Health news 24 Feb, 2021
What’s considered ‘high’ blood pressure may be different for women and men, new research reveals - WTOPWTOP
New findings suggest healthy blood pressure numbers may differ for women and men, and a Northern Virginia cardiologist wants women to learn more about their specific situations and consult with their doctors.
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.
There Could Be a Dramatic Hidden Impact of Not Having a Regular Bedtime, Study Shows - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
There's already some strong evidence that getting to bed at a regular time is important for healthy living, besides how many hours of slumber we're clocking up in total. A new study has now found a link between disrupted sleep patterns and a higher
Marin residents misuse access codes meant for Black, Latino communities to get COVID-19 vaccines - SF GateSFGate
This is also happening in Los Angeles.
Oregon reports 8 more COVID-19 related deaths, 528 new cases - KTVZKTVZ
There are eight new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,162, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.
COVID In Colorado: Vaccines Can Cause Worrisome Side Effect For Women - CBS DenverCbslocal.com
Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a relief for most people, but some women are discovering a worrisome side effect from both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
AAPS, Michigan Medicine vaccine partnership a ‘game-changer’ in students’ return to classroom, officials say - MLive.commlive.com
The partnership will help the district's decision regarding a return to in-person learning.
Will website crash with new batch of vaccine appointments? - WCVB BostonWCVB Boston
State officials are bracing for another release of vaccination appointments this week and hoping to avoid another website crash.
1,114 new COVID-19 cases, 30 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.
SLO County's case rate drops to 9.4, meets threshold for return of youth sports - KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News
San Luis Obispo County's COVID-19 adjusted case rate has dropped to 9.4, according to updated reopening metrics released Tuesday.
Kaiser Health News/PolitiFact fact check says the assertion it's time to return to normal is false. - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
A Kaiser Health News/PolitiFact fact check says the assertion it's time to return to normal is false.
California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous - The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune
California's homegrown coronavirus strain is more transmissible than its predecessors, is more resistant to vaccines, and may cause more severe cases of COVID-19
SC reports 718 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths Tuesday - WIS10WIS10
Today’s report brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 437,806 and confirmed deaths to 7,436.
Lung transplant recipient at University of Michigan gets COVID-19 from donor, dies two months later - MLive.commlive.com
This was the first documented case of COVID-19 transmission from donor to recipient.
How do we know COVID-19 vaccines are safe? - Fox NewsFox News
How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
You Don't Have to Do This Before Getting Your COVID Vaccine, CDC Says - Best LifeBest Life
You might assume that this is a requirement to get your COVID vaccine, but the CDC just announced that's not the case.
Over 366K Wisconsinites fully complete vaccine series as 7-day positivity rate remains below 3% - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
More than 366,000 Wisconsinites have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the state Department of Health Services.
Michigan boy with rare coronavirus-related inflammatory illness endures 4 amputations - Fox NewsFox News
A 10-year-old boy in Michigan has undergone four amputations of his hands and legs after a rare bout of a serious coronavirus-related inflammatory condition.
High school football can begin in Orange County after clearing COVID-19 threshold - OCRegisterOCRegister
The county’s COVID-19 case rate fell below 14 per 100,000, which gives Season 1 sports football and water polo the green light to begin their seasons.
What to Do If You're Feeling Out of Control Around Food - SELFSelf
If you are feeling out of control around food, these six, expert-backed tips can help you cope with the food-related anxiety.
Ryan McMahon will testify to Congress about Covid’s toll on mental health, drug abuse, schools - syracuse.comsyracuse.com
Onondaga County executive invited by Rep. John Katko to appear before House panel.
For the most vulnerable Americans, these clinics are trusted, accessible and vital to vaccine rollout - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
Federally Qualified Health Centers could be key to vaccinating hard-hit populations, experts say. They're now set to get extra doses.
Almost a third of people with 'mild' COVID-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
More than a year into the pandemic, what has become abundantly clear is that COVID-19 is a tricky virus: Some people aren't aware they're infected at all, while others are hospitalized and some die.
Covid sufferer, 45, blames virus for her dramatic hair loss - Daily MailDaily Mail
Abby Read, pictured, from Totnes, Devon developed Covid-19 last March, but instead of suffering any of the common symptoms such as a cough, fever or fatigue, she lost large clumps of hair.
