Tag: Public Health

Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in COVID infections

Indonesian health authorities have announced the country’s largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections, as the country’s number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began...

Five Ways Biostatistics Are Transforming Public Health

A pandemic is bound to cause widespread destruction. It affects the lives of millions and brings the human race on edge. Such a large-scale medical...

The Latest: Virus infections are rising sharply in Moscow

MOSCOW — The tally of new coronavirus infections in the Russian capital rose more than 1,000 from the previous day as Moscow heads into a...

Pastor seeks revival of suit challenging virus restrictions

Abut 100 people gathered and prayed outside of a federal appeals court in New Orleans to show support for Louisiana minister Tony Spell By KEVIN...

Vaccinated or not, California workers may keep masks on

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Major California businesses expressed frustration Thursday with proposed rules by state workplace regulators that would only allow workers to go maskless if...

Racial Disparities Persist in Vaccinations, CDC Data Shows

Easing Fears in Hispanic Communities Some states are reporting higher vaccination rates among Hispanics than white and Black residents, which Bibbins-Domingo said...

Best bug sprays of 2021

(CNN) —   Nothing ruins a sojourn outdoors quite like an entourage of pesky mosquitoes chowing down on your arms and legs. Sure, bug spray...

U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Monday, May 03, 2021 (Kaiser News) — The quick detection of an ultra-rare blood clotting reaction in some...

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter During Pandemic

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Facing a yearlong siege from the coronavirus, the defenses in another,...

Pfizer’s Vaccine Plant Has History of Recalls

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Pfizer’s management knew last year there was “a mold issue” at...

Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities ‘an Absolute Necessity’

By Judith Graham Thursday, March 04, 2021 (Kaiser News) — For nearly a year, nursing homes and assisted living centers have been mostly closed to...

Transplant Patient Dies After Getting Covid-Infected Lungs

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Monday, February 22, 2021 (Kaiser News) — This story also ran on NBC News. It can be republished for...

Tampa’s Mayor vs. a Covid Era Super Bowl

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Monday, February 01, 2021 (Kaiser News) — With its lively music scene and Ybor City historical district full of...

budget 2021: Government should provide income support & invest in public health: Jahangir Aziz

2020 was a cataclysmic year with a once-in-a-century pandemic crisis made worse by a deepening economic crisis. Governments and their policies played a crucial role...

budget 2021: Government should provide income support & invest in public health: Jahangir Aziz

2020 was a cataclysmic year with a once-in-a-century pandemic crisis made worse by a deepening economic crisis. Governments and their policies played a crucial role...

For Biden, 100 Million Vaccinations in 100 Days Not Easy

By Victoria Knight Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (Kaiser News) — This story also ran on PolitiFact. It can be republished for free. It’s in...

Black Americans Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates

By Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber Sunday, January 17, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white...

From Public to Personal: Pandemic Lessons Learned

Dec. 23, 2020 — What are the most critical lessons of the coronavirus crisis? WebMD asked  health experts on the front lines of the...

Let Kids Be Part of Vaccine Trials

Campbell, who with colleagues has developed a plan for how to run pediatric COVID vaccine trials, points out that “in a universe where COVID mainly...

Many Key Workers Jockey for Vaccine Priority

That’s also where lobbying comes into play. “Priority 1a for us is getting our employees into that ‘priority 1b’ priority group,” said Bryan Zumwalt,...

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

By Giles Bruce Monday, November 16, 2020 (Kaiser News) — CHICAGO — Ben Barnes has slept in abandoned buildings, hallways and alleys. For...

New Finding Reveals Why Certain COVID Patients Die

“Interferons are like a fire alarm and a sprinkler system all in one,” said Rasmussen, who wasn’t involved in the new studies. Lab studies...

5 Important Questions About Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine

By Arthur Allen Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Kaiser News) — Pfizer’s announcement on Monday that its COVID-19 shot appears to keep nine in 10...

Vaccine, Experts Will Mark Pandemic’s End

Nov. 9, 2020 — Americans are putting their faith in a vaccine and public health experts to “mark the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic in...

Black Doctors Aim to Make COVID Testing Equitable

By Nina Feldman, WHYY Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Kaiser News) — When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered...