‘The Other Pandemic’: Antibiotic Resistance Growing Worldwide

Jan. 22, 2022 — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been there. You wake up feeling lousy — headache, scratchy throat, coughing — and you find the energy to go see your doctor. What you really want is validation — yes, something is going around — and a prescription that will knock the illness … Read more

Nearly Half of Americans Gained Weight in Pandemic’s First Year

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Did you watch your waistline expand during lockdown? You’re not alone. Nearly half of U.S. adults piled on excess pounds during the first year of the pandemic, making a national obesity crisis even worse, a new study shows. “Obesity was an epidemic before the pandemic, … Read more

Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records

In Denmark, officials reported a record 33,493 new daily cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, while health authorities in Italy recorded 228,179 new infections, up from 83,403 the previous day. In Germany a record 112,323 new cases were reported on Wednesday, and the incidence rate of cases per 100,000 people also climbed to a new high … Read more

Feds’ Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Launches Day Early

Jan. 18, 2022 — Americans can now have free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their homes. The Biden administration’s new no-cost, at-home testing program launched today, a day ahead of schedule. The administration said 500 million tests are available to be delivered to homes across the country. This accounts for half of the president’s … Read more

Key moments: Fauci and the pandemic

After nearly two years as the face of America’s fight against Covid-19, Dr Anthony Fauci was caught calling a senator “a moron” in a hot mic moment during a congressional hearing. Having served under two administrations during the pandemic, here are the moments that reveal how his attitude shifted. Source link

Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long

Jan. 14, 2022 — As the Omicron variant has swept across the U.S., now blamed for more than 98% of COVID-19 infections, the demand for testing at labs has skyrocketed — especially since home antigen tests are scarce. On the rise, too, are complaints from test takers, who echo this anxious question: What’s taking so … Read more

Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

Jan. 13, 2022 — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large businesses but said a similar one may continue while challenges to the rules move through lower courts. The vote was 6-3 to block the large business mandate and 5-4 in favor of allowing a similar mandate for … Read more

Biden: More Masks, COVID Tests, and Troops to Battle Omicron

Jan. 13, 2022 — President Joe Biden announced Thursday the U.S. government will make free, upgraded face masks available for ordering online starting next week. In addition, he is ordering 500 million more rapid COVID-19 tests to meet future demand and deploying more military teams to help overwhelmed hospitals in hardest-hit states. These actions are … Read more

Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea

Jan. 13, 2022 — As COVID-19 cases from Omicron in the United States have skyrocketed to what seems like new records every other day, speculation is rising among some experts and scientific novices alike that infection for many seems unavoidable. In a Senate hearing Tuesday, acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD, even told the panel, … Read more

CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Jan. 12, 2022 — The CDC is preparing to update its COVID-19 mask recommendations to emphasize the use of N95 and KN95 masks that better filter the virus, Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Wednesday. “We are preparing an update to the info on our mask website to best reflect the options that are available to … Read more