Health news 13 Feb, 2021
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.
State senator says the Baker administration’s vaccine rollout is leaving Cape Cod behind - Boston.comBoston.com
"I'm frustrated, I'm disappointed, and quite frankly pretty enraged."
Sailor assigned to Norfolk ship dies of COVID-19-related complications - WAVY.comWAVY.com
Officials say a U.S. Navy sailor assigned to USS Wasp (LHD 1) died as a result of COVID-19-related complications.
Vaccine supply exceeding demand in Bear River Health, Utah County areas - KSL.comKSL.com
Two health departments in Utah warn that they are running out of eligible people for the COVID-19 vaccine and that supply is exceeding current demand.
L.A. County reports 35% increase in cases of rare inflammatory syndrome linked to coronavirus in kids - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Los Angeles County health officials on Friday reported a more than 35% increase in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, in the last two weeks. There were 15 additional cases reported by the county’s Department of Public Health Friday, br…
‘We should be prepared for it to remain with us’: EU health agency chief says Covid-19 might NEVER be eradicated - RTRT
People weary of a pandemic that has dragged on longer than advertised may need to brace themselves for a troubling prospect, as the head of the EU's ECDC health agency has warned that Covid-19 will likely stick around forever.
COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Friday - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
NH reports 9 new COVID-19 deaths; total cases surpass 70,000 - WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester
Nine more New Hampshire residents have died from COVID-19, health officials announced Friday, as the number of total cases in the state surpassed 70,000.
Memphis surgeon dies of COVID-related illness weeks after receiving second COVID vaccine - KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisKTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
A Mid-South doctor has died of a COVID-related illness. However, he never knew he had the virus and he’d been vaccinated.
Fairfield Student Had UK Coronavirus Variant - Patch.comAvon, CT Patch
"I want to remind students and staff to remain cautious," Fairfield's superintendent said in a message Friday.
Dallas County reports 40 more COVID-19 victims, Tarrant County adds 71 as Texas’ death toll passes 40,000 - The Dallas Morning NewsThe Dallas Morning News
Dallas County on Friday reported 40 more COVID-19 deaths and 845 new coronavirus cases. Most of the latest victims were in their 60s or older; 24 were men...
Oregon sees first 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases among vaccinated individuals - KDRVKDRV
The Oregon Health Authority revealed Friday that it is investigating four cases of people fully vaccinated for coronavirus who tested positive for the virus.
Sacramento County says educators, child care workers can get COVID-19 vaccines next week - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Sacramento County Public Health announced Friday that it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to educators next week.
30,000 more coronavirus vaccine appointments open in Riverside County - Press-EnterprisePress-Enterprise
The slots for eligible workers and people over 65 went online Friday, Feb. 12
Here’s when select Californians under 65 can get the COVID-19 vaccine - KRON4KRON4
California health officials announced a new age group will soon be able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
What the CDC says to do if you're fully vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 - WDRBWDRB
UofL Health is working to build church partnerships to create COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Louisville.
New COVID variant with 5 mutations identified in California - CIDRAPUmn.edu
Study authors are testing to verify the strain is not more infectious or faster growing than other strains.
4 Oregonians fully vaccinated against COVID test positive -- representing some of first such cases in nation - OregonLiveOregonLive
At least two weeks had passed since these four resident had received their second doses.
Three Men Are Accused in Scheme to Sell Covid-19 Vaccines - The New York TimesNew York Times
Prosecutors said the men created a fake duplicate of the Moderna website to fraudulently sell doses of the vaccine, which they never had.
Oregon reports 38 more COVID-19 related deaths, 517 new cases; total nears 150K - KTVZKTVZ
There are 38 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,094, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.
