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Mississippi health officials warn some pregnant women have been denied COVID vaccine despite ongoing surge
Mississippi health officials warn some pregnant women have been denied COVID vaccine despite ongoing surge

Despite the persistent pleas by public health officials to get vaccinated as coronavirus infections continue to surge, a staggeringly low number of pregnant people have been vaccinated against the virus nationwide. Just 25% of pregnant people in the United States between the ages of 18 and 49 are currently vaccinated with at least one dose, according to data through Sept. 11 compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This worrisome uptick has been particularly evident in Mississippi, where state health officials have been sounding the alarm not only about the influx of fetal and maternal deaths, but also about several reports of pregnant women being turned away from...

Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2
Cuba begins vaccinating children as young as 2

Sitting on her mother's lap, 2-year-old Lucía looked at the illustrations in her book while around her several children watched the doctors in white coats and nurses with thermometers in amazement. Cuba on Thursday began a massive vaccination campaign for children between the ages of 2 and 10, becoming one of the first nations to do so. Health officials here say Cuba's homegrown vaccines have been found safe to give to young children.

A Texas anti-abortion tip site collects sensitive information on people seeking and providing healthcare. Experts warn that data could be dangerous in the wrong hands.
A Texas anti-abortion tip site collects sensitive information on people seeking and providing healthcare. Experts warn that data could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Texas Right to Life accidentally leaked hundreds of job applicants' resumes. Experts said the same could happen with data from its anti-abortion tip site.

Parenting a child under 12 in the age of delta:
Parenting a child under 12 in the age of delta: 'It's like a fire alarm every day'

Greg Otto conducts risk assessments for a living, but the cybersecurity consultant from Springfield, Va., never imagined he'd have to do one every time his daughter, 6, and son, 4, stepped outside the boundaries of their home. Playing with next-door neighbors outdoors? Acceptable. School? Necessary. Eating out? No way. Dance classes where everyone's masked, and that were prepaid in June when the outlook for coronavirus infections seemed more optimistic? On the fence.Subscribe to The Post Most ne

Idaho declares statewide hospital resource crisis amid Covid surge
Idaho declares statewide hospital resource crisis amid Covid surge

Idaho announced a statewide hospital resource crisis amid the latest Covid surge, permitting medical facilities to ration health care and triage patients.

Pfizer recalls all lots of anti-smoking drug over carcinogen presence
Pfizer recalls all lots of anti-smoking drug over carcinogen presence

Pfizer asked wholesalers and distributors on Thursday to stop the use and distribution of the tablets immediately. taking Chantix, but advised them to consult with their health care provider to check the availability of alternative treatments. Chantix was approved by the FDA in May 2006 as a prescription medication to help adults aged 18 and over quit smoking and is typically used for 12 to 24 weeks.

Louisiana
Louisiana's communities of color already suffer from pollution and COVID. Now it's climate change.

Hurricane Ida whipped through Louisiana's chemical corridor, where Black residents live next to petrochemical plants in the infamous 'Cancer Alley.'

'It doesn't have to happen': Covid is leading cause of death among law enforcement

"It doesn't make me invulnerable," said one police officer who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. "But I'd rather have as much protection as I can."

More kids hospitalized with Covid, but experts aren
More kids hospitalized with Covid, but experts aren't sure if they're sicker, too

Doctors say they are noting more instances of children falling severely ill as the pandemic has progressed and the delta variant has become predominant.

Some unvaccinated TikTokers are calling themselves
Some unvaccinated TikTokers are calling themselves 'pureblood,' in latest concerning trend

It's the latest anti-vaxx or un-vaxx trend on social media exalting the status of the unvaccinated as 660,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.

How many steps should you take a day? Hitting 7,000 may reduce risk of early death, study says
How many steps should you take a day? Hitting 7,000 may reduce risk of early death, study says

A new study published in JAMA Network Open revealed a lower risk of early mortality for middle-aged adults who logged at least 7,000 steps.

Costs of long-hauler health care reach far beyond those battling to get better
Costs of long-hauler health care reach far beyond those battling to get better

The costs of long-haul COVID-19 care and government aid are unknown but experts warn of potential economic woes and long-term financial ramifications.

