Could a popular COVID-19 antiviral supercharge the pandemic?
A widely used COVID-19 drug may be driving the appearance of new SARS-CoV-2 variants, sparking concerns it could prolong and even reinvigorate the pandemic. The drug, molnupiravir, produced by Merck & Co., is designed to kill the virus by inducing mutations in the viral genome. A survey of viral genomes reported in a new preprint, however, suggests some people treated with the drug generate novel viruses that not only remain viable, but spread. “It’s very clear that viable mutant viruses can survive [molnupiravir treatment] and compete [with existing variants],” says virologist William Haseltine, chair of A...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Blackstone is stepping up evictions of hundreds of tenants across the US as a top exec vows'cash-flow growth '
Blackstone's offices in New York City. Eric McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images The investment giant Blackstone has increased its eviction filings in the South and the West. One of the country's biggest landlords, Blackstone provided aid to tenants for much of the pandemic. It's back to business as…#blackstone #newyorkcity #south #georgia #florida #clarkcounty #nevada #lasvegas #maricopacounty #arizona (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to End Orders Declaring Covid a National Emergency on May 11, because Why Not?
So Biden is declaring that Covid is no longer a national emergency (and never mind that Covid is now a leading cause of death among children and adolescents. That’s just a statistic, as Stalin is wrongly said to have remarked). Why not? Biden declared that “the pandemic is over” on September 18,…#heritagefoundation #timkaine #omb #pdf #trumpadminstration #republicans #supremecourt #twitter #title42 #heroesact (Source: Reuters: Health)
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States Americans are moving to
The pandemic sparked a restlessness in American life, with many families opting to move in search of more space or a lower cost of living. That trend continued in 2022, with hundreds of thousands of people uprooting their lives and moving to new states. But some regions are benefitting from an…#nadiaevangelou #nar #florida #northcarolina #southcarolina #south #evangelou #cbsnews #taxfoundation #janellefritts (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Tanglewood ’s Summer Season Blends Familiar and New
Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, drew sold-out crowds last year, a milestone in its recovery from the pandemic. This summer, the orchestra hopes to build on that success with a program that blends familiar works with more contemporary offerings, the ensemble announced…#tanglewood #imanhabibi #andrisnelsons #mozart #cosìfantutte #emanuelax #yoyoma (Source: Reuters: Health)
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The Ratings Game: Electronic Arts stock on track for worst decline of pandemic as ‘rare’ disappointment resets expectations
Electronic Arts Inc. shares were on track for their worst decline of the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, as Wall Street reset its expectations for the videogame publisher amid a forecast miss and game delays. EA EA, shares fell as much as 14% to an intraday low of $112.80, and were last down about…#electronicartsinc #eaea #spx #microsoftcorpmsft #starwarsjedisurvivor #cowen #dougcreutz #jefferies #andrewuerkwitz #uerkwitz (Source: Reuters: Health)
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The Next Covid-19 Crisis, May 11th And Our Missing Healthcare Leadership
The Biden administration just announced on May 11 it will end our Pandemic emergency declaration and this could test both health care and the economy. Crippled by vacancies in key health care leadership, what will the “end” of the Covid-19 health emergency look like and who will even explain it? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Leadership /leadership Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

A longitudinal study on college students' depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: the trajectories, antecedents, and outcomes - Wu J, Liu Q.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not only an immediate hazard but also a long-term risk to the development of depressive symptoms. However, it remains unclear how people's depressive symptoms change with the process of COVID-19. Further, there is also a pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluations of Telehealth Strategies to Address Hypertension Evaluations of Telehealth Strategies to Address Hypertension
This study evaluated how two US health care systems provided telehealth services for patients with hypertension in a primary care setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Homicides, Drugs Drove Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Deaths During the Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- Pregnancy-associated deaths related to drug overdoses and homicides substantially increased during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a cross-sectional study. Among over 4,500 such deaths, those caused by... (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 1, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

House Republicans launch investigations of Biden and COVID relief
The first wave of House Republicans' politically hot investigations of the Biden administration starts today. Driving the news: The Oversight Committee will question officials on alleged fraud and abuse in pandemic assistance, while the Judiciary Committee will hear from local officials about…#republicans #oversightcommittee #judiciarycommittee #southwest #hunterbiden #fbi #democrats #jimjordan #marjorietaylorgreene #jamieraskin (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Analysis: AMC sets unusual shareholder vote for meme stock sale approval
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (AMC.N), the movie theater operator that became a "meme stock" during the COVID-19 pandemic, has come up with an unusual way to win shareholder approval for stock sales that would raise cash, according to a regulatory filing and six corporate finance experts who…#amc #gamestopcorp #cineworldgroup #leawood #kansas #adamaron #jacobthomas #campbellharvey #dukeuniversity #harvey (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Anti-Asian hate'runs the gamut,' racist Yelp reviews show
As if running a restaurant during a pandemic wasn't tough enough, Christopher Wong also had to contend with a racist troll. “I will not have my dog eat in this place because they might cook him,” read the Yelp review of Wong's eatery, the Curry Up Cafe in suburban Los Angeles. “The owner works for…#christopherwong #yelp #curryupcafe #blacklatino #asianamericans #asianamerican #antiasian #donaldtrump #universityofmichigan #justinhuang (Source: Reuters: Health)
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I started binge drinking at 14 and became addicted but now I'm sober
Abi Feltham, 35, from London, began drinking aged 14 and quickly became addicted. She eventually got sober during the pandemic, and has learned to embrace herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesson for young people about the HPV vaccine in schools awarded quality mark
A lesson to help teenagers find out about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools has been awarded the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education Association quality mark. HPV is a common infection that is spread by skin-to-skin contact, including sexual contact. Since the pandemic there has been a decline in the uptake of the HPV vaccine – down nationally from 86% to 69% (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 1, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news