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Month: July 2021

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says pandemic is “spiraling out of control again” because of unvaccinated Americans – CBS News

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says pandemic is “spiraling out of control again” because of unvaccinated Americans – CBS News

Washington — Vice Admiral Dr. Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general of the United States, said Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is "spiraling out of control" again because too few people are vaccinated. In an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation," Adams urged those who have yet to receive their coronavirus vaccines to do so, as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to sweep across the country and leaves some governors pleading with unvaccinated residents to get their shots. "There's also real harm to you because, guess what? More mitigation is coming, whether it's masking or whether it's closures or whether it's your kids having to return to virtual learning, that is coming," Adams said on "Face the Nation," speaking to unvaccinated Americans. "And it's coming ...
39-Year-Old Becomes First US Patient to Receive Innovative Artificial Heart Prosthetic – Good News Network

39-Year-Old Becomes First US Patient to Receive Innovative Artificial Heart Prosthetic – Good News Network

Surgeons at Duke University successfully implanted a new-generation artificial heart in a man with heart failure—a first for any hospital in North America. The artificial heart was developed by a French company, CARMAT and has been approved for use and sale in Europe. Last year, the company received U.S. FDA approval to begin studies and enroll 10 patients with end-stage biventricular heart failure—people who are suffering on the waiting list for a heart donor—and offer a life-saving bridge before transplant. “We are encouraged that our patient is doing so well after the procedure Monday,” said Dr. Carmelo Milano, a transplant surgeon and the principal investigator of the device study at Duke. “As we evaluate this device, we are both excited and hopeful that patients...
A Georgia restaurant will refuse service for unvaccinated people after breakthrough COVID infections among fully vaccinated staff – Yahoo News

A Georgia restaurant will refuse service for unvaccinated people after breakthrough COVID infections among fully vaccinated staff – Yahoo News

A restaurant owner in Georgia decided to serve on fully vaccinated customers. The decision came after Armando Celentano and some members of his staff, all of whom are fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19. The owner told WSB-TV they will enforce the policy using "No Vax, No Service" signs.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Atlanta, Georgia restaurant owner decided only to serve fully vaccinated customers. The restaurant announced the rule on Instagram earlier this week, showing a "No Vax, No Service" sign that aims to reduce the spread of the virus insid...
Hawaii reports 276 coronavirus cases, two new deaths – KHON2

Hawaii reports 276 coronavirus cases, two new deaths – KHON2

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 / 11:49 AM HST / Updated: Jul 25, 2021 / 06:42 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health reports 276 coronavirus cases and two deaths on Sunday, July 25. There are 166 coronavirus cases on Oahu, 65 on the Big Island, six on Kauai, 22 on Maui, and 17 diagnosed out of state. That brings the state total to 40,659. The state death toll rises to 529. The two new deaths are on Oahu. A woman in the age range of 40-49 years old with underlying conditions died at home. The other death is a man in the age range of 50-59 years old with underlying conditions that was hospitalized. The state stands at 59.6% of vaccinated residents. Here is an in-depth breakdown: Hawaii County:...
Bubonic plague kills 10-year-old Colorado girl – WHIO Radio

Bubonic plague kills 10-year-old Colorado girl – WHIO Radio

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — A 10-year-old Colorado girl died earlier this month after contracting the bubonic plague, marking the state’s first such death since 2015. The Denver Post confirmed the child’s plague-linked death on Thursday, noting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has detected the bacterial infections in mammals and fleas across six counties. >> Read more trending news The lone human fatality to date occurred in La Plata County, while health officials confirmed positive bubonic plague tests among mammals and fleas in San Miguel, El Paso, Boulder, Huerfano and Adams counties, KDVR reported. According to a health department news release, plague is typically transmitted via the bites of infected fleas or through direct contact with infected animals. ...
Variants ‘Cause for Concern as NY Virus Cases Nearly Double in Past Week: Cuomo – NBC New York

Variants ‘Cause for Concern as NY Virus Cases Nearly Double in Past Week: Cuomo – NBC New York

Positive COVID-19 cases have nearly doubled throughout New York in the past week as vaccinations slow, the highly contagious delta variant spreads and public officials look at the possibility of requiring masks indoors again, even for the fully vaccinated. The daily coronavirus metrics released Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo show an alarming trend in new infections, especially in the growing number of new daily cases. That figure was shy of crossing 2,000 for the first time since mid-May and reflected a doubling of the daily tests counted one week earlier, according to the state's reports. New York's percentage of positive cases has followed the rising trend as well, climbing an entire percentage point from last Sunday. The percent of positive cases reported Sunday w...
Provincetown implements indoor mask mandate after COVID-19 cluster grows to 551 cases – ABC News

Provincetown implements indoor mask mandate after COVID-19 cluster grows to 551 cases – ABC News

Officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts, voted unanimously during an emergency town meeting Sunday night to reimplement the town’s indoor mask mandate, amidst rapidly rising COVID-19 infections and community spread Since data was last updated last week, the cluster has grown to a cumulative total of at least 551 confirmed cases following a busy July Fourth weekend. Of these cases, 394 individuals are Massachusetts residents, 171 of whom reside in Provincetown, while the remaining individuals who tested positive reside in other states or jurisdictions. Sixty-nine percent of confirmed cases among Massachusetts residents have occurred in individuals who were fully vaccinated, officials confirmed, and those infected have been found to be predominantly symptomatic. In addition, officials rep...
A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were this is not a hoax, this is real – Yahoo! Voices

A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were this is not a hoax, this is real – Yahoo! Voices

A "healthy" 28-year-old in Alabama died of COVID-19 after not getting the vaccine, his mother said. She told The Washington Post she regrets not getting her family vaccinated when they had the chance. Alabama has the lowest vaccination rate of any US state and is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. Loading Something is loading. ...
Doctors see uptick in a serious bowel infection during Covid – Times of India

Doctors see uptick in a serious bowel infection during Covid – Times of India

PUNE: Repeated disregard for warnings against antibiotic overuse has led to rise in cases of serious bowel infection triggered by Clostridium difficile, often referred to as C. diff. It's a bacterium that can cause symptoms that range from diarrhoea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. diff most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or those in long-term care facilities. An initial sign of C. diff is watery greenish coloured stool, around 12-14 times per day, with low-grade fever. But more than 15 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors are seeing quite a few cases of C. diff infection in those who are traditionally not considered susceptible, such as young individuals, due to irrational use of antibiotics. Doctors said this may be because the ten...