COVID May Affect Spinal Fluid, Causing'Brain Fog,' Study Says COVID May Affect Spinal Fluid, Causing'Brain Fog,' Study Says
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid of 10 of 13 people who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 and had thinking problems.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Post-Truth Era' Complicates COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science'Post-Truth Era' Complicates COVID-19 Response, Trust in Science
The authors of a fascinating new research study have concluded we are living in a"post-truth era," with baseless beliefs and subjective opinions given a higher priority than verifiable facts.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Omicron Surge Is Undermining Care for Other Health Problems Omicron Surge Is Undermining Care for Other Health Problems
"A doctor I know pretty well said,'Roger, we're going to have to improvise right here, '" said Strukhoff, who lives in DeKalb, Illinois.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Judge  Blocks Biden Federal Worker Vaccine Mandate Texas Judge  Blocks Biden Federal Worker Vaccine Mandate
Judge Jeffrey Brown ruled that opponents of Biden's vaccination mandate for federal employees were likely to succeed at trial and blocked the government from enforcing the requirement.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Preteens May Be Vaxed Without Parents Under California Bill Preteens May Be Vaxed Without Parents Under California Bill
California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents'consent, the youngest age of any state.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lawmaker Wants'Natural Immunity' Exception to Vaccine Mandates Lawmaker Wants'Natural Immunity' Exception to Vaccine Mandates
A Pennsylvania state representative says people who've had COVID-19 should be exempted from employers'vaccine mandates because they have"natural immunity."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flight Turned Around When Passenger Refuses to Wear Face Mask Flight Turned Around When Passenger Refuses to Wear Face Mask
An American Airlines flight that left Miami and headed to London was turned around an hour into its journey on Wednesday because a passenger refused to wear a mask.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oral Penicillin Advised for High-Risk Rheumatic Heart Disease Oral Penicillin Advised for High-Risk Rheumatic Heart Disease
Some patients with rheumatic heart disease who are thought to have an allergic response to injectable penicillin may actually be experiencing a cardiac reaction to the injection, a new AHA advisory explains.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Clothing Company Carhartt Keeps Employee Vaccine Mandate Clothing Company Carhartt Keeps Employee Vaccine Mandate
In an email to employees, Carhartt CEO Mark Valade said the Supreme Court ruling'does not change Carhartt's mandatory vaccination program, which went into effect on January 4. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Could Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Under 5 in Next Month FDA Could Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Under 5 in Next Month
"My hope is that it's going to be within the next month or so and not much later than that, but I can't guarantee that because I can't out-guess the FDA," Fauci said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccines Plus Prior Infection Provided Best Protection From COVID Vaccines Plus Prior Infection Provided Best Protection From COVID
A new study from California and New York found that people who were both vaccinated and had a prior COVID-19 infection had the most protection against the coronavirus last summer and fall.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to COVID-19 Tests An Expert's Guide to COVID-19 Tests
A European expert discusses the different strengths and weaknesses of RT-PCR and rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and explains why the products are difficult to compare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tough Questions on the COVID Pandemic Tough Questions on the COVID Pandemic
We asked. You answered. Here's how our readers feel about the pandemic. Like is it almost over?WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Nevada Enlisting Nursing Students for Hospital Staff Crisis Nevada Enlisting Nursing Students for Hospital Staff Crisis
Last week, patient care was dependent on"overtime, team nursing and other mitigation steps" that were"not sustainable."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Illinois, Chicago Omicron Cases Have Peaked, Officials Say Illinois, Chicago Omicron Cases Have Peaked, Officials Say
' The threat is in no way over, but the news is good in terms of the direction that it ’s turning,'said Dr Allison Arwady, Chicago's Public Health Commissioner.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ambulances Wait Hours With Patients at California Hospitals Ambulances Wait Hours With Patients at California Hospitals
Emergency health workers blasted hours-long waits to transfer patients from ambulances to hospital ERs in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly 2-year coronavirus pandemic.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Apartment Dwellers Blocked From Ordering Rapid Tests Some Apartment Dwellers Blocked From Ordering Rapid Tests
The residents said the USPS website gave them error messages saying tests had already been ordered for their address.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dr Topol on the Second Anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic Dr Topol on the Second Anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with Eric Topol, MD, Executive Vice President, Scripps Research and Editor-in-Chief, Medscape, about the status of our fight against COVID-19 as we hit the 2-year mark of the pandemic.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Starbucks Nixes Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling Starbucks Nixes Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling
' We respect the court ’s ruling and will comply,'Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in a company memo. Starbucks employs 228,000 people in the US.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Children and COVID-19: US Sees Almost 1 Million New Cases Children and COVID-19: US Sees Almost 1 Million New Cases
Over the 3-week stretch from December 17 to January 13, weekly cases increased by 394%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Negative Home COVID Test No'Free Pass' for Kids, Study Finds Negative Home COVID Test No'Free Pass' for Kids, Study Finds
A new study shows that the performance of COVID tests in children falls below standards for diagnostic accuracy set by regulatory agencies in the US and elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Two Studies Detail the Dangers of COVID-19 in Pregnancy Two Studies Detail the Dangers of COVID-19 in Pregnancy
The problems were more likely if the infection occurred 28 days or less before the delivery date, the researchers said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fauci:'Open Question' Whether Omicron Ends Pandemic Fauci:'Open Question' Whether Omicron Ends Pandemic
It's much too early to say if the Omicron variant signals the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anthony Fauci, MD, said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pediatric CAP: Short 5-Day Antibiotic Course Beats 10-Day Pediatric CAP: Short 5-Day Antibiotic Course Beats 10-Day
Treatment of uncomplicated pediatric community-acquired pneumonia with a short, 5-day course of antibiotics results in a superior clinical response compared to the standard 10-day course.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fourth Vaccine Shot Less Effective Against Omicron Fourth Vaccine Shot Less Effective Against Omicron
A fourth shot of the COVID-19 vaccine boosts antibodies but doesn't provide enough protection to prevent infections from the Omicron variant, according to new research at an Israeli hospital.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Launches Day Early Website for Free At-Home COVID Tests Launches Day Early
The administration said 500 million tests are available to be delivered to homes across the country.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Director Vows to Improve COVID Messaging CDC Director Vows to Improve COVID Messaging
The pandemic threw curveballs that she should have expected, she said, and she should have made it clearer to the public that new guidelines could change quickly as the pandemic shifts.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Finds Genetic Factor for COVID Smell and Taste Loss Study Finds Genetic Factor for COVID Smell and Taste Loss
The finding could eventually help the 1.6 million people in the US who still can't smell or have had a change in their ability to smell more than 6 months after getting the coronavirus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Seeds Race Animus With COVID Falsehood AP FACT CHECK: Trump Seeds Race Animus With COVID Falsehood
Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to White people because of their race.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites Officials Struggle to Regulate Pop-Up Covid Testing Sites
Officials in some states are sounding the alarm about dubious street testing operators that could put people ’s personal data, their health, or wallets at risk.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Almost All Teens in ICU With COVID Were Unvaccinated, Study Shows Almost All Teens in ICU With COVID Were Unvaccinated, Study Shows
Nearly all teenagers admitted to intensive care units because of COVID-19 were unvaccinated, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Ethics and the Unvaccinated COVID-19: Ethics and the Unvaccinated
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, New York University, about the ethical issues around criticizing and triaging the unvaccinated in hospitals.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls
Just 18% of 5- to 11-year-olds are vaccinated, with rates varying sharply across the US, a KHN analysis of federal data shows. Pediatricians say the slow pace and geographic disparities are alarming.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

