Pandemic leaves tribes without US recognition at higher risk
Tribe leaders say pandemic poses more risk to tribes without federal recognition (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ukraine sees 2nd fatal oxygen blast at hospital this month
Explosion occurred in a Ukraine hospital ward treating COVID-19 patients. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Virus sidelines most Toronto Raptors coaches
The Toronto Raptors played without most of their coaching staff and one player on Friday night because of coronavirus-related issues (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed
Communities across the U.S. are seeing plummeting demand for coronavirus testing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J
U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: S. Korea allows workers to squeeze extra doses
South Korea’s Disease Control and Prevention Agency has allowed health workers to squeeze extra doses from vials of coronavirus vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and Pfizer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth
Psychiatrists, psychologists and pediatricians in Germany have voiced growing alarm that school closings and social distancing are magnifying the fear, disruption and stress of the coronavirus pandemic for the country's 13.7 million children and teenagers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

House passes Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill, setting stage for Senate fight over Biden vision for battling pandemic
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Navajo Nation new virus cases on downward trend
The Navajo Nation has continued on a downward trend in the number of daily coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Third US vaccine could raise question: Which shots are best?
Health officials are girding for questions about which one is best. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress
The House is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California to spend $28M to help arriving asylum-seekers
California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the U.S. until their court dates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tennessee: Vaccines stolen, given to children in 1 county
Tennessee’s top health officials have revealed the state has requested federal law enforcement to investigate alleged theft of coronavirus vaccine doses in the state’s most populous county (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon
US expert panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine; FDA will make final decision soon (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Things to Know: $1.9T package heads toward House approval
A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seems headed toward House passage (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine
Canadian regulators have authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for all adults (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaccine roll-out gaps a core concern for G-20 countries
The Italian government says that the uneven distribution of vaccines between developed and developing countries is a key concern of Group of 20 nations as leaders consider how to create an even recovery from the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US urges Tanzania to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, share data
The United States is praising Tanzania for finally acknowledging the resurgence of COVID-19 after claiming for months it had defeated the pandemic through prayer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium prolongs major restrictions as virus cases rise
The Belgian government will not approve new COVID-19 relaxations for at least another week after health authorities warned that the number of coronavirus infections is rising (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ivory Coast 2nd country to receive COVID vaccines via COVAX
The country got 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canada Pension Plan CEO resigns after travelling for vaccine
The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates, where he was vaccinated against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium likely to prolong restrictions as virus cases rise
Health authorities have warned that the number of coronavirus infections is rising in Belgium, probably due in part to the fast-spreading variant first found in Britain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Belgium warns daily COVID-19 cases again rising
Health authorities have warned that the number of confirmed coronavirus infections is rising in Belgium, probably due in part to the fast-spreading variant first found in Britain (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan partly ending pandemic emergency, keeps it for Tokyo
A state of emergency set up to curb the coronavirus in Japan will be lifted in six urban areas this weekend and remain in the Tokyo area for another week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen has struck the regions. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Briton jailed for breaking Singapore quarantine order
A British man has been sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations with Sinovac jab
Hong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: 1st vaccines reach arms in S. Korea, Hong Kong
South Korea has administered its first available shots of coronavirus vaccines, launching a mass immunization campaign health authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pandemic leaves many Romanian patients without critical care
Romania reported its first COVID-19 case a year ago this week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Somalia's COVID-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected
A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world’s most fragile health systems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait
South Korea has administered its first coronavirus vaccines to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that authorities hope will restore some level of normalcy by the end of the year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern
Scientists have identified a mutated version of the coronavirus spreading in New York (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Governor extends Oregon's state of emergency
Gov. Kate Brown has extended Oregon’s declaration of a state of emergency until May 2 as confirmed COVID-19 cases drop but hundreds of new cases continue to be reported daily (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Czech government to tighten lockdown amid surge
The Czech government is planning to tighten the country’s lockdown amid a surge of a highly contagious coronavirus variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant
Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 250,000 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office
Days after marking a solemn milestone in the pandemic, President Joe Biden is celebrating the pace of his efforts to end it (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EU vows to speed vaccine roll out, presses drug makers
European Union leaders have vowed to speed the rollout of coronavirus vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As hospital numbers fall, fatigued staff get relief at last
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has plummeted by 80,000 in six weeks, and 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hold it! Belgian govt warns against using its own free masks
Ten months after promising free cloth facemasks to protect all Belgians from COVID-19, the country’s government is having second thoughts — warning they could be dangerous and shouldn’t be used (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Things to Know: US Hospitalizations plunge, but still high
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Italy's Lombardy again in virus crisis as Brescia sees surge
Italy’s northern Lombardy region is asking the national government to send more vaccines to help stem a surge of new cases in the province of Brescia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: Meet the vaccine appointment bots, and their foes
Some people are turning to bots that scan overwhelmed websites and send alerts. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

England minorities: Higher COVID-19 cases, fewer vaccinated
England’s ethnic minority communities have higher levels of COVID-19 infection and lower levels of vaccine acceptance than other groups (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China approves two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use
China has approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use, adding to its growing arsenal of shots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests
China has denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel have been forced to undergo the procedure (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Czech govt bars travel to countries with variant
The Czech government is barring its citizens and residents from traveling to countries hit by highly contagious coronavirus variants and is tightening rules for face coverings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Southern exposure: Cold wreaks havoc on aging waterworks
The snow and ice that crippled some states across the South has melted, but it has exposed the fragility of aging waterworks that experts have been warning about for years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus
A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck in Africa and Latin America (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California tops 50,000 virus deaths, including 806 in L.A.
Los Angeles County is reporting another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news