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If we were all getting vaccinated, we wouldnt even be here right now: Frustration grows over mask recommendations – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

If we were all getting vaccinated, we wouldnt even be here right now: Frustration grows over mask recommendations – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

July 28, 2021 8:30 PM Posted: July 28, 2021 8:30 PM MADISON, Wis. — Public health leaders in Dane County want to go on the offensive when it comes to COVID defense. That’s the main reason they’re going beyond what the CDC recommends for our area when it comes to returning to wearing masks indoors. The newest recommendations may suggest we have taken a step back in overcoming the pandemic, and with that comes frustration from people we spoke with Wednesday. “If we were all getting vaccinated, we wouldn’t even be here right now. This thing would all be behind us right now,” said Clary’s Gourmet Popcorn owner Kenneth Clary. The CDC and Public Health Madison & Dane County’s latest ...
The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. Its time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says – CNN

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. Its time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says – CNN

The culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate that people take action to protect themselves and their community, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee, Dr. Paul Offit said. "We've hit a wall," Offit told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday. "We've gotten to the point where you have to compel people to do the right thing." Initial enthusiasm to get vaccinated has dwindled and many who haven't done so express hesitancy or resistance to getting vaccinated. Currently, 49.3% of the US population is fully vaccinated, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- a far cry from the 70 to 85% that experts have estimated w...
Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer, researchers find – Sify News

Healthy lifestyle may help mitigate high genetic risk of cancer, researchers find – Sify News

The study was published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research by the lead author Guangfu Jin, PhD, a professor at Nanjing Medical University. As genetic research continues to uncover loci, or areas in DNA, with specific changes that influence cancer risk, researchers can define polygenic risk scores (PRS)--personalized estimates of an individual's cancer risk--based on a patient's unique combination of these changes. However, most PRS are generated for a specific cancer type, rather than for overall cancer risk. "A PRS indicating risk of a certain cancer is important but not enough," Jin said. "We tried to create an indicator--the cancer polygenic risk score (CPRS)--to measure the genetic risk of cancer as a whole." How the Study Was Conducted: Jin ...
Pint a Day Keeps Doctor at Bay? Moderate Drinking Linked to Low Risk of Heart Attack – News18

Pint a Day Keeps Doctor at Bay? Moderate Drinking Linked to Low Risk of Heart Attack – News18

Every now and then, a health paper touts the health advantages of consuming alcohol, which is always reassuring, especially when you’re suffering a headache from being grossly overserved the night before. However, there is some truth to beer’s health advantages. A recent study suggests that drinking about a pint every day in a week may help prevent the fatal consequences of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Emmanuela Gakidou, senior director of organisational development and training at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, mentioned that this study applies to people who already have CVD. According to the research author Chengyi Ding, “Our findings imply that patients with CVD may not need to quit drinking to avoid more heart attacks, strokes, or angina, ...
New York University: Machine Learning for Cardiovascular Disease Improves When Social, Environmental Factors Are Included – India Education Diary

New York University: Machine Learning for Cardiovascular Disease Improves When Social, Environmental Factors Are Included – India Education Diary

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Douglas County sees back-to-back days of 100+ COVID-19 cases – KETV Omaha

Douglas County sees back-to-back days of 100+ COVID-19 cases – KETV Omaha

Douglas County sees back-to-back days of 100+ COVID-19 cases 59 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized as of Wednesday. 27 of those are in the ICU. Updated: 1:02 PM CDT Jul 28, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript SYSTEM IS ADDING A STICKER POLICY TO IDENTIFY VACCINATED EMPLOYEES. KATHERINE: ROB, ALEXANA,DR ALL NEBRASKA MEDICINE AND UNMC PERSONNEL WILL RECEIVE STICKERS TO PUT ON THEIR BADGES, EYTH ARE OPTIONAL AND THEY ALLOW FULLY VACCINATED EMPLOYEES TO TAKE OFF MASKS IN DESIGNATED PLACES AROUND THE HOSPITAL. THIS RED AND GREEN DOT READS "C-1...
Tuberville urges COVID shots, knows people ‘very, very sick’ and dead – AL.com

Tuberville urges COVID shots, knows people ‘very, very sick’ and dead – AL.com

Sen. Tommy Tuberville urged unvaccinated Alabamians today to get the COVID shot, saying he knows people who died from the virus after refusing it. He also supported wearing masks in schools. “I know people who thought the vaccine wasn’t needed,” Tuberville said in his weekly teleconference with Alabama media. “They’ve gotten the COVID in the last five months and they didn’t make it. And take it from me, it’s not a fun call to receive.” He also has friends that ignored the threat “and their whole family got it in the last three weeks,” Tuberville said. “Very, very sick and they wish they had taken the vaccine.” Tuberville said he respects the way Alabamians value their freedom. “I have never been for the federal government telling Americans what they have to do or don’t have to do. Bu...
Pima county’s response to the CDC’s updated mask guidelines – KGUN

Pima county’s response to the CDC’s updated mask guidelines – KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz. — The CDC reversed its earlier stance on face coverings. It is now recommending those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 wear masks indoors in certain counties and cities. “Increased number of cases, increased hospitalization, increase Delta, and finally the increased transmissibility of Delta in people that are vaccinated and have Delta as well as vaccinated people,” said Dr. Theresa Cullen, the Pima County health director. “Now, I need to caveat that; that while our COVID rates are up, they are nowhere near where they were.” The CDC is also urging everyone in K-12 to wear masks at school. Cullen says, the numbers in Pima County are increasing within that group. “Five to ten percent of the cases we are seeing right now will be due to school, as opposed to a maximum of four...