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LA County’s COVID-linked hospitalizations still declining, though daily deaths remain high

The downward trend in Los Angeles County COVID-19 hospitalizations continued on Tuesday, Sept. 21, but daily death figures remained elevated, with another 32 fatalities logged by the county. According to state figures, there were 1,018 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals as of Tuesday, down from 1,034 on Monday. There were 312 patients in intensive care, down slightly from Monday’s total of 315. The number of COVID-positive hospital patients in Los Angeles County has dropped for eight co...
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The sugar tax is working. Experts say we should double it to WHO-recommended levels

The financial and public health cost of diabetes, as well as diabetes-related blindness and kidney failures, is being overlooked, health advocates say The post The sugar tax is working. Experts say we should double it to WHO-recommended levels appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Q&A: What you need to know about LA County’s new coronavirus vaccine rules

Los Angeles County on Friday, Sept.16, planned to revise its health order, requiring certain businesses to require proof of vaccination or negative testing for employees and customers. The order had not yet been formally issued as of Friday afternoon, but Public Health  Director Barbara Ferrer presented an overview during a livecast briefing. The order will cover outdoor mega-events, such as large concerts, sports events and other activities of 10,000 people or more. It will also mandate vaccina...
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LA County’s tighter coronavirus vaccine rules spark at least one organizer to cancel ‘mega-event’

The Los Angeles County Department of Health’s anticipated changes to its coronavirus-spurred health order has led at least one event organizer to cancel, citing a lack of resources to carry out the new mandate. Organizers of the 2021 Antelope Valley Fair, which was scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, announced the cancellation on Friday, Sept. 17, saying new mandates from Public Health would cause too many logistical problems. County health officials planned to release the amended health order on Frid...
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Will LA County comply with coronavirus vaccination orders? Ferrer has ‘confidence’

On the eve of a revised coronavirus public health order requiring proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor spaces in Los Angeles, the county’s chief public health official voiced hope Thursday, Sept. 16,  that the region’s business would step up and comply, amid mixed signs of a slowly easing surge among adults and children but red flags of the potential for more oubreaks to come. The mixed picture emerged amid more troubling daily data reflecting the daily human toll: 28 newly confirmed cor...
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LA County offers modified COVID-19 quarantine option for students

School districts in Los Angeles County can now offer a modified quarantine option to certain unvaccinated students who were exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, thus allowing them to continue attending classes in person under certain circumstances, the county’s chief public health officer announced on Thursday, Sept. 16. The modified quarantine policy would only apply when the student who was exposed and the infected student were both wearing masks at the time of the exposure and the close conta...
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Churches win in fight against viral restrictions

It’s probably small consolation to the many thousands of ruined business owners and millions of other Californians whose lives have been damaged by COVID-19 restrictions, but it turns out that the government can be hit with penalties for COVID-19 violations, too. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will see $400,000 come out of its budget to pay the attorney fees of a church that defied provisions of the Health Officer Order that the U.S. Supreme Court has since held to be unconst...
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Trader Joe’s accused of firing Riverside man after he refused coronavirus vaccine

A Riverside man alleges that Trader Joe’s violated his civil rights when the grocery chain fired him rather than accommodate his faith-based refusal to take the coronavirus vaccine, a lawsuit alleges. Gregg Crawford received a religious vaccine exemption from Trader Joe’s, but was barred from a key leadership meeting despite his willingness to be tested for the virus beforehand or attend the meeting remotely, alleges the lawsuit filed Sept. 7 in federal court by lawyers for the Pacific Justice I...
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How a rogue doctor who called the vaccine 'needle rape' was made an Idaho public-health official in its worst COVID crisis yet

Dr Ryan Cole talking to KTVB from his Boise, Idaho lab in December 2020. KTVB/YouTube A doctor who called the COVID-19 vaccine "needle rape" made it to one of Idaho's top health boards. Dr Ryan Cole, a pathologist with no public health experience, was championed by the GOP. His victory came as Idaho was overrun with severe COVID-19 cases, its lowest ebb in the pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. In Boise, Idaho, a doctor in a lab coat offered comforting words to ...
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What happens when two different respiratory viruses infect the same cell?

