Lester Holt sat down with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, including talking about his warning about Covid vaccine misinformation on tech platforms.
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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.
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
- Eating Well
And it can increase your life expectancy by up to five years!
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Yes, the summer cold and cough season really is worse than usual. “I’ve had bad colds, but I’ve never experienced a virus like this,” said Holly Riddel, 55, an entrepreneur in Redondo Beach, California, who has been suffering from congestion, clogged ears and a raspy throat for about two weeks. “I want this gone. I haven’t been able to work out. I’m just not feeling like myself.” Months of pandemic restrictions aimed at COVID-19 had the unintended but welcome effect of stopping flu, cold and oth
- Scary Mommy
During this stage of the pandemic, we should always assume that any cold-like symptoms could be COVID, even if our symptoms are mild.
- The Conversation
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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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.
Coronavirus cases are again on the rise as the Delta variant sweeps across the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that new cases are up 70% this week while...
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You will know, or possibly be, someone who gets COVID-19 after a vaccine. Here's what to expect, according to 2 people with breakthrough cases.
Two young people who were vaccinated and got mild COVID-19 breakthrough cases described to Insider how their symptoms progressed.
Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Note: Rhode Island and Iowa data is from CDC and from July 12-July 19; Map: Axios VisualsCoronavirus infections are rising dramatically all over the U.S. as the highly contagious Delta variant spreads.The big picture: Some “breakthrough” infections are happening to vaccinated people, but this rising tide of cases and hospitalizations is mainly a threat to those who aren’t vaccinated. And in some parts of the country, most people aren’t vaccinated — so the vir
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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.
- Miami Herald
Those who get the delta variant may see symptoms that differ slightly from the original coronavirus strain.
Masking is already being recommended again in parts of California. An infectious disease specialist weighs in.
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Detection of the bacteria disease plague in six Colorado counties has health officials urging residents to take caution.
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U.S. health officials said Thursday they have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home.
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Ten counties are in the red, the highest classification signaling a severe level of community spread. There were none on July 1.
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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.
- LA Times
Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality.