Tag: Public Health

I Got a ‘Mild’ Breakthrough Case. Here’s What I Wish I’d Known.

By Will Stone Monday, September 20, 2021 (Kaiser News) — The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me —...

COVID Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Kaiser News) — The nation’s roiling tensions over vaccination against covid-19 have spilled into an unexpected arena: lifesaving blood transfusions....

Public Favors Masks in Classrooms but Balks at Vaccine Mandates

By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (Kaiser News) — As the spread of the delta variant threatens the safety of...

Judge: Norwegian cruises can require proof of vaccination

MIAMI — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Florida law that prevents cruise lines from requiring passengers to prove they’re vaccinated against COVID-19, saying...

Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks

The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says he’s hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval to the...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faces a new legal challenge and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as the state’s coronavirus cases continue...

Hotels become hospitals as Cuba battles soaring COVID cases

Cuba’s hot spot for COVID-19 infections has shifted to the central province of Ciego de Avila, where officials are converting hotels into hospitals By ANDREA...

More than 110M COVID vaccines sent to 60 countries, US says

The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan...

Evictions expected to spike as pandemic moratorium ends

BOSTON — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, were expected to ramp up Monday after the Biden administration allowed the federal...

Tokyo sets another virus record days after Olympics begin

Tokyo has reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics...

With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

WASHINGTON — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns...

Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo catches COVID-19

A snow leopard at the San Diego Zoo has contracted COVID-19 By Associated Press July 25, 2021, 7:29 AM • 2 min read Share to...

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that...

Officials in Michigan county used virus money for bonuses

Elected officials in a Michigan county gave themselves bonuses with federal relief money related to the coronavirus pandemic ByThe Associated Press July 22, 2021, 8:11...

‘Superbug’ fungus spread in 2 cities, health officials say

U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home By MIKE STOBBE...

Facing Killer Heat, ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Kaiser News) — As a deadly heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest last month, overwhelming...

US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors...

Researchers: Virus surge a ‘raging forest fire’ in Arkansas

Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state’s top health official says he...

Chinese people ordered to think like Xi as Communist Party aims to tighten control

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the...

Cases surge to 6-month high in Tokyo a week before Olympics

New daily coronavirus cases have surged above 1,300 in Tokyo, a six-month high, as fears rise of a possible dramatic increase that could flood hospitals...

Putin says US and UK were behind Black Sea ‘provocation’

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that an incident involving a British destroyer in the Black Sea couldn’t have triggered a global conflict...

Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR Friday, June 25, 2021 (Kaiser News) — One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was...

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...