COVID-19: Long Island Sees 1000+ New Cases Here's Brand-New Rundown By Community - Daily VoiceRutherford Daily Voice
More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Long Island, though the overall positivity rate in the region has dropped slightly after a small spike over the weekend.The state Department of Health was reporting 640 newly confirmed C…
105-year-old who survived Spanish flu and outlived 3 husbands beats COVID-19 - CBS NewsCBS News
Lucia DeClerck, who survived the Spanish flu, two world wars, and the deaths of three husbands, is now the oldest person in her nursing home to beat COVID-19.
Circuit of the Americas drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site could be able to give 50000 doses per week - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Three thousands doses have already been allotted for the brand new site.
The Covid-19 vaccines reduce transmission. Here’s the evidence. - Vox.comVox
Here’s what we know about how the vaccines protect against spread of the virus.
CWD confirmed in Jackson Co. for 1st time; new cases in Dubuque, Clayton counties - telegraphherald.comtelegraphherald.com
A deer with chronic wasting disease has been found in Jackson County for the first time, state officials announced today.
Coronavirus medical mystery: Baby with high viral load puzzles researchers - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Doctors concerned about mutations urge more genomic sequencing of children’s infections.
Arlington Safeway Stores Are Offering Vaccine Appointments - ARLnowARLnow
(Updated at 5:10 p.m.) Several Safeway stores in Arlington are offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Arlington, amid high demand for vaccinations. The appointments are available for those ages 65 and up only. Safeway stores in Arlington that appeare…
Millions of Americans Qualify for the COVID-19 Vaccine Based on BMI. Why Should We Apologize for It? - VogueVogue
I’m delighted that my weight will afford me protection against COVID-19, an illness that my BMI puts me at greater risk for. But given my history navigating the medical establishment as a fat person, I can’t help worrying about the potential scrutiny I’m subj…
Coronavirus less likely to infect glasses wearers, study suggests - Fox NewsFox News
Good news, glasses wearers: Your spectacles may offer you some extra protection from the novel coronavirus, according to the findings of a new study.
Another 32,000 coronavirus vaccine appointments open in Riverside County - Press-EnterprisePress-Enterprise
The slots are for public health clinics running from Wednesday, Feb. 24, to Tuesday, March 2
513 new Minnesota COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
Nearly 14% of the state's residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot
More side effects in the vaccine’s second dose? Experts explain - TODAYTODAY
After taking the second does of the COVID-19 vaccine, one-third of people may experience flu-like symptoms for around 24 hours, but experts expected this.
Allegheny County reports 10th straight day with covid cases below 300 - TribLIVETribLIVE
Allegheny County on Tuesday reported 274 additional covid cases, the 10th consecutive day reported cases have been below 300. Tuesday’s reported cases (149 confirmed and 125 probable) were the second most among that 10-day span, with the most (285) comi…
From escape mutations to wild strains: Here's everything you need to know about Covid variants - CNBCCNBC
Here's why the coronavirus mutates, why some variants are more problemtic than others and what that means for life-saving vaccines.
Prolonged evolution of the human B cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection - ScienceScience Magazine
A comprehensive understanding of the kinetics and evolution of the human B cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection will facilitate the development of next-generation vaccines and therapies. Here, we longitudinally profiled this response in mild and severe COVID…
Educators may be more central drivers of Covid-19 in schools than students, CDC study finds - CNNCNN
A study that found teachers -- not students -- were the probable source of several school-related Covid-19 outbreaks highlights the need to maintain mask and distancing guidelines and to prioritize teachers and school staff for vaccination, US Centers for Dis…
Watch briefing: Maine reports 142 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, 2 more deaths - Press HeraldPress Herald
State health officials report 142 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 more deaths, continuing what has been a downward trend as attention shifts to vaccinations.
COVID-19 Vaccine Inequalities Echo The HIV Crisis : Goats and Soda - NPRNPR
People were dying of a disease that could be treated — but in poor countries, they did not have access to medicines that could help. That was the story of HIV — and now of COVID-19.
Can you stop wearing a mask after getting the COVID vaccine? - WGN TV ChicagoWGN TV Chicago
So you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine, can you take off your mask for good?
North Carolina's latest county alert color map shows 27 counties in the red as trends move in the right direction - WTVD-TVWTVD-TV
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Monday updated the COVID-19 County Alert System. The latest map shows 27 counties are currently in the red - a decrease from 61 red counties on the previous report.
Deer with hairy eyeballs found in Tennessee - Fox 59Fox 59
A disoriented whitetail deer reported in a Tennessee suburb was found to have both its eyeballs covered in hair, according to the National Deer Association.
How does the 2020-21 flu season compare to the COVID-19 pandemic? - KTVB.comKTVB.com
Although the season is not over, the CDC estimates there have been 453 flu-related deaths in the United States. In Idaho, there have been five flu-related deaths.
