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In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of the most impoverished states. Early on, Black Mississippians accounted for roughly 60% of the state’s cases and deaths, the state health…MORE

Women face struggles as patients with Covid-19 — and beyond

Women face struggles as patients with Covid-19 — and beyond

Women’s health is about far more than reproductive health. That was true long before the coronavirus pandemic struck, says Maya Dusenbery, author of “Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick.” Women already face many inequities in the health care system, documented in Dusenbery’s 2017 book,…MORE

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here’s how you can tell

As the Northern Hemisphere heads into winter, whether a fever and cough mean the flu or Covid-19 is a nerve-racking guessing game. There is, however, a silent killer that causes similar symptoms and could be lurking in your home. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that’s produced when a fossil fuel — coal, crude…MORE

Coronavirus pandemic is causing ‘unacceptable’ shortages in US drug supplies, report says

Coronavirus pandemic is causing ‘unacceptable’ shortages in US drug supplies, report says

The coronavirus pandemic is causing “unacceptable” shortages of US drug supplies in the United States, according to a report from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota. The report says shortages have limited 29 of 40 drugs critical for treating Covid-19 patients, including propofol, albuterol, midazolam, hydroxychloroquine, fentanyl,…MORE

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

Social distancing limited Covid-19 spread for Major League Baseball teams

When the Philadelphia Phillies met the Miami Marlins on the field last July, a batch of Marlins players were infected with coronavirus, although they didn’t know it. One case led to 19 other cases — a superspreader event, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But with no fans in the stands…MORE

For Covid-19 vaccine recipients, CDC to roll out cell phone-based monitoring system

For Covid-19 vaccine recipients, CDC to roll out cell phone-based monitoring system

Once a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to monitor vaccine recipients for any health problems through text messages and online surveys, as part of a new program called V-SAFE. “V-SAFE is a new smartphone-based active surveillance program for Covid-19,” Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director…MORE

Remdesivir becomes first Covid-19 treatment to receive FDA approval

Remdesivir becomes first Covid-19 treatment to receive FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration approved remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus infection, the drug’s maker, Gilead Sciences, said Thursday. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, has been used under emergency use authorization. It is the first drug to be approved for treating Covid-19. “In the United States, Veklury is indicated for…MORE

Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

Faulty US Covid-19 response meant 130,000 to 210,000 avoidable deaths, report finds

The Trump Administration’s faltering response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to anywhere between 130,000 and 210,000 deaths that could have been prevented, according to a report released Thursday by a team of disaster preparedness experts. Insufficient testing, a lack of national mask mandates or guidance, a delayed overall response and outright mocking of basic…MORE

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