Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of… Continue reading Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate. They analyzed survey data collected in October… Continue reading Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

$52 Million Campaign to Push COVID Vaccinations

Feb. 25, 2021 — The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative launched a campaign on Thursday to encourage Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available for them, marking one of the largest public education efforts in the U.S. More than 300 major brands, media companies, community-based groups, faith leaders and medical experts… Continue reading $52 Million Campaign to Push COVID Vaccinations

Covid: Half with cancer signs didn't contact GP in first wave

Symptoms left unchecked included lumps, changes to moles and coughing up blood, a survey finds. Source link

COVID in Pregnancy, Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In this pandemic era, moms-to-be understandably worry about the risks COVID-19 might pose to their baby. A new study offers some answers. Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they don’t have an increased risk of stillbirth or baby… Continue reading COVID in Pregnancy, Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?

Leila Kubesch, teacher, Norwood High School, Cincinnati, OH. Andrea Wader, parent; president, John C. Fremont Elementary PTA, Long Beach, CA. Craig Broeren, superintendent, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Wood County. CDC: “Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation,” “SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Associated with High School Wrestling Tournaments — Florida, December 2020-January 2021,” “Ventilation in Buildings.” U.S.… Continue reading Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — During the pandemic, people with asthma have worried that their respiratory condition might raise their risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, but new research findings should calm their fears. After analyzing data from 57 studies that included a total of over 587,000 people, scientists discovered… Continue reading COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma

Covid: WHO scheme Covax delivers first vaccines

It is a milestone for a scheme aiming to ensure fair distribution of Covid-19 jabs to poorer countries. Source link

NBC News Investigation: Nurses Say Reusing N95 Masks Feels ‘Unsafe’ | TODAY

Thousands of nurses are sounding the alarm about having to reuse N95 respirators, a response to PPE and mask shortages. Some say they are told to reuse … source

People with learning disabilities to be prioritised for Covid vaccine

It comes after DJ Jo Whiley’s call for people like her sister to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Source link