Oregon reports first 'breakthrough' cases of coronavirus - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 38 new coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, raising the state's death toll to2,094. Health officials also reported517 new cases, both confirmed and presumptive. There have been a total of149,576 cases of the virus diagnos…
Northeast Tennessee starts vaccinating age 65+ but state health officials say they aren't - WCYBWCYB
There are mixed messages from local and state health officials on whether Tennessee is now vaccinating people age 65 and older as more than a dozen new vaccination sites open. Every Northeast Tennessee health department except Sullivan County quietly updated …
These vitamins don’t lessen COVID-19 symptoms, study finds - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Can vitamin C and zinc help you fight off Covid-19?
Gangrene, ulcers, rashes: More bizarre COVID-19 symptoms revealed - New York PostNew York Post
The list of mysterious symptoms keeps getting longer.
Pennsylvania prepares to shrink number of places that administer COVID-19 vaccine - Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette
Health department shifting vaccine to larger medical centers
COVID-19 virus variants are evolving ‘escape’ mutations, and immune-compromised patients provide a breeding gr - The Philadelphia InquirerThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Humans are in a race against the coronavirus. Only the fittest will survive.
4 Oregonians test positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated - OPB NewsOPB News
The positive test results involve a small fraction of the 177,000 people to have received vaccine doses so far.
213K Wisconsinites complete COVID-19 vaccine series as positive percentage of new tests continues downward trend - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Over 200,000 people in Wisconsin have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday afternoon, according to the state Department of Health Services.
CDC director says negative effects of distance learning outstrip transmission risk from in-school learning - Fox NewsFox News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said the adverse effects on children conducting virtual learning outstrip the threat of transmitting the virus during in-school learning, but the agency is not demanding that schools reopen.
Police Searching for Stolen Santa Barbara City Utility Truck - Santa Barbara EdhatSanta Barbara Edhat
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department Be on the lookout for a white Ford F350 City of Santa Barbara Public Works truck. The work truck was stolen on February 12, 2021 at approximately 4:30 A.M., in the 3600 block of State Street. The vehicle was last seen s…
COVID SCIENCE-Vaccinated COVID-19 patients appear less contagious; arthritis drug in spotlight - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
The following is a roundup of some of thelatest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and effortsto find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the...
Warning level surf expected for north, west shores - Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now
Waves are expected to rise quickly Friday afternoon.
Pa. health dept. issues COVID-19 vaccine order aimed at speeding up vaccine rollout - WFMZ AllentownWFMZ Allentown
The order directs vaccine providers to administer 80 percent of their first doses of vaccine received within seven days of receipt of those doses.
Vermonters 70 and older can make vaccination appointments starting Tuesday - vtdigger.orgvtdigger.org
Officials also announced the state would restart school music programs next week as school sports games resume.
Repurposed Arthritis Drug Lifesaving for Severe Covid-19, UK Trial Finds - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Lifesaving treatments for people with severe covid-19 are still in short supply, but new results from a large ongoing trial in the UK have found that an existing arthritis drug called tocilizumab can noticeably lower hospitalized patients’ risk of dying, espe…
WHO races to contain Ebola in the DRC as it confirms a third case - CNBCCNBC
Ebola has an average case fatality rate of 50%, though it can vary by outbreak, according to the WHO.
Covid-19: Patient in France critical after reinfection with S.African variant - FRANCE 24 EnglishFRANCE 24 English
Doctors in France are treating a critically ill patient infected with the South African coronavirus variant, four months after he recovered from Covid-19, in what study authors said was the first case of its kind.
Black hospital faces vaccine mistrust from unlikely source - Associated PressAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — In a makeshift vaccination center at a safety-net Chicago hospital, a patient services aide ushers an older woman with a cane toward a curtained cubicle. “Here, have a seat...
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 209 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,831; Active cases at 2,180 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: This story was updated to reflect hospitalizations numbers are down; the active cases number was corrected to 2,180. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — South Dakota has surpassed 110,000 COVID-19 case…
Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, Feb. 12 - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic - National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
Findings on impact of childhood temperament could help with anxiety prevention efforts.
Here are the 110 Mass. communities at highest risk for COVID-19 transmission - Boston.comBoston.com
There are 43 fewer communities on the "red zone" list than last week.
