Health news 16 Feb, 2021
Arizona doctor explains why COVID-19 cases are trending downward - FOX 10 News PhoenixFOX 10 News Phoenix
Cases in Arizona and the country and trending downward and a Valley doctor says it's not because of the vaccine, but because a big part of the population has gotten the virus and fewer people are walking around spreading it.
New Yorkers Rush to Get Vaccine After Eligibility Expands - The New York TimesNew York Times
The first of four million newly qualified people were vaccinated around the city and state on Monday, but many are still struggling to get an appointment.
COVID-19 mega-vaccine clinic coming to Norman - KFOR Oklahoma CityKFOR Oklahoma City
This vaccine clinic will be open to all those currently eligible for the vaccine (healthcare, first responders, 65+) and those newly eligible, including teachers, school support staff, and those under 65 with comorbidities.
Study: Researchers identify 7 new U.S.-based coronavirus variants - KARE11.comKARE11.com
According to a new study, researchers have identified seven new variants that appear to have originated in the U.S.
Doctor: Flu vaccine could help protect kids from the effects of COVID-19 - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
A pediatrician wants parents to know the flu vaccine could protect your child from life-long complications from coronavirus.
Wife sets up mariachi serenade for husband battling COVID-19 on ventilator at Fullerton hospital - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Patty Trejo’s husband has been battling COVID-19 and on a ventilator at a Fullerton hospital since Feb. 4 so on Monday she tried to soothe him the best way she knows how — through his love of mariachi music. Due to strict COVID-19 safety protocols at St. Jude…
Stanislaus County to begin vaccinating eligible residents 50+ - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
Those eligible include people 50 and older who work in food and agriculture, education, and emergency services.
Dodger Stadium COVID vaccine site to reopen for 2nd doses - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Dodger Stadium and other mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in L.A. are reopening but will focus on second doses due to continuing supply shortages.
How to sign up online for COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Dane County - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Many adults are turning to their kids, grandkids and even their local librarians for help signing up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online. Here's a guide.
Visiting someone who is vaccinated doesn't make it safe - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
UW Health warned that just because one person has received both doses of the vaccine doesn't make seeing them safe.
COVID-19 Statistics | Feb. 15, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, Feb. 15, 2021
Snow, ice likely delay COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Oregon, health officials say - KATUKATU
PORTLAND, Ore. – The snow and ice will likely delay shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Oregon, state health officials said Monday. The Oregon Health Authority has not said how much of an impact the winter storm will have on getting vaccine to the state. H…
COVID-19 study revives heavily disputed vitamin-D theory - New York PostNew York Post
Vitamin “D” for “debatable.”
Florida continues to outpace rest of country with new mutant COVID-19 cases - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Florida continues to lead the nation in the number of documented COVID-19 variant cases tied to the U.K., according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In one US city, coronavirus vaccines for everyone 18 and over - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
Most countries are still only vaccinating the elderly and healthcare workers, but Central Falls -- with a population of 20,000 people in Rhode Island -- is...
JOCO health officials postpone Tuesday's COVID-19 vaccination clinic - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Health officials say all appointments for Feb. 16 will be moved to Feb. 24.
BREAKING: UK variant of COVID-19 identified in Sedgwick County - KWCHKWCH
A second Kansas case of the United Kingdom, or UK, variant known as B.1.1.7, has been identified in Sedgwick County.
80,000 Amazon ratings prove why people love these comfortable face masks - Yahoo! VoicesIntheknow.com
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Urine test accurately flags prostate cancer - Futurity: Research NewsFuturity: Research News
A new urine test is extremely accurate at detecting aggressive prostate cancer. It could help avoid unecessary biopsies.
COVID NYC Update: Connecticut patient at New York City hospital tests positive for coronavirus variant from South Africa - WABC-TVWABC-TV
A patient in a New York City hospital has tested positive for the COVID-19 variant from South Africa.
How to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens - Fox BusinessFox Business
The number of participating pharmacies and the allocation of vaccines are expected to accelerate as drug makers increase production
New variant of COVID-19 strain detected in Mississippi - WLOXWLOX
United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 detected in Mississippi
First COVID-19 variant strain confirmed in Mississippi - WAPT JacksonWAPT Jackson
The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the first COVID-19 variant strain in a Mississippi resident.
