Health news 28 Feb, 2021
New fears of next coronavirus wave as case declines slow - Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times
Federal officials are expressing worry that the decline in daily new coronavirus cases nationwide is starting to flatten and warned states against relaxing COVID-19 restrictions.
New Mexico reports 15 new deaths, 275 additional COVID-19 cases - KOBKOB
The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 3,700.
Hundreds of St. Louis residents get vaccinations Saturday: 'I'm so elated.' - STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com
A vaccination event at the Omega Center in north St. Louis was to administer 1,650 doses.
94-Year-Old Couple Falls in Love During Pandemic, Plans Post-Vaccination Wedding - BreitbartBreitbart News
A 94-year-old New York couple is looking towards a bright and happy wedded future once they receive their coronavirus vaccines.
L.A. County teachers, grocery workers, restaurant staff and other essential workers to become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines Monday - KTLA Los AngelesKTLA Los Angeles
Los Angeles County public health officials released more information Saturday on how teachers, grocery workers, restaurant staff and other essential workers will be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Monday. Starting March 1, many more people will become e…
Coronavirus jab may help fight cancer, chronic pain... and even Alzheimer's - Daily MailDaily Mail
Scientists have documented unexpected benefits of vaccines for decades - known medically as 'non-specific effects' - but explanations vary between experts.
Add falling sperm counts to the list of things threatening human survival, epidemiologist warns - USA TODAYUSA Today
Chemicals pervasive in our world are interfering with the hormones in our bodies, epidemiologist Shanna Swan argues.
Humans gave leprosy to armadillos – now they are giving it back to us - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
An armadillo in the Florida Everglades. Heiko Kiera/Shutterstock.comLeprosy is an ancient disease, the oldest disease known to be associated with humans...
Latest South Carolina COVID-19 report from DHEC: Feb. 27, 2021 - WYFF4 GreenvilleWYFF4 Greenville
On Saturday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported 1,112 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state.
8 Tips to Follow for When You’re Walking for Weight Loss - Yahoo LifestyleWomansDay.com
These tricks could be the secret to helping you lose the weight for good.
Italy tightens COVID restrictions as experts warn of growing prevalence of variants - AxiosAxios
"We must keep up our guard and we must intervene promptly and strongly where needed."
DHS reports 13 new COVID-19 deaths, 75 new hospitalizations Saturday - WBAYWBAY
Wisconsin’s seven day averages for key metrics in measuring the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, have held steady Saturday from Friday.
Eat These 9 Foods to Boost Your Memory, Cognition, and Overall Brain Health - Yahoo LifestyleWomansDay.com
Want to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's by up to 53%? Add these items to your grocery list ASAP. From Woman's Day
DHHS: California COVID-19 variant found in Douglas County - KETV OmahaKETV Omaha
The first known cases of the California variant of COVID-19 have been identified in Nebraska, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Oregon reports 2 more COVID-19 related deaths, 455 new cases - KTVZKTVZ
There are two new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,208, the Oregon Health Authority reported Saturday.
Covid vaccine price to be capped at Rs 250 per dose at private hospitals - Times of IndiaThe Times of India
India News: Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 250 for a dose of Covid vaccine, including the hospital’s user fee of around Rs 100, during the next phase of v
Michigan coronavirus cases up to 587,581; Death toll now at 15,522 - WDIV ClickOnDetroitWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Here is the latest update on coronavirus cases and deaths in Michigan.
A COVID milestone: Some schools to reopen next week in Sonoma County - Santa Rosa Press DemocratSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Nearly a year after campuses across Sonoma County were shut in the face of the growing pandemic, doors to classrooms at a few schools are set to open as early as Monday — here’s which ones are on the list.
U.S. administers 72.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC - ReutersReuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 72,806,180 doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in the country as of Saturday morning and it had distributed 96,402,290 doses.
COVID-19 in South Dakota: 187 total new cases; Death toll rises to 1,886; Active cases at 1,910 - KELOLAND.comKELOLAND.com
Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported by the South Dakota Department of Health on Saturday.
Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages - The New York TimesNew York Times
At a federal compound in Connecticut, inmates in precarious health “are like sitting ducks,” one lawyer said.
If You Feel This, It Could Be a Heart Attack, Says CDC - msnNOWEatthis.com
These are key signs of a heart attack according to the CDC: feeling weak, pain or discomfort in the chest, jaw, neck, back, arm or shoulder.
Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19 - CNNCNN
The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new.
The CDC says the US will screen and track people traveling from countries with Ebola cases - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Travelers coming in from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea will have their info sent to local health departments for tracking purposes.