I Took COVID Precautions and Still Got a Breakthrough Infection I Took COVID Precautions and Still Got a Breakthrough Infection
One researcher's experience is evidence of just how vulnerable we still are in this pandemic.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog Source Type: news

Supreme Court Says Yes to Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Supreme Court Says Yes to Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers
The vote was 6-3 against the large business mandate and 5-4 in favor of the healthcare worker mandate.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Slams Politicians Who Won't Say They Got Booster Shots Trump Slams Politicians Who Won't Say They Got Booster Shots
Former President Donald Trump in an interview slammed politicians who refuse to say whether they have received COVID-19 booster shots. Trump revealed in December that he had received a COVID booster.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chicago Teachers Accept COVID Deal, Keeping Kids in School Chicago Teachers Accept COVID Deal, Keeping Kids in School
Their return happened the same day the full membership of the Chicago Teachers Union narrowly gave its stamp of approval to the hard-fought safety plan.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Not Much New in New Clinical Guidelines for Tick-Borne Illness Not Much New in New Clinical Guidelines for Tick-Borne Illness
The guidelines focus on resource-limited settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Head:'Most People Are Going to Get COVID'FDA Head:'Most People Are Going to Get COVID '
"I think it's hard to process what's actually happening right now, which is most people are going to get COVID."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Prisoners Face Risk for COVID From the Community Some Prisoners Face Risk for COVID From the Community
Two years into the pandemic, prisoners are still not being cared for adequately.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog Source Type: news

Staff Shortages Force United to Cut Flights Staff Shortages Force United to Cut Flights
United Airlines is responding to the surge in COVID cases by cutting an unspecified number of flights to"make sure we have the staffing and resources to take care of our customers."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACIP Releases New Dengue Vaccine Recommendations ACIP Releases New Dengue Vaccine Recommendations
Sanofi's Dengvaxia has been recommended for use in the US by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization PracticesMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea
There's a lot of chatter out there asking, if we're all going to get COVID, why not just get it over with now? There are a couple of problems with this argument, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC to Update Mask Recommendations as Omicron Spreads CDC to Update Mask Recommendations as Omicron Spreads
"We want to provide Americans the best and most updated information to choose what mask is going to be right for them."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden to Provide 10 Million More Tests Per Month to Schools Biden to Provide 10 Million More Tests Per Month to Schools
' These additional tests will help schools safely remain open and implement screening testing and test to stay programs,'according to a statement issued by the White House.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids' Low COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Called a'Gut Punch'Kids' Low COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Called a'Gut Punch '
As of Tuesday, just over 17% were fully vaccinated, more than 2 months after shots became available to the age group.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Partisan Divide on COVID Policy Widens in State Legislatures Partisan Divide on COVID Policy Widens in State Legislatures
Differing approaches highlight a persistent partisan gap in pandemic policy as states begin a third year of legislative sessions amid a virus outbreak that many had assumed would be waning.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols
Infectious disease experts share practical advice on navigating all the guidance at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Quebec Plans to Fine Unvaccinated Adults Quebec Plans to Fine Unvaccinated Adults
' I think it's reasonable the population is asking that there be consequences,'Premier Francois Legault said.'It's a question of fairness for the 90% of the population that have made sacrifices. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physicians Get Cyberbullied Over Vaccine Advocacy Physicians Get Cyberbullied Over Vaccine Advocacy
How physicians are navigating the world of social media, misinformation, and cyberbully attacks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news