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US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

By JOHN RABY The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number of people who died in 2019 of chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s, flu and pneumonia combined. “It’s nothing like we have ever bee...
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The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Scientists, including Fauci, are facing off over whether to delay 2nd vaccine doses. Here's why the risk of more mutations from delaying shots may ultimately be worth it.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Experts are split on whether to delay the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to get more people immunized. Prioritizing first doses means that more vulnerable people get some protection against coronavirus, which could save lives. Th...
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'A second chance': first successful face and double hand transplant completed

Joe DiMeo underwent a 23-hour surgery in August after suffering third-degree burns over 80% of his body in a 2018 car accidentDoctors at New York University’s Langone Health have completed the very first successful face and double hand transplant, a historic first.“We’ve succeeded in a tremendous undertaking that shows we can continue to take on new challenges and advance the field of transplantation,” Dr Eduardo D Rodriguez, who has led at least four face transplant surgeries, told NBC’s The To...
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Some coronavirus patients may develop 'COVID tongue' - a painful rash or 'furry coating' on their swelling tongues, a researcher says

PhotoAlto/Ale Ventura/Getty Images Some people infected with the coronavirus might have "COVID tongue." The condition may involve a painful rash, swelling, or discoloration on patients' tongues. One UK researcher says it's critical to draw attention to "non-classic" coronavirus symptoms like COVID tongue that aren't on official public health lists. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic progresses, experts are identifying more and more symptoms that could sign...
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A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason. Each new infection gives the virus a chance to mutate as it makes copies of itself, threatening to undo the progress mad...
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Second vaccine approved for California as LA County’s coronavirus surge endures

Los Angeles County reported 13,315 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths on Sunday, Dec. 20, accompanied by another new record for hospitalizations propelled by the coronavirus. Nonetheless, a new wave of hope is expected to arrive this week in the form of the second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna. The numbers brings the county’s totals to 623,670 cases and 8,875 fatalities since the pandemic began in March. But while the daily statistics continued to show no sign that the recent surge ...
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People over 75, essential workers are next in line for COVID vaccine

NEW YORK — An expert committee put people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers next in line for COVID-19 shots as a second vaccine began rolling out Sunday to hospitals, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. The developments occurred as the nation seeks to ramp up a vaccination program that only began in the last week and so far has given initial shots to about 556,000 Americans, accordi...
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2nd COVID-19 vaccine authorized in U.S. is shipped out

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Sunday, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control. The trucks left the Memphis-area factory with the vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health. The much-needed shots are expected to be given starting Monday, just three days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized their emergency rollou...
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Incoming surgeon general says widespread coronavirus vaccination may not happen until 'mid-summer, early fall,' extending the timeline by months

Incoming US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. DNCC via Getty Images Vivek Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden's choice for the US surgeon general role, suggested on Sunday that current timelines for coronavirus vaccine distribution are optimistic.  Murthy said Americans should prepare for and expect widespread vaccination by "mid-summer, early fall." But health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci have previously said widespread coronavirus vaccination could occur as early as April. Vaccine make...
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FDA authorizes Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, as expected after an independent panel commissioned by the administration recommended its approval earlier this week. This is the second vaccine now authorized for use in the U.S. under EUA, after the Pfizer -BioNTech vaccine was approved last week. Moderna’s vaccine could begin being administered to Americans by “Monday or Tuesday” next week, according to Dr. Anthony Fau...
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Trial of a universal flu vaccine shows promise

A new study has demonstrated the effectiveness of a potentially universal flu vaccine. By focusing on a nearly unchanging part of the virus, a single shot could be effective against a wide variety of strains. It will be at least another few years before you can get one. While there are insinuations that the flu is a mild disease not to be worried about, it is in fact a disease that kills hundreds of thousands a year and can cause a variety of complications. This is despite the existence of the ...
Tags: Health, Nbc, Medical Research, Innovation, Illness, Vaccines, University Of California, Nature Medicine, James Cherry, Human body, Florian Krammer