Research Suggests Proper Fit of COVID Face Masks Is More Important Than Material - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
A team of researchers studying the effectiveness of different types of face masks has found that in order to provide the best protection against COVID-19, the fit of a mask is as important, or more important, than the material it is made of. The researchers, …
What to do if you lose your COVID-19 vaccine card - Business InsiderBusiness Insider
Go back to the place you got your first shot if you lose your paper card, and make sure to take a photo of the vaccine card after your first dose.
Doctors Are Warning You to "Be Prepared" for This After Your Second Dose - Best LifeBest Life
Wondering what to expect from your two-dose COVID vaccine? Doctors say you should be ready for this the second time around.
If You Wait to Get Vaccinated, You Run This Risk, Dr. Fauci Says - Best LifeBest Life
Considering the "wait and see" approach to getting the COVID vaccine? Fauci says this is why it's a dangerous idea.
COVID vaccine live updates: Here’s what to know in NC on Feb. 27 - Raleigh News & ObserverGoogle News
Broward Health expands COVID vaccine criteria to include people over 18 in ‘increased risk groups’ amid rollout - WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort LauderdaleWSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward Health has made access to the COVID-19 vaccine available to all adult patients with underlying conditions. Officials with the...
Colorado COVID-19 numbers - 9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA
There are currently 349 people hospitalized with COVID-19, and the state's seven-day moving average positivity rate decreased to 3.40%.
House Narrowly Passes Massive COVID-Response Bill, Including $15 Minimum Wage - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
The House narrowly approved Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus-relief bill early Saturday morning, in a tight 219-212 vote that mostly fell along party...
Myanmar ramps up violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English
Security forces use rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades, signalling growing intolerance of anti-coup protests.
People who've had COVID-19 might only need to get vaccinated once, studies suggest - Yahoo NewsUSA Today
Six recent studies suggest that people who've already come down with COVID-19 might not need to get a second vaccine dose.
Here are the three big things you need to know about getting your blood pressure down - Miami HeraldGoogle News
Maine hospitals brace for new surge of vaccine seekers after state expands eligibility - Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News
Depending on where they live, Mainers in their 60s may not be able to book appointments right away.
Who can get vaccines in San Diego beginning Saturday - FOX 5 San Diegofox5sandiego.com
Beginning Saturday, San Diegans who work in emergency services, child care and education, food handling and agriculture can sign up for vaccination appointments, but the county is warning supply is limited.
Thousands of Montana nursing home residents, workers diagnosed with COVID-19 - NBC MontanaNBC Montana
We’ve been tracking COVID-19 cases in Montana for almost a year. We checked statistics on how the pandemic has impacted nursing home residents. Propublica gathers information from Medicare and state health departments. It just updated the extent of COVI…
Frustration grows for Central Texans seeking COVID-19 vaccine, but federal help could be on the way - KXAN.comKXAN.com
Federal help could be on the way for Central Texans seeking COVID-19 vaccines.
Arizona one of the worst states in the country for people getting second vaccine dose - AZFamilyAZFamily
Right now, 35% of people in Arizona are fully vaccinated compared to 50% nationwide.
Coronavirus New Jersey: Mom dies of COVID just days after giving birth to 3rd son - KABC-TVKABC-TV
Joanna Jimenez of Paterson, New Jersey lost her battle to COVID-19 just days after Ashton was born.
VERIFY: Are fully vaccinated people still getting COVID-19? - WTHRWTHR
This week the VERIFY team tackled misinformation about vaccines, questions about the costs of winter storms and false claims about a toy line's rebrand.
'This Is A Crisis': Mom Whose Son Has Boarded 33 Days For Psych Bed Calls For State Action - WBURWBUR
Karin Broadhurst's son has been boarded at Boston Children's Hospital for 33 days for psychiatric needs, but still cannot get a psychiatric bed anywhere in the state. Her son is one of 40 kids boarding at Children's while awaiting psychiatric beds — 16 of the…
Univ. of Miami finds New York and Brazil COVID-19 variants in South Florida - WPLG Local 10WPLG Local 10
University of Miami researchers are uncovering several more COVID-19 variant strains in South Florida, including three cases of two different Brazil variants and also a case of the so-called New York variant.
A side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine can mimic a sign of breast cancer. This is normal, doctors say. - Yahoo! VoicesUSA Today
Doctors recommend scheduling a mammogram before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine after some have been mistaking swollen lymph nodes for breast lumps.
US Officials Warn Governors Against Easing Restrictions - msnNOWNew York Times
The federal government warned impatient governors against relaxing pandemic control measures on Friday, saying that a recent steep drop in U.S. coronavirus cases and deaths “may be stalling” and “potentially leveling off at still a very high number” — a worri…
LLCHD reports one more death from COVID-19 - KOLN1011now
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced on Friday that one more residents has died from COVID-19.
