California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill
California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people may have had severe allergic reactions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Call to prioritise minority ethnic groups for Covid vaccines
BAME communities should be better protected as they are more at risk, say public health experts and MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in high-risk minority ethnic groups must be prioritised for Covid immunisations, alongside a targeted publicity campaign, experts and politicians have said amid growing concerns over vaccine scepticism.With figures on Monday recording more than 4m Covid vaccine doses now administered across the UK, and the rollout being expanded to all over-70s, public health experts and MPs called for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to be better ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nazia Parveen, Aamna Mohdin and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus Race UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Inequality Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

NBA teams face more Covid protocols to stem postponements
Rising concerns about a surge in Covid-19 cases has caused the league to take more drastic action. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: NY governor seeks to buy Covid vaccines directly from Pfizer
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NBA teams face more Covid protocols to stem postponements
Rising concerns about a surge in Covid-19 cases has caused the league to take more drastic action. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 13 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 13 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases ever confirmed since March 2020 to 3,910. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Twins With Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease ’s Genetic Roots
“I want to know,” one twin said, “why did she have Covid worse than me?” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Genetics and Heredity Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Births DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

New COVID-19 strain that is different from UK's 'highly contagious' variant is found in California 
A new coronavirus variant, first seen in Denmark in March, has been identified in California in more than a dozen counties and has been linked to large outbreaks in Santa Clara. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Magufuli's Eye On World Food Security in Post Covid-19 Era
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- President John Magufuli on Monday, January 18, reiterated his call for the country to increase food production, predicting that the world will experience food scarcity this year due to the impacts of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge
Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Coronavirus: Dido Harding says UK is in 'leading position' to track new Covid variants
Baroness Dido Harding, the boss of NHS Test & Trace, today added that the coronavirus testing system had led to 'substantially fewer' care home outbreaks in the second wave than the first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: Five symptoms that can last for six months or more
CORONAVIRUS can produce a panoply of effects, some of which can endure for months on end. A new study highlights five of the most stubborn 'long COVID' symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has asked lawmakers for their “clear backing”  to overcome a political crisis that he said had provoked “deep dismay” among Italians whose chief concern is the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine side effects: Is feeling tired a side effect of the Covid vaccine?
COVID vaccine side effects are very mild and tend to last no longer than a week after receiving your dose. What are the side effects of having the coronavirus jab? Is feeling tired a side effect of the Covid vaccine? This is when you should speak to a doctor about your Covid vaccine side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain update: New variant found in California - disease expert issues warning
CORONAVIRUS new strain update: Coronavirus continues to undergo mutations, sparking concerns that it will become resistant to vaccines. A new variant has now been identified in California. Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert has issued a warning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Swiss quarantine 2 hotels over new virus variant
Swiss authorities say they have placed two hotels under quarantine and ordered that all guests and employees be tested after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected among them in the upscale skiing resort of St. Moritz (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first
The World Health Organization chief says it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealthier countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access
A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hawaii Pacific Health opens Covid-19 vaccine clinic
Hawaii Pacific Health — or HPH — opened its Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, in keeping with state's vaccination plan, officials with the medical group recently announced. The state's plan now allows the vaccine to be administered to people ages 75 and older, and HPH has set up a vaccination clinic at Pier 2 i n downtown Honolulu, which will serve people who qualify by age or are approved essential workers, as designated by the Hawaii Department of Health. The Hawaii Pacific Health Covid-19… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Hawaii Pacific Health opens Covid-19 vaccine clinic
Hawaii Pacific Health — or HPH — opened its Covid-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, in keeping with state's vaccination plan, officials with the medical group recently announced. The state's plan now allows the vaccine to be administered to people ages 75 and older, and HPH has set up a vaccination clinic at Pier 2 i n downtown Honolulu, which will serve people who qualify by age or are approved essential workers, as designated by the Hawaii Department of Health. The Hawaii Pacific Health Covid-19… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Children infected with the coronavirus have a viral load 16 TIMES smaller than in over-80s
Data from public health officials in the Netherlands reveals 'a 16 fold difference in viral load' between the over-80s and children younger than 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Rolling Out Coronavirus Vaccinations To Prisons, Other Congregate Care Settings
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Further Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and DKA Risk in COVID-19 Further Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and DKA Risk in COVID-19
A cluster of cases of diabetic ketoacidosis in which there was no hyperglycemia supports recommendations that SGLT2 inhibitors be discontinued in patients with type 2 diabetes who become ill with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gov. Evers' health secretary Andrea Palm leaving for post with Biden administration
Wisconsin ’s top health care agency administrator Andrea Palm will join president-elect Joe Biden’s administration as the state grapples with advancing Covid-19 vaccinations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Gov. Evers' health secretary Andrea Palm leaving for post with Biden administration
Wisconsin ’s top health care agency administrator Andrea Palm will join president-elect Joe Biden’s administration as the state grapples with advancing Covid-19 vaccinations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

