Health news 18 Feb, 2021
Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? - USA TODAYUSA Today
Experts say there are multiple endemic diseases in the United States that could foreshadow what COVID-19 may look like in the upcoming years.
Man Offered COVID-19 Vaccine Early After Medical Records List Height As 6.2 Centimeters - HuffPostHuffPost
"Turns out they had my height as 6.2cm rather than 6 ft 2, giving me a BMI of 28,000," tweeted British journalist Liam Thorp.
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.
Massachusetts Will Stop Sending First Vaccine Doses To Most Towns And Cities - CBS BostonCbslocal.com
Massachusetts has informed local boards of health of a "streamlined" vaccine distribution plan.
Winter storms freeze San Diego region's vaccine supply - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
San Diego County predicts a "pause" at vaccination clinics until current situation thaws
Brazil will vaccinate an entire city's adult population to test the effect on Covid-19 infection rate - CNNCNN
Brazil's Butantan Institute kicked off a campaign on Wednesday to vaccinate all of the adult population of a city to see if it's possible to reduce the number of cases.
Thousands of Service Members Saying No to COVID-19 Vaccine - Snopes.comSnopes.com
By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors.
Coronavirus in Oregon: 473 new cases, 5 deaths as most metrics return to October levels - OregonLiveOregonLive
Daily cases and other metrics are at lowest levels since October.
Pfizer: South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection - CNBC TelevisionGoogle News
Study: Genetic mutation inherited from Neanderthals could help protect against severe COVID cases | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Researchers have discovered a possible genetic link between Neand...
More deadly, faster spreading COVID-19 variant 'out of the gate' in Wisconsin - Madison.comMadison.com
Scientists warn that the strain from the U.K. will become the dominant strain in coming weeks.
Some types of cancer on the rise among young people in Jamaica - Loop News JamaicaLoopjamaica.com
Some types of cancer are on the rise in young people, according to Jamaican medical experts. The revelation was made at a webinar, staged by the Ministry of Health and
Here’s why doctors say women may want to schedule mammograms prior to getting COVID-19 vaccine - FOX 29 News PhiladelphiaFOX 29 News Philadelphia
Health officials are advising women seeking mammograms to schedule the mammograms prior to receiving the first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Statistics | Feb. 17, 2021 - Lost Coast OutpostLost Coast Outpost
COVID-19 Daily Report for Humboldt County, Feb. 17, 2021
Experts push CDC, White House to address COVID-19 aerosol spread - CIDRAPUmn.edu
"For months the scientific evidence has been clear: Aerosol transmissions are a major way this virus spreads."
Girl with Rapunzel Syndrome Gets Stomach Surgery After Eating Hair - TooFabTooFab
After doctors removed the hairball -- which had "formed a cast of the entire stomach" -- they repaired the tear.
For a second day, Hawaii is unable to report the actual number of new COVID cases - Hawaii News NowHawaii News Now
There have been 810 cases in the islands in the last 14 days.
1,322 new COVID-19 cases, 55 additional deaths reported in Mass. - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.
Mass. reports 316,302 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - Boston.comBoston.com
Another 893,312 people have received the first of two doses of the available vaccines. Here's the data for Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Teen left struggling to walk after contracting COVID-19 - New York PostNew York Post
A North Carolina teen was left struggling to walk after coming down with an illness brought on by coronavirus, according to a report. Cooper Hudson, 15, of Stanly County was healthy and active unti…
UK, California COVID-19 variants found in Boise-area wastewater - KTVB.comKTVB.com
Officials say the level of variant virus found were low - with each version making up about 2 percent of the viruses sequenced.
Utah reports 901 new coronavirus cases, the third day in a row that number has been below 1,000 - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
Walz responds to Osterholm's prediction of a variant-driven spike of COVID-19 - Bring Me The NewsBring Me The News
Osterholm remains confident that the B.1.1.7. variant will cause big problems within 14 weeks.