Hospitals in West struggle to find beds for critically ill amid Covid surge
Hospitals in West struggle to find beds for critically ill amid Covid surge

Idaho has allowed its hospitals to establish crisis standards of care, which means doctors can triage patients dependent on bed space availability.

Malaysians enjoy taste of travel after lockdown in tourism restart
Malaysians enjoy taste of travel after lockdown in tourism restart

The first plane carrying tourists in more than four months touched down on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Thursday and was greeted by a twin water cannon "salute", in the launch of a programme to revive a travel sector frozen by the pandemic. The first batch of 159 travellers from the capital, Kuala Lumpur, arrived eager for a vacation after a monthslong, nationwide lockdown imposed to address one of Asia's highest per-capital coronavirus infection rates. Known for its beaches, geoparks, bird life and impressive rock formations, Langkawi, a group of 99 islands, is the test case https://reut.rs/397k6Cn in a drive to allow vaccinated domestic travellers to take part in holiday...

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?
Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools - particularly those without mask mandates. Among the unfounded arguments: Masks can foster germs if they become moist or cause unhealthy levels of carbon dioxide.

Have no fear, Indonesia
Have no fear, Indonesia's 'Super-isoman' is here to help in the pandemic

At the height of Indonesia's deadly second wave of coronavirus infections, Agus Widanarko donned a superhero outfit and made multiple visits to isolating households each day to bring some smiles and support to children during the pandemic. His efforts have earned the 40-year-old, who normally works as a drug counsellor, the nickname "Super-isoman" ("isoman" refers to self-isolation in Indonesia). "I do this because many children feel bored during the 14 days of isolation, so they need psychological assistance or trauma healing," said Widanarko, who is also known as Danar.

Newsom to national Democrats: "Don
Newsom to national Democrats: "Don't be timid" on COVID-19 response

Newsom acknowledged that the recall effort was launched "in no small degree because of our approach to this pandemic."

The fight over COVID-19 booster shots heats up
The fight over COVID-19 booster shots heats up

In Tennessee, less than 45% of the population is fully vaccinated. The state leads the nation in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita.

Fauci says there is "no evidence" COVID vaccines cause reproductive issues
Fauci says there is "no evidence" COVID vaccines cause reproductive issues

The nation's top infectious disease expert said the rapper should be "thinking twice" before spreading misinformation.

U.S. FDA approves Takeda
U.S. FDA approves Takeda's lung cancer therapy

Takeda said the approval was based on an early-to-mid-stage trial testing 114 patients with non-small cell lung cancer, with results showing clinically meaningful responses with a median duration of about 18 months. Exkivity was approved for patients with a specific gene mutation called EGFR Exon20 insertions in non-small cell lung cancer, whose disease has progressed on or after chemotherapy. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of lung cancer, accounting for about 85% of the estimated 2.2 million new cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Devious licks TikTok challenge encourages students to steal soap dispensers and COVID tests
Devious licks TikTok challenge encourages students to steal soap dispensers and COVID tests

TikTok has become stocked with "devious licks" videos of students purportedly stealing school soap dispensers, toilets and projectors from schools.

Fauci shuts down Nicki Minaj
Fauci shuts down Nicki Minaj's claim that Covid vaccine can cause impotency

"There's no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen," Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

Is Carbonated Water Just as Healthy as Still Water?
Is Carbonated Water Just as Healthy as Still Water?

Q: I drink a lot of unsweetened seltzer. Does that have the same health benefits as drinking regular water? A: There's still water, and then there's what my 4-year-old calls "spicy water," better known as seltzer or sparkling water. Crisp, bubbly and effervescent, carbonated water has become a daily ritual for many and a growing segment of the beverage industry, with yearly sales now topping $4 billion in the United States. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times For those who

Facebook made money from dangerous
Facebook made money from dangerous 'abortion reversal' ads that targeted teens and were seen 18.4 million times

Eighty-three percent of Google searches for abortions resulted in ads for "abortion reversals," a dangerous procedure based on unscientific research.

White House praises Fox for implementing a stricter version of Biden
White House praises Fox for implementing a stricter version of Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate, despite on-air bashing of federal policy

Fox Corp. will require employees to be tested daily for COVID-19 if they're unvaccinated or refuse to submit their status, per a Tuesday announcement.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden's plan to combat COVID-19 is more than a vaccine mandate. It's a testing mandate, too.

