10 Oregon counties reclassified at higher risk levels for Covid
The majority of Oregon's 36 counties now will be considered at high risk for the coronavirus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Canada looks at travel curbs as US border ban extended
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus may NEVER be eradicated expert predicts
Instead of ending, COVID-19 will step down to an endemic disease, that circulates the globe annually, but less fatally, predicts Dr Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic professor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Risk Low for COVID-19 Surface Transmission
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- There is a low risk for surface transmission of the new coronavirus and continuously disinfecting surfaces may do more harm than good, according to updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Six with autoimmune conditions developed shingles after Pfizer vaccine
A new study from Israel found that 1.2% of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed shingles after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investments in telehealth solutions in Missouri address the need for members to continue essential care
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the health care landscape, including how people access care. While telehealth services had been gaining ground in the years before the pandemic, particularly in rural areas, moving in-person services to virtual care rapidly increased as a result of the novel coronavirus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Jennifer Wessels Source Type: news

Investments in telehealth solutions in Missouri address the need for members to continue essential care
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the health care landscape, including how people access care. While telehealth services had been gaining ground in the years before the pandemic, particularly in rural areas, moving in-person services to virtual care rapidly increased as a result of the novel coronavirus. A number of health care companies realized that keeping their members healthy during the time of COVID-19 meant investing in providers’ efforts to connect with their patients virtually. What’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. Jennifer Wessels Source Type: news

Covid US: A FIFTH of over-65s have still not had vaccine, CDC data shows
CDC data show that 80.1% of all U.S. adults aged 65 and older have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, meaning one-fifth of this population are still not vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas woman underwent 3 brain surgeries due to dangerous blood clots after getting J&J vaccine
Emma Burkey, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, had to undergo three surgeries to repair dangerous blood clots in her brain that formed after receiving the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balancing act: Dutch PM eases lockdown amid infection rise
The Dutch caretaker prime minister has announced a significant easing in his country’s months-long coronavirus lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid variants are blamed for spike in cases in some states while infections decline in Texas
More than half of American adults have now had at least their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, and there are promising signs the shots are working: Declining deaths over the past two weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Just FOURTEEN people under the age of 20 have died of Covid in 2021 in England and Wales
Weekly deaths data from the Office of National Statistics going up to April 9 released today shows daily coronavirus deaths are now in single figures for all regions of England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Travel Order Updated, COVID Mitigation Changes
Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Can ’t Get Covid-19 From A Coronavirus Vaccine
Covid-19 vaccines only code for a tiny part of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, making it impossible for them to infect you with the virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths
Nations around the world are setting new records for COVID-19 deaths and coronavirus infections, and the disease is surging even in some countries that have kept the virus in check (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Patients testing positive for COVID-19 could be offered antivirals from autumn
People who test positive for COVID-19 or who have had contact with a confirmed case could be prescribed antivirals later this year after a government programme to identify new treatments. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Covid-19: Britain records 33 Covid deaths as fatalities rise slightly on last week
Department of Health figures show coronavirus infections have barely changed week-on-week, rising by just 2.1 per cent. Deaths jumped slightly more - but day-to-day counts fluctuate heavily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information, DHSC (updated 20th April 2021)
Privacy notice for NHS Test and Trace virus testing for all users of the service. 20 April 2021In Annex 7 of'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'and the'quick read'version, added that close contacts of positive cases will use an identification number called a trace ID. The trace ID aids the ordering of a PCR test kit, which would be delivered directly to the close contact. 16 April 2021Updated'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'and the'quick read'version to remove that your data may be used to enable entry to a live event, and for subsequent research regarding the COVID-19 infection status of those w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Warns Of 'Possible Link' Between Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots —But Says Benefits Still Outweigh Risks
The U.S. FDA and CDC suspended the shot earlier this month “out of an abundance of caution.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Cardiac Involvement Low in Collegiate Athletes
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- For U.S. collegiate athletes, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is associated with a low prevalence of cardiac involvement, according to a study published online April 17 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some Supplements May Lower Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Positivity
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- The use of probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, and vitamin D supplements is associated with a reduction in the risk for testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), at... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Protecting ourselves and each other as we move out of lockdown, PHE
On 22 February 2021, the Government published its'Roadmap out of Lockdown'which set out how national coronavirus restrictions would be eased in stages, with reviews taking place on set dates. This blog looks at how easing of restrictions will work and why we must keep following the rules to keep each other safe. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Johnson & Johnson Executives Say Administration Of The Company ’s Covid Vaccine Will Resume Soon
Regulators in the EU and US meet this week to determine whether to resume administering the vaccine after reports of an extremely rare blood clotting side effect. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Money /money Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

