Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccinating the most vulnerable may be enough to restore normalcy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics United States Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Lawn Games to Enjoy
In this era of social distancing, lawn games like croquet, badminton and horseshoes offer a great way to spend some time outside. (Source: NYT Health)
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Make a Floral Cocktail
Flowers are magic. They are beautiful, uplifting and, when added to a drink, incredibly refreshing. (Source: NYT Health)
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Enjoy an Online Concert
Virtually live performances are getting livelier (and bigger), with some great acts and multi-artist concerts to watch this month. (Source: NYT Health)
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Things To Do At Home
This week, learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo, explore the future of America ’s Chinatowns or make paper flowers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Manisha Jadhav, Key Administrator at Mumbai Hospital, Dies at 51
Dr. Jadhav took action when the pandemic hit last year, mustering personal protection equipment, food and transportation for the staff. (Source: NYT Health)
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Hundreds Reported Abnormal Menstruation After Exposure to Tear Gas, Study Finds
A scientific paper expands on social media reports of sudden onset of periods, spotting and other menstrual peculiarities during last summer ’s protests in Portland, Ore. (Source: NYT Health)
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Celebrities Are Endorsing Covid Vaccines. Does It Help?
Some celebrity vaccine endorsements have delighted social media users. But epidemiologists say there isn ’t much evidence proving that they boost vaccine uptake. (Source: NYT Health)
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Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America ’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics
Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it ’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide. (Source: NYT Health)
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Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends
Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
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Why You Need Your Second Covid Shot
Your second dose of vaccine gives you more protection than you might think. Here ’s why you should still get it, even if it’s later than planned. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now
Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong? (Source: NYT Health)
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Shake-Up at Covid Vaccine Manufacturer That Tossed Millions of Doses
Emergent BioSolutions ’ C.E.O. announced several executive changes but vigorously defended the company, which is on track for record revenues. (Source: NYT Health)
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With New C.D.C Mask Rules, Uncertainty on How to Proceed
After the C.D.C. issued new guidelines, people are figuring out how to proceed. Some want to keep their face coverings on: “It saves me having to put on sunscreen.” (Source: NYT Health)
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Does It Matter if I Skip My Second Dose of Covid Vaccine?
Your second dose of vaccine gives you more extra protection than you might think. Here ’s why you should still get it, even if it’s later than planned. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
Agency leaders say the move is a science-based approach to curbing addiction and will save hundreds of thousands of lives over time. (Source: NYT Health)
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F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars
Agency leaders say the move is a science-based approach to curbing addiction and will save hundreds of thousands of lives over time. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden Has Elevated the Job of Science Adviser. Is That What Science Needs?
The Senate is considering Eric S. Lander ’s nomination after months of delay. Some experts ask if an adviser can actually have an impact. (Source: NYT Health)
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No, Other People ’s Covid Vaccines Can’t Disrupt Your Menstrual Cycle
You can ’t experience effects from being near someone who is vaccinated, because it is biologically impossible for the vaccine material to be transmitted from person to person. (Source: NYT Health)
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Do I Have to Get the Covid Vaccine in My Arm?
Most people will roll up their sleeves for the injection, but some may want to consider an alternate body part. (Source: NYT Health)
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Summer Camp F.A.Q.: C.D.C. Guidelines and Answers From Experts
Do counselors have to be vaccinated? Will there be singing around campfires? We asked the experts. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 94 percent effective at preventing hospitalization in older adults, a study finds.
The findings, which are consistent with the clinical trial results, are the first real-world evidence from the United States that the vaccines protect against severe Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden Plans to Propose Banning Menthol Cigarettes
The move has been long sought by public health and civil rights groups, after decades of marketing aimed at Black smokers. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Long Can We Live?
New research is intensifying the debate — with profound implications for the future of the planet. (Source: NYT Health)
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Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic
Here ’s what parents need to know. (Source: NYT Health)
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CDC Details New Outdoor Mask Advice
Because the risk of infection is much lower outdoors, health officials also relaxed advice for those who haven ’t gotten their shots, saying they could safely shed their masks for some outside activities. (Source: NYT Health)
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Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Impacts Child ’s Health, Study Says
Physical activity during pregnancy might have long-lasting benefits for a child ’s health, new research suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
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Doctors Harness the Power of Human Connections
Social medicine programs, which often encourage patients to engage with other people, can help address dementia, isolation and more. (Source: NYT Health)
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They Call It a ‘Women’s Disease.’ She Wants to Redefine It.
