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Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

The scientific literature shows that natural immunity does provide protection against covid-19, but experts say getting vaccinated can provide additional protection against variants. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 News

Corporations Encourage Employee Vaccination but Stop Short of Mandates

Public health officials fear that requiring jabs on the job would create a noisy, counterproductive backlash. …

Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment

CHARLOTTE COVID NEWS – Covid-caused delays in medical treatments and surgeries are producing data for health care providers to take another look at what’s needed and what isn’t.

Mental Health Services Wane as Insurers Appear to Skirt Equality Rules During Pandemic

A report from the Government Accountability Office paints a picture of an already strained behavioral health system struggling after the pandemic struck to meet the treatment needs of millions of Americans with conditions like alcohol use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. …

Despite All the Talk, Covid Vaccination Does Not Infect People With Shingles

Covid-19 vaccinations do not infect recipients with shingles or any form of herpes virus, despite some misleading headlines. …

Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to Covid ‘Long Haulers,’ Raising Addiction Fears

A new study in Nature found alarmingly high rates of opioid use among covid survivors with lingering symptoms at Veterans Health Administration facilities. About 10% of covid survivors develop “long covid,” struggling with often disabling health problems even six months or longer after a diagnosis…COVID-19 NEWS – CHARLOTTE

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others

Covid patients who did not speak English well were 35% more likely to die, data from one Boston hospital shows. … COVID-19 NEWS CHARLOTTE NC

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Insurers voluntarily set the charges aside earlier in the pandemic — but that means those same health plans can decide to reinstate them. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 NEWS

‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace

Local health officials have become the face of government authority as they work to stem the pandemic. That has made them targets for chilling threats from some of the same militia groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol. Santa Cruz leaders are among those whose daily routines now incorporate security patrols, surveillance…

Censorship or Misinformation? DeSantis and YouTube Spar Over Covid Roundtable Takedown.

The Florida governor considers the pushback he received from the online video platform to be “Orwellian.” But the scientists featured at the event made specific statements YouTube deemed as “misinformation,” at odds with current public health recommendations for controlling the spread of the covid virus. …CHARLOTTE – COVID-19 NEWS

What’s Causing Michigan’s COVID Surge, and Who’s Getting Sick?

An anesthesiologist at the University of Michigan describes the new influx of patients and what this may mean for the pandemic’s trajectory

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The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

At least 5,800 people have fallen ill or tested positive for covid two weeks or more after being fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. “I now tell everyone, including my colleagues, not to let their guard down.” …

4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause

Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding covid-19 vaccination efforts is as important as the science behind them. That was true when the first covid vaccines were introduced in December at hospitals and nursing homes and even more so after the federal government on Tuesday paused the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after reports of extremely rare but very serious — in one case, fatal — side effects emerged.

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than health care and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety. …

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Nearly 60 organ transplants have been performed after the coronavirus “basically destroyed” patients’ hearts and lungs. …

Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Dr. Robert Redfield, Trump’s CDC director, lends his scientific credibility to its Clean Air Systems subsidiary, which touts a “virus-killing ion technology” added to its fans. But indoor air quality experts question whether some of its technology works in the real world. …

The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting Covid Shots

A KHN examination of state vaccine statistics shows that more women than men have gotten covid vaccines. Experts cite demographic realities of those who were part of the initial rollout but also women’s greater likelihood to seek preventive health care. …

‘My Children Were Priceless Jewels’: Three Families Reflect on the Health Workers They Lost

The daughter of an internist in the Bronx, the father of a nurse practitioner in Southern California and the son of a nurse in McAllen, Texas, share how grief over their loved ones’ deaths from COVID-19 has affected them. …

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Exclusive: The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says health workers ‘have lived up to the oath they take’ but says shortages of protective gear have contributed to excess deaths. …

They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.

Despite a negative covid test, people could have been infected with the coronavirus anyway. And some of them might face lingering health issues. …