What Norway reclassifying COVID means

News 09/30/21, 01:43

When Norway reclassified COVID-19 as a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), it did not mean health officials in this country thought the virus was as ordinary as flu.  On Sept. 25, the Norwegian government lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its community back to normal operations after 561 days of the harshest ...

Schools forced to feed students with less healthy food amid shortages

U.S. 09/29/21, 19:59

Schools across the U.S. are compromising healthy meals for their students as they grapple with supply issues, according to a report. The New York Times reports that schools were resorting to frozen food and even grilled cheese sandwiches to ensure their pupils were fed. Vegetables were scarce, too, forcing some schools ...

Child dies from brain-eating amoeba after visiting Texas splash pad

News 09/29/21, 05:32

Officials reported Monday Sept. 27 that a Texas child died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba detected in a Texas splash where the boy had visited, and that an investigation revealed gaps in water-quality testing at several parks.According to Tarrant County Public Health officials, on Sept. 5 a child had ...

CDC director: Potential loss of unvaccinated health care personnel ‘a challenge’

News 09/29/21, 04:37

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, on Monday, Sept. 27, said she supports mandatory vaccines for healthcare workers but acknowledged that the consequent labor shortages could be a problem. "We have seen that these vaccine mandates get more people vaccinated," Walensky expressed her enthusiasm for the enhanced vaccine campaign in an interview with ...

Poll: Americans rank the risk of hospitalization for COVID–19 high

News 09/29/21, 03:40

According to a Gallup poll result published this week, most Americans polled overrate the scope of threats posed by COVID-19. The survey involved more than 3,000 U.S. adults. The results suggested views about hospitalization, especially among unvaccinated people, might be more pessimistic than the reality.  It compared how Americans view the risks ...

CDC detects Salmonella outbreak in 29 states, over 270 infected

News 09/29/21, 00:20

A federally funded agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans confirmed a bacterial outbreak in dozens of states on Sept. 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified a new Salmonella outbreak linked to an unknown food source. At least 279 people are ill and 26 ...

WHO appoints new team to keep investigating COVID-19 origins

News 09/27/21, 20:33

An international public health agency refuses to give up searching for the pandemic's root cause. The World Health Organization (WHO) is recruiting a new research team to help find out how COVID-19 spread around the world. Twenty positions are vacant at the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens. They ...

Sudden Death of Fuzhou Police Chief—Added to list of unusual deaths

News 09/27/21, 01:52

On Sept. 25, Pan Dongsheng, Vice Mayor of Fuzhou City, Fujian Province and Director of the Public Security Bureau, died unnaturally. According to the Fuzhou Public Security Department's official WeChat account, at 12:35 p.m. on Sept. 25, Pan Dongsheng, 57, fell ill at work and passed away. He was a party ...

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers temporarily halted by appeals court

New York 09/25/21, 20:19

A federal appeals court issued a temporary restraining order that stops New York City from enforcing its vaccine mandate on teachers on Friday, Sept. 24.  The injunction is in place while the case is directed to a three-judge panel to review, according to The New York Times.  The restraining order was granted ...

Federal court allows Ohio hospital to impose COVID-19 vaccine mandate

News 09/25/21, 19:14

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a hospital in Cincinnati city of Ohio, is now legally allowed to insist that more than 10,000 employees get the jab for COVID-19 following a federal judge's Friday, Sept. 24 ruling.  In Covington, Kentucky, U.S. District Judge David Bunning said the hospital has a right to set up ...

Biden will get a COVID-19 booster shot, ‘as soon as I can’

News 09/25/21, 18:40

On Thursday, July 8, Pfizer warned American citizens that the protection from two doses of vaccine could fade away after six months, hence recommending people to get an additional "booster" jab to achieve "the highest levels of protection." Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla recommended that the third dose could become an annual ...

House passes most radical pro-abortion bill in history

News 09/25/21, 18:01

House Democrats on Friday, Sept. 24, approved a bill, which, if passed in the Senate, would force all states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions without limits and up to the date of birth. House representatives voted 218-211 approving the so-called Women's Health Protection Act, legislation that would ...