Health news 15 Feb, 2021
'It's a Sin' Gets Brilliantly Real About Gay Sex, Shame, and AIDS - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
Russell T. Davies’ excellent HBO Max drama, “It’s a Sin,” shows the joys of coming out in 1980s London, and then the terror of AIDS, featuring awful bigotry and harsh home truths.
The Challenges of Getting Long-Covid Patients Back to Work - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Some people have gone months without fully recovering from the virus—here’s how they’ve tried to manage their illness while doing their jobs
Guinea Declares Ebola Outbreak - NPRNPR
At least three people have died and four more are confirmed infected with the Ebola virus. The government declared an outbreak in a rural community.
Illinois COVID Update Today: IL reports 1,631 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths - WLS-TVWLS-TV
Illinois health officials reported 1,631 new COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths Sunday.
Coronavirus: Is the pandemic finally coming to an end in India? - BBC NewsBBC News
Scientists are sceptical and, despite the steep drop in the cases, aren't ruling out a second wave yet.
Dr. Fauci Just Issued This Big Warning About COVID | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
The South African variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is “really quite sobering,” and more lethal warns Doctor Anthony Fauci.
1 additional COVID-19 fatality reported; 48 new cases - Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now
The new infections push the state’s total since the pandemic began to 26,856.
Oregon reports 254 new coronavirus cases, zero new deaths - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 254 new cases of the coronavirus, both confirmed and presumptive, on Sunday. There have been a total of150,281 cases diagnosed in the state since the pandemic began roughly one year ago. After reporting more than 40 new v…
Rate of new coronavirus infections falling in California, but deaths remain high - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
The rates of new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations continue to fall across California, but the state’s death toll remains persistently high. California on Sunday reported another 408 deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak began to more than 4…
1,798 new COVID cases, 15 deaths announced as lab-reporting issue again affects N.J. numbers - NJ.comnj.com
The numbers were announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
UK study: British COVID variant could be up to 70% more deadly - The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel
Expert warns of rise in serious cases among 'young fitter females' who were previously at low risk from disease; mutation is the predominant strain in Israel
How to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better for COVID-19 Protection, According to Experts - Prevention.comPrevention.com
Making a few small adjustments can go a long way in reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Montana reports 142 COVID-19 cases Sunday | Local News | billingsgazette.com - Billings GazetteBillings Gazette
Montana reported 142 COVID-19 cases Sunday morning in an update to the state case mapping and information website.
California data on vaccine distribution reveal disparities - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Due to limited vaccine supplies, healthcare workers, long-term-care residents and people 65-plus make up the largest portion of those who've had a first dose.
Ultra-Orthodox Londoners roll up sleeves to fight COVID - The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel
Hundreds of elderly members of particularly hard-hit community line up for vaccines, in hopes of reuniting with grandchildren
People with learning disabilities told they would not be resuscitated if they became ill with COVID-19, says leading charity - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
Charity Mencap told The Guardian that many with learning disabilities were told they would not be resuscitated if they got COVID-19.
COVID-19 Cases Leveling Off, But Will Schools Reopen Soon? - LAistLAist
The county’s public health director responded with optimism to the CDC’s new guidelines for reopening schools.
Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Sunday, Feb. 14 - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
The latest information from the state health department.
San Francisco Health Department Issues Guidelines for Sex in Coronavirus Era - BreitbartBreitbart News
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued guidance on having safe sex in the coronavirus era.
The CDC didn't introduce a “major rule change” to inflate COVID-19 deaths; there have been more than 490,000 excess deaths in the US to date - Health FeedbackHealth Feedback
The COVID-19 pandemic led to more deaths in the U.S. than usual in 2020. Excess death measures how many more deaths occurred over a period of time compared to the same time period in previous years. More than 490,000 excess deaths have occurred in the U.S. so…
Ohio expands vaccine eligibility Monday to people with certain high-risk health conditions - ABC6OnYourSide.comABC6OnYourSide.com
More than one million Ohioans have received at least their first dose of the covid vaccine. So far, the state has been vaccinating health care workers, teachers, and people 65 and older. Phase 1b Medical by Matt Thomas on Scribd. And while those groups are st…
'I put my life on hold:' Disability groups plead for vaccine - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
People with disabilities have been pushed down the priority list in places like North Carolina and California, where the state reversed course after days of ...
Countries With No Vaccines Struggle To Get Doses — And Worry About Efficacy : Goats and Soda - NPRNPR
For low- and middle-income countries, just obtaining doses has been a challenge. And now concerns are being raised about the effectiveness of the more affordable AstraZeneca option.
Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On - The New York TimesNew York Times
Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.
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.
Maryland reports 847 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, 18 new deaths; positivity rate falls again - Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun
Maryland health officials reported 847 new cases of the coronavirus and 18 more deaths Sunday.
Married vets celebrate Valentine’s Day by getting COVID-19 vaccination - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
A local couple is celebrating Valentine’s Day by getting COVID-19 vaccines.
What do you want to know about COVID-19 vaccination in Clark County? - The ColumbianThe Columbian
While Clark County, and the rest of the U.S., has been administering the COVID-19 vaccine for almost two months, vaccine is still not easily accessible.
Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Will the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 2 million people worldwide, eventually be eliminated by a global vaccination campaign, like smallpox...
French hospitals to move into crisis mode from Thursday: newspaper - ReutersReuters
The French Health Ministry has asked regional health agencies and hospitals to go into "crisis organisation" from Feb. 18 to prepare for a possible surge in coronavirus cases due to highly contagious variants, Le Journal Du Dimanche reported on Sunday.
Where Did The Flu Go? Homebound Kids Shape A Mild Season - NPRNPR
There have been just 165 flu-related hospitalizations since October. Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner says virtual schooling has kept kids from spreading the flu so readily.
Oxford University starts COVID-19 vaccine trial in children ages 6 to 17 - CBS NewsCBS News
The university has launched a study to assess the safety of its vaccine with AstraZeneca in children for the first time.
Inhaling This Could Reduce Your Severe COVID Risk 90 Percent, Study Finds - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
At the start of the COVID pandemic, doctors and scientists were on the hunt for successful treatments that could lessen the virus's toll. By this point...
These Vitamins Won't Stop Your COVID Symptoms After All, Study Says - Best LifeBest Life
People are trying anything to protect themselves from the virus. Unfortunately, a new study says these two vitamins don't actually help COVID symptoms.
Diabetes patients with swinging blood sugar levels at high risk of heart disease - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
A new study has revealed that patients who suffer from Type 2 diabetes and often have swinging blood sugar levels are at an increased risk of suffering from heart diseases as well.
Remote Learning During Covid-19 Is Causing Children to Gain Weight, Doctors Warn - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
More snacking, less exercise puts them at greater risk for diabetes, other health concerns
Compound Found in Green Tea May Help in Destroying Cancerous Cells, Reveals Study - News18News18
Sipping green tea could be quite beneficial as researchers have found that a compound in the popular beverage may increase levels of a natural anti-cancer protein, known for its ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells, says a new study.
Coronavirus and food safety: what the studies say - The Conversation AfricaThe Conversation Africa
Food safety agencies have assessed the risk of acquiring COVID-19 from contaminated food or food packaging. They found that currently, there's no evidence that the virus is a food safety risk.
Hair today, gone tomorrow no more: Japan researchers find stem cells for hair regeneration - The Japan TimesThe Japan Times
Team plans to culture hair follicles taken from those with male-pattern baldness and then implant the cultured cells back in their heads.
ECDOH outlines plan to vaccinate adult county residents with certain comorbidities and underlying medical conditions - WIVB.com - News 4WIVB.com - News 4
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– The Erie County Department of Health released an outline of their plan to begin vaccinating Western New Yorkers who have certain comorbidities and underlying medical conditions with the COVID-19 vaccine. In a Friday afternoon statement, …
Covid symptoms: Four unofficial signs strongly connected to coronavirus - ExpressExpress
CORONAVIRUS continues to restrict the liberty of all British citizens. Until we get this virus under control, businesses will be shut, and people will be mainly restricted to their homes. To gain freedoms, the spread of the disease needs to stop.
UK coronavirus variant could be more lethal than original strain, possibly by up to 70 percent, scientists say - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
The variant, which is also more transmissible, is spreading across the US and to at least 82 countries.
Bill Gates' daughter, Jennifer, 24, joins the 11% of Americans who've had COVID-19 vaccine - Daily MailDaily Mail
There were just over 650,00 new infections reported in the seven days to February 13, according to The COVID Tracking Project.
Risk factors for heart attacks can begin accumulating during teenage years - WTOPWTOP
February is American Heart Month, and a D.C.-area doctor warns that heart health shouldn’t be ignored by younger generations.
Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Sacramento reaches hundreds - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Similar community clinics to be held each week for months, organizers said
Woman dies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona; no link to shot suspected - KABC-TVKABC-TV
A 78-year-old woman died after receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Cal Poly Pomona, but her death is not believed to be related to that shot, according to officials.