CDC: New Coronavirus Variant Could Become Dominant, Lead To More Covid-19, Deaths
What exactly is different about the B.1.1.7 variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus, first detected in the United Kingdom (U.K.)? How might it affect natural immunity and protection from Covid-19 vaccination? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Silver Linings for Patient-Centered Care COVID-19 and Silver Linings for Patient-Centered Care
Does the COVID-19 pandemic have a silver lining? In this commentary, the authors highlight how the pandemic has strengthened the promise of patient-centered care while accelerating its implementation.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Among Travelers at U.S. Airports COVID-19 Risk Assessment Among Travelers at U.S. Airports
The findings in this report demonstrate that symptom-based screening and temperature checks are ineffective at detecting cases of COVID-19 in airport travelers.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors by Age Group COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors by Age Group
This study found that behaviors such as mask wearing and social distancing were lowest among younger adults.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Characteristics of COVID-19 and Concomitant HBV Infection Characteristics of COVID-19 and Concomitant HBV Infection
This study details the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcome of a cohort of patients with both SARS-CoV-2 and HBV infection.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Freetown Receives International Support to Help Migrants Amid Covid-19
[allAfrica] The city of Freetown has become one of five across the world to receive an award to help it expand a waste-management scheme aimed at helping young people in informal settlements to make a living and improve public health amid the challenges of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Plastic Waste: U.K. Hospitals Are Recycling Disposable PPE
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a mountain of plastic waste, as healthcare workers don new personal protective equipment every day in the fight against the disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katherine Hignett, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings, DfE (updated 18th January 2021)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 18 January 2021'Guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the national lockdown'updated with information about attendance, recording and remote education expectations. 14 January 2021 Published additional guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers, and alternative provision (including hospital schools) during the national lockdown. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private providers of coronavirus testing, DHSC (updated 18th January 2021)
Lists of and information about approved suppliers of private testing kits for coronavirus (COVID-19). 18 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 15 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

191 San Diego Fire-Rescue Personnel Decline COVID-19 Vaccine So Far
David Hernandez The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) Nearly 200 San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel have so far turned down a COVID-19 vaccine, showing reluctance as health officials scramble to protect frontline workers like firefighters from the highly infectious coronavirus. As of Wednesday, 191 personnel had declined to take the vaccine; 895 had gotten the shot, according to department figures. The vaccine is available to all of the department’s roughly 1,500 employees, including lifeguards and non-sworn staff, a spokeswoman said. The force includes 943 firefighters, who double as paramedics or emergency ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus Industry News California San Diego Source Type: news

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout extended to over-70s in England
More than five million more people will be offered a jab as 10 new mass vaccination hubs open in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gillette Stadium Opens As State ’ s First Mass COVID Vaccination Site For First Responders
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gillette Stadium Nick Giovanni Source Type: news

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary
The European Union's trying to ease fears that citizens might be forced to get coronavirus vaccines before they're allowed to travel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Los Angeles, crushed by Covid-19, now confronts a more contagious variant
It took nearly 10 months for Los Angeles County, America ’s most populous, to hit 400,000 cases, but little more than a month to add another 400,000. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lucy Tompkins and Carl Zimmer Source Type: news

Los Angeles, crushed by Covid-19, now confronts a more contagious variant
It took nearly 10 months for Los Angeles County, America ’s most populous, to hit 400,000 cases, but little more than a month to add another 400,000. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Tompkins and Carl Zimmer Source Type: news

Vote for your health heroes
The 2019 Apprentice of the Year winner was UNISON member Patrick Onyema Voting opened today for this year’s Our Health Heroes, the national awards that celebrate the extraordinary people at the heart of the country’s NHS and social care workforces. After a year in which healthcare workers have been at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the public vote is expected to be greater than ever. Alongside the public, health and social care workers are being encouraged to vote for colleagues among the 15 finalists – chosen by an expert panel from 600 nominations – with the winner announced in ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 health NHS staff skills for health social care Source Type: news

Arkansas to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Today
Arkansas on Monday will expand its distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and people aged 70 or older. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Beutner presses for L.A. schools to become COVID-19 vaccine centers
L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner pushes for schools to become vaccine centers, which also would become part of his plan to open campuses safely. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

LDH: 298 providers across Louisiana will have COVID-19 vaccine this week
Nearly 300 providers across Louisiana will have limited doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news