Beaumont canceling 1,884 appointments for second dose vaccine after unexpected shortage - WXYZWXYZ
Due to an unexpected shortage of second dose vaccine, Beaumont Health is canceling 1,884 appointments.
1,222 new cases of COVID, 14 additional deaths announced in N.J. as lab reporting problems persist - NJ.comnj.com
More than one million people have received at least one dose of the vaccination in New Jersey.
Michigan reports 1,265 more coronavirus cases over 2 days - WOODTV.comWOODTV.com
Michigan has confirmed 1,265 more cases of coronavirus and recorded eight more deaths linked to it.
NH's state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites to close Tuesday because of winter storm - WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester
New Hampshire officials said all state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites will be closed on Tuesday because of the incoming winter storm.
Researchers Discover Existing Drug That May Treat COVID-19 Debilitating Long-Haul Symptom - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
In a new study out of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, researchers found a drug used for heart failure improves symptoms associated with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, otherwise known as POTS. This complex, debilitating disor…
Falling COVID hospitalizations reflect improvement in coronavirus outbreak in NC - Raleigh News & ObserverGoogle News
No Covid vaccine if you are pregnant in T&T - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersTrinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers
Pregnant women will not be included in the initial phase of the country’s vaccination programme when Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) receives its first quota of COVID-19 vaccines.
Ebola outbreak erupts in Guinea as cases tick up in the DRC - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
The two outbreaks are not linked, but they face the same challenges.
‘Very limited doses’ of COVID-19 vaccine given to 508 providers in Louisiana - WDSU New OrleansWDSU New Orleans
Eligible people must make appointments for the vaccine with pharmacies and other providers.
First case of UK COVID-19 variant found in Central Georgia - 13WMAZ.com13WMAZ.com
The UK strain of the virus is believed to be more easily transmittable
Monday Feb. 15 COVID-19 update: More in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass counties can schedule vaccines Tuesday - WOWTWOWT
Catch up with today’s vaccination updates, data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa. Keep scrolling to find helpful links and other related information, including phone numbers to call for help g…
What women need to know about mammograms and the timing of their COVID-19 vaccine: new guidelines - al.comAL.com
The Society of Breast Imaging released new guidelines, based on reports by Pfizer and Moderna.
The severe health conditions that qualify Californians under 65 for COVID vaccines - SFGateSFGate
On February 12, the California Department of Public Health announced that beginning March...
Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Feb. 15 - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
The latest information from the health department.
CTLA-4 blockade drives loss of Treg stability in glycolysis-low tumours - Nature.comNature.com
Limiting the metabolic competition in the tumor microenvironment (TME) may increase the effectiveness of immunotherapy. Because of its critical role in glucose metabolism of activated T cells, CD28 signaling has been proposed as a T-cell metabolic biosensor1.…
In-Depth: Informal caregivers now eligible for vaccine 10news.com - 10News10News
Family caregivers can get vaccinated
U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say - The New York TimesNew York Times
New research finds that the British variant is “likely” to be linked to a higher risk of hospitalization and death, laying bare the danger facing countries that ease restrictions.
COVID-19 live updates: Oakland Coliseum vaccination site opens tomorrow - KGO-TVKGO-TV
A mass vaccination site is opening tomorrow at the Oakland Coliseum with the goal to administer 6,000 doses per day.
New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor - UC San Diego HealthUcsd.edu
UC San Diego engineers have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer’s levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol or caffeine. It performs as well as s…
Here's why COVID-19 numbers keep gradually improving -- and it's not vaccinations, yet - FOX CarolinaMeredithlmg.com
After an abysmal start to winter, some COVID-19 numbers have been falling for weeks. But it's not just due to vaccines.
The CDC Says These 3 Side Effects Mean Your Vaccine Is Working - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
With the COVID vaccine becoming available to more people by the day, many people are eager to know how the vaccine will affect them—and how they can tell the...
Iowa’s 14-day COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 8% - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday reported 206 new positive COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
Batch of homegrown coronavirus mutations seen in US - CNNCNN
Researchers said Sunday they have identified a batch of similar troubling mutations in coronavirus samples circulating in the United States. They've not only drawn attention to them; they've come up with a better shorthand for referring to them. They've named…
4 fully vaccinated Oregonians test positive for COVID - KRQE News 13KRQE News 13
All had mild symptoms.
