Health news 22 Feb, 2021
1,316 new COVID-19 cases, 46 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.
VDH: 564,115 total cases of COVID-19 in Virginia, 7,331 deaths - WVIRWVIR
Check here for the latest Virginia Department of Health statistics on the status of COVID-19 in Virginia.
Mass. reports 389,087 people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - Boston.comBoston.com
Overall, 1,024,802 people have received the first dose of the available vaccines. Here's the data for Sunday, Feb. 21.
Wayne County announces new vaccination clinics for seniors - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
"The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine -- of which no one is getting enough -- but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them," said county executive Warren Evans.
Oregon Health Authority reports 111 additional COVID-19 cases, 1 new death - KPTV.comKPTV.com
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Health Authority reported one new COVID-19 related death in Oregon Sunday, raising the death toll to 2,155.
U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus - NBC NewsNBC News
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday, according to an NBC News tally.
Idaho's COVID-19 cases are dropping. Why? Everyone has a theory. Is yours right? - East Idaho NewsEast Idaho News
BOISE (Idaho Statesman) — Rarely has the term “cautiously optimistic” been more fitting than when Idaho leaders talk about the state’s coronavirus cases in 2021. From local public health experts to the governor, the people responsible for Idaho’s COVID-19 pan…
Coronavirus: Vaccinated non-residents will get certificate within 10 days - The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post
Israel has allowed also people who are not entitled to healthcare to get inoculated against the virus, including people who have Israeli citizenship but are not residents.
701 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths reported Sunday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
Seven of those deaths occurred prior to Feb. 1, the department said, but were still under investigation.
NEW: Nevada’s test positivity rate falls below 10% - KLAS - 8 News NowKLAS - 8 News Now
Nevada’s test positivity rate fell below 10% Saturday, the latest data from the state shows.
Family of pregnant woman who died of COVID say she was wary of getting vaccine - The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel
Osnat Ben Shitrit's brother-in-law admits he started large online anti-vaxxer group, remains cautious of shots; sisters say expecting mother feared inoculation while carrying baby
COVID-19: This Is The Deadliest County In The Deadliest State - msnNOW24/7 Wall St.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s growth has slowed in the U.S. New confirmed cases rose at over 200,000 a month ago. Yesterday, they were up 64,375 to 28,325,091, which is 25% of the world’s total. Death in the U.S. rose by 4,000 many days a month ago. Yesterday, ther…
Green Tea Compound Could Hold The Key to Beating Cancer, Says Compelling New Study of 'EGCG' - Good News NetworkGood News Network
One of the compounds in green tea may hold the key to beating cancer, according to new research from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Germany urges 'caution' as COVID infections climb again - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
German Health Minister Jens Spahn urged caution on Sunday in the face of rising coronavirus infection numbers, just as schools across the country prepare to reopen.
111-year-old Maria Aulenbacher gets COVID vaccine, says wine, beer, eating 'what I like' her secret for long life - WABC-TVWABC-TV
Maria Aulenbacher is the oldest known person to receive the coronavirus vaccine in South Carolina. She said her secret to a long life is wine, beer and eating what she likes.
Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections "likely to continue" - Yahoo NewsCBS News
"This has taken a tragic toll on the United States, but we should be optimistic, in my view," Dr. Scott Gottlieb said.
South Africa Covid variant detected in New York resident for the first time, Cuomo says - CNBCCNBC
Cuomo said on Sunday that a Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa has reached New York.
Thousands of hospital workers sickened with COVID since start of pandemic - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe
They’ve been on the front lines of the pandemic for almost a year. They’ve battled under grueling conditions. They’ve saved lives and watched people die. And a staggering number of health care workers statewide — more than 14,000 — have become sick themselves.
COVID-19 long-haulers: Recovery clinics offer coronavirus survivors hope - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Insider spoke to people disabled by COVID-19 and the doctors running the new programs to see how successful they've been.
The Healthy Gut Microbiome You Have Right Now May Not Be The One You Need in Old Age - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
The closer scientists look at the bacteria in the gut, the clearer its importance to our overall health becomes, and new research links a particular type of gut microbiome development with longer lifespans and a healthier old age.
Under 400 additional people with COVID-19 added to Iowa total - KCRGKCRG
No additional deaths due to the novel coronavirus were reported to state officials since Saturday morning, according to new data.
SC reports 1,389 new COVID-19 cases, 56 more deaths Sunday - WIS10WIS10
DHEC says the percent positive from the 36,030 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 6.2%.