Abbott Profits Triple As Over-The-Counter Covid Tests Hit Drugstore Shelves
Abbott Laboratories launched several diagnostic tests for Covid-19 this week in Walmarts, Walgreens and CVS drugstores. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Coronavirus Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Thailand gov't negotiating to buy Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
Thailand's prime minister, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, says his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MASKLESS Tulsa Health Freedom Conference was Fauci's worst nightmare because nobody died
(Natural News) More than 4,500 people converged in Tulsa, Okla., over the weekend to hear Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and dozens of other speakers talk about health and freedom issues. Nobody wore a mask at the event and nobody got sick or died, which just goes to show that Anthony Fauci’s Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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UK Covid live: ministers created confusion by muddling lockdown guidance with law, police watchdog says
Latest updates: HMIC report also highlights ‘frequent frustration’ of police forces over lack of notice about changes to Covid rules2.05pmBSTIn response to Kemi Badenoch,Marsha de Cordova, her Labour shadow, strongly condemned the report. She said that it was “incoherent”, that it downplayed the importance of institutional and structural racism and that it effectively blamed ethnic minorities for their own disadvantages.She said it had been widely discredited, and that its conclusions were “ideologically motivated”. She was surprised to hear Badenoch defending it, she said. The minister ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Police Boris Johnson House of Commons NHS Infectious diseases Health Medical research Source Type: news

Private providers of coronavirus testing, DHSC (updated 20th April 2021)
Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19). 20 April 2021Updated both lists of providers. 19 April 2021Updated both lists of providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Act one-year report: March 2021, DHSC (updated 19th April 2021)
One-year report on which powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are currently active. 19 April 2021Replaced the one-year report with an updated version to amend an error regarding the status of regulations made under section 24. Added a new document setting out the corrections. 22 March 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Egypt: Egypt's Health Minister Discusses Manufacturing Sputnik V Locally With Russian Ambassador
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed discussed the possibility to locally manufacture the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in a meeting with Moscow's Ambassador to Cairo Georgy Borisenko on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt Reports 852 New Coronavirus Cases, 40 Fatalities
[Egypt Online] The Health Ministry said Monday that 852 new coronavirus cases were detected, upping the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in the country began to 217,186. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experts warn impact of coronavirus pandemic on children's mental health is "increasingly alarming"
(Natural News) Health experts are concerned about the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of the general population, particularly the children. According to health experts, children are some of the most affected by the pandemic because of the repeated lockdowns and the sudden and significant changes in everyone’s lifestyle. Governments have enforced lockdowns or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Poll reveals confidence in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine plummets amid reports of jab increasing clotting risk
(Natural News) Big Pharma claims that approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe for public use. Unfortunately, they are often linked to negative side effects that make daily life difficult for people who have been vaccinated. According to a poll, public trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine dipped across Europe after leaders delayed the rollout of the vaccine due to fears... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Emergency hospital admissions for psychiatric disorders in a German-wide hospital network during the COVID-19 outbreak - Fasshauer JM, Bollmann A, Hohenstein S, Hindricks G, Meier-Hellmann A, Kuhlen R, Broocks A, Schomerus G, Stengler K.
PURPOSE: Psychiatric emergency hospital admissions for distinct psychiatric disorders and length of inpatient stay in the hospital during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak have not been thoroughly assessed. METHODS: A retrospective s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