Right now, there's just one virus on everyone's minds: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But humanity is plagued by many respiratory viruses, such as influenza A (IAV) and respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV), which cause hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Most of these viruses – apart from influenza and SARS-CoV-2 – have no vaccines or effective treatments.A recent study from the University of Glasgow has discovered what happens when you get infected with some of these viruses...
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LA County COVID hospitalizations tick up slightly, but are still dramatically lower over 2 weeks

After 13 straight days of drops, Los Angeles County saw a slight increase in the number of COVID-19-positive patients in hospitals on Monday, Sept. 13, but the number is still dramatically lower than it was just two weeks ago. According to state figures, there were 1,224 patients with COVID in county hospitals as of Monday, up from 1,218 on Sunday. The number of people in intensive care was 368, up from 360. County Department of Public Health officials noted that the number of hospitalized patie...
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Lessons learned—will suffering through one pandemic help prevent another?

We are still in the throes of the worst respiratory disease pandemic since the “Spanish” flu of 1918─and it’s far from over yet. Given the pain and misery, we will surely absorb all that COVID-19 can teach us about preventing another pandemic. Or will we?There are daily debates about why we have failed to stop COVID-19 from killing well over four million people (by August 2021) and causing serious illness in many more. We can look for gaps in each of the well-known elements of the disaster manag...
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LA County coronavirus hospitalizations drop by another few ticks

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell slightly on Sunday, Sept. 12, declining from 1,226 to 1,218 for its 13th consecutive decrease. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped from 368 to 360, according to state figures. The county is not reporting daily COVID-19 case and death numbers Saturday or Sunday, with officials saying the health department will be working on upgrades to its data processing systems. The data will still be collected, however, ...
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LA County sees substantial drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations – nearly 100 from previous day

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals fell by nearly 100 on Saturday, Sept. 11, the 12th consecutive day that the total has declined. There were 1,226 hospitalized COVID patients in county hospitals as of Saturday, down from 1,321 the previous day, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped from 387 to 368. The county will not report daily COVID-19 case and death numbers Saturday or Sunday, with officials saying the health depa...
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COVID-19 rates are soaring in Afghanistan as healthcare facilities collapse, says health minister

A physically disabled girl walks with a walker at the physically disabled center of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Herat, Afghanistan on September 02, 2021. The center is the only disability support center in Afghanistan. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Afghanistan's acting health minister told Insider that 1/3 of the tests are coming back positive. Vaccination and testing rates are dropping. Healthcare facilities are on the verge of collapse, with...
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LA County’s COVID-19 case rates dropping – but resurgence possible, officials warn

While local COVID-19 transmission remains “high” under federal standards, Los Angeles County has seen three consecutive weeks of decline in its weekly infection rate, an improvement the public health director on Friday, Sept. 10, attributed in part to mask mandates and slowly rising vaccination numbers. Under benchmarks set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, transmission is considered in the “high” category if there are cumulatively 100 or more new cases per 100,000 resident...
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‘Difficult to be compassionate’: Some front-line workers frustrated by unvaccinated patients

Some COVID-19 patients stand out to the doctors who tried to save them. “I can remember taking care of an older person in their mid-60s who should have definitely been vaccinated and was not,” said Dr. Rodney Borger, head of the emergency department at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. “They were critically ill and unlikely to survive,” he said. “To see the fear in their eyes and know that it was 100% preventable if more people would have been vaccinated … it really bothers me.” Healt...
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The Australian island state of Tasmania, with zero COVID-19 cases, is mandating masks for big outdoor events

Fans arrive for the 2021 AFL First Elimination Final match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at University of Tasmania Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Launceston, Australia. Grant Viney/AFL Photos via Getty Images Tasmania, an Australian state with zero current COVID-19 cases, has introduced a new mask mandate. People at indoor or outdoor events of more than 1,000 people will need a mask from September 18. Officials said it was a "common sense" way to stop an infected per...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Australia, Masks, US, Trends, Public Health, Healthcare, New South Wales, Sydney, Tasmania, AFL, Western Bulldogs, Department Of Health, Johns Hopkins University


LA County health official lauds LAUSD’s vaccine requirement; encourages other students to get the jab

The Los Angeles Unified School District has the support of the county’s highest public official for its recent decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible students — and she encouraged other students to get inoculated too. Barbara Ferrer, the director of the LA County Public Health Department, lauded the move by LAUSD’s Board of Education during a Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9, press conference, at which she also said she remained optimistic that students can attend school safely, es...
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Count it: 9 days in a row COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in Los Angeles County

