Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home
COVID-19 and dozens of other illnesses now qualify for home treatment under a new federal effort aimed at freeing up hospital beds during public health emergencies.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Canceling Tokyo Olympics May Be'Safest Option' Scientists Say Canceling Tokyo Olympics May Be'Safest Option' Scientists Say
"For us to connect safely, we believe urgent action is needed for these Olympic Games to proceed."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Good News: No COVID Deaths in VA Clinics on Monday Good News: No COVID Deaths in VA Clinics on Monday
The milestone offered a sign of hope after a year when more than 12,000 VA patients and 140 VA staffers have died from COVID-19 or coronavirus-related complications.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Shouldn't Rely on General COVID-19 Protection Unvaccinated Shouldn't Rely on General COVID-19 Protection
Although the US is hitting major vaccination milestones and COVID-19 cases are dropping, those who aren't vaccinated still face high infection risks, medical experts told the news outlet.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In NYC's Furthest Flung Neighborhood, Vaccine a Tough Sell In NYC's Furthest Flung Neighborhood, Vaccine a Tough Sell
Nearly 460 residents of the seaside neighborhood have died of COVID-19. That's one out of every 146 people who live there, making for one of New York City's highest death rates.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vermont Expected to Reach 80% Eligible Vaccinated Next Week Vermont Expected to Reach 80% Eligible Vaccinated Next Week
Gov. Phil Scott and state officials said they have been pleased with progress on vaccinations since the governor on Friday challenged the state to reach the 80% mark.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' TikTok Doc' Loses Paper on Staff Development Over Harassment Suit'TikTok Doc' Loses Paper on Staff Development Over Harassment Suit
In November 2020 — after the alleged assaults occurred but before the lawsuit was filed — Campbell and two OHSU colleagues published a paper in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

COVID Vax Response Low in Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases COVID Vax Response Low in Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Patients who take methotrexate or rituximab seem to be especially vulnerable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Corporations Encourage Employee Vaccination Corporations Encourage Employee Vaccination
Public health officials fear that requiring jabs on the job would create a noisy, counterproductive backlash.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment
COVID-caused delays in medical treatments and surgeries are producing data for healthcare providers to take another look at what's needed and what isn't.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccinated United Flyers Get a Shot at Free Travel Vaccinated United Flyers Get a Shot at Free Travel
' We're proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot,'Scott Kirby, the CEO for United, said in a statement.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden Signs Bill Opening Door for Alaska Cruises to Resume Biden Signs Bill Opening Door for Alaska Cruises to Resume
It is intended as a temporary work-around of a long-standing federal law that requires certain large cruise ships bound for Alaska to stop in Canada or start trips there.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Warns Against Travel to Japan US Warns Against Travel to Japan
The Level 4: Do Not Travel advisory carries the department's highest warning level for coronavirus health and safety.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