How will we know we've reached herd immunity? - Fox NewsFox News
Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question.
Arizona officials release new details about COVID-19 vaccine delays - KTAR.comKTAR.com
The Arizona Department of Health Services on Wednesday released new details about weather-related delays in COVID-19 vaccine shipments.
Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines - Science MagazineScience Magazine
Growing toll on fragile health systems prompts calls for more global equity
Toward a disease-sniffing device that rivals a dog's nose - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Numerous studies have shown that trained dogs can detect many kinds of disease—including lung, breast, ovarian, bladder, and prostate cancers, and possibly COVID-19—simply through smell. In some cases, involving prostate cancer for example, the dogs had a 99 …
Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine as frustrated commanders fight rumors - The Virginian-PilotThe Virginian-Pilot
Some Army units are seeing as few as one-third agree to the vaccine while sailors on ships heading out to sea last week are choosing to take the shot at rates exceeding 80% to 90%.
90-year-old woman walks 6 miles through snow to get COVID-19 vaccine - CBS NewsCBS News
Just getting an appointment was difficult for the great-grandmother — then another wrench was thrown into the equation.
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. Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
COVID-19 IN PENNSYLVANIA: Tracking cases, deaths and hospitalizations - WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.
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Study names animals most likely to cause next big COVID outbreak - Fox NewsWww.https
Cats, rabbits and hedgehogs have all been implicated in a new study that aims to predict the animals most likely to launch the next deadly COVID-19 outbreak.
Survivors of Severe Covid-19 Should Get Their Eyes Checked, Study Suggests - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Doctors are warning that covid-19 may be capable of causing lingering eye problems. A new study suggests that some people who survive a severe infection can develop growths in the back of their eyes that could lead to vision loss. It is not yet clear how covi…
‘Bristol Covid variant’ that may diminish vaccine efficacy discovered for first time in US - The IndependentIndependent
One study found Pfizer’s vaccine works against the E484K variant, but it offers slightly less efficacy
Vaccine misstep forces more than 100000 Pennsylvanians to reschedule shots - Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette
Iowa announces new COVID-19 data reporting method, cancels centralized sign-up website - KCRGKCRG
The change will significantly lower the state’s positivity rate
If a heart attack is left untreated: Symptoms, risks, and more - Medical News TodayMedical News Today
Heart attack symptoms can come on quickly but last for hours. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment options, and risks of not seeking care in this article.
Covid fight back begins today - Trinidad & Tobago Express NewspapersTrinidad & Tobago Express Newspapers
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said that while Trinidad and Tobago's vaccination programme is not mandatory for anyone it is highly recommended that people take advantage of the opportunity of being
Do Zinc and Vitamin C Reduce COVID Symptoms? - MedscapeMedscape
A randomized trial looked at the ability of zinc and vitamin C to shorten symptoms of COVID-19 in outpatients. Dr F. Perry Wilson breaks down the data.
An Antiviral Nasal Spray to Prevent COVID / Coronavirus Transmission - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
A nasal antiviral created by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons blocked transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the nasal spray also may prevent infection in people exposed to the new coronavirus, including…
As 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.
US flu hospitalizations at historic low amid COVID-19 school lockdowns - New York PostNew York Post
Just 165 flu-related hospitalizations were recorded between Oct. 1 and Feb. 6, according to recent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UK COVID-19 variant cases have quadrupled in Florida in less than a month - WESH 2 OrlandoWESH Orlando
Florida has over double the variant cases in California, the second leading state, per CDC data
How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk? - The Conversation USThe Conversation Africa
'Long COVID' – in which people have symptoms lasting more than a few weeks – is turning out to be very common. People hospitalized for COVID-19 are at highest risk, but they aren't alone.
Orange County COVID tier status inches closer to less restrictive red tier - KABC-TVKABC-TV
For the first time in months, Orange County's COVID-19 positivity rate has improved enough to qualify for the red tier in the state's reopening framework, but the county still does not meet all the metrics required to move to the less-restrictive tier.