Seven unique variants of coronavirus found across United States - The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post
The exact origins of each of the viral mutation lineages are yet to be discovered. Some of the strains are prominent across the Midwest, others across the coasts.
Is it safe for pregnant women to have a COVID-19 vaccine? - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English
This is how the coronavirus, and the new vaccines, may affect pregnancy, breastfeeding, sperm counts and fertility.
COVID-19 Mask Recommendations Open New Chapter in Cover Story - NoozhawkNoozhawk
Latest government guidelines aim to focus public attention on fit, efficiency and effectiveness of various coronavirus masks
Kids are going without dental care during the pandemic - CNNCNN
Children are missing out on preventative dental care during the pandemic, according to a new survey. Some 40% of parents have avoided seeking care at all, citing concerns about infection, office closures and cost.
7 Virus Variants Found in US Carrying the Same Mutation - msnNOWNew York Times
As Americans anxiously watch variants first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa spread in the United States, scientists are finding a number of new variants that originated here.
Gray area in California vaccine eligibility list could benefit those with underlying conditions - KGO-TVKGO-TV
Experts are saying that gray area in California's new vaccine eligibility list could strongly benefit those with underlying health conditions in getting COVID-19 immunity.
Phase 1B rollout continues Monday, making Ohioans with certain conditions eligible for vaccine - WJW FOX 8 News Clevelandfox8.com
A new group is being added to Phase 1B of Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week.
Erie County Department of Health announces COVID vaccine allotments for qualifying residents - WIVB.com - News 4WIVB.com - News 4
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– The Erie County Department of Health has announced how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine the county will receive for this coming week. New York State has allocated Erie County 1,700 doses to be used at county points of distribution. We’…
Winter storm won't halt plans for covid-19 vaccines at Allegheny County sites - TribLIVETribLIVE
Allegheny County Health Department planned to continue dispensing covid-19 vaccinations Monday and Tuesday, despite a winter storm that is expected to drop snow and ice across the region. Clinics are expected to be open Monday in Monroeville and Tuesday in Mo…
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.
L.A. County Coronavirus Report: Public Health Confirms 1,936 New Cases, 82 New Deaths – Update - DeadlineDeadline
UPDATE: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released its daily data for Covid-19 for February 14. Public Health reports 82 new deaths and 1,936 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in L.A. County. As with all weekend numbers, the lower case numbers …
Beaumont lifts some visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases trend downward - The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News
Effective on Monday, any patient that is negative for COVID-19 may have one person visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Mass. DPH announces 19 new cases of UK COVID-19 variant in state - Boston 25 NewsBoston 25 News
The state’s Department of Public Health announced Sunday that there are 19 more cases of the B.1.17 COVID-19 variant in Massachusetts.
Oregon reports no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since Dec. 26 - KTVZKTVZ
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Oregon for the first time since Dec. 26, and the state’s death toll remains at 2,137, the Oregon Health Authority reported Sunday.
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.
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.
Prince Charles 'saddened' by the 'variable uptake' of Covid-19 vaccinations in some BAME communities - Daily MailDaily Mail
Prince Charles, 72, who along with the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, has had his first coronavirus jab, described the 100,000 death toll in the UK, passed last month, as a 'most sobering milestone'.
Ultra-Orthodox Londoners roll up sleeves to fight COVID - The Associated PressAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) — As people across England huddled indoors amid freezing temperatures and a national lockdown, nearly 300 elderly men and women lined up outside a health center in northeast London to...
Maine CDC reports 120 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths - Press HeraldPress Herald
Reflecting the lower trend in case counts, Maine officials last week moved all school districts to the lowest-risk 'green' category.
Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance - WJARTurn to 10
NEW DELHI (AP) — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say it's likely that some version of the disease will linger for years. But what it will look like in the future is less clear. Will the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 2 million…
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.
UK virus variant is probably deadlier, say scientists - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The scientists said last month that there was a “realistic possibility” that the variant was not only more contagious than others, but also more lethal. Now, they say in a new document that it is “likely” that the variant is linked to an increased risk of hos…