Vaccinations alone are not sufficient in the midst of the highly transmissible omicron variant. In four days, a new masking requirement goes into effect for all Los Angeles County indoor employees.
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Rallies were held across the country and in Sacramento on Sunday to protest COVID-19 mandates. Dozens crowded capitol steps to protest. One demonstrator told KCRA 3 she was against the new "Teens Choose Vaccine Act," which is a proposed bill that would allow children ages 12 and older to receive vaccines without the consent of their parents.
- USA TODAY Opinion
No resource, not even masks, is more vital to public health than the credibility of leaders who in a crisis must ask people to do unpopular things.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The man’s wife sued a Minnesota hospital when their doctors attempted to take him off a ventilator after two months.
- Rolling Stone
“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could hide,” Robert Kennedy, Jr., who has been spreading the false claim that vaccines cause autism for decades, said at the anti-mandate march on Washington.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Readers discuss an op-ed article by a doctor who has been verbally attacked by anti-vaccine COVID patients and their families.
- The Daily Beast
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastTwo months after scientists in South Africa alerted the world to the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the global surge in infections resulting from the variant is finally subsiding.To be clear, exhausted health-care workers in overcrowded hospitals are still fighting to save lives. But many epidemiologists are beginning to look ahead to a post-Omicron world.The pandemic experts The Daily Beast spoke to were unan
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There are plenty of things you can do on a daily basis to care for your heart health. You may decide to exercise a bit more, try regulating your stress levels, get better sleep, or change up your diet to include more heart-healthy foods.These steps are all valuable, especially because there isn't a one-step solution for caring for your heart health. And if you're someone who is taking these brave steps toward better health, you may also want to try avoiding certain foods and drinks that can nega
- Best Life
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—a layer of fatty tissue and protein that protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord—causing communication problems between the brain and body. Eventually, this can cause nerve damage, resulting in a whole host of phantom pains and sensations.Historically, MS has been a condition that's shrouded in mystery and often met with dismissal or disbelief, but experts
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- Belleville News-Democrat
Public health and medical professionals respond to a statement the Madison County Board recently made.
- The Hollywood Reporter
Over the past few years, the acceptance of microdosing psychedelic fungi as a medical treatment has grown slowly but steadily — in mainstream American media, in official laboratories, among some politicians and even in homes. Microdosing psychedelics is a practice that involves taking generally one-tenth of a standard “trip” dose (by capsule, dropper or nasal […]
- Fresno Bee
“I’d rather risk my health than watch my family go hungry,” one farmworker said.
- Women's Health
The 25-year-old model says that going without alcohol has helped her tremendously with her anxiety and depression, which she has been very vocal about.
- Business Insider
Workers at a Wisconsin hospital sought new jobs with higher pay — then the hospital sued to stop them from leaving
ThedaCare said in a complaint that Ascension had "poached" the hospital's workers as the region struggles amid a rise in COVID-19 cases.
People Who Have Had Omicron Don't Necessarily Have COVID Immunity — Here's Why They Should Stay Cautious
Infectious disease experts are hopeful but not not yet sure if omicron provides the same level of antibody protection as past variants
A fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine given to people over 60 in Israel made them three times more resistant to serious illness than thrice-vaccinated people in the same age group, Israel's Health Ministry said on Sunday. A preliminary study published by Israel's Sheba medical centre last Monday found that the fourth shot increases antibodies to even higher levels than the third but "probably" not to the point that it could completely fend off the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Israel began offering a fourth dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to people over 60 earlier this month as Omicron swept the country.
- Business Insider
Desperate to preserve at-home COVID-19 testing kits, some families are sharing a single test. Health experts say this 'intranasal promiscuity' is gross and yields inaccurate results.
"From a public-health perspective, the idea of sticking swabs up each other's noses doesn't sound like a great thing to do," a health expert said.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
No amount of logic can convince the staunchly unvaccinated, but the risk and benefit calculus heavily favors vaccination, write two researchers.
The study found that CoronaVac received the strongest boost from a viral vector or RNA shot, including against the Delta and Omicron coronavirus variants, researchers from Brazil and Oxford University said https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2022-01-24-mixed-vaccine-schedules-offer-strong-booster-responses-after-two-doses-coronavac on Monday. China-based Sinovac's vaccine uses an inactivated version of a coronavirus strain that was isolated from a patient in China.
- Austin American-Statesman
Dell Medical School program finds different treatments, more understanding of what causes COVID-19 symptoms to remain.