Tag Archives: Covid19

7 children in ICU, 2 on life support as they battle delta variant of COVID-19

Loading the player… At least seven children are in the intensive care unit in Mississippi as the state continues to battle the delta variant of COVID-19 — and two of the children are on life support.  On Twitter on Tuesday, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a Mississippi Department of Health official, tweeted an update to an earlier… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »

Coronavirus Australia: Covid-19 strain Lambda more infectious than Delta variant

‘World’s MOST transmissible Covid variant’ has now been spotted in 31 countries: Scientists baffled why ‘more lethal, more infectious’ Lambda strain isn’t taking over from Delta The ‘Lambda’ variant has been detected in traveller in hotel quarantine in NSW Variant originating in Peru accounts for almost 81% of country’s Covid cases  World Health Organization has… Read More »

Frustration mounts as local pharmacies wait for COVID-19 vaccine clearance

A Bathurst pharmacist has called upon the state government for more certainty around the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations among regional pharmacies. In February, over 3900 community pharmacies nationwide were deemed suitable to administer COVID-19 vaccinations according to The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, including 371 in rural and regional NSW. Moodie’s Pharmacy pharmacist and proprietor Paul… Read More »

Over 2 million likely had long COVID-19 in England, study estimates

A new study projects more than 2 million adults in England likely experienced persistent symptoms in the months following COVID-19 infection, or so-called long COVID. Researchers affiliated with Imperial College London released findings Thursday, stemming from over half a million people in England who participated in several rounds of the Real-Time Assessment of Community Transmission-2… Read More »

OSHA issues long-delayed COVID-19 safety rules for healthcare workplaces

Dive Brief: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an emergency temporary standard Thursday that healthcare employers specifically must abide by to better protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. The ETS requires hospitals, nursing homes and other sites of care to provide employees with paid time off to get vaccinated and to recover from… Read More »