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CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

CDC recommends masks again in New York, Los Angeles and other communities as COVID cases rise

A growing number of communities are now seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations at levels high enough to warrant indoor masking and other measures to curb the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday. A number of major cities are now considering a return to masking measures. According to the agency’s weekly update, …

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House COVID panel accuses Trump administration of exacerbating pandemic in final report

House COVID panel accuses Trump administration of exacerbating pandemic in final report

The House Special Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis released its final report Friday before Republicans take control of the House in the next Congress, providing new findings on how the Trump administration’s actions had a negative impact on the American response. The report from the Democratic-led subcommittee, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn (SC), highlighted the …

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Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri.  Hospitals reach capacity

Flu, RSV, COVID on the rise in Kansas and Missouri. Hospitals reach capacity

Flu-like illnesses like COVID-19, RSV, influenza, and other viruses are on the rise in Kansas City and beyond. Data this week shows that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the five counties and two cities that make up the metropolitan area. Data reported on Tuesday shows there were 1,643 new cases reported on the subway …

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Parents facing shortage of over-the-counter children's drugs in Baltimore area

Parents facing shortage of over-the-counter children’s drugs in Baltimore area

Three respiratory illnesses, influenza, RSV and COVID-19, are all circulating in children right now. The so-called triple-demic is straining the capacity of children’s hospitals, and in some areas parents are noticing a shortage of over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen for children. It is a matter of demand. Children get sick, parents seek relief for them, and …

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Rising flu levels in New Hampshire put strain on healthcare system

Rising flu levels in New Hampshire put strain on healthcare system

Flu levels in New Hampshire are higher at this point of the year than they have been in a decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said high levels of influenza, along with cases of COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus, stress the health care system. RSV cases remain high nationwide, …

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Our next best COVID medicine has been hiding in plain sight

Our next best COVID medicine has been hiding in plain sight

The fight against COVID seems to have fallen into a ping-pong rhythm at this point, where every step forward seems undermined by a step back. Vaccines are available and hospitalization rates have fallen dramatically from previous peaks. But only a small number of eligible Americans have received the most recent bivalent vaccine, and the specter …

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Exercise can boost the effectiveness of your Covid-19 vaccine, new study finds: here's how to get the most out of it

Exercise can boost the effectiveness of your Covid-19 vaccine, new study finds: here’s how to get the most out of it

Being the most protected against serious consequences after a Covid-19 infection is largely attributed to vaccination. But, shooting efficiency can be improved by physical activity, according to a new study. High levels of physical activity appeared to be associated with greater efficacy of the primary series of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to new research published …

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Health Care - White House to Solve Monkeypox Emergency

Health Care – White House to Solve Monkeypox Emergency

Netizens may rightly be scratching their heads over a Pepsi commercial featuring Lindsay Lohan in which the actress enjoys a glass of soda with just a little milk. On health today, the Biden administration says it does not plan to renew the public health emergency that was declared for the monkeypox outbreak earlier this year …

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NMDOH Issues New Public Health Order to Combat Rise in Respiratory Illnesses

NMDOH Issues New Public Health Order to Combat Rise in Respiratory Illnesses

The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a public health order due to an increase in respiratory virus cases and hospitalizations. Each state hospital has been instructed to work together and ensure patients are treated with the appropriate levels of care through the order. The NMDOH says the order is needed because hospitals and …

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Healthcare - FDA Suspends Authorization of Latest COVID Antibody Drug

Healthcare – FDA Suspends Authorization of Latest COVID Antibody Drug

RIP to Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter responsible for some of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. In healthcare today, the rise of the novel COVID-19 omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 subvariants has led to the only remaining monoclonal antibody therapy no longer being cleared by the FDA. Welcome to night health care, where we follow the latest developments …

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