' Double-Masking' It? Proper Fit Is Crucial, Study Finds
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- Wearing two snug, well-fitted face masks can significantly reduce your risk of coronavirus infection, researchers say. But a good fit is key: The new study found that two ill-fitting cloth masks don't provide as much... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights, April 20, 2021
Low Risk of COVID-19 Surface Transmission: CDC There's a low risk of surface transmission of the new coronavirus and continuously disinfecting surfaces may do more harm than good, according to updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Osaka seeks virus emergency after ongoing alert steps fail
Japan’s western metropolis of Osaka has decided to ask the government to declare a state of emergency in the region after ongoing alert measures failed to control the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malaysian opposition urges king to end coronavirus emergency
Malaysian opposition lawmakers, led by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, have submitted a petition to the palace seeking an end to a coronavirus emergency so Parliament can resume (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Lockdown did NOT cause a spike in suicides in England, study finds
Manchester University experts analysed real-time data from parts of England and found that the numbers of suicides were not significantly higher than in 2019, despite claims on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unequal impact? Coronavirus, disability and access to services: Government Response to the Committee's Fourth Report, House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee
This is the Government's response to the'Unequal impact? COVID-19, disability and access to services'report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee (December 2020). It replies to the recommendations and outlines plans for the National Strategy for Disabled People. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Government 'ramping up' plans for COVID-19 booster jabs in autumn
The government is 'ramping up' plans for an autumn booster campaign that could see practices deliver millions more COVID-19 jabs to protect against new variants, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 20, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: There will be no third wave - and I should know, writes PROFESSOR PHILIP THOMAS
PROFESSOR PHILIP THOMAS: Given the current positive trends, the UK Government's target of full freedom by June 21 looks like it should be met. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green stimulus plan could create 1.2m UK jobs in two years, research finds
Every job lost to Covid pandemic could be replaced in upcoming recovery years, Green New Deal UK findsA stimulus programme focused on green and digital infrastructure, research and development, energy and care work could create more than 1.2m jobs within two years and more than 2.7m jobs during the next decade, according to research.Such a strategy alongside additional government investment could mean every job lost to the coronavirus pandemic would be replaced during vital upcoming recovery years, a report by Green New Deal UK non-profit group has found.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tommy Greene Tags: Environment Conservatives Climate change Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021 Green party Politics Science UK news Business Renewable energy Source Type: news

Kenya: Curfew Strangles Nairobi as Country and Continent Battle with Covid Vaccine Roll-out
[DW] Police blocked roads after the East African nation imposed a nighttime curfew to help curb a third wave of coronavirus infections. Many were trapped for hours. Vaccination drives are also slow to pick up all over Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Older Korean-Americans in LA fearful amid anti-Asian attacks
Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, says he rarely leaves home these days. When he does, he carries a whistle with him; at least he could call for help if he's attacked. Three floors up in the same building, Hyang Ran Kim, 74, waits for her daughter to pick her up. She is temporarily moving into her daughter’s place in a quieter neighborhood in the suburbs. Kim says her daughter is worried about her safety. Amid a surge of anti-Asian violence, fear creeps in and alters the daily life of vulnerable Asian seniors. Asian Americans have been targ...
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump urges Americans to get vaccinated, takes shot at J & J pause
Former President Donald Trump urged Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in a Monday night interview where he again... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous state
With a population larger than Brazil, an Indian state struggles to cope as Covid-19 sweeps through it. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Maher slams fellow liberals for Covid ignorance
(Natural News) It would appear as though media personality Bill Maher is growing increasingly conservative following statements he made on his show that condemned “blue” states for their failure to put an end to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) plandemic. According to Maher, “red” states like Florida and Texas have done a much better job dealing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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