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Fat and COVID; Diabetic Foot Test for AFib?

Obesity might be a bigger COVID-19 threat in men than women, with increased risks for severe pneumonia, intubation, and mortality seen among hospitalized patients. (European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases) Could vitamin D help postmenopausal women stave off postoperative pain after a total knee replacement? (Menopause) Bone Health Technologies announced it has finished…

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NHL simplifies COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated during Playoffs

NHL modifies COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated during Playoffs NHL relaxing COVID-19 protocols during playoffs for fully vaccinated teams NHL relaxes COVID-19 protocol for ‘fully vaccinated’ playoff tea…


WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. WebMD’s…


Over 114,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered in Delhi on May 7: Govt

Over 1.14 lakh people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Delhi on May 7, a senior government official said on Saturday. This is the highest number of people vaccinated in a day so far, said Ashish Kundra, officer on special duty (health). As many as 1,14,657 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Friday, he said.…

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Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing Nations?

May 6, 2021 — U.S. officials are poised to authorize the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old, while some countries still struggle to vaccinate health care workers risking their lives daily. The move to immunize teenagers has spurred an ethical debate among medical professionals: Should those doses set for American teens…

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Reaching high COVID-19 vaccine coverage levels by Summertime can prevent millions of cases

(MAY 6, 2021) New York, NY – With around 30 percent of the U.S. population now fully vaccinated, the rate of daily vaccinations has started to slow, raising concerns that greater efforts and investments may be needed to reach higher coverage levels. A study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases on May 6 shows…


Here Comes the Covid-19 Community Corps and They Want You

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COVID “doesn’t discriminate by age”: serious cases on the rise in younger adults

After spending much of the past year tending to elderly patients, doctors are seeing a clear demographic shift: young and middle-aged adults make up a growing share of the patients in covid-19 hospital wards. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. It’s both a sign of the country’s success in…

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You Got Your COVID Shot: What to Do With the Vaccine Card

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 147 million Americans have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and they all have the same question: What do I do with this immunization card they just handed me? Whatever you do, don’t throw it out, experts say.…

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Limit J&J COVID Vaccine in Women Under 50?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be considered as the preferable option in the US rather than Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in women under the age of 50 years, according to one group of experts. The group makes…