In Los Angeles, Pandemic Life Depends on Where You Live - Rolling StoneRolling Stone
As the sprawling city hit its Covid-19 peak in January, some families were devastated — and some others didn't even slow down
Russia tells World Health Organization it has detected first case of avian flu strain in humans - WMUR ManchesterWMUR Manchester
"If confirmed, this would be the first time H5N8 has infected people," a WHO spokesperson said in a statement. The reported cases were workers exposed to bird flocks, according to preliminary information, the statement added.
'This is our D-Day': As US nears 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, weary health care workers fight on amid the heartbreak - USA TODAYUSA Today
As the U.S. approaches another somber COVID-19 threshold, the toil has taken a toll on health care workers. But medical teams push forward.
'Is the Covid vaccine safe for people with allergies like hayfever and conjunctivitis?' - Mirror OnlineMirror Online
We have to be transparent with everyone about the science behind allergies and vaccination because, in general, it’s reassuring
Why 50% Indians will be happy to have some Neanderthal DNA. Hint: It has to do with Covid - ThePrintThePrint
Researchers in Germany, Japan find that nearly half the Indian population has inherited a DNA sequence from Neanderthals that is believed to reduce risk of severe disease due to Covid.
People Who Have Had COVID Should Get Single Vaccine Dose, Studies Suggest - Yahoo NewsNew York Times
New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.
115 new active COVID-19 cases in Brazos County - KBTXKBTX
This is a current count of COVID-19 cases in the Brazos Valley as of midday. Additional information on these cases, when available, can be found on the KBTX homepage.
Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving COVID-Infected Lungs - HuffPostHuffPost
The donor initially tested negative for the coronavirus. Now, doctors are calling for more thorough testing to be performed ahead of transplants.
Coronavirus: When will there be enough vaccine? - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
Supplies are limited, but relief could be near with emergency approval of new vaccines.
Maine CDC reports 131 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths - Press HeraldPress Herald
Maine's case numbers continue to fall as residents take precautions and vaccine distribution ramps up.
Rare, sometimes fatal COVID-related illness is affecting children - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
Thirty deaths have been attributed to the syndrome.
Overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy - CBS NewsCBS News
Community leaders and health care workers explore the roots of vaccine skepticism, and the challenges of getting them to the people who need it the most.
Why COVID-19 vaccines could make us mask-free and huggable - The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News
There’s growing evidence that vaccines not only save lives, but can stop or greatly slow spread of the COVID-19 virus.
This Is When You Can Have a Large Gathering Again, Doctor Says - Best LifeBest Life
Good news if you've been yearning for IRL gatherings: they may be safe to attend sooner than you'd think, says doctor Leana S. Wen.
Vitamin B12 deficiency: Fatigue and shortness of breath are indicators you’re deficient - ExpressExpress
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can produce changes to a person's physical health. Experiencing fatigue and shortness of breath could be signs you are lacking in vitamin B12.
Of all the coronavirus variants, scientists are most concerned about these 3 strains - OregonLiveOregonLive
Monitoring variants is important because of the possibility that they could make vaccines and treatments less effective, or change the way they infect people.
Girl With Rapunzel Syndrome Ends Up Needing Surgery - NewserNewser
Teen had 19-inch-long hairball that burst through her stomach
Sure Signs You May Have Post-Acute COVID Syndrome, Says Doctor | Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not ThatEatthis.com
These are symptoms of Post-Acute COVID syndrome according to Dr. Lutchmansingh: shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and loss of smell.
California may not reach herd immunity for years. But vaccines will make the coronavirus more manageable - San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle
Getting to herd immunity against the coronavirus will be fraught and may even be...
This Determines If You Will Have COVID Symptoms or Not, New Study Says - msnNOWBest Life
A recent study found that the amount of virus that's present in your nose could predict your risk of developing COVID symptoms.
Public health experts 'very concerned' about no-shows for second Covid-19 shot - Buffalo NewsBuffalo News
The no-shows create multiple problems for vaccine providers and public health officials, who are begging patients to complete the full vaccine series.
Doctors warn that COVID-19 vaccine side effect could confuse mammogram results - Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette
Deer developed HAIRY EYEBALLS due to rare, baffling condition - RTRT
Residents in Farragut, Tennessee were utterly bemused when they witnessed a whitetail deer nonchalantly strutting through their town. Upon closer inspection, they discovered the animal had hair growing out of its eyeballs.