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped for a ninth straight day Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Los Angeles County, while the number of virus outbreaks in non-school settings also dipped from last week, but another 49 COVID deaths were reported Wednesday. The new fatalities lifted the county’s overall death toll from the pandemic to 25,514. The county reported another 2,006 coronavirus infections, raising the overall pandemic total to 1,423,620. According to state figures, there were 1,385 coronavirus-p...
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Trump's former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden officials must be more transparent to combat vaccine hesitancy

Former US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Jerome Adams, the former surgeon general, practices medicine in Indiana and continues to be outspoken about public health. Adams spoke to Insider informing the public, saying officials must be more transparent about when kids can get vaccinated. "They keep moving the goalposts on us [regarding vaccine authorization for kids] and that's further hurting confidence," he said. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Coronavirus infections among LA County healthcare workers declining

LOS ANGELES — Southland hospitals continued seeing drops in the number of COVID-positive patients on Tuesday, Sept. 7, while infections among health care workers in Los Angeles County have also been trending downward after two months of increases over the summer. According to state figures, there were 1,433 patients in COVID-19 in county hospitals as of Tuesday, a drop of 30 from a day earlier. There were 415 people being treated in intensive care, up slightly from 412 on Monday. The county Depa...
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Sign of hope endures: Coronavirus hospitalizations keep falling in LA County

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to fall on Monday, Sept. 6 — declining from 1,480 on Sunday to 1,463, according to the latest state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care also declined, from 433 to 412. The latest figures came as county health officials reported 11 additional deaths associated with the virus and 1,540 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county totals to 1,420,560 cases and 25,456 fatalities since the pandemic began. M...
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COVID-19-linked hospitalizations continue steep decline in LA County

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to fall on Sunday, Aug. 5, declining from 1,537 Saturday to 1,480, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care also declined, from 445 to 433. The latest figures came as county health officials reported 11 additional deaths associated with the virus and 2,122 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county totals to 1,419,030 cases and 25,445 fatalities since the pandemic began. Sunday’s case a...
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Breakthrough: When the fully vaccinated get COVID-19 anyway

When summer began, delta was still just an airline. Coronavirus restrictions had vanished and fully vaccinated folks felt liberated — hopping on planes to visit loved ones, munching popcorn in real movie theaters, peeling masks off with the giddy confidence that looser public health recommendations gave them. It felt, for a blissful few weeks, that the COVID-19 shots were like armored shields, protecting them. “We were told these vaccines were like unicorn farts,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemio...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations dropping steadily in LA County

The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus-related conditions in Los Angeles County dropped by more than 50 from the previous day, and by more than 150 in the past week, officials announced Saturday, Sept. 4. The state’s COVID-19 dashboard posted 1,537 people in private or public hospitals on Saturday, 56 fewer than the previous day. Friday’s figure marked the first time daily hospitalizations dropped under 1,600 since Aug. 11, a significant sign that the outbreak’s recent surge may be f...
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How to Wash Microfiber Towels Without Ruining Them

They may seem like any other towel or rag, but those made from microfiber come with some baggage. For starters, some people hate—and we mean, truly despise—the feeling of microfiber on their skin. If you fall into this category, you’re not alone, and that weird snagging sensation you’re feeling isn’t in your head.Read more...
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Toxic algae at Southern California lakes could sink holiday plans

Ahead of Labor Day weekend, agencies across the state are testing lakes for toxic algae that could harm people and kill pets and other animals. In Southern California this August, harmful algal blooms closed lakes in Yucaipa, and have led officials to advise against swimming in Pyramid Lake north of Santa Clarita, and Big Bear Lake. At Lake Elsinore, Mojave Narrows Regional Park near Victorville and at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, visitors are told to stay away from algal blooms a...
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LA County confirms cases of potentially infectious Mu variant of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — While the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 remains the dominant strain of the virus in Los Angeles County, health officials on Friday, Sept. 3, confirmed the presence of what’s known as the Mu variant, which is also described as highly contagious and potentially able to evade vaccines. According to the county Department of Public Health, 167 Mu variants have been detected in the county, all between June 19 and Aug. 21, with most of them found in July. The Mu variant — of...
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CDC advisors raise concerns about 'over-vaccination' and ask the White House for more data to show boosters are needed

CVS The White House says Americans should start getting boosters of Pfizer and Moderna as of September 20. But leading experts who regulate vaccinations in the US worry we don't yet have evidence to support that move. Some experts say waiting even longer for boosters could be more effective. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden Administration has announced that, starting on September 20, third doses of Pfizer and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines should start to be...
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