More than 300,000 Iowans have recovered from COVID-19 - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports more than 300,000 Iowans have recovered from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Ricketts shares details on Nebraska COVID-19 vaccine death investigation - WOWTWOWT
Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday shared a few more details on the January death of a Nebraskan in their 40s who had received the , which the CDC is investigating to determine how the vaccine was a factor.
0 virus deaths reported from 520,000 given the Pfizer vaccine in Israel. Hardly anybody even got sick, suggesting 93% effectiveness. - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
More than 2.3 million of Israel's 9 million people have been fully vaccinated, more than anywhere else in the world. The signs so far are good.
Minnesota couple separated after Hawaii refuses to accept negative Mayo Clinic COVID-19 test - FOX 9FOX 9
Hawaii is the dream vacation offering lots of sun, beaches, and warm weather.
Where Michigan ranks in COVID-19 vaccinations, two months after first dose - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Michigan has been distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines for nearly two months -- and the pace is picking up.
NIH experts discuss SARS-CoV-2 viral variants | National Institutes of Health - National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
Editorial emphasizes need for global response.
San Mateo County will expand vaccinations Feb 22 | Local News | smdailyjournal.com - San Mateo Daily JournalSan Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County officials announced Thursday that beginning Feb. 22, they will expand COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers and child care providers, first responders and food and agricultural workers who are
George Church and an entrepreneurial postdoc join the hunt for AAV 2.0 with a new vector-cloaking technology - Endpoints NewsEndpoints News
About five years ago, George Church and his new postdoc, Ying Kai Chan, sat hunched over a laptop in the genetics pioneer's Harvard office and stared in bewilderment at an old paper. The paper documented early trials for Glybera, the first and at the time onl…
Neanderthal DNA Spliced Into 'Minibrains' Yields Clues About Human Evolution : Shots - Health News - NPRNPR
Lab-grown brainlike organoids altered with an ancient gene began to look and behave differently. The experiments help show how the human brain has evolved.
As Millions Get Covid Vaccine Shots, F.D.A. Struggles With Safety Monitoring - The New York TimesNew York Times
For now, the government has been relying on a patchwork of programs that officials say are hampered by limited size and gaps in data collection.
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 2598 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths Friday. Walgreens will begin vaccinating those eligible against the disease Friday.
Omaha VA among nation's fastest at getting COVID-19 vaccine to veterans - Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald
The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System ranks fourth in the nation in the number of first doses it has given to veterans.
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.
Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 mortality in patients admitted to hospital in the United States: cohort study - The BMJThe BMJ
Objective To evaluate whether early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation compared with no anticoagulation was associated with decreased risk of death among patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) in the United States. Des…
Walk-ins create long lines at COVID second-dose clinic in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal
<p>The long lines at the Las Vegas Convention Center were in part due to a high number of people seeking walk-in appointments, the Southern Nevada Health District said.</p>
Indigenous leaders warn of missionaries turning Amazon villages against vaccines - ReutersReuters
(This Feb 11 story corrects Purus to tributary of the Amazon, not Xingú)
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…
Illinois coronavirus: 69K more vaccinated; Eligibility won’t expand in Chicago, Cook County - Chicago Sun-TimesSuntimes.com
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle rejected Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to expand the vaccine pool, arguing it would add over a million people to the free-for-all for the scarce doses. But a Pritzker spokeswoman said the gover…
Communicating clocks shape circadian homeostasis - ScienceScience Magazine
Circadian rhythms that affect multiple tissues and organ systems are aligned with the dark-light cycle and other external inputs such as feeding. But how is such time keeping modulated throughout complex systems and anatomical regions? Koronowski and Sassone-…
DC Reports Four Cases Of More Transmissible Coronavirus Variants - DCistdcist.com
Three cases of the U.K. variant and one case of the South African variant have been reported in the city.
Four potential COVID-19 therapeutics enter Phase 2/3 testing in NIH ACTIV-2 trial - National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
The added sub-studies will test four interventions for safety and efficacy.
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.
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.