An Alabama nurse shared heartbreaking stories from hospitalized Covid patients who decided they wanted the vaccine after it was too late to receive it. We discuss that, plus the uptick in Covid cases in Florida with Dr. Aileen Marty from Florida International University in Miami.
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Republicans on the Hill and beyond are blasting federal health officials and Democrats for the changes in mask guidance and mandates. We discuss that and more with Philip Rucker, Lisa Lerer, and Dr. Kavita Patel.
- KGO – San Francisco
There are zip codes in five Bay Area cities where vaccination rates are the lowest, with 45 to 60% of the population still not fully vaccinated. Experts say these Bay Area neighborhoods are driving most of the transmission fueling our fourth COVID-19 surge.
- Real Simple
There could be several reasons for the pesky pins-and-needles feeling you get.
- Washington Post
A coronavirus variant discovered in Colombia is showing up among patients in South Florida, increasing infections and putting health officials on alert as calls grow louder for unvaccinated individuals to get inoculated. Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System, told WPLG in Miami earlier this week that the B.1.621 variant has accounted for about 10% of coronavirus patients, trailing behind delta, the now dominant variant in the United States that's been ravaging the nation's unvaccinated, an
- Eating Well
An E. Coli Outbreak Has Been Potentially Linked to Cake Mix in Multiple States—Here's What You Need to Know
The outbreak spans across 12 states, and so far seven people have been hospitalized.
- HuffPost Life
Mosquito bites have you clawing at your skin? This expert advice will bring you relief in no time.
- Real Simple
What (and how) you eat can help lower systemic inflammation for long-term health.
- Associated Press
Daryl Barker was passionately against a COVID-19 vaccination, and so were his relatives. Then 10 of them got sick and Barker, at just 31, ended up in a Missouri intensive care unit fighting for his life. It's a scenario playing out time and again at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, where 22 people died from the virus in the first 23 days of July.
- ABC News
A week after the crowds descended upon Provincetown, Massachusetts, to celebrate the Fourth of July -- the holiday President Joe Biden hoped would mark the nation's liberation from COVID-19 -- the manager of the Cape Cod beach town said he was aware of "a handful of positive COVID cases among folks" who spent time there. "We are in touch with the Health Department and Outer Cape Health Services and are closely monitoring the data," Alex Morse told reporters. As of Thursday, 882 people were tied to the Provincetown outbreak.
Nerve changes in eyes can help confirm 'long COVID'; Mental health issues tied to COVID-19 death risk
Changes in nerve fibers in the eyes can help confirm a diagnosis of "long COVID" - debilitating symptoms that persist more than four week after recovery from the acute illness, according to new findings. Because nerve fiber damage is suspected to underlie some of these lingering symptoms, ophthalmologists used a non-invasive technique called corneal confocal microscopy to check for nerve damage in the cornea. In their study of 40 COVID-19 survivors - most of whom had not been sick enough to need extra oxygen - and 30 uninfected individuals, the researchers found "significant associations" between nerve fiber loss in the cornea and the presence and severity of long COVID symptoms related to nerves, muscles and bones.
- USA TODAY
Essentials to have on hand as the delta variant spreads across the country, from hand sanitizer to masks to thermometers.
- Business Insider
6 vaccinated people who got COVID-19 share where they were infected: weddings, summer camps, and a Vegas trip
Breakthrough cases are becoming more common as the more transmissible Delta variant spreads across the US.
- Good Morning America
Reports of uncommon breakthrough cases among fully vaccinated Americans, coupled with the delta variant tearing through the country, threaten to undermine the fiercely fought wins against the pandemic. For the fully vaccinated who do test positive, if you are at high risk for severe infection, health experts are now turning to Food and Drug Administration authorized, virus-fighting monoclonal antibodies in some cases. "Receiving antibody treatments in a timely manner could be the difference of ending up in the hospital or getting over COVID (quickly)," Dr. Shmuel Shoham, infectious disease physician at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told ABC News.
Agnes Velasquez, mom to 15-year-old Paulina, is also battling COVID, but has milder symptoms after getting vaccinated
During India’s brutal second wave of Covid-19 between April and June, public health experts, human rights activists, and the international community blamed the Narendra Modi government for undercounting deaths.
- The Daily Beast
Facebook/The WildsFor several weeks earlier this summer, teen campers from across the country converged at a rural Christian camp in North Carolina for faith and fun that within weeks had turned into a superspreader nightmare.The camp is billed as a “funtastic” escape, and campers’ families shell out around $350 a week to send their kids onto campgrounds nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains to hike, swim, zipline, barbecue and huddle together for “a healthy portion of God’s Word,” according to de
- The Telegraph
Ken Clarke, the former health secretary, has admitted his department believed there was a "strong possibility" blood had been infected with Aids, despite telling the public there was "no conclusive proof". Mr Clarke's use of the phrase to the press and parliament in 1983 was scrutinised at the Infected Blood Inquiry on Wednesday. Lead counsel Jenni Richards QC asked Lord Clarke, who is giving evidence this week, whether he was being "straightforward and candid with the public" as he was "not ack
- WLS – Chicago
CDC data shows Cook County is now among several Chicago area counties reporting "substantial" community transmission of COVID-19.
- Business Insider
Louisiana doctor says 'exponential' surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations 'isn't a controllable thing at this point'
The infectious-disease expert Dr. Catherine O'Neal told CNN it felt as if Louisiana could look the way New York did early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Popular Mechanics
As the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S., you need to mask up—even if you're vaccinated. Here's how to find the right mask for you.