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Italy’s Covid Pass: Violence in Protests Has Ignited a National Debate on Fascism

On October 9, the headquarters of Italy’s largest trade union and a hospital emergency ward in Rome were targeted during angry protests against the country’s Covid-19 “Green Pass.” The Green Pass, which came into force last Friday, requires...

Travis Tritt Says Concert COVID Vaccine Mandates Divide People

“We have done about 75 shows so far this year, all over the country, and in spite of the fact that some people would try to label these as being ‘super-spreaders,’ the actual numbers don’t reflect that at all,”...

Latest news updates: Covid infections in England hit the highest levels since January

“After enjoying a post-pandemic recovery for most of the year, September was a more challenging month for retailers as shoppers tightened their belts amid talk of a cost of living crisis,” said Lynda Petherick, head of retail at Accenture...

Garnet Health Announces New President and CEO

Pilong is replacing Scott Batulis who will retire from Garnet Health on December 31, 2021 after 15 years of service. Pilong will officially begin his new role with Garnet Health on January 1, 2022.  Pilong, who began his...

County Reports Two More COVID Deaths | News, Sports, Jobs

So far, COVID has caused or contributed to the deaths of 122 Warren County residents. There were 29 new cases and four new COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital added to the county’s totals in Thursday’s release. There...

Common misconceptions in health

Image Credit: Ake Studio/Shutterstock.com What can science and medicine do to combat the spread of false health information? Unfortunately, adding additional facts to the problem is not the solution. The growing contempt for evidence in society, according to...

Local News Roundup: ‘Historic’ Water Line Disruption, COVID-19 Vaccines for Children on the Way, Redistricting Work Continues | WFAE 90.7

Voting districts are being redrawn at all levels and, this week, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board got to work drawing its new districts. COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 are just over the horizon, perhaps just weeks...

Russia Reports Cases of Most Contagious Delta COVID-19 Subvariant

The researcher, Kamil Khafizov, said the AY.4.2 subvariant may be around 10% more infectious than the original Delta – which has driven new cases and deaths to a series of record daily highs in Russia – and could ultimately...

COVID Updates: State positivity rate up 1.67% | Connecticut News

Coronavirus Coverage: A guide to finding a COVID test, checking wait times To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, click here. For a complete town-by-town breakdown of the cases, click here. Data on COVID-19 associated deaths is updated...

Cute memes can help you cope with Covid-related stress, study finds

Jessica Myrick, study co-author and a Pennsylvania State University professor who studies the psychology of media use, told NBC News that viewing memes won’t necessarily cure you of all stress. But, the research did find a “direct connection” between...

Democrats agree to agree, but not what to agree on

Among the takeaways from this week’s episode: While there is a different feeling among Democrats on Capitol Hill right now, meeting the goal of both the House and Senate passing the social spending legislation by the end of...

UT requires employees to receive COVID vaccine by December 8

Biden pushes widespread vaccinations, vaccine mandate A full excerpt from the memo is as follows, “It appears as though the University is subject to these new requirements and is required to ensure that all covered employees are fully...

Wellteq Digital Health Inc Acquires Perpetual License for Digital IP Sleep Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a rising prevalence of sleep disturbance from conditions like insomnia, stress and anxiety which directly impact fatigue, burnout and exhaustion across almost all vocations, it’s no longer limited to just blue-collar sectors. The...

Basketball Academy welcomes former All-American referee

Rudolph, a graduate of Bismarck Century High School, starred at Minot State University where he was also named a NCAA Division II All-American in 2018. Rudolph, who is Minot State’s all-time leading scorer (1,987 points) and rebounder (921 rebounds),...

Health Highlights: October 21, 2021 – Consumer Health News

Can strenuous exercise raise the odds for ALS? A new study may allay worries that lots of vigorous recreational exercise might up the chances for the devastating neurological disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But the...

High exposure to phthalates linked to premature death – Consumer Health News

The researchers observed increased mortality for high-molecular weight (HMW) phthalate metabolites, especially those of di-2-ethylhexylphthalate (DEHP). For continuous HMW and DEHP metabolites, hazard ratios (HRs) were 1.14 and 1.10, respectively, with consistently higher mortality in the third tertile (HRs,...

