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NFL Bad Boy Suspended Without Pay After Fake Vaccine ID Incident

(CNN) The National Football League has suspended three players, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, for three games without pay. In a Thursday news release, the NFL said that the players had "misrepresented their vaccination status." Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent wide receiver John Franklin III were the other players suspended. On November 18, the NFL announced it was reviewing accusations that Brown had owned fake Covid-19 vaccination cards in an attempt to...

Denied Ivermectin, Covid Patients Threaten Hospitals, Workers

KAISER HEALTH NEWS — One Montana hospital went into lockdown and called police after a woman threatened violence because her relative was denied her request to be treated with ivermectin. Officials of another Montana hospital accused public officials of threatening and harassing their health care workers for refusing to treat a politically connected covid-19 patient with that antiparasitic drug or hydroxychloroquine, another drug unauthorized by the Food and Drug Administration to treat covid. And in neighboring...

Anti-Vaccine Christian Broadcaster Dies After Contracting COVID-19

THE HILL – The 64-year-old founder of a Christian television network that was critical of COVID-19 vaccines died on Tuesday after contracting the virus. Marcus Lamb's death was announced by Daystar, the second-largest Christian network in the world, boasting an audience of 2 billion people globally. The network said in a statement: "The family asks at this time that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss, and they wish to express their deep...

Omicron Fears Overblown?

While the concerns about Omicron are understandable, experts in immunology say people need to remember a critical fact: Two years and 8 billion vaccine doses into the pandemic, many immune systems are no longer blank slates when it comes to SARS-CoV-2.

‘Vaccine Inequity’ Seen As Omicron Incubator

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines.

Omicron Finger-Pointing Begins

Many of the world's richest countries have spent the past year hoarding coronavirus vaccines, buying up enough doses to vaccinate their populations several times over and consistently failing to deliver on their promises to share doses with the developing world. The World Health Organization said the approach was "self-defeating" and "immoral."

Governors Urge Caution On Omicron

Governors across the United States tried to reassure Americans on Sunday that their administrations were closely monitoring the impact of a new coronavirus variant that has alarmed scientists.

FDA: Merck COVID Pill Effective, Safety Questions Remain

Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy.

How COVID Shots For Kids Help Prevent Dangerous New Variants

Solome Walker, 9, looks down at her bandage after getting her first Pfizer COVID-19 shot at a vaccination clinic for young students at Ramsey Middle School on Nov. 13 in Louisville, Ky. (Laura Ungar, Associated Press)

WHO Warns Of ‘Unintended’ Vaccine Effects

The World Health Organisation chief has warned vaccinated people to remain cautious when it comes to catching Covid-19 and not fall into a “false sense of security.”

Poll: Americans More Concerned About Economy, Government Than COVID

(The Center Square) – Americans are more concerned about government than they are about COVID-19, a new poll indicates. The Gallup poll found that 26% of Americans cite an economic issue as the country’s most important problem. The poll reports that 21% of Americans name “the government/poor leadership” as the nation’s top problem, while 13% say it is COVID-19. Meanwhile, concern about the economy is at the highest level since the pandemic began. Inflation and unemployment...

Why You Can’t Find Cheap At-Home Covid Tests

The U.S. produced covid-19 vaccines in record time, but, nearly two years into the pandemic, consumers have few options for cheap tests that quickly screen for infection, though they are widely available in Europe. Experts say the paucity of tests and their high prices undermine efforts in the U.S. to return to normal life.

Questions To Ask Family To Avoid Covid

(CNN)Thursday marks the second Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents are excitedly planning to see their grandchildren. Friends are dressing their dining tables for turkey and loved ones. Some people have flights booked or road trips scheduled. But in the background, Covid-19 case numbers are inching upward across the United States and millions of Americans remain unvaccinated -- leaving some people worried about the possible Covid-19 risks that could come with their Thanksgiving plans. If you...

Country Music Star Claims Ivermectin Cured His Covid

LOUDWIRE – Country singer Aaron Lewis recently revealed he had COVID-19. And he claimed he cured the infection using the unproven treatment of anti-parasitic medication ivermectin. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ivermectin is not authorized or approved for use in preventing or treating COVID-19. A frequent treatment for parasites in horses, its approved human use is treating infections caused by parasitic conditions such as skin lice. Taking large doses of ivermectin is...

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