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Politically Connected 33-Year-Old Shows Up At Senior Center, Gets Vaccine Meant For 65-Plus

Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire, received the coronavirus vaccine this week at a senior living center in Milwaukee despite not being part of a group currently eligible for the shots in Wisconsin.

The Real Side Effects Of Covid Vaccines

WebMD went to the experts for answers to a dozen frequently asked questions about the vaccines. Here’s what you need to know. How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine? Paul Offit, MD, a member of the FDA advisory panel that recommended the vaccine’s use, says rigorous clinical trials of the shot identified no safety concerns, despite its sped-up production. “These vaccines were subjected to large phase III clinical trials,” says Offit, a vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of...

What Happens Right After You Test Positive For Covid

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19 Virginia Department of Health – Monitor your symptoms. You can download VDH’s Daily Symptom Monitoring Log to help keep track of your symptoms. Seek medical care if your illness worsens. If you have any type of medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Emergency signs of COVID-19 include trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away,...

China Conspiracy Theory Ties COVID To US Army Lab

China is trying to spread doubt about the effectiveness of Western vaccines and the origin of the coronavirus as a World Health Organization-selected team of scientists are in the city where the pandemic first broke out.

EMTs Fear Getting, Spreading COVID-19

EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death — they make split-second decisions about patient care, which hospital to race to, the best and fastest way to save someone — and now they're just a breath away from becoming the patient themselves.

Thousands Take Sorcerer’s Quack Covid Cure

Pavithra Wanniarachchi Sri Lanka's health minister, who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials Insist Vaccine Is Safe, Say Hank Aaron’s Death Was ‘Coincidental’

About two weeks before his death on Friday at 86-years-old, baseball legend Hank Aaron received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on January 5 during a widely publicized event. Following Aaron's death, a number of conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers shared the Braves legend's death as a warning about perceived dangers of the COVID vaccine.

What To Know About COVID-19 Variants

Three new variants of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are creating concern. They include:

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.
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