County reports 891 COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths as vaccine shortage hits - FOX 5 San Diegofox5sandiego.com
San Diego County is facing a vaccine shortage because of a delayed Moderna shipment as public health officials reported 891 new COVID-19 infections and 30 deaths.
Oregon reports 43 new COVID-19 deaths as total cases surpass 150K - KATUKATU
The Oregon Health Authority reported 43 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday. The report raises the state's death toll to2,137. Health officials also reported 474 new COVID-19 cases, both confirmed and presumptive. There have been a total of150,034 cas…
14 more local COVID-19 deaths as virus slams area long-term care centers - Villages-NewsVillages-News
Fourteen more local residents lost their battle with COVID-19 as the fast-spreading virus wreaked havoc on three local long-term care centers.
California woman, 78, dies after vaccination, though no sign of link - NBC NewsNBC News
A 78-year-old woman with a history of heart problems died after receiving a vaccination at Cal Poly Pomona in Los Angeles County, officials said Saturday.
COVID-19 live updates: 7-day, 14-day positivity rate in CA below 5 percent for first time this year - KGO-TVKGO-TV
California's 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 3.7% Sunday, which is the lowest it's been since November.
UK Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say - msnNOWNew York Times
LONDON — British government scientists are increasingly finding the coronavirus variant first detected in Britain to be deadlier than the original virus, a devastating trend that highlights the serious risks of this new phase of the pandemic.
‘Quicker can be better’: San Francisco gets cheeky in updated pandemic safe sex guidelines - KRON4KRON4
San Francisco Department of Health on Tuesday updated its guidance on safer sex during the COVID-19 pandemic amid the discovery of new coronavirus variants.
Utahns hospitalized for COVID-19 drop below 300 as vaccination rates keep rising - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
CDC Says Don't Do This After Getting COVID Vaccine | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
The CDC says vaccinated people should follow health guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus, including wearing a face mask and social distancing.
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 137 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,838; Active cases decrease to 2,119 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
More than 100,000 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine according to Saturday’s update from the South Dakota Department of Health.
Pa. confirms COVID-19 hospitalizations drop as push for vaccine increases - 69News WFMZ-TVWFMZ Allentown
Coronavirus hospitalizations in the state have dropped by more than half since peaking in December, officials say.
Local county initiates emergency vaccination distribution - KWTXKWTX
The closures of Bell County vaccination centers on Thursday and Friday and the potential for more closures next week, health leaders in Bell County have determined that the county has more doses at risk of expiring Monday than it has the capacity to distribut…
Doctors are speaking out to dispel the 'groundless' myth that the COVID-19 vaccine affects fertility in women or men - Yahoo NewsBusiness Insider
Dangerous rumors have started swirling on social media that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus could hamper male and female fertility.
Breast cancer death rates have risen slightly for women in their 20s and 30s - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Researchers attribute the rise to a “significant” increase in Stage 4 breast cancer among younger women.
This Is the Best Diet for Weight Loss and Cholesterol Control, Says Science | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
According to a new study, sticking to a low-fat vegan diet can result in greater weight loss than following the popular Mediterranean diet.
COVID-19 statistics in Colorado - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
There are currently 432 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and the state's seven-day moving average positivity rate declined to 3.84%.
This Simple Blueberry Smoothie Is Loaded With Longevity-Promoting Ingredients - Well+GoodWell+Good
Skip the oatmeal and have this Blue Zones smoothie instead. It's only four ingredients, and it's packed with longevity-boosting nutrients.
California COVID-19 deaths now highest in nation, with disproportionate impact on Latino community - Yahoo! VoicesYahoo Entertainment
California marked a grim milestone this week, as it surpassed New York for the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. As of Feb. 12, 46,022...
Hawaii keeps current COVID restrictions in place - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser
Hope looms on the horizon as COVID-19 vaccinations continue in Hawaii and across the nation, but state-issued directives to keep the pandemic in check remain the same for now.
Oxford University to test COVID-19 vaccine response among children for first time - ReutersReuters
The University of Oxford has launched a study to assess the safety and immune response of the COVID-19 vaccine it has developed with AstraZeneca Plc in children for the first time, it said on Saturday.
'Unethical and unconscionable': Should young Americans get COVID-19 vaccine before poorer nations' most at-risk? - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
While richer countries buy up COVID-19 vaccine doses, poorer nations may not have wider distribution until late 2022 or 2023.
4-6 Million Added to California's Vaccine Eligibility List - NBC San DiegoNBC 7 San Diego
California is expanding its list of people eligible for coronavirus vaccinations by another 4 million to 6 million people