Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. …

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

Unvaccinated people are filling intensive care beds and dying of covid in record numbers in Tennessee and other Southern states. Many tell their nurses and doctors they regret the decision not to get the vaccine when they could. …

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Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Scientists have found little evidence that the kind of masks worn by students negatively affect oxygen or carbon dioxide levels. …

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‘I Don’t Want to Risk My Life for a Paycheck’: Immunosuppressed People Grapple With Returning to Work

Millions of Americans with weakened immune systems are weighing a return to workplaces as the delta variant of covid surges and while awaiting guidance about additional vaccine shots. …

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Want Fries With That Vaccine? Even at a Fast-Food Restaurant, Pop-Up Clinics See Slow Traffic

At a pop-up vaccine clinic in a McDonald’s parking lot in the city of San Bernardino, fewer than two dozen people agreed to get a shot, offering a snapshot of the faltering vaccination effort. …

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

Patients seem to like remote visits, and health care providers now depend on them. But outages, freezing and other glitches cost time and money, and compromise quality of care. …

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Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJul 22, 2021Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid Conversation

With COVID-19 cases on the upswing again around the country, partisan division remains over addressing the pandemic and vaccination.

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

The major sports leagues are struggling to vaccinate enough of their players to protect the clubhouse and locker room, and few stars have stepped forward to pitch vaccination to teammates or fans. WNBA players are an exception, with a 99% vaccination rate and high-profile ads urging the public to get vaccinated….

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Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 21, 2021Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…