Health news 17 Feb, 2021
Q&A: How the US can respond to coronavirus variants - STATSTAT
Caitlin Rivers, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, discusses a new report she and other experts have issued.
University of Minnesota's Osterholm: Respect COVID-19 aerosol threat - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
Caution on transmission as Minn. data improve.
90 cases of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 reported at Michigan prison - Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press
The state health department has identified 90 cases of the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 at a prison in West Michigan.
New state dashboard tracks COVID-19 vaccines available, errors arise - KCRA SacramentoKCRA Sacramento
The “Vaccines on Hand” dashboard was released this week but not without data issues. Upon its release, the dashboard reported Yolo County having tens of thousands more available doses of the vaccine on hand than reality.
An indoor conference hosted by a coronavirus vaccine entrepreneur resulted in at least 2 dozen infections - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
"As a result, we felt awesome, we felt safe," tech executive Peter Diamandis wrote about the preparation behind the conference. "But I was wrong."
Nonprofit seeing spike in eating disorder-related calls during COVID - News3LVNews3LV
The National Eating Disorders Association said calls to its hotline have increased by 70 percent or more during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report published by the University of Miami Health in November, the first several months saw an increase in c…
COVID-19 variants raise fears in Washington state of another wave of virus cases - KOMO NewsKOMO News
With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases declining in Washington, health officials in the state said Tuesday that they are closely monitoring news about virus variants, which officials fear could fuel a new wave of outbreaks. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a professor of…
ADHS: Extreme winter weather delays vaccine shipments to Arizona - ABC15 ArizonaABC15 Arizona
The Arizona Department of Health services announced Tuesday, extreme winter across the country has delayed this week’s delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses to the state.
Deschutes County: This week's COVID-19 vaccinations all booked - KTVZKTVZ
The Oregon Health Authority allocated 1,300 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines to Deschutes County for the week -- and by the end of the first day of appointments on Tuesday, they were all booked up.
Biden admin rushes to close virus-sequencing gap as variants spread - POLITICOPolitico
So far, though, the federal effort is lagging.
Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 476 cases and 6 deaths reported since Friday - Anchorage Daily NewsAnchorage Daily News
The deaths were identified through reviews of death certificates over the past several months, according to state health officials.
Uptick in COVID-related respiratory illness in children - 10News10News
57 cases of MIS-C at Rady Children's Hospital
DPH: First case of South Africa COVID-19 variant confirmed in Mass. - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
This comes less than a month after the first case of the U.K. variant was confirmed in the state by public health officials.
CDC says it's time to double up on masks - Wink News - Wink NewsWink News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it’s time to double-mask up. But some people still aren’t sold on wearing one. However, researchers say there could be a solution. When it comes to masking up, Henrietta Shuminsky is all in, even now that CDC…
Ebola Has Returned to Africa and Officials Are Racing to Contain It - GizmodoGizmodo.com
The deadly viral disease Ebola has once again surfaced in Africa, and health officials are rushing out vaccines and other measures to stop its spread. As of Tuesday, there have been at least 11 cases and seven deaths in two countries, including Guinea, which …
TUESDAY UPDATES: Officials report the youngest coronavirus-related death in Boone County - ABC17NEWS - ABC17News.comABC17News.com
Check back for updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal? - Science MagazineScience Magazine
The shots are beginning to have a societal impact, but herd immunity is a distant dream
Number of UK variant COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is 5 - WISN MilwaukeeWISN Milwaukee
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed three additional cases of the U.K. variant of COVID-19 in Wisconsin.
Marion County man is Oregon’s 2,138th COVID-19 death - KOIN.comKOIN.com
Oregon health officials reported one new COVID-19 death on Tuesday.
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to downtown Ithaca on Feb. 19 - The Ithaca VoiceThe Ithaca Voice
ITHACA, N.Y.—Downtown Ithaca will get a coveted pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week, according to an announcement late Tuesday. The clinic will be held at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, located at 302 W. Buffalo Street, on Friday, February 19. …
1.7 million more people told to shield from coronavirus in England - BBC News - BBC NewsGoogle News
7 symptoms that mean you should go to the ER immediately - KSL.comKSL.com
Don't let the fear of COVID-19 stop you from getting help if you experience any of these symptoms.
One Major Effect of Drinking Diet Soda Every Day, Says Science Eat This, Not That! - msnNOWEatthis.com
While it may seem like a much healthier alternative to sugary soda, it could lead to various other issues.
NC coronavirus update February 16: 12% of U.S. population has received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - WTVD-TVWTVD-TV
Latinos have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 but account for about 2% of those getting vaccinated in North Carolina
COVID-19 Statistics | Feb. 16, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, Feb. 16, 2021
Utah is beginning to see herd immunity, says Intermountain doctor - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
Bangor, Portland, Maine daily covid updates for Sunday Feb 14 - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZNewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
Find Bangor, Portland, Maine daily COVID updates on outbreak and vaccine distribution as we work together to separate facts from fear. Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Virologist: WHO Team Found No 'Credible Link' Between Wuhan Labs, COVID-19 - NPRNPR
Virologist Marion Koopmans was part of a WHO team that reconstructed the early coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. She talked with NPR about her team's investigation.
Selfie-taking tourists could be spreading Covid-19 to gorillas - CNNCNN
Tourists who take selfies with wild mountain gorillas could put the primates at risk of developing Covid-19, according to new research.
’Extreme weather’ delays COVID vaccine shipment to Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence counties - WWNYWWNY
“Extreme weather” has delayed the shipment of hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments fill up quickly after Allegheny County opens 211 line - WTAE PittsburghWTAE Pittsburgh
All available phone appointments at Allegheny County's vaccination clinic in Castle Shannon were filled quickly Tuesday.
