As the delta variant continues to spread, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that all students older than two years old wear masks at school.
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A man hospitalized with COVID-19 told CBS he'd still rather be sick than get a shot - and it shows how hard it'll be to convince everyone to get vaccinated
"Am I going to get a vaccine? No," Scott Roe told a CBS News reporter from his hospital bed in Baton Rouge.
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U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications.
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A conservative talk-show host who said 'you're probably safer not getting' the vaccine is now seriously ill with COVID-19, and his family is asking people to 'PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!'
Now that Phil Valentine has become ill with the coronavirus, he has "regrets" about not being more "pro-vaccine," his family said.
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What happened Call it a "Reefer Madness" moment. In a flashback to the classic 1936 anti-drug film, marijuana investors got spooked today by news reports of health concerns among cannabis consumers -- and it's playing havoc with marijuana stocks.
CDC officials are concerned about a strain of the Candida auris fungus that's resistant to all drugs and appears to have spread in small clusters in health care settings, rather than in individuals who had taken antifungals.Why it matters: "The concern is that it could spread to any of the patients who are at high risk, not just the ones who've been treated before — and that the population who could acquire these potentially untreatable infections could be much larger," Meghan Lyman, medical off
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Those who get the delta variant may see symptoms that differ slightly from the original coronavirus strain.
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Detection of the bacteria disease plague in six Colorado counties has health officials urging residents to take caution.
The gold medalist always enjoys her favorite food after a competition.
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Masking indoors will yet again be the new normal in Los Angeles County -- and possibly elsewhere in the U.S. Lourdes Balduque/ Moment via Getty ImagesWith the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization in late June 2021 urged people to again wear masks indoors – even those who are fully vaccinated. And on July 15, Los Angeles County, California, announced that it would again require masking up in public indoor spaces, regardless of va
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During this stage of the pandemic, we should always assume that any cold-like symptoms could be COVID, even if our symptoms are mild.
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If campuses don’t provide the information by Nov. 1, decision-making authorities delegated to others automatically will revert to trustees.
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A Houston hospital has its first case of the lambda variant, but public health experts say it remains too soon to tell how the variant will spread.
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Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality.
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There are some big differences in the way men and women experience heart disease. And doctors say knowing and understanding those differences could help save your life.
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Even people who are fully vaccinated can spread the virus, health experts warn.
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And boost your overall immune system, too.
"Don’t shove it down my throat," Scott Roe told CBS News from his hospital bed.
A variety of factors have contributed to the recent surge in the region, including people growing weary of the pandemic and letting precautions slip, low vaccination rates and the emergence of the delta variant of the virus, says one expert.
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Despite opposition from student groups, University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at one of the nation's premier public university systems. The systemwide tuition increase will put undergraduate tuition and systemwide fees at just over $13,000 a year for in-state students, with additional campus-based fees on top of that. Officials said that the increase — the first since 2017 — includes a progressive strategy that will benefit most students through higher financial aid.
Gov. Kay Ivey also called out right-wing media disinformation about the vaccine.