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Vaccines Sabotaged In Wisconsin Hospital

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing them from refrigeration for two nights. The arrest marks another setback in what has been a slower, messier start to vaccinate Americans than public health officials had expected. Leaders in Wisconsin and other states have been begging the Trump administration for more doses as health care workers and senior citizens line up...

Gilligan’s Island Star Dead With Covid

Dawn Wells, who played the lovable castaway Mary Ann Summers on "Gilligan's Island," died in Los Angeles on Wednesday from Covid-19 complications.

Another Product Of Sex Revolution: Super Gonorrhea

Super gonorrhea results when the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, develops a high level of resistance to the antibiotics normally used to treat the infection: azithromycin and ceftriaxone.

“There Goes The Neighborhood” – Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Don’t Want Trump

The Guardian – Neighbors of Donald Trump’s infamous Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida are warning the president that he cannot live at the club after he leaves the White House, following an agreement he made with the town in 1993. In a letter to the town of Palm Beach and the US Secret Service sent this week, a lawyer representing a family that lives next to Mar-a-Lago reiterated that “Mar-a-Lago is a social club, and...

What To Know About Allergic Reactions To The Vaccine

Allergic reactions to vaccines are rare but not unheard of. Popular Science – Two healthcare workers in Alaska developed allergic reactions within minutes of receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, The New York Times reported on December 16. Both of the afflicted people worked at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, and one remained hospitalized through Thursday. This staff member, who had no history of serious allergies, went into anaphylaxis shortly after her shot. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that...

What To Do If You Have COVID Plus OCD

Self care for those with obsessive-compulsive disorder during COVID-19 | "A soft blanket or stuffed animal" can be a successful self-care strategy for COVIC/OCD sufferers – International OCD Foundation Be gentle with yourself, and with those around you. Times of high stress can bring out both the best and the worst in people — it’s wonderful when it brings out the best, but it’s completely natural and understandable when it brings out the worst. It’s OK if...

“Other Than That, It’s Fine” – Deadly Rx Side Effects

"From 2011 to mid-2017, the FDA received more than 5.4 million reports of prescription drug adverse events, including more than 1 million deaths." Oct 16, 2020 DrugWatch.com – Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve a drug or medical device for use, it may still cause side effects or complications for some patients. Manufacturers, regulators and health care professionals have to weigh the benefits of a drug or device against its risks....

Why Are Seniors Getting So Many STDs?

"Diagnosis rates for herpes simplex, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, hepatitis B and trichomoniasis rose 23 percent in patients over age 60 between 2014 and 2017 ..." Researchers find increased sexual risks in adults over 45 Nov 24, 2020 Psychology Today – Negative consequences, stemming from sexual activity, due to stigma, socioeconomic disadvantages, and lack of sexual resources, are not limited to the younger set. Researchers for the SHIFT Project have found an increase in sexually transmitted infections in...

1,061 Immigrant Children In US Custody Tested Covid Positive

Dec 4, 2020 CNN – There have been 1,061 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases among unaccompanied migrant children in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a federal agency run by the Department of Health and Human Services. Of the 1,061 cases, 943 children have recovered and been moved from medical isolation, according to the agency. Currently, 118 children have tested positive and remain in medical isolation, though none of the children have required hospitalization. The latest figures are an...

K-9 Sniffs Out Drugs In Pants Of Woman Who Was ‘Walking Funny’

Arizona woman 'walking funny' was hiding 445 fentanyl pills in pants: cops | Street value of pills was estimated at $10,000 | Dec 2, 2020 Fox News – Olivia Jordan, 20, of Prescott, Arizona and Richard Carlson, 32, from Dewey, were arrested Sunday after deputies pulled their vehicle over for moving violations and suspected the pair were involved in illicit narcotics possession and possible narcotics sales, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Deputies deployed a...

FL Woman Doused In Gas, Set On Fire By Jilted Lover

Dec 4, 2020 First Coast News, LANTANA, Fla. — Suspicion of a romatic relationship between a Florida man's step-father and his dead mother's caretaker led him to set the woman on fire, deputies say. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it was called out to a house fire in Lantana, Florida on Nov. 30, but what they found was more than the usual fire call. EMS was the first to spot the caretaker on fire outside the...

Truck Drivers Want To Be First In Line For Covid Vaccine

Truck drivers could be among first to get COVID vaccine Nov 30, 2020 TTNews – Truck drivers and other workers in critical and essential jobs could be among the earliest people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as several major pharmaceutical companies begin working with large transportation firms to deliver the vaccines. Distribution efforts, dubbed Operation Warp Speed, could start as early as mid-December, according to a committee within the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As...

“PB & J Café” Sparks Outrage Over Namesake Ingredient

Nov 30, 2020  Boston Globe – Peanut butter and jelly are a perfect match, most would agree. But the pairing of a new PB&J cafe and a children’s museum has sparked calls for quick separation. The Boston Children’s Museum and an adjacent storefront and cafe responded to a cascade of comments this weekend from parents on Facebook, many expressing concerns that children with peanut allergies would be accidentally exposed to the eatery’s namesake dish: peanut butter...

Blood-Infecting CRAB Superbug Overruns NJ ICUs

"The coronavirus can overwhelm a hospital, straining care and leaving patients vulnerable to other unwanted outcomes." Dec 1, 2020 NBC News – As a New Jersey hospital faced a surge of Covid-19 cases in the spring, another deadly foe was quietly spreading among its patients: a drug-resistant bacterial infection. The superbug outbreak, detailed in a report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows how the coronavirus can overwhelm a hospital, straining care...

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