Duke Health part of clinical trial testing COVID-19 vaccine in children - WTVD-TVWTVD-TV
Duke Health is one of several sites across the country involved in a clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine on children.
Pentagon reviews Trump decision to relocate Space Command from Colorado - The IndependentIndependent
Colorado voters replaced Republican senator Cory Gardner with Democrat in 2020 election
Child heart transplants: Record year for new-style operations - BBC NewsBBC News
A novel approach is cutting waiting lists and helping children like Freya get organ transplants.
Australia – New Zealand Travel Bubble Set To Resume With Conditions - Simple FlyingSimple Flying
The on-again, off-again one-way travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia is back on again. The Australian government…
4,000 Philadelphians vaccinated at Black Doctors COVID Consortium's 24-hour clinic at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia - WPVI-TVWPVI-TV
The Black Doctor's COVID-19 Consortium vaccinated more than 4,000 Philadelphians with a marathon 24-hour clinic this weekend.
Caregivers of frail Tennessee kids get vaccine priority - Associated PressAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven-year-old Carpenter Adoo has earned the nickname “Tiny but Mighty” in short order. He underwent his first surgery at a week old and spent four months in the...
L.A. County coronavirus numbers continue drop - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
The emergence of a more transmissible, potentially more virulent variant underscores the importance of pandemic safety precautions, officials said.
How science is FINALLY on the brink of beating AIDS after 40 years and 32 million global deaths - Daily MailDaily Mail
In 1981, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on a rare lung infection in five 'previously healthy young men in Los Angeles'.
COVID-19: New Cases Of UK 'Super Spreader' Strain Reported On Long Island; Latest Breakdown - Daily VoiceRutherford Daily Voice
New cases of the so-called COVID-19 so-called
Number of new COVID cases continues to decline, as more than 200,000 Utahns are reported to be fully vaccinated - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
West Side Rag » City Issues New Mask Guidelines: Wearing Two Can Raise Protection Level to 95%, Study Finds - westsiderag.comwestsiderag.com
13 Surprising Things That May Be Causing You to Gain Weight, Doctors Say - msnNOWBest Life
"Why am I gaining weight?" It's a question far too many of us have asked ourselves in frustration—and finally, we have some expert-backed explanations.
Woman, 90, Walked Six Miles in the Snow for a Vaccine - The New York TimesNew York Times
Frances Goldman had struggled for weeks to book a coronavirus vaccination in Seattle. So when she got a Sunday appointment, she didn’t intend to miss it — even if it meant braving the elements alone.
Second-shot crunch leaves many without complete COVID-19 immunizations - PennLivePennLive
As President Joe Biden accelerates purchases and distribution in an effort to get protection for almost all Americans by the end of the summer, critical weaknesses in the system are starting to show.
COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Missouri says 11.3% of population has received 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine - KMBC Kansas CityKMBC Kansas City
Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in the Kansas City metro area.
One more shot at snow, then Berks County in the clear, forecasts show - Reading EagleReading Eagle
A sustained period of warmer conditions likely into March.
31 people dead from plague outbreak in DRC, say health officials - The IndependentIndependent
520 cases have also been detected in the country’s Ituri Province
What's safe after COVID-19 vaccination? Don't shed masks yet - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
As more people get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, what's safe for them to do.
‘This is the most optimistic that we’ve been’: Alabama COVID cases, hospitalizations plummet - AL.comAL.com
The 7-day average for new coronavirus cases in Alabama fell below 1,000 for the first time in months this week. Hospitalizations and deaths are also down.
Mental Health Conditions Put You at High Risk for COVID-19 - HealthlineHealthline
People with serious mental health conditions are at higher risk of developing COVID-19. But they still aren't being prioritized for vaccination.
The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging You To Take Right Now - msnNOWEatthis.com
This immunity superhero has been one of the most recommended nutrients lately—and for good reason.
Brain-swelling Nipah virus 75 times more deadly than coronavirus may be next pandemic, scientists warn of ‘The Big One’ - NEWS.com.auNews.com.au
Brain-swelling Nipah virus 75 times more deadly than coronavirus may be next pandemic, scientists warn of ‘The Big One’
Statins side effects: The four gastrointestinal symptoms caused by taking the drug - ExpressExpress
STATINS side effects: Taking the drug is an effective and proven way to help lower cholesterol, however, as with most things, there are some side effects one should be aware of. Statins are known to affect a person's gastrointestinal system, causing an array …