Experts agree vaccines are the best way to stop COVID-19. Even with the delta variant, the vaccinated are five times less likely to get infected.

Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state
Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday. The state's Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh told The Associated Press that most cases were caused by dengue, a seasonal viral infection spread by mosquitoes, followed by leptospirosis, scrub typhus, and malaria.

1 out of every 500 Americans has died from COVID; Arizona sues over federal vaccine rules for workers: Live updates
1 out of every 500 Americans has died from COVID; Arizona sues over federal vaccine rules for workers: Live updates

Half the deaths recorded in the U.S. have happened since just before Christmas 2020, and 2021 surpassed last year in infections. Latest COVID updates.

EU to donate another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
EU to donate another 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

STRASBOURG (Reuters) -The European Union will donate a further 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries and close gaps in its own vaccination coverage, the EU executive chief said on Wednesday. Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament in a speech in Strasbourg that the EU's first pandemic priority was to speed up global vaccination, given less than 1% of doses globally administered had been in low-income countries. The European Commission, she said, will donate 200 million doses to low-income countries by the middle of next year, on top of 250 million doses already pledged.

Unvaccinated French health care workers face suspension
Unvaccinated French health care workers face suspension

Health care workers in France face suspension from their jobs starting Wednesday if they haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19. With about 300,000 workers still not vaccinated, some hospitals fear staff shortages will add to their strain. Vaccines are now compulsory for medical care, home care and emergency workers in France, and Wednesday is the deadline for such staff to have had at least one shot.

China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge
China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

China tightened lockdowns and increased orders for mass testing in cities along its east coast Wednesday amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. Checks have been set up in toll stations around the city of Putian in Fujian province, with a dozen of them closed entirely. The nearby cities of Xiamen and Quanzhou have also restricted travel as the delta variant spreads through the region.

Chinese cities issue travel warnings after Fujian COVID-19
Chinese cities issue travel warnings after Fujian COVID-19

BEIJING (Reuters) -China's COVID-19 outbreak in Fujian province, which has reported 152 local cases in five days, has prompted cities in other parts of the country to issue travel warnings ahead of major holidays, though state media warn against imposing blanket travel curbs. The travel warnings come ahead of the week-long National Day holiday starting on Oct. 1, a major tourist season, as well as a shorter Mid-Autumn Festival holiday next week. Even though all new local cases in China since Sept. 10 were reported in southeastern Fujian province only, the northeastern city of Jilin, as well as Maoming and Guangzhou in the south, have advised people against non-essential trips out of...

A California couple with five children died of COVID-19 before they could name their youngest
A California couple with five children died of COVID-19 before they could name their youngest

A California couple with five children, including a newborn who is weeks old, have died from COVID-19.

18 of 20 gorillas at Atlanta
18 of 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have contracted COVID

At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the primates, officials said Tuesday. Zoo Atlanta had announced the first positive tests among the western lowland gorillas on Friday after employees noticed the gorillas had been coughing, had runny noses and showed changes in appetite. A veterinary lab at the University of Georgia returned positive tests for the respiratory illness.

Fact check: Precursor to ivermectin did win Nobel Prize, but it
Fact check: Precursor to ivermectin did win Nobel Prize, but it's not a proven COVID-19 treatment

A claim that ivermectin won the 2015 Nobel Prize is largely right, but that doesn't mean it's effective against COVID-19.

Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts - how can it be done better?
Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts - how can it be done better?

Protesters gather at Indiana University in June 2021 to demonstrate against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff and faculty. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesWith the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the continued surge of the delta variant, governments across the world have renewed their push to increase the number of vaccinated individuals by persuading the holdouts. On Sept. 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced sweeping vaccine mandates, expressing frus

Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers
Facebook knows Instagram is bad for teenagers' mental health

Facebook's own researchers found that Instagram made teen girls feel worse about their bodies, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

A man wrongfully spent 16 years on death row. Then died 9 years later from COVID.
A man wrongfully spent 16 years on death row. Then died 9 years later from COVID.

Damon Thibodeaux died from COVID-19 after he spending 16 years on death row at Angola Prison for a crime he did not commit.

