Arkansas 8th in US in New COVID-19 Cases Per Capita
Arkansas had the eighth highest rate of new cases per capita in the United States at 1,036.86 per 100,000 population according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Sunday. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can Money Protect You From Covid-19? It May Help, New Study Shows
Money can ’t buy everything, but it makes it more likely you’ll protect yourself from Covid-19 infection, a new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Deb Gordon, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

Survey: Frequent reports of missed medical care in US adults during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Two out of five individuals delayed or missed medical care in the early phase of the pandemic--from March through mid-July 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California First State With Over 3 Million COVID-19 Cases
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- California has become the first state with more than 3 million known COVID-19 infections, far outpacing other states. The state's nation-leading case count was released Monday by Johns Hopkins University, the Associated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US passes 400K COVID deaths on Trump's final full day as President
The United States hit a grim milestone and surpassed 400,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US death toll from the coronavirus tops 400,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

Expanded Vaccine Rollout in U.S. Spawns a New Set of Problems
By JANIE HAR, JENNIFER PELTZ and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots. Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and Wednesday, and many were booted off the site because of technical problems and had to start o...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Medicine Source Type: news

The richer you are, the more likely you'll social distance, study finds
(Johns Hopkins University) The higher a person's income, the more likely they were to protect themselves at the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, Johns Hopkins University economists find.When it comes to adopting behaviors including social distancing and mask wearing, the team detected a striking link to their financial well-being. People who made around $230,000 a year were as much as 54% more likely to increase these types of self-protective behaviors compared to people making about $13,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins scientist develops method to find toxic chemicals in drinking water
(Johns Hopkins University) Most consumers of drinking water in the United States know that chemicals are used in the treatment processes to ensure the water is safe to drink. But they might not know that the use of some of these chemicals, such as chlorine, can also lead to the formation of unregulated toxic byproducts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

JHSON Virtual Grand Nursing Rounds: Renewables, Climate Change, and Policy
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - January 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

US Sets Weekly COVID-19 Records, Lags in Vaccine Rollout US Sets Weekly COVID-19 Records, Lags in Vaccine Rollout
The numbers continue to surge following holiday travel. The US surpassed 22 million total cases on Friday and has logged more than 370,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Update on COVID-19 pandemic, BMJ Best Practice (updated 8th January 2021)
Over 88 million cases have been reported globally, with over 49 million cases recovered so far, and approximately 1.9 million deaths according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. What's new at this update: Epidemiology: updated data on children and pregnant women; updated risk factors (residence in a long-term care facility; cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; chronic respiratory diseases). Aetiology: new section on SARS-CoV-2 variants; updated data on secondary attack rates. Investigations: WHO recommends PCR test results are considered in combinatio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus High HCQ Blood Level May Lower Thrombosis Risk in Lupus
Studies suggest that it may protect against thrombosis, but the optimal dosing for this purpose remains unknown, wrote Michelle Petri, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

COVID Likely the Third-Leading Cause of Death in US, CDC Says COVID Likely the Third-Leading Cause of Death in US, CDC Says
The United States had recorded 357,258 coronavirus related deaths on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

COVID-19 outcomes for patients on immunosuppressive drugs on par with non- immunosuppressed patients
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) People taking immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection or to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases do not fare worse than others on average when they are hospitalized with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers create comprehensive database of head and neck cancers
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Researchers from the Johns Hopkins departments of pathology and oncology, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and 18 other centers around the U.S. and Poland have clarified the contribution of key cancer-associated genes, proteins and signaling pathways in these cancers, while proposing possible new treatment avenues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘Glimmer of Hope’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘Glimmer of Hope’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘Glimmer of Hope’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘ Glimmer of Hope ’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘Glimmer of Hope’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations are Increasing in a ‘Glimmer of Hope’
By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, also said on ABC’s “This Week” that President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable. And he rejected President Donald Trump’s false claim on Twitter that coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have be...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Public Health Source Type: news

Once a model, California now struggles to tame COVID-19
The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has surpassed 20 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. hits 20 million mark in coronavirus cases
The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has surpassed 20 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Happy Holidays from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

European Union Greenlights BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine After Agency Gives Safety Approval
(AMSTERDAM) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across the 27-nation bloc, raising hopes that countries can begin administering the first shots to their citizens shortly after Christmas. The EU’s executive commission gave the green light just hours after the European Medicines Agency said the vaccine meets safety and quality standards. Brussels had been expected to take two or three days to endorse the market authorization move. “As we have promised, this vaccine will be available for all EU countries at the same tim...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ALEKSANDAR FURTULA and FRANK JORDANS / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

Health Officials Fear COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike Among Indigenous Youth
Fallen pinecones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains. Leslie, whose father is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, is one of at least two teenagers on the reservation who died by suicide this summer. A third teen’s death is under investigation, authorities say. Leslie’s mother, Natalie Keiser, was standing beside the grave recently when she received a text with a photo of the headstone she ordered. She looked at her phone and then back at the grave of the girl who t...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Reardon / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Recommendations for the overdose epidemic in the COVID-19 pandemic
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A new report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offers recommendations aimed at federal, state, and local policymakers to address the opioid epidemic during the pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Up to $15,000 in Grants for Johns Hopkins Nurses
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 18, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Roadmap to renewables unites climate and sustainability goals
(University of California - Davis) Are clean energy plans missing the forest for the GHGs? A study from UC Davis and John Hopkins University presents a roadmap to renewables that unites climate change and biodiversity goals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Makes COVID-19 Different From the Flu?
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic is hard. TIME’s advice column is here to help. Trying to decide if that dinner party is safe to attend? Fighting through your quarantine fatigue? Our health reporters will consult experts who can help find a safe and practical solution. Send us your pandemic dilemmas at covidquestions@time.com, and we will choose some to answer in a column on TIME.com. Today, Judy Jones from Missouri asks: Please help. I have a few friends who refuse to take the risks of COVID-19 seriously. They claim that it is no worse than the flu, and that there have always been a certain amount of deaths each...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID Questions COVID-19 Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Vaccinations Ramp Up as Second COVID-19 Shot Nears
By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more U.S. hospitals are set to begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal regulators issued a positive review of a second COVID-19 vaccine shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. The Food and Drug Administration said in documents posted online that its initial review confirmed the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine developed by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, bringing the shot to the cusp of U.S. authorization. A panel of outside experts will offer their recommendation Thursday, with a fin...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

Best of 2020 from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

This is your brain on code: JHU deciphers neural mechanics of computer programming
(Johns Hopkins University) By mapping the brain activity of expert computer programmers while they puzzled over code, Johns Hopkins University scientists have found the neural mechanics behind this increasingly vital skill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Than 300,000 People in the U.S. Have Died From COVID-19
More than 300,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 as of today—a sobering figure under any circumstance, but particularly given the speed at which the the virus is killing more people. In the past week alone, nearly 17,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19. And with hundreds of thousands of new cases reported every single day, next week’s number may be even larger. For a while, COVID-19 death rates were improving in the U.S., even as the virus continued its spread across the country. Nationally, more than 2,000 people were dying from COVID-19 each day this spring. During much of the summer, the...
Source: TIME: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hearing Aids Could Use Some Help
The vital medical devices could be inexpensive and available over the counter. But efforts have stalled under the F.D.A. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Hearing Aids Law and Legislation Elderly Innovation Food and Drug Administration Lin, Frank R New England Journal of Medicine House of Representatives Senate your-feed-health Johns Hopkins University Grassley, Cha Source Type: news

The Latest: US reaches record daily toll of 3,309 deaths
The U.S. has reached a record 3,309 daily coronavirus deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news