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Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Is Your COVID Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

By JoNel Aleccia | Jan 11, 2021

Health experts say it's vital that these expanded venues be prepared to handle rare but potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

China: WHO Experts Arriving Thursday for Virus Origins Probe

Jan 11, 2021

China said Monday that a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive this week for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

Vaccine Rollout Confirms Public Health Officials' Complaints

By Michelle R. Smith and Candice Choi | Jan 10, 2021

Public health officials have sounded the alarm for months, complaining that they do not have enough support or money to get COVID-19 vaccines quickly into arms.

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9, 2021

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.

U.S. Tops 4,000 Daily Deaths From Coronavirus For 1st Time

U.S. Tops 4,000 Daily Deaths From Coronavirus For 1st Time

By Eugene Garcia, Lisa Marie Pane and Thalia Beaty | Jan 8, 2021

The U.S. topped 4,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time, breaking a record set just one day earlier, with several Sun Belt states driving the surge.

DIY Contact Tracing Is a 'Last Resort' in Communities Besieged by COVID

DIY Contact Tracing Is a 'Last Resort' in Communities Besieged by COVID

By Brett Dahlberg, NPR | Jan 8, 2021

A county in Michigan is asking residents who test positive for COVID-19 to do their own contact tracing.

Why Blood Donation Rules Have Finally Been Relaxed for Gay and Bisexual Men in the UK

Why Blood Donation Rules Have Finally Been Relaxed for Gay and Bisexual Men in the UK

Jan 8, 2021

Expanding the number of potential blood donors to groups who have historically been deferred will not only create a fairer and more inclusive blood donation system but also help to address demand, says one expert.

Pfizer Study Suggests Vaccine Works Against Virus Variant

Pfizer Study Suggests Vaccine Works Against Virus Variant

By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 8, 2021

New research suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two highly contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

In Los Angeles and Beyond, Oxygen Is the Latest Covid Bottleneck

In Los Angeles and Beyond, Oxygen Is the Latest Covid Bottleneck

By Rae Ellen Bichell, Lauren Weber | Jan 7, 2021

It's gotten so bad that Los Angeles County officials are warning paramedics to conserve it. Some hospitals are having to delay releasing patients as they don't have enough oxygen equipment to send home with them.

Italy's Segregated Vaccine Rollout May Exclude Transgender Population

Italy's Segregated Vaccine Rollout May Exclude Transgender Population

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 7, 2021

Binary-based segregation in Italy's COVID-19 vaccination rollout threatens to out transgender and non-binary people against their will.

California Hospitals Prepping for Grim COVID-19 Choices

California Hospitals Prepping for Grim COVID-19 Choices

By Christopher Weber, Don Thompson | Jan 7, 2021

California hospitals struggling with a skyrocketing coronavirus surge are trying to prepare for the possibility that they may have to ration care for lack of staff and beds — and hoping they don't have to make that choice.

Watch: 7 Trends Impacting the Transgender Community in 2021

Watch: 7 Trends Impacting the Transgender Community in 2021

Jan 6, 2021

What's in store for the transgender community in 2021? Transgender surgery pioneer Dr. Sherman Leis offers his perspective on the advancements and hurdles ahead.

Pandemic Haunts New Year as Virus Growth Outpaces Vaccines

Pandemic Haunts New Year as Virus Growth Outpaces Vaccines

By Danica Kirka, Angela Charlton | Jan 6, 2021

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions.

California Orders Surgery Delays as Virus Swamps Hospitals

California Orders Surgery Delays as Virus Swamps Hospitals

By Brian Melley | Jan 6, 2021

Hospitals in California are so swamped by the coronavirus pandemic that the state has ordered those with room to accept patients from others that are out of intensive care beds.

Eureka! Two Vaccines Work, But What About the Others in the Pharma Arms Race?

Eureka! Two Vaccines Work, But What About the Others in the Pharma Arms Race?

By Arthur Allen | Jan 5, 2021

If trials can't go forward, that could very well have an impact on the world's supply of covid vaccines and eventually on vaccine prices, especially if booster shots are needed in years to come.

Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

Hospital Prices Just Got a Lot More Transparent. What Does This Mean for You?

By Julie Appleby | Jan 5, 2021

With the new hospital rule, consumers should be able to see the tremendous variation in prices for the exact same care among hospitals and get an estimate of what they will be charged for care — before they seek it.

Watch: EMS Worker Surprises His Boyfriend with COVID Shot Proposal

Watch: EMS Worker Surprises His Boyfriend with COVID Shot Proposal

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 5, 2021

An EMS worker in South Dakota popped the question to his boyfriend, a registered nurse, in a creative way: He had a ring hidden under his sleeve when he went in for his COVID-19 vaccination.

A Final Rollback Under Trump Curbs Use of Health Studies

A Final Rollback Under Trump Curbs Use of Health Studies

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jan 5, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed one of its last major rollbacks under the Trump administration, changing how it considers evidence of harm from pollutants in a way that opponents say could cripple future public-health regulation.

It's Lockdown No. 3 for England, This Time for 6 Weeks

It's Lockdown No. 3 for England, This Time for 6 Weeks

By Danica Kirka | Jan 5, 2021

England is entering a third national lockdown that will last at least six weeks, as authorities struggle to stem a surge in COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals around the U.K.

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

By Jim Robbins | Jan 4, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it's expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one.

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