‘Liberal state’ bailout? Kansas and Missouri receive billions under Biden’s plan - Kansas City StarGoogle News
Will COVID-19 become as common as the flu in the future? - Today.comTODAY
As new COVID variants appear, will you need to get annually vaccinated like for influenza, is COVID seasonal, and how can you stay safe through flu season?
Michigan coronavirus cases up to 576,264; Death toll now at 15,177 - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 576,264 as of Tuesday, including 15,177 deaths, state officials report.
Swollen Lymph Nodes Under Armpit After COVID-19 Vaccine May Mimic Breast Cancer Symptoms—Here’s What to Know - Health.comHealth.com
You may want to reschedule your next mammogram if it falls too close to your vaccination appointment.
Some Teens Volunteer for Covid Vaccine Trials to Get Their Lives Back - msnNOWNew York Times
To get out of ninth-grade science period one recent Friday, the King twins had an excuse that is so very 2021. Alexandra and Isabelle, 14, had to miss class — including a test — because they were participating in an actual science experiment: a clinical trial…
NEWS FROM FEMA: FEMA and Delaware Officials Opening COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Dover - news.delaware.govDelaware.gov
Governor John Carney on Tuesday shared the following news from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health and Human Services (HHS), Delaware Emergency Management…
This New COVID Strain Is Up to 70 Percent Deadlier, Study Finds - Best LifeBest Life
Multiple coronavirus variants have experts on edge. But a new study confirms that one COVID strain in particular is deadlier than anything we've seen yet.
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.
More contagious COVID-19 variant found in the UK reported in Milwaukee - Milwaukee Journal SentinelMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
The variant known as B117 was reported in Milwaukee on Jan. 28 and health officials urged residents to continue to take precautions.
Marin Kaiser patients face wait for COVID-19 vaccine - Marin Independent JournalMarin Independent Journal
Kaiser Permanente members in Marin County are unhappy about the pace at which they have been able to secure appointments for vaccinations.
Anti-Vaxxers Cyberbully Pregnant People Who Post Vaccine Selfies - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Online trolls have reached a new low with their latest targeted campaign of cyberbullying. In recent weeks, pregnant people have become a new target for the ...
Sure Signs You're Having a Heart Attack, Says CDC | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
The symptoms of heart attack include the following, says the CDC: chest pain, shortness of breath, light-headedness, weakness, cold sweats.
Latinos face barriers like fear, language in getting vaccine - Associated PressAssociated Press
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Rigoberto Montesinos, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, was so worried about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine that he initially wasn't going to get it,...
Majority of students live in Biden CDC red zone with strictest reopening standards - Fox NewsFox News
More than nine out of 10 U.S. K-12 students are living in COVID-19 "red zones," or areas that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined to be "high transmission."
New coronavirus variant prompting concern in the U.K. has also been found in the U.S. - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
A newly identified variant of the coronavirus that appears to be carrying potentially troubling mutations has been discovered in the U.S. and other countries...
Covid-19 symptoms: 'Nodules' on found on patients' EYEBALLS - Daily MailDaily Mail
The French Society of Neuroradiology (SFNR) studied 129 patients with severe Covid-19 who underwent brain MRI and found nine had abnormal MRI findings of the globe, or eyeball.
Disease Experts Explain Why COVID-19 Strains May Lead to a Second Infection - Yahoo LifestyleGoodHousekeeping.com
One strain is proving to be concerningly viral.
If You're Layering These Masks, the CDC Says to Stop Immediately - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Masks have been encouraged since early in the pandemic to offer protection against the fast-spreading coronavirus. But as new variants of the virus started...
India’s dramatic fall in coronavirus cases leaves experts stumped - Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHonolulu Star-Advertiser
NEW DELHI >> When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtak…
Anti-Vaxxers Aren't the Only Ones Selling Vaccines Short - The Daily BeastDaily Beast
Vaccines are not a silver bullet. But they are pretty damned close, and people need to stop coming up with reasons to delay shots.
Indiana coronavirus updates: 889 new cases, 40 deaths; MCPHD, Eskenazi vaccine sites open for appointments - WTHRWTHR
The latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic from Tuesday, Feb. 16.
'New Car Smell' Is The Scent of Carcinogens, And Even Short Trips May Overexpose Us - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
The average American spends almost one hour each day commuting to work, a number that adds up quickly.
India's dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped - Yahoo! VoicesYahoo Entertainment
When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country...
Winter storm causes power outages to freezers protecting COVID-19 vaccine doses in Oregon - KPTV.comKPTV.com
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Even though Oregon’s severe weather event may be wrapping up, local medical providers may still experience problems with COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming days.
Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Portland booked in 90 minutes - KGW.comKGW.com
It only took 30 minutes for 2,550 appointments to get claimed at OHSU's COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic.
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…
Tennessee Health Department launches statewide vaccination registration website - WATE 6 On Your SideWATE 6 On Your Side
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee Department of Health has released a new website to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. The website features a questionnaire that will ask vaccine seekers questions about the risk of exposure, whether you’ve had your firs…
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 study revives heavily disputed vitamin-D theory - New York PostNew York Post
Vitamin “D” for “debatable.”
'Fix it': Publix COVID-19 vaccine website faces problems during Monday sign-up - WESH 2 OrlandoWESH Orlando
COVID-19 vaccine appointments once again opened Monday at Publix, but it wasn't exactly a smooth process.
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…
Four people in Oregon contract Covid-19 after receiving both doses of vaccine - The IndependentIndependent
The symptoms of the four individuals range from asymptomatic to mild, Oregon’s Health Authority says