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As Covid-19 cases surge, health care workers say PPE is still a struggle

As Covid-19 cases surge, health care workers say PPE is still a struggle

As the country grapples with surging coronavirus cases, some hospitals, clinics and nursing facilities are still struggling to maintain adequate supplies of personal protective equipment. After international supply chains were severely disrupted in early in the pandemic, states were left battling each other for limited shares of PPE. Hospitals and other facilities, especially in the…MORE

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Nearly a third of the nurses who’ve died of coronavirus in the US are Filipino, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4% of the nursing population nationwide. A recent report from the largest nurses’ union in the country revealed the disproportionate number of deaths. It’s a jarring statistic researchers are working to understand and…MORE

US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations amid fall surge

US sets record for Covid-19 hospitalizations amid fall surge

There are 88,080 people currently hospitalized with Covid-19, setting a record for hospitalizations amid a continuing fall surge, according to the Covid Tracking Project. This is the highest number of Covid-19 hospitalizations the nation has ever experienced since the pandemic hit the US. Hospital systems around the country have been warning their staffing and ICU…MORE

Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic

A thick cloud of dust kicks up behind cars as they meander down a rugged dirt road into town. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a long one filled with sharp bumps and deep potholes. Much like the drive into Pinon, the Navajo Nation’s struggles with the coronavirus have been…MORE

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Vaccine experts — including those who serve on advisory committees for the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — have questions about data released Monday by AstraZeneca about its Covid-19 vaccine. In a press release Monday, the pharmaceutical giant announced that its vaccine is on average 70%…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to discuss whether to recommend use of any…MORE

People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

Middle-aged adults face a greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections than ever before — because society is unwilling to talk about older people having sex, a new study has found. Negative attitudes toward sexual health and limited knowledge of the needs of over-45s mean some older people are unaware of the dangers of unprotected…MORE

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

The gratitude is being dished out in platitudes this Thanksgiving. “This Thanksgiving’s a bust, but try to focus on gratitude,” advised one health site, a precursor to a warning to avoid gathering outside our immediate households for the holidays. “Share gratitude, not COVID this Thanksgiving,” another warned. You can serve up a portion of gratitude…MORE

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