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CNN Anchor Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Variety – Veteran CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour told viewers Monday that she recently had surgery for ovarian cancer and will undergo chemotherapy for a period of weeks. Amanpour, who has not been hosting her program for CNN’s international outlets for the past four weeks, returned to the air Monday and opened her program with remarks about her condition. “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the...

No Studies Show Plastic Barriers Reduce Virus Spread

Not a single study has shown that plexiglass barriers actually control the virus, according to Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Serious Side Effects From COVID Vaccines: Here’s What We Know

Risks of rare allergic reactions, blood clots and maybe heart problems don’t outweigh benefits.

Disqualified Olympic Prospect Blames Bad Burrito

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Years of training and preparation to reach the Tokyo Olympics are out the window for Shelby Houlihan, an American runner, because of a positive drug test. She says a pork burrito is to blame. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld a four-year suspension that took effect on Monday for Houlihan, who holds American records for 1,500- and 5,000-meter races and tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. The court’s move...

Vaccinated Hawaiian Positive For Delta Variant

(AP) HONOLULU – Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6% of all cases in the U.S. Hawaii Health Director Dr. Libby Char says this is a “very rare breakthrough” case in which a COVID-19 vaccine didn’t prevent infection. New analysis...

Kamala: Vaccines “Safe, Free, Inspected”

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Carolina on Monday to kick off a nationwide push to vaccinate millions more Americans against the coronavirus as July 4 holiday celebrations loom. Watch Harris’ remarks in the video player above. Harris spoke at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center at a vaccine mobilization event, reminding an audience of more than 150 that the coronavirus vaccines available are safe, free and effective in an effort to debunk...

Florida Wildlife Manager Finds $1.2M In Cocaine

NBC NEWS  – More than 30 kilograms of cocaine with a value topping $1 million were seized after washing ashore last month at the Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida, according to the U.S. Space Force. The drugs were discovered on May 19 by Angy Chambers, a civil engineer and wildlife manager, who noticed the packages strewn about the beach while conducting a turtle nesting survey, officials said. The estimated value of the 24 packages of...

Stress, Panic Attacks Face Migrant Kids

The conditions described by a federal volunteer who spent two weeks in May at the shelter at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas, highlight the desperation and stress of thousands of children held at unlicensed facilities, waiting to reunite with relatives.

How Covid Vaccine Affects Menstrual Cycles

HEALTHYWOMEN.ORG – When I got the alert that COVID-19 vaccines were available to people 16 and over in Los Angeles, I booked the soonest available appointment. This was in late March, and by then I well understood that it's normal for the vaccine (specifically the second dose, as required with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) to trigger flu-like symptoms and other temporary ailments. A few days of feeling achy and tired is nothing compared to the risk of...

‘Bill Of Rights’ Promises Healthcare For Migrant Workers

KAISER HEALTH NEWS, SAN LUIS VALLEY, Colo. — A woman with pregnancy complications needed permission from her boss to visit a doctor. Community health volunteers were turned away from delivering food and covid information to worker housing. A farmworker had a serious allergic reaction but was afraid to seek treatment. To Nicole Civita, policy director with Colorado advocacy group Project Protect Food Systems Workers, such stories encapsulate an entrenched power dynamic that covid-19 has brought into...

Scientists Plan To Vaccinate Mosquitos

An extremely common microbe can stop mosquitos from spreading the virus that causes dengue fever.

WHO Boss Openly Questions China’s Covid Origin Explanation

CITY A.M. – China owes it to the 3.75m people who have died from Covid-19 to co-operate with investigations into the origins of the virus, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Ghebreyesus told journalists today that G7 leaders had discussed the origins of Covid-19 today at a joint summit on health which he attended, adding that “we need cooperation from the Chinese side, we need transparency to understand and find...

CDC Reviewing Post-Vaccine Heart Inflammation Reports

Spectrum News 13, Orlando – As medical leaders nationwide push for Americans to roll up their sleeves and get their COVID-19 shots, there is a growing concern among some parents after a potential link between heart ailments in young people and the vaccine. The CDC's advisory committee on immunization practices will be meeting this week to talk about mRNA-based vaccines, which are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, in teenagers and young adults. The committee is...

Why Some Orthodox Jewish Women Won’t Get Vaccinated

In ultra-Orthodox circles in New York, where women marry at a younger age and birthrates dwarf those of the general population, the spread of unsubstantiated rumors about the coronavirus vaccine’s potential adverse effects on fertility and pregnancy have been particularly effective in dissuading young women from getting the vaccine.

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