CDC urges states to start vaccinating Americans with disabilities

New federal recommendations suggest states include people with disabilities or cognitive decline and their caretakers on their lists of who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  On Tuesday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quietly updated its guidance on who should be getting the shots.  CDC officials continued to stress that all … Read more

California will allocate 40% of its coronavirus vaccine supply to the 400 lowest-income ZIP codes

California is planning to allocate 40 percent of its coronavirus supply to residents living in the state’s most vulnerable communities. State officials announced on Wednesday that about eight million Californians are living in the 400 lowest-income ZIP codes.  The list of ZIP codes has not yet been released, but it is based on the Healthy … Read more

Covid-19 US: Alcohol withdrawal rates in hospitalized patients rises 34%

Alcohol withdrawal rates have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers found a 34 percent increase in hospitalized patients experiencing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, tremors and seizures due to not using alcohol after a period of heavy drinking.  What’s more, the rates from March to September in 2020 were consistently higher compared … Read more

THOUSANDS of Californian’s got the wrong covid vaccine dose

An estimated 4,300 Californians got the wrong dose of Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, whistleblowers have revealed.  Workers at the Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site told FOX2 KTVU that they were sent a type of syringe that traps a small portion of vaccine in its plastic chamber from the national stockpile.  Usually, these syringes leave … Read more

Vaping marijuana is WORSE than using regular e-cigarettes, claims study

Vaping marijuana is actually worse for your health than using traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes, a new study suggest. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at teenagers who vaped cannabis, vaped nicotine and smoked cigarettes or pot. They found that adolescents who vaped marijuana were about twice as likely to report respiratory symptoms, like wheezing, in … Read more

One dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s vaccines could give COVID-19 survivors just much protection

One coronavirus vaccine dose may protect COVID-19 survivors as much as two doses given to people who have never had the infection, a new study suggests.   Researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill compared antibody levels among two groups of patients given either the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. People previously ill with … Read more

CDC did not contact trace flights with first cases of UK and Brazil variant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted it did not perform contact tracing on flights that some of the earliest patients with the UK and Brazil coronavirus variants were on. In one weekly report, the federal health agency discussed a patient who traveled to the UK and came back infected with the … Read more

Alcohol withdrawal rates among hospitalized patients rose 34% during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol withdrawal rates have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers found a 34 percent increase in hospitalized patients experiencing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, tremors and seizures due to not using alcohol after a period of heavy drinking.  What’s more, the rates from March to September in 2020 were consistently higher compared … Read more

Nearly every state saw sharp declines in birth rates since pandemic began

One year into the pandemic, the U.S. has not been experiencing a baby boom but rather a baby bust.  Total births in 2020 fell in every state aside from Delaware and Rhode Island, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which examined deliveries between January … Read more