Exclusive: WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna COVID-19 shot
Exclusive: WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna COVID-19 shot

Efforts to develop an African base for COVID-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company mean the project will take time, a senior WHO official told Reuters. The drive to produce vaccines in Africa is designed to help more developing countries access COVID-19 shots after rich nations bought up most of this year's supply. Moderna said last October it would not enforce patents related to its shot during the pandemic, raising hopes that other companies might be able to copy it and help boost COVID-19 vaccine production.

Jeff Bridges says tumor shrank, COVID
Jeff Bridges says tumor shrank, COVID 'in rear view mirror'

Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission and his COVID-19 case is "in the rear view mirror." Bridges said Geston spent five days in the hospital, but he was stuck in a hospital bed for five weeks and was even "getting close to the Pearly Gates" at one point because his immune system was shot.

COVID Hospitalization Crisis Reaches Fever Pitch in Southern ICUs
COVID Hospitalization Crisis Reaches Fever Pitch in Southern ICUs

Hospitals in the southern United States are running dangerously low on space in intensive care units, as the delta variant has led to spikes in coronavirus cases not seen since last year's deadly winter wave. One in four hospitals now reports more than 95% of ICU beds occupied - up from 1 in 5 last month. Experts say it can become difficult to maintain standards of care for the sickest patients in hospitals where all or nearly all ICU beds are occupied. In June, when COVID-19 cases were at their

More education for Mexican Americans may mean less diabetes
More education for Mexican Americans may mean less diabetes

Programs that promote more education could also improve longterm health. Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Latino adults who obtain a higher level of education than their parents are less likely to have Type 2 diabetes than those who obtain the same educational level or lower. Those are the findings of our peer-reviewed research published in the Annals of Epidemiology. Using a linked dataset of parent

Twitter says Nicki Minaj
Twitter says Nicki Minaj's bizarre tweet linking COVID-19 vaccines with erectile dysfunction doesn't break its rules on misinformation

Twitter said it wouldn't take action against the rapper Nicki Minaj's tweet because it was presented as an anecdote, not a fact.

Cases among kids have
Cases among kids have 'increased exponentially'; Putin to self-isolate due to cases among inner circle: COVID-19 updates

Cases among kids have 'increased exponentially,' American Academy of Pediatrics says. Vladimir Putin is going into self-isolation. COVID updates.

Abortion pills are booming worldwide. Will their use grow in Texas?
Abortion pills are booming worldwide. Will their use grow in Texas?

In the 1980s, women in Brazil began spreading the word about a pill used to treat ulcers. Sold over the counter, the drug carried a warning: Don't use during pregnancy; risk of miscarriage. It flew off the shelves. Hundreds of thousands of women, desperate for abortions in a country where the procedure was criminalized, now had an option.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. In the decades since, medical professionals say,

Most kids who suffer crippling long COVID symptoms get better. Doctors worry about those who don
Most kids who suffer crippling long COVID symptoms get better. Doctors worry about those who don't.

Experts say a small percentage of kids infected with COVID suffer symptoms that stretch for weeks or months with no explanation and no clear end date.

'I don't remember any of that': Waylon Wehrle, 7, of Michigan, continues to suffer from long COVID-19

Waylon Wehrle was life-flighted for COVID care. For the 7-year-old, that was just the beginning.

Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication
Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication

Saydi Mubarak and her mother share a bond that goes beyond a close mother-daughter relationship: They were both diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and underwent months of chemotherapy at a Beirut hospital, together facing the anxiety, the hair loss and the uncertainty for the future. Now they share the fear of not being able to get the medication they need to complete their treatment because in Lebanon, where a devastating economic crisis has upended daily life, there are almost no drugs to be found. The small Mediterranean country - once a medical hub in the Middle East - is grappling with severe shortages in medical supplies, fuel and other necessities.

Latest: Second Chinese city sees outbreak of delta variant
Latest: Second Chinese city sees outbreak of delta variant

A second city in southeastern China has seen a jump in COVID-19 cases in a delta variant outbreak that started late last week. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that 59 new cases had been identified in the latest 24-hour period, more than doubling the total to 102. The port city of Xiamen has confirmed 33 cases in the past two days.

More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started
More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Children account for 22.2% of the US population. In the week ending September 9, kids accounted for 28.9% of the weekly COVID-19 caseload.


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