Third shot may be needed to combat new coronavirus variants, Bill Gates says - CBS NewsCBS News
There's growing concern about the effectiveness of current vaccines against variants from Brazil and South Africa.
In first for the world, Britain OKs challenge trial exposing volunteers to COVID-19 - ReutersReuters
Britain became the first country in the world on Wednesday to give the go-ahead for human challenge trials in which volunteers will deliberately be exposed to COVID-19 to advance research into the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
90 of 95 tests in a Michigan prison for the highly contagious U.K. COVID variant came back positive - CBS NewsCBS News
Officials say 90 of 95 tests came up positive for the highly contagious variant and results from 100 more tests were still pending.
Covid reinfection symptoms: New variant sees sufferers infected again – symptoms to spot - ExpressExpress
COVID reinfection symptoms: WHO Chief Scientist has issued a warning following reports from South Africa indicating a worrying rate of reinfection from new variant. What are the symptoms to spot warning of the new variant?
Newsom says COVID-19 tier changes could come next week - FOX 5 San Diegofox5sandiego.com
The bulk of California’s 58 counties remain in the most restrictive purple reopening tier. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that soon could change.
What Are The Chances of Another COVID? Much Greater Than We Realised - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
It's been nearly two decades since a coronavirus capable of wreaking havoc on our bodies threatened global pandemic. Last year, that threat was made good with the emergence of a deadly new version, dubbed SARS-CoV-2.
New York City Releases COVID Vaccination Data By Zip Code - CBS New YorkCbslocal.com
There have long been inquiries about who was getting the vaccine and where amid reports of disparities.
Lane County Public Health shares good news about increased vaccine supply going forward - KVALKVAL
LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Vaccine distribution depends on supply, but now Lane County is sharing some good news on that front. The inconsistency of supply has been tough on the county, but it's getting better. Lane County Public Health announced that the coun…
Spread of S. African variant in eastern France triggers calls to suspend AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to health workers - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
A key government adviser said health workers in a region hit hard by variants should receive other authorized vaccines.
Less common vaccine side effect has some concerned women seeking mammograms - WHIO RadioWHIO
Some of the common side effects associated with the COVID-19 vaccine are not concerning and go away within a couple days, but a small number of people are experiencing a uncommon one that is leaving them concerned.
People ages 65-69 can soon sign up for Pima County vaccination sites - Arizona Daily StarArizona Daily Star
Pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccinations in Pima County will start Thursday, Feb. 18, for this age group, which is new to the local eligibility list.
New side effect from COVID-19 vaccine might be mistaken as breast cancer - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Doctor says enlargement of the lymph nodes is normal response to a body building up immunity
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 …
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. …
How to properly wear two masks—and other mask-fitting tips following recent CDC advice - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
New mask advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—connected with a new study—focuses on making sure masks fit correctly to better prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Doctors Find Drug That Seems to Treat Long-Hauler COVID Symptoms - FuturismFuturism
Ivabradine may treat debilitating long-hauler symptoms.
Genetic study of Lewy body dementia supports ties to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases - National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health
NIH-led study locates five genes that may play a critical role in Lewy body dementia.
FDA's Woodcock rejects proposal to 'firewall' agency and drug companies - STATSTAT
Public Citizen argued Biogen and the FDA collaborated so closely on aducanumab documents that the agency's independence was compromised.
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.
Plummeting Cases in US Show Pathway to Crushing Covid-19 - msnNOWBloomberg
Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are dropping dramatically across the U.S., suggesting that measures to interrupt transmission are working, at least for now.
Anticipate These 7 Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects - Yahoo LifestyleGoodHousekeeping.com
You're twice as likely to experience a sore arm after your second shot.
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 MRI scans and found that nine had abnormal abnormalities to the eyeball.