systems: Some vaccine seekers spend days or weeks trying to book online appointments. Those who get a...
WI expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility; general public eligible in May - FOX 6 Milwaukeefox6now.com
The Wisconsin DHS announced that starting March 29, the next priority group -- people ages 16 and older with certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 -- will be eligible for the vaccine.
Groups 1-4 welcome at drive-thru vaccine clinic in Johnston County Friday afternoon - WRAL.comWRAL.com
After Johnston County announced it would include Group 4 in a first-come, first-served, first-dose clinic Friday afternoon, so many cars lined up at Johnston Community College Friday that organizers announced they had reached capacity before the event's sched…
Vaccine chaos leads to 'leftover dose' and 'real-time alert' sites - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Vaccine appointments, extra doses are all adding chaos to a limited-supply rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
A 31-year-old Black woman thought she was having a miscarriage, but it was colon cancer - InsiderINSIDER
Young people are being diagnosed with aggressive stages of colorectal cancer. These cases are disproportionately high in Black communities across the US.
Long-Haul COVID Symptoms Arrive in Clusters - NewserNewser
Some long-haulers never had initial symptoms
Greece to Reopen to Vaccinated Travelers in May - Travel + LeisureTravel+Leisure
Greece plans to welcome fully vaccinated tourists and other foreign visitors with coronavirus antibodies or negative test results just in time for summer travel.
How 1500 unused vaccinations helped convince John Bel Edwards to expand eligibility in Louisiana - The AdvocateThe Advocate
When Gov. John Bel Edwards expanded vaccine eligibility earlier this week to anyone 16 years and older with one of several broad health conditions, he cited reports from providers of
Publix to open COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 60 and over starting Friday - WESH 2 OrlandoWESH Orlando
Those in that age group will be able to use Publix's online reservation system to make appointments at participating Florida Publix Pharmacy locations.
Mayo Clinic Insights: What you should know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine - Mayo ClinicGoogle News
Ontario data shows coronavirus case declines levelled off, postponed procedures pose major concern - Global NewsGlobal News
"Declines in community cases and test positivity have levelled off. Cases are increasing in most public health units as we see mobility rise."
COVID: Studies show students are safe with less distancing - mercurynews.comThe Mercury News
Recent studies show it’s safe to keep students spaced three feet apart instead of the state’s recommended six, something that would make it easier to reopen schools full-time, but not a…
Gov. Spencer Cox urges Utahns to not 'make a fool of yourself' when statewide mask mandate ends - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
When Utah’s statewide mask mandate ends April 10, Gov. Spencer Cox urged the state’s residents to “act with respect to your fellow humans” and told those who don’t want to wear masks not to “be a jerk” if a business maintains its restrictions.
Debaryomyces is enriched in Crohn's disease intestinal tissue and impairs healing in mice - ScienceScience Magazine
The gut microbiota includes not only prokaryotes, viruses, protists, and occasionally helminths, but also fungi. The role that fungi play in this symbiosis has long been overlooked. While investigating alterations to the gut microbiota in mice with mucosal da…
Over 1 in 5 health care workers experience depression and anxiety during the pandemic, study says - CNNCNN
Health care workers in the Middle East faced the highest rates of depression and anxiety while workers in North America faced the lowest, a new study revealed.
Virginia Kroger gave people 'empty syringes instead of the COVID-19 vaccine' | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Multiple people who went to a clinic at a Virginia Kroger to rece...
COVID-19 end is near: Canada finally has a 'ticket out of the pandemic', one year after virus shut the country down - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
A year after COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic, one Ontario infectious disease expert has a more positive outlook for the future as vaccines...
Researchers race to develop antiviral weapons to fight the pandemic coronavirus - Science MagazineScience Magazine
An arsenal of potential treatments takes aim at proteins key to the virus’ life cycle