Will the U.S. ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not — a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off. The health experts say it would be an improvement from the current practice, which has professional athletes and students at elite universities getting routine tests while many other Am...
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Fauci: U.S. may see ‘surge upon surge’ of coronavirus in weeks ahead

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas. “When you have the kind of inflection that we have, it doesn’t all of a sudden turn around like that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s “This Week.” “So clearly in the next few weeks, we’r...
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Fauci and public health experts are sounding the alarms about another coronavirus surge after Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington DC on September 23, 2020. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Health officials are telling Americans to expect another spike in the number of coronavirus cases as people return from their Thanksgiving holiday travels. "We might see a surge superimposed upon that surge we're already in," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Fauci joins a legion of health officials also warning of...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 94% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pfizer reported Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 95% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Moderna's vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in trials. The chart below shows how the efficacy of those vaccine candidates compares to the effectiveness of...
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Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines are more than 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

A healthcare worker injects a patient with the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during the phase 3 trial in Turkey in October. Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Moderna announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. Pfizer announced last week that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective. The chart below shows how those vaccine candidates' efficacy c...
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5 Questions with Walgreens CMO Pat McLean

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As an “essential business”, Walgreens has rapidly pivoted to meet the current needs of their customers and patients. And while much of the world is on pause, kindness and giving is not. The pharmacy giant was challenged to reimagine Red Nose Day, the fundraising campaign to end child poverty. Interbrand’s Andrew Miller talks with Chief Marketing Officer Pat McLean about how the brand is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting the heal...
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Fauci warns of ‘suffering and death’ if U.S. reopens too soon

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON  — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that if the country reopens too soon during the coronavirus pandemic, it will result in “needless suffering and death.” Fauci is among the health experts testifying to a Senate panel. His testimony comes as President Donald Trump is praising states that are reopening after the prolonged lock-down aimed at controlling the virus’ spread. Fauci, a member o...
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As lockdowns ease, some countries report new coronavirus infection peaks

ROME — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China, India reported more than 2,600 new infections. In Russia, new cases exceeded 10,000 for the first time. The confirmed death toll in Britain climbed near that of Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak, e...
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Coronavirus: Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job

WASHINGTON  — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he’s received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters with admirers that prompted the Trump administration to assign him a security detail. Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force who appears almost daily on televised briefings and news shows, says there are things about his job that are “sometimes disturbing.” But Fauci, a plain-speaki...
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Congressional rescue talks churn as coronavirus crisis expands

By ANDREW TAYLOR, JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House churned late into the night over a now nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease. As President Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House briefing room and promised to help Americans who feel afraid and isolated as the pandemic spreads, the Senate vo...
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Instagram uses its power to put Coronavirus tips atop feed

Instagram is embracing its potential as a news source, employing its ubiquity to distribute Coronavirus prevention techniques through a new call-out at the top of its homescreen feed. In some countries, Instagram will show a link to information from the World Health Organization and local health ministries along with a message like this: “Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus: See the latest information from the World Health Organization so you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. — Go t...
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Psychology Around the Net: March 23, 2019

Ever wonder how food affects your mental health? Do you think social media addiction should be formally classified (and should the companies behind them be taxed for help)? What’s your stance on Amy Schumer’s discussion of her husband’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis? Let’s discuss it all and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Nutritional Psychiatry: Can You Eat Yourself Happier? We’re not talking about eating your feelings but eating foods that actually affect your feelings. ...
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FDA warns against robotic surgery for breast cancer, cervical cancer, & other women's cancers

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday about the use of surgical robots in breast cancer surgery. FDA says that use of the robotic medical devices in mastectomy, lumpectomy, and related surgery because of "preliminary" evidence that it may be linked to lower long-term survival. . The warning was specifically directed at use of the devices for cancers that affect women, specifically breast and cervical cancer. Robotic surgery with devices like the da Vinci Surg...
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Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could have done more to succeed, but something stopped us. In this episode, our hosts discuss why people sabotage their own success and fess up to whether or not they are sabotaging their own.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People would rather fail because they didn’t try rather than fail because they weren’t good enough.” – Gabe Howard   ...
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