As a bioengineer, Linda Griffith once grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Now she is reframing endometriosis as a key to unlocking some of biology ’s greatest secrets. (Source: NYT Health)
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C.D.C. Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Americans
“Go get the shot,” President Biden declared Tuesday, hailing an easing of federal guidance on outdoor mask wearing as a step toward post-pandemic normalcy. (Source: NYT Health)
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When do we have to wear a mask outside? The C.D.C. says less often, and here ’s how and why.
Vaccinated people can often skip masks outdoors when they won ’t be in crowded situations with strangers, the new guidance says, but unvaccinated people should still wear them in many outdoor settings. (Source: NYT Health)
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CDC Details New Outdoor Mask Advice
Because the risk of infection is much lower outdoors, health officials also relaxed advice for those who haven ’t gotten their shots, saying they could safely shed their masks for some outside activities. (Source: NYT Health)
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New York Will Allow Walk-Ins at State Vaccine Sites
Starting Thursday, anyone 16 or older can get a first dose of a Covid vaccine without an appointment at any state-run mass vaccination site in New York, a policy the state hopes will draw out the hesitant. (Source: NYT Health)
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Erica Chang, Motivated by the Pandemic to Help, Dies at 24
Armed with degrees in biomedicine and engineering, she wanted to administer health care. Her Covid-19 death came just five days before her father ’s. (Source: NYT Health)
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Reinventing the Uterus, One Organoid at a Time
Bioengineer Linda Griffith once grew a human ear on the back of a mouse. Now she is reframing endometriosis — a “women’s disease” — as a key to unlocking some of biology’s greatest secrets. (Source: NYT Health)
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How the Human Life Span Doubled in 100 Years
Between 1920 and 2020, the average human life span doubled. How did we do it? Science mattered — but so did activism. (Source: NYT Health)
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Black Lives Are Shorter in Chicago. My Family ’s History Shows Why.
How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives? (Source: NYT Health)
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Can You Have Alcohol After the Covid Vaccine?
Moderate drinking is unlikely to impair the immune response to the Covid vaccine, but heavy drinking might. (Source: NYT Health)
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Airline Bars Alaska State Senator Over Mask Policy Violation
Alaska Airlines said it had suspended State Senator Lora Reinbold from flying because she refused to comply with its mask rules. (Source: NYT Health)
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The World Responds to India's Distress Call
Countries, companies and powerful members of the diaspora have all pledged to pitch in, but it likely won ’t be enough to stop the unfolding catastrophe. (Source: NYT Health)
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Florida Private School Bars Vaccinated Teachers From Student Contact
Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates. (Source: NYT Health)
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Hester Ford, Oldest American, Dies
She was believed to be either 115 or 116. She experienced two pandemics and two world wars and lived under 21 presidents. (Source: NYT Health)
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A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Passports,’ Passes and Apps Around the Globe
A variety of digital and old-fashioned approaches are being used to confirm vaccination for entry to public places. But the world is still far from a universal standard of proof for crossing borders. (Source: NYT Health)
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Airline Bans Alaska State Senator Over Mask Policy Violation
Alaska Airlines said it would not allow State Senator Lora Reinbold to fly because she refused to comply with its mask rules. (Source: NYT Health)
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Crohn ’s Disease Is on the Rise
Many think the abdominal disorder starts in childhood, but it can occur at any age and is becoming more prevalent throughout the world. (Source: NYT Health)
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5 Takeaways From the New Food Allergy Law
Sesame becomes a “major allergen,” joining milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. (Source: NYT Health)
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Top U.S. Health Officials Stress Urgency of Vaccinations
Now that the J&J pause has lifted, the government is pushing to get most adult Americans inoculated this summer. (Source: NYT Health)
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Florida Family Indicted for Selling Toxic Bleach as ‘Miracle’ Coronavirus Cure
A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful” solution as a remedy for Covid-19, cancer, autism and more. (Source: NYT Health)
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$1 Million in Toxic Bleach Sold as ‘Miracle’ Cure, Officials Say
A Florida grand jury indicted a man and his three sons, accusing them of marketing an “unproven and potentially harmful” solution as a remedy for Covid-19, cancer, autism and more. (Source: NYT Health)
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