Report: Flu Has 'Virtually Disappeared' From US - The Daily WireThe Daily Wire
According to a new report, the flu has practically vanished from the United States. “Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades,” AP reported on Thursday, adding, “Experts say that mea…
Kane County Health Department: 3 Steps Seniors Can Take To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Shots - kanecountyconnects.comKanecountyconnects.com
The Kane County Health Department today suggested three options for residents age 65 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccination shot. “Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone — …
Some Virginia health districts to expand vaccination of Phase 1b population - WDBJWDBJ7
Some Virginia health districts will begin March 1 vaccinating people ages 16-64 who have underlying medical conditions.
San Diego County adding half a million Phase 1B residents to vaccine eligibility on Saturday - 10News10News
Saturday, San Diego County will move into the next vaccination tier and allow about half a million more residents to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Seventeen deaths added to Utah's COVID-19 toll, as 651 new cases are reported - Salt Lake TribuneSalt Lake Tribune
Utah's latest coronavirus data released from the state Department of Health.
COVID-19 in Wisconsin: Half of older adults 65+ get vaccine - WBAYWBAY
Thursday's surge in deaths, cases and testing was short-lived, as all three metrics fell Friday. The death count was in the single digits.
Colorado changes vaccine plan again, moving down most essential workers to bump up older, sicker people - The Colorado SunThe Colorado Sun
Colorado is once again reshuffling its coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, this time bumping older and sicker people up in line and moving down most essential workers who were slated to start getting inoculated next week. The major changes, announced by G…
Florida COVID update for Friday: 5,922 new cases, 146 deaths as positivity dips - Miami HeraldGoogle News
NEW: Test positivity rate drops again in Nevada; COVID-19 cases under 400 - KLAS - 8 News NowKLAS - 8 News Now
After pausing for a day, Nevada’s test positivity rate continued again on its downward path, dropping to 8.3%. COVID-19 cases dropped below 400, according to data released Friday.
Three CA counties STOP giving vaccines to a company accused of helping people cut the line - Daily MailDaily Mail
One Medical is accused of letting people connected with upper management, customers of its service and staff members who were not on the front lines cut the line to receive vaccines.
People are poisoning themselves trying to treat or prevent COVID-19 with a horse de-worming drug - Yahoo! VoicesBusiness Insider
Poison control is fielding calls from people using high doses of ivermectin obtained from veterinary offices in a flawed attempt to prevent COVID-19.
"it's making me register for One Medical? Does this seem right?" - PoPvillePoPville
Emma asks: "I got an appointment at one of the One Medical locations and it's making me register for One Medical? Does this seem right? anyone else having this problem?" For those who got in through One Medical were you prompted for a 90 day free trial or …
Woman gets liver transplant after $60 nose piercing goes horribly wrong - New York PostNew York Post
Queens woman Dana Smith, 37, nearly died after contracting an infection from a $60 nose piercing, was placed in a medically induced coma and got a liver transplant.
'Things are tenuous,' U.S. CDC says as downward trend in COVID-19 cases stalls - ReutersReuters
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that a recent decline in COVID-19 cases may be stalling, a development she described as concerning while urging that safeguards to fight the virus remain in place.
Sun Metro bus crashes into east El Paso home - KVIA El PasoKVIA El Paso
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A Sun Metro bus crashed into an east El Paso home early Friday morning, causing significant damage and sending the bus driver to the hospital. It happened around 6:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Anise Drive. Officials said the bus drive…
Vitamin B6 may help keep COVID-19's cytokine storms at bay - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
Who would have thought that a small basic compound like vitamin B6 in bananas or fish could be key to a robust response against COVID-19?
news Giant Eagle-Steelers partner on vaccine clinic - Steelers.comSteelers.com
Heinz Field will be a vaccination site starting next week
The coronavirus is finally starting to run out of new people to infect - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Vaccines and previous infections are combining to raise the level of population immunity.
N.J. reports 49 more COVID deaths, 3,641 cases; hospitalizations dip below 2,000 for first time since November - NJ.comnj.com
Hospitalizations from the coronavirus night dropped to 1,919 as of Friday night, the lowest level in more than three months and the first time under 2,000 since Nov. 12.
Fauci says 'serious talks' happening so that people vaccinated for COVID-19 can socialize together - Daily MailDaily Mail
Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, said on Thursday that 'common sense' showed that two fully-vaccinated people meeting up is low risk. But he still will not dine indoors.