Echoing DeSantis, Florida’s New Surgeon General Argues Against Covid Vaccines and Mandates

Ladapo invoked anecdotal examples and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories to argue against the vaccines, according to footage from WFLA, the NBC News station in Tampa. “I mean you hear these stories of people telling you what’s been happening in...

City of Palm Springs Asks Residents to Complete a Survey on Current COVID Restrictions

New cases among Palm Springs residents started to decline a few weeks after the new rules were put into place and are now significantly less per capita than our neighboring cities. While things have improved since the peak of...

Study: Steroid Nasal Sprays May Prevent Severe COVID Cases | Local news

The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Three world-recognized pulmonologists extolled the findings in an editorial and the journal editor described the research as groundbreaking, Strauss said. Future studies are needed...

Mask revised, COVID-19 protocols now in effect | Electronic news

The University continues to support anyone who chooses to wear a mask as an added layer of protection while on campus, particularly in indoor settings as well as outdoors where large groups are gathered. Please note that students,...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Colorado Near April 2020 Levels

According to state data, 1,172 Coloradans were hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Wednesday. That’s the highest level in 2021, nearing the initial first wave of hospitalizations back in April 2020. Data indicates 79% of Coloradans hospitalized with COVID-19...

Blaine County Records 24th Death from COVID-19 | News

The death was the 24th fatality linked to COVID-19 in Blaine County, including one last week. By Wednesday, 2,977 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded in Blaine County, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported. The case...

Horizon Public Health asks the public to complete the survey | Local news

Community Health Strategist Amy Reineke talks with VOA’s Joe Korkowski about the survey. (AUDIO BELOW) Your browser does not support the audio element. Information from the survey will be analyzed to...

The study offers information on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic with biased data

Because choosing the right mitigation policies relies on an accurate assessment of the current state of the local epidemic, the potential ramifications of misinterpreting data are serious,” write the authors. Pagel and Yates provide an overview of the...

New Mexico Reports 7 New Deaths, 1,132 Additional COVID-19 Cases

The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 4,973. In addition to the deaths, the state reported 1,132 additional COVID-19 cases. As of Thursday, New Mexico has reported a total of 267,909 cases. The latest...

WHO Says COVID May Have Killed 180,000 Healthcare Workers | Coronavirus pandemic news

“These deaths are a tragic loss,” the WHO said on Thursday, as it released the data covering the period between January 2020 and May 2021. Total known deaths from COVID-19 stood at 3.45 million over the same period. ...

California unemployment claims skyrocket

The claims that were filed with the state Employment Development Department last week were the most that workers have posted since early April, this news organization’s analysis of government reports shows. Nationwide, workers filed 290,000 initial claims for...

Community Spread of COVID-19 in Gregg County Falls Again | Coronavirus

On Monday, NET Health reported 27 cases from the previous four days. Total active cases in the county fell from 1,106 on Monday to 861 on Thursday. Gregg County’s seven-day rolling rate of infection was 8.87 on Thursday,...

State Reports First COVID Death of Student This Year

Officials with Minnesota Education say a Minnesota student died from COVID-19, the first student death this school year due to the virus. The Minnesota Department of Health also confirmed two school staff members had died from COVID, bringing...

Biden’s support is fading as concerns about the economy and Covid grow, according to a CNBC poll

Biden’s negative 11-point net rating compared with a positive 3 points in the July survey, when 48% approved and 45% disapproved. Behind the decline is a surge in negative views of his handling of the economy, with just...

2,340 new cases and eight additional deaths

An additional 9,375 vaccine doses were administered since Wednesday for a total number of 3,643,224. In the last 28 days, people who are unvaccinated are at 15.1 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19, 10.6 times greater risk of...

Bonus ‘No Mercy’ Episodes: More from Fort Scott, Kansas

Host Sarah Jane Tribble sets out on a mission to learn more about the Sisters of Mercy, the nuns who founded Fort Scott’s Mercy Hospital and were once prominent leaders of the community. Tribble’s first glimpse into their lives...

Oak Street Health Acquires Virtual Specialty Care Provider RubiconMD

“Oak Street Health is on a mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, which we are doing by focusing on preventive care and driving more resources into the primary care setting,” said Mike Pykosz, Chief Executive Officer of...

‘6 Stages’ Approach May Help Families Cope With ADHD – Consumer Health News

“This framework can help serve as a model to develop engagement interventions that will be more beneficial to families,” Spencer added in a center news release. The researchers developed the framework based on the experiences of 41 urban,...

