COVID-19

Persistent Vaccine Myths Hurt Real People

A 6-year-old boy who had never received a single vaccine got a cut on his forehead while playing on his family’s farm in 2017. Six days later, doctors were treating the child for tetanus, an enormously painful, sometimes fatal infection that is caused by bacterial spores found in the soil and that is completely preventable with vaccine.

Governor’s Warning: Beware These Vaccination Scams

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and other officials today are warning residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed. Residents are reminded that: 1. No one from a legitimate vaccine distribution site will ever ask for your Social Security number of bank information...

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Medscape Medical News – "This is how Black people get killed." These are some of the final words of Susan Moore, MD, a family physician in Carmel, Indiana, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 29. But even her training as a medical doctor could not spare her from what she believes was the systemic racism she endured while fighting for her life at Indiana University Health Hospital in Indianapolis. She died last Sunday at...

Health Consequences Of Year-Long Lockdown

Quarantine is turning you into a stiff, hunched-over, itchy, sore, headachy husk.

Closing The Door On Potential Pandemics

Geographic and environmental boundaries that once protected us from widespread disease outbreaks are no more, says William Karesh. In this report, he calls for the West to adopt a "prevention is better than cure" approach to human and animal health.

WHO Investigators Arrive In Wuhan To Explore Pandemic Origins

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.

Fauci Deflects Blame For Failed Vaccine Rollout

The U.S. was "too rigid" in the initial rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday, the same day that the Trump administration moved to expand distribution efforts.

High Vaccine Demand Overwhelms Florida Health System

Disaster. Impossible. Hopeless. Frustrated. Disgrace. These are just some of the words WUSF News and Health News Florida heard from Floridians asked to share their experiences with the state's COVID vaccine distribution efforts.

New Vaccine Twice As Potent

LONDON — Health care systems around the world are struggling to cope with rising numbers of Covid-19 infections as they race against the clock to vaccinate the vulnerable. The three vaccines currently approved for use by major Western economies all require two separate jabs. Given supplies are limited, governments are considering contentious tactics like stretching the length of time between doses to get at least one dose to as many people as possible. A one-shot vaccine could...

Secret UFO Files Outed By Covid Relief Bill

(CNN) When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs. No, really. The director of National Intelligence and the secretary of defense have a little less than six months now to provide the congressional intelligence and armed services committees with an unclassified report about "unidentified aerial phenomena." It's a stipulation that...

Fauci: Stalled Vaccine Rollout ‘Unfortunate’

NPR – Health experts warned that the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better. And that is happening. December was the deadliest month of the pandemic in the United States. The vaccines have made people optimistic, but the process has been slow. Dr. Anthony Fauci — head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, who will be President-elect Joe Biden's chief medical adviser — said Thursday...

9 Nuns Perish As Virus Sweeps Through NY Convent

"We have lost nine beloved sisters — wonderful, dedicated members of our religious community," said Sister Joan Mary Hartigan, director of St.Joseph's Provincial House in the Albany suburb of Latham.

People Keep Falling For These Vaccine Hoaxes

These eight major vaccine myths that research has shown to be baseless.

Severe Allergic Reactions To Covid Vaccine Are Rare: CDC

Only 29 people have experienced severe allergic reactions to the coronavirus vaccine, making it a rare outcome, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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