Who's in the next coronavirus vaccine priority group in Louisiana? Higher education, clergy, more - The AdvocateThe Advocate
Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has quietly added new groups of people to the next phase of vaccine priority, giving clergy, veterinarians and the faculty and staff of colleges and
UPMC debuts new COVID-19 vaccine registry - WTAE PittsburghWTAE Pittsburgh
"I am unsurprised by the response we have gotten," said Dr. Graham Snyder, medical director of epidemiology for UPMC.
Local doctor upset about COVID-19 vaccine rollout - WTAE PittsburghWTAE Pittsburgh
Dr. Kirsten Lin owns Family Matters Direct Primary Care in Hampton Township. She said frustrating is a word that describes the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Pennsylvania.
Pregnant women being infected at higher rates; COVID-19 from UK variant lasting longer - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the...
338 more COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported Monday in Utah - KSL.comKSL.com
Utah's number of COVID-19 cases increased by 338 on Monday, with one new death reported, according to the Utah Department of Health.
Health Department finds two more cases of the COVID-19 UK variant in Tompkins County - The Ithaca VoiceThe Ithaca Voice
TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has found two more cases of the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus (known officially as the B.1.1.7 variant) in people locally. Both people are in isolation and close contacts have been identified. It …
How to really fix COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling - The Conversation USThe Conversation Africa
Websites that crash. Appointments that fill up within seconds. Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine shouldn't be this hard. A few states have found a better way.
Five total cases of COVID-linked syndrome found in Richmond-area kids, more are being investigated - Richmond.comRichmond.com
Five cases of an inflammatory syndrome that afflicts young people weeks after a coronavirus infection have been found in the Richmond area. More are being investigated.
COVID-19 variant first discovered in UK now identified in Hamilton County - WLWT CincinnatiWLWT Cincinnati
Hamilton County Public Health officials announced Monday that the COVID-19 variant first discovered in the U.K. has now been identified in the county.
US on the cusp of 500,000 coronavirus deaths; Britain rolls out plan to ease lockdown despite variant: Latest COVID-19 updates - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
President Joe Biden held a moment of silence and a candle-lighting service Monday at the White House to mark 500,000 deaths. Latest COVID-19 news.
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 30 total new cases; Death toll remains at 1,863; Active cases at 1,933 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The South Dakota Department of Health announced 30 new total cases of coronavirus on Monday.
Teachers may play role in in-school COVID-19 transmission: U.S. CDC - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
The Wisconsin study found significantly lower virus spread within schools compared with transmission in the surrounding communities. The Georgia...
Guineans sceptical as gov’t steps up fight against Ebola - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English
Authorities in race to contain outbreak amid mistrust within communities over virus resurgence, response efforts.
More than 145,000 second vaccine doses administered in Iowa - KCCI Des MoinesKCCI Des Moines
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 585,961 vaccine doses have been administered in Iowa.
Registration opens for M&T Bank Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site - WBAL TV BaltimoreWBAL TV Baltimore
Maryland's COVID-19 vaccination network is set to expand this week with the Thursday opening of the M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site.
Lessons From Los Angeles’s Deadly Winter - The New York TimesNew York Times
Monday: A Times reporter who spent days inside Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital at the height of the surge discusses what we should learn.
Sanofi to produce 12M vaccines a month for rival Johnson & Johnson - NJ.comnj.com
Sanofi said its vaccine manufacturing plant in Marcy l’Etoile, France, will formulate and fill vials of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine candidate, developed by its Janssen companies.
Tennessee moves to next phase of COVID vaccinations; teachers, 65 and older group now eligible - NewsChannel5.comNewsChannel5.com
Tennessee has moved into its next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, adding teachers, child care workers and those aged 65 and older. However, individual counties are moving at a different pace.
Maine reports 97 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday - Press HeraldPress Herald
As the pace of vaccinations ramps up, Walgreens stores also will start scheduling appointments for Maine residents 70 and older.
Russia Reports First Human Cases Of H5N8 Bird Flu To World Health Organization - IFLScienceIFLScience
Health authorities in Russia have reported what is believed to be the first-ever human cases of H5N8 Influenza (bird flu) infection to the World Health Org
COVID-19 Long-Haulers Struggle To Get Condition Recognized As A Disability : Shots - Health News - NPRNPR
Many patients suffering from long-term effects can no longer work and want the Social Security Administration to provide guidance on who qualifies for disability benefits.