West Virginia DHHR Reports 19 New COVID-19 Deaths | WV News

“Every life lost to this deadly virus leaves a hole in a family, a community and our state. I offer my deepest sympathies to all who are mourning a loved one today,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary....

Russia Covid: Moscow announces new lockdown as coronavirus crisis deepens

Earlier this week the city ordered all unvaccinated residents over 60, as well as unvaccinated people “suffering from chronic diseases,” to remain home for four months until late February. It reported its highest numbers of daily cases and...

Lakers News: Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley Share Disinterested Opinion on COVID-19 Vaccine – All Lakers

Magic Johnson knows a lot about being a good teammate. Johnson spoke with CBS news recently and had some definitive words about the COVID-19 vaccine. “You have said to your teammates that you are going to be there...

Understand current COVID data and stay committed to good public health

You have likely noticed the very positive data and trends reported on the Syracuse University COVID dashboard over the past several weeks. I call your attention to a few important data points: The number of new cases being...

Hackensack Meridian Health Expands Google Health Collaboration

Its work with Google Cloud aims to apply AI-enabled insights to specific clinical use cases, such as screening and detection. Among the areas it plans to prioritize first is newborn screenings, with an initiative using natural language processing...

COVID-19: State Update – 754,950 Cases, 14,446 Deaths

LDH reports that not fully vaccinated Louisiana residents accounted for 83 percent of cases and 76 percent of deaths from October 7 to October 13, 2021. Those not fully vaccinated also accounted for 86 percent of current COVID hospitalizations....

Canada launches COVID vaccine passport for travel | Health News

The digital document revealed on Thursday will have a QR code for scanning at airports, train stations and other points of entry. “As Canadians look to start travelling again, there will be a standardised proof-of-vaccination certificate,” Trudeau said,...

COVID-19 diary of a nursing supervisor

To be able to help where the help is needed — that’s a good feeling to be able to do that. We may have one week where we’re in the clinic one day and then we’re vaccinating another...

Latest news updates: UK manufacturing shortage reports highest in 40 years, according to CBI

The move comes with the Chinese internet landscape already under immense pressure and heightened scrutiny as the Communist party under President Xi Jinping redoubles efforts to control flows of information in the world’s most populous country. “Before we...

Report: Three Peninsula residents die of COVID-19

One of the two deaths in Clallam County was a woman in her 90s who was fully vaccinated, but her immune system was unable to fully respond to the vaccine, said Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Clallam and...

WKCTC Launches ‘HealthCare COUNTS’ Campaign | News

Lee Emmons, WKCTC vice president of industrial advancement and executive director of Paducah Junior College, the charitable foundation for WKCTC, said plans for a health care campaign began before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. “There was already a great...

Young Jackson Countian Succumbs to COVID-19 | News, Sports, Jobs

Deaths also included a 52-year-old man from Wood County, an 80-year-old woman from Wood County, a 54-year-old man from Jackson County, a 50-year-old man from Jackson County, a 74-year-old woman from Wood County, a 56-year-old woman from Wood County...

Former NFL wide receiver pleads guilty to identity theft, Covid relief fraud

According to a plea agreement, Thompkins used the stolen identities of numerous Florida residents to obtain fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits from the state of California. California distributed these unemployment benefit funds as debit cards, which were mailed to addresses...

Bolsonaro from Brazil accused of crimes against humanity by COVID | Coronavirus pandemic news

More than 600,000 people in Brazil have died from COVID-19, the second-highest death toll in the world after the United States. The decision to proceed with the charges will depend on Brazil’s prosecutor-general, a Bolsonaro appointee and ally. Bolsonaro...

Montgomery COVID cases below | News, Sports, Jobs

“Just to give an update on our positivity numbers for COVID, our numbers are coming down,” Bowers said. “Right now we have two positive students and four positive staff. That’s low. That’s the lowest we’ve seen in...

WKCTC Paducah Junior College Foundation Raises Money for Health Care Education | News

PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College has kicked off a fundraiser for an endowment to support its health care education programs.  WKCTC’s charitable foundation, the Paducah Junior College Foundation, kicked off the public phase of a...
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To take on Twitter spaces, Facebook launches live audio rooms globally

Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a range of new audio-only products of which the company started...
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