On a Mission to Heal After Exposing Her Dad to Deadly Virus On a Mission to Heal After Exposing Her Dad to Deadly Virus
Around the world, countless people are struggling to shake off the burden of feeling responsible for the death of a loved one due to COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ohio: Nearly 2.8 Million Sign Up for Vax-a-Million Lottery Ohio: Nearly 2.8 Million Sign Up for Vax-a-Million Lottery
Vaccinations among 16- and 17-year-olds jumped 94%; the 20-49 age group was up 55%, and 18-19-year-olds were up 46%, the Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Alabama Governor Signs'Vaccine Passport' Ban Alabama Governor Signs'Vaccine Passport' Ban
The new act would also prevent people from being denied entry to businesses, universities, and state agencies if they have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19 Dengue May Double the Risk of Symptomatic COVID-19
A study from Brazil suggests that symptomatic COVID-19 infections are more common in people who previously had dengue. Is there a connection?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mild Cortisol Excess Increases Mortality in Adrenal Incidentaloma Mild Cortisol Excess Increases Mortality in Adrenal Incidentaloma
Autonomous cortisol secretion level following dexamethasone suppression test in patients with adrenal incidentalomas but without Cushing syndrome found to have prognostic value.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Karyne Jones, President& CEO, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA), about ensuring vaccine equity across all communities and how education can help overcome vaccine hesitancy.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Three Wuhan Lab Workers' 2019 Illness Raises Concerns Three Wuhan Lab Workers' 2019 Illness Raises Concerns
Several researchers at the lab became sick at the end of 2019'with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illness,'The Wall Street Journal reported.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US COVID Infection Rate Is'Coming Down Sharply'US COVID Infection Rate Is'Coming Down Sharply '
"The rate of infection is coming down sharply. I think by June, we're probably going to be at one infection per 100,000 people per day, which is a very low level," Scott Gottlieb, MD.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Updated Mask Guidance From the CDC COVID-19: Updated Mask Guidance From the CDC
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the recent updated mask guidance from the CDC, noting that some consideration should be taken based on community rates in different areas.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Rand Paul Says He's Skipping Vaccine for Now, May Reconsider Rand Paul Says He's Skipping Vaccine for Now, May Reconsider
"In a free country you would think people would honor the idea that each individual would get to make their medical decisions," Paul said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Little US City, Battered by the Virus, Tells Its Stories A Little US City, Battered by the Virus, Tells Its Stories
With a virus that disproportionately hits the poor, more than 30% of the residents of Central Falls, Rhode Island -- the poorest city in the nation's smallest state -- live below the poverty line.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC: Schools Requiring Masks Had Lower Infection Rates CDC: Schools Requiring Masks Had Lower Infection Rates
The CDC said 169 elementary schools in 47 Georgia school districts took part in the survey from November 16 to December 11.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NYC Mayor: Public Schools Will Be All in Person This Fall NYC Mayor: Public Schools Will Be All in Person This Fall
"Anyone who has a question or concern, come into your child's school. See what's going on, get the answers," the mayor said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

White House, Dating Apps Unite to Push Vaccination White House, Dating Apps Unite to Push Vaccination
A new White House initiative joins with dating apps to help people find matches based on vaccination status.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccines Protect Against Top Variants, WHO Says COVID Vaccines Protect Against Top Variants, WHO Says
‘All COVID-19 virus variants that have emerged so far do respond to the available approved vaccines,’ WHO European Regional Director Hans Kluge said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Old Records Shed New Light on Smallpox Outbreaks in 1700s Old Records Shed New Light on Smallpox Outbreaks in 1700s
A highly contagious disease originating far from America's shores triggers deadly outbreaks that spread rapidly, infecting the masses. Shots are available, but a divided public agonizes over getting jabbed.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Big Gaps in Vaccine Rates Across the US Worry Health Experts Big Gaps in Vaccine Rates Across the US Worry Health Experts
A month after every adult in the US became eligible for the vaccine, a distinct geographic pattern has emerged.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Risk Expert Heidi J. Larson on Vaccine Hesitancy Risk Expert Heidi J. Larson on Vaccine Hesitancy
An expert in public attitudes toward vaccines discusses the varied reasons why some people remain ambivalent about them.Undark (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vax and Scratch: NY Offers $5M Lottery for Newly Vaccinated Vax and Scratch: NY Offers $5M Lottery for Newly Vaccinated
The pilot program will offer prizes from $20 up to $5 million and runs from Monday, May 24 through Friday, May 28 at 10 state-run sites, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Healthy Davis Together: A Model for Community Control of COVID-19 Healthy Davis Together: A Model for Community Control of COVID-19
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Bradley Pollock, PhD, Associate Dean of Public Health Sciences, UC Davis, about the success of the Healthy Davis Together project: a partnership between the University of California, Davis, and the city of Davis, California, to control COVID-19 in their community.WebMD (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Firing Vendor That Mishandled Virus Data Pennsylvania Firing Vendor That Mishandled Virus Data
The Department of Health said last month that at least 72,000 people were affected.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccine Tied to Major Reduction in Infections Rotavirus Vaccine Tied to Major Reduction in Infections
Two widely used rotavirus vaccines performed comparably in a meta-analysis, reducing risk of rotavirus gastroenteritis by more than 60% in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

' City in Transition': New York Vies to Turn Page on Pandemic'City in Transition': New York Vies to Turn Page on Pandemic
More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent"the city that never sleeps" into a fitful slumber, New York could be wide awake again this summer.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Republicans Rebel Against Mask Requirement in House Chamber Republicans Rebel Against Mask Requirement in House Chamber
Lawmakers can remove their masks when speaking on the House floor, but otherwise must keep it on when they are in the chamber.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

House Panel Details Baltimore Vaccine Plant Problems House Panel Details Baltimore Vaccine Plant Problems
The inspections found that Emergent's Bayview facility had'persistent problems with mold, poor disinfection of plant equipment, and inadequate training of employees. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely Mother-to-Infant COVID-19 Transmission Is Unlikely
Mothers exposed to COVID-19 during pregnancy are not likely to transmit the infection to their newborns, data from more than 2,000 women suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

House OKs COVID Hate Crimes Act, Sends Bill to Biden House OKs COVID Hate Crimes Act, Sends Bill to Biden
The House of Representatives voted 364-62 on Tuesday to approve the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, a bill written in response to an increase in anti-Asian violence during the coronavirus pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

To the Bat Cave: In Search of Covid's Origins To the Bat Cave: In Search of Covid's Origins
Leading virologists, including Dr Anthony Fauci, are demanding a deeper probe into China's Wuhan Institute of Virology as they try to identify the source of the deadly coronavirus.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

600,000 12- to 15-Year-Olds Have Been Vaccinated, CDC Says 600,000 12- to 15-Year-Olds Have Been Vaccinated, CDC Says
"And in total, more than 3.5 million adolescents age 12 to 17 have been vaccinated so far. My own son was one of them," Walensky said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Shots Slow, Doctors Turn to 1-on-1 Conversations As COVID-19 Shots Slow, Doctors Turn to 1-on-1 Conversations
The number of COVID-19 vaccinations has slowed in recent weeks, prompting medical experts and community leaders to turn to personal conversations to battle misinformation around getting a shot.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Winning Idea: Ohio Vaccine Lottery Shows Some Incentives May Work Winning Idea: Ohio Vaccine Lottery Shows Some Incentives May Work
Recent incentives for people to get vaccinated could be optimized through tailored messaging and targeted community outreach, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pressure on Primary Care Expected to Intensify With Long-COVID Pressure on Primary Care Expected to Intensify With Long-COVID
Symptoms can be vague and include brain fog and fatigue; diagnoses will require listening and empathy. Checking in with patients via telehealth or patient portals will help with monitoring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Keep Antibiotics Unchanged in Breakthrough UTIs Keep Antibiotics Unchanged in Breakthrough UTIs
Changing the continuous antibiotic prophylactic agent had no significant effect on the risk of a second infection in children with breakthrough urinary tract infections, a small study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Infants With UTI: No Increased Risk of Bacterial Meningitis Infants With UTI: No Increased Risk of Bacterial Meningitis
The decision to perform a spinal tap procedure in infants to determine whether they have bacterial meningitis should not be guided by abnormal urinalysis results alone, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New York to Let Vaccinated People Ditch Masks New York to Let Vaccinated People Ditch Masks
"Vaccinated New Yorkers can let go of pandemic restrictions like wearing masks or social distancing and “get back to life," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Faces Another Month Before Unmasking Begins California Faces Another Month Before Unmasking Begins
California will require people to keep wearing masks and practice social distancing indoors until June 15.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Patients on Dialysis: Antibodies 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection Patients on Dialysis: Antibodies 6 Months After COVID-19 Infection
The'